Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:47 PM
Mosby (6,787 posts)
Dutch TV airs fake Netanyahu speech about targeting Gaza civilians
THE HAGUE (JTA) -- A Dutch news show has stirred controversy by airing a fake satirical video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bragging to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about civilian deaths in Gaza.
“We are trying to maximize the number of civilian casualties. We prefer that,” Netanyahu is seen telling Clinton in the video, which the broadcaster Vara aired on Nov. 21, as part of the satirical corner of the prime-time news show De Wereld Draait Door. Approximately 1.5 million viewers watch the show every evening.
The video, made to appear genuine through seamless splicing of sound bites from previous speeches by Netanyahu, was spread by thousands of Twitter and Facebook users who advertised it under the headline “Netanyahu finally tells the truth.”
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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:35 PM
oberliner (40,739 posts)
3. Sad thing is a lot of viewers will believe this to be real
And as seen from the other response to this thread, for some it just plays into the narrative.