Fox News used footage of random sad Asians instead of actual Koreans mourning ferry


mentalfloss
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Fox News used footage of random sad Asians instead of actual Koreans mourning the ferry

One sad Asian is as good as the next it seems. At least according to Fox News.

In this clip about the tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea, from a few weeks ago, Fox appears to have swapped in footage of random sad Asian people in place of mourning Koreans.

At about minute 1:40, the narrator talks about how relatives of the missing passengers believe there would have been more survivors had people been ordered to evacuate the sinking ship.

The problem? The corresponding footage is not of the mourning relatives, or even Koreans, but rather "people presumably from another region of Asia," according to KoreAm, a blog covering the Korean American experience.

Another blogger suggests the footage is actually of Tibetans crying after the recent avalanche at Mt. Everest.

It's like that scene in "Wag The Dog," when they manufacture war footage. Except it's real life.

Given the scale of the tragedy in Korea, Fox couldn't have possibly been at a loss to find actual mourning Koreans.

The death toll stood at 248 on Sunday after a dozen more bodies were recovered from the sunken ferry.

It's worth noting they're not alone, however. There was the Danish news station that showed an image from Assassin's Creed the, um, video game which it apparently mistook for the Damascus skyline last year.

And this one time, when the BBC tried to report on the UN Security Council, it showed the logo from the United Nations Space Command in Microsoft's Halo which, ya know, doesn't exist.

Fox News used footage of random sad Asians instead of actual Koreans mourning the ferry | GlobalPost (external - login to view)
 
Spade
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Fox manufacturing news; it's so unlike them.
 
Sal
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true journalistic integrity, if you don't have it, make it up
 
Spade
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What's next? Rounding up homeless people and claiming they are protesting Obamacare?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

What's next? Rounding up homeless people and claiming they are protesting Obamacare?

I like it...we could lead with it!
 
Locutus
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not to belittle this tragic event ( of three weeks ago ) but it never had one mention in this entire forum until just now.

for those that seem to really care now...

just sayin'.
 
Spade
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The event, or Fox's misrepresentation?

Pass the toast, Locutus. The jam, too, if it is not too much trouble. Toast is Seoul food.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

The event, or Fox's misrepresentation?

Pass the toast, Locutus. The jam, too, if it is not too much trouble. Toast is Seoul food.

the event. the sinking of the ferry. that news story.

unless my search abilities have failed me.
 
Spade
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You must have slipped up. It definitely should have been posted.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

You must have slipped up. It definitely should have been posted.

I'm over the hurt.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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If the words "File Footage" appears on the screen you know it is just something from the video library. Not sure if this is the case but you see that on several newscasts.
 
Blackleaf
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I'm assuming they were the yellow Asians with slitty eyes that they filmed. It'd be no good filming Indians or horse-riding Mongol wanderers of the Gobi and pretending they're South Koreans. Most people would be able to tell the difference.
 
Spade
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How many Asians starred in the 1956 version of "The King and I"?
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

How many Asians starred in the 1956 version of "The King and I"?

Yul Bryner was born about 25 miles from the Chinese/North Korean border. Surely that must make him 'Asian'.
 
Spade
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Wow, one out of a dozen ain't bad.
PS
Was he born bald?
 

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