Some time ago, Richard Landes, a Professor of History at Boston University, and Pedro ZÃºquete made a film about the Palestinians’ use of staged and faked video “bites,” and the credulous international news agencies that fall for them. Or, perhaps, collaborate in them. It’s called “Pallywood,” and is exceptionally well done. The video, which is about 18 minutes long, sheds considerable light on the staging and faking of photos that were so common in the recent conflict in Lebanon.
The Pallywood video was a fascinating video on media manipulation by Palestinians. Always skeptical I wondered who produced to Pallywood. Now I know I have the link and the history. When I first saw the video I thought the video was both funny and quite sad. I am pretty sure that there are legitimate atrocities in the Middle East that we should be concerned about but the media manipulation efforts by these Muslims taint all reporting. If foreign opinion is important to Muslims, they are hurting themselves.