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CNN Uses False Footage of Police Charge in Breaking Sandy Hook Report

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by ManFromUncle, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. ManFromUncle

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    CNN video of police charge at Sandy Hook is not Sandy Hook

    Busted by Google Earth and the Internet. CNN clearly represents footage as Sandy Hook, takes place in the context of a cut to Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police at a press conference. At :50 seconds. Script runs:

    As the report cuts to the charging officers, the CNN voice-over says:

    CNN: "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School," at official CNN Youtube channel
    [youtube]Xju_SSoxWLc[/youtube]

    Footage of police rushing building is not Sandy Hook. It is St. Rose of Lima School, a private school a few miles away, in Newtown.

    from article:

    CNN report, "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School," screen shot at 8 seconds, police storming building
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    CNN report, "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School," screen shot at 1 minute, 1 second
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    CNN report, "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School," screen shot at 1 minute, 2 seconds
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    Sandy Hook Elementary School, satellite photo
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    St. Rose of Lima School, Newtown, CT, with area of detail (Google Earth)
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    St. Rose of Lima School, Newtown, CT, with detail (Google Earth)

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    FULL ARTICLE CNN video of police charge at Sandy Hook is not Sandy Hook
     
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  2. Billnew

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    ok, it proves the officiers went to another school.
    Maybe a mistake-sent to wrong school or went to wrong school in error.
    Or maybe to ensure this wasn't a multiple attacker terror event?
    Maybe they got a report of suspicious behavior?

    The news in the chaos didn't catch it.

    Is this another conspiracy theory post? Place a tin foil hat icon on this post.
     
  3. trunks2k

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    I believe it was a nearby school that the police went to that day as well.

    Police swarmed St. Rose of Lima School on Church Hill Road in Newtown Friday afternoon, hours after the shooting at nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    If you look at the google satelite view of that school, the front of the school looks similar to the pictures posted in the OP.

    The two schools are less than 1.5 miles from each other (by road; much closer as the crow flies). So it makes sense that if a helicopter was circling around, they could see police activity at the other school and focus in on that for a bit.

    ETA: Fixed link

    ETA again: Whoops, didn't read the whole OP which mentioned St Rose of Lima. But yeah... the police were apparently sent to that school on the same day, and said school is right down the street from Sandy Hook Elementary. So what is the problem? CNN mixed up some footage from a nearby school on the same day that was part of the overall story? Big deal.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  4. ManFromUncle

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    Or did they decide to use it because it's more dramatic? That's a lot of license to take. The big deal is they said it was Sandy Hook they were "arriving" at and it wasn't. Could be an honest mistake, but so was the one that got Dan Rather fired. When you are reporting facts to the public they need to be facts all the way, not just some.
     
  5. iluvatar5150

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    No, actually, he doesn't say that. What you (and others) are complaining about is a second-long clip of B-roll stuffed into a bunch of other footage from that day.

    Dan Rather's information was the foundation of his story. If Anderson Cooper was doing a piece on the details of police tactics employed at the school that day, and used that footage as his primary evidence, THEN you'd have a legitimate comparison.

    -Dan.
     
  6. Tom Edward

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    The point of the OP is that CNN creates its own news. The 'story' was presented as LIVE. Inserting previously recorded footage from another location as if this is the reality of what just happened is NOT a live broadcast. FAKE, DELIBERATE, MEANT TO MISLEAD, FRAUDULENT, CORRUPTED, ADULTERATED AND DEPLORABLE 'NEWS' Casting. That's what the big deal is!

    Why does Medical Examiner Carver claim all Sandy Hook victims were killed by the "long rifle" and sometime afterwards in an NBC news update claim that Federal officials now say 4 handguns were the only guns recovered at the school, no rifles were involved? Obviously one of these two stories is a lie.
     
  7. Blackwater Babe

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    Yeah, what are we meant to be taking note of here? That in a highly charged and confused situation, some footage got mislabled?
     
  8. Blackwater Babe

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    ...or made a mistake?

    Because CNN made a mistake and misreported what school some cops went to? :confused:

    Wow. The TV news and state officials MUST be absolutely inerrant and omniscient at all times. If they are ever anything but, its all evidence of the huge conspiracy!
     
  9. Supreme

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    During a situation as chaotic as Sandy Hook, it's not unreasonable for mistakes of live news broadcasters to be made. They're not perfect, y'know.
     
  10. Calvinator

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    I agree. Inserting previously recorded footage into a LIVE broadcast, with the LIVE tag, and the dialogue accompanying said footage also describing it as not only LIVE, but representing reality when it isn't...

    Is NOT a mistake. It's deliberate deception.
     
  11. Tom Edward

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    The point of the OP is that CNN creates its own news. The 'story' was presented as LIVE. Inserting previously recorded footage from another location as if this is the reality of what just happened is NOT a live broadcast. FAKE, DELIBERATE, MEANT TO MISLEAD, FRAUDULENT, CORRUPTED, ADULTERATED AND DEPLORABLE 'NEWS' CASTING AND NOT A MIX UP. So put a tin foil hat on that because that's what the big deal is!

    Why does Medical Examiner Carver claim all Sandy Hook victims were killed by the "long rifle" and sometime afterwards in an NBC news update claim that Federal officials now say 4 handguns were the only guns recovered at the school, no rifles were involved? Obviously one of these two stories is a lie.

    No family members permitted to view the deceased? Have you seen any evidence of one single lifeless body, video evidence of a shooter, or even one bullet hole in the school building? I didn't think so.

    Intelligent people who simply ask questions as the result of faulty media reports are not conspiracy theorists, they are simply people who are not preprogrammed to believe everything they are told.
     
  12. Blackwater Babe

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    Deception to what end?
     
  13. trunks2k

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    Where did that happen? The video linked in the OP was not presented as LIVE - it was clearly a recap of the event with various bits of video from the day interspersed to tell the narrative of what had happened. At worst, it was someone figuring that the dramatic footage they did have of police storming a different building (but part of the same overall event) looked better. Most likely the person putting the video together didn't even bother to check whether or not that particular bit of video from that day was actually Sandy Hook Elementary- it just matched with what was being said.
     
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  14. nightflight

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    Ratings.
     
  15. Blackwater Babe

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    Possibly.

    And while contemptible, such a practice is hardly worth such bile and angst.
     
  16. grasping the after wind

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    Journalists at one time were tasked with providing factual reports and being responsible for not only reporting factually but checking their work and their sources to make sure that untruths did not inadvertently appear. Too bad the quality of journalism has fallen to the point that someone can say that it's no big deal if the report contained misinformation. Do journalists, that seem so offended when they are accused of being no more than partisan cheerleaders that report only whatever is convenient for their own side, not understand that being precise and meticulous would go a long way to dispelling that opinion or is the opinion correct and since they see no political advantage or even a political disadvantage to being precise and meticulous they are not bothered in the least by the poor quality of the work they do?
     
  17. ManFromUncle

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    Mislabeled LOL. All news footage has a time stamp. Whoever put together that footage could easily see it wasn't when the police "arrived" which was around 9:30. It's not someone flying around up there with a cheap Sony camcorder, but some very expensive equipment with time stamp information which tells you exactly when it was shot.
     
  18. true2theword

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    I agree look how reporters said that tower 7 fell and it was still standing in the background of the video...........although it did fall later, but who could of known?
     
  19. Blackwater Babe

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    Was the timestamp altered in any way?
     
  20. Blackwater Babe

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    Because they were standing infront of a static image... still photos, how do they work?:confused::confused:
     
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