Egyptian "protesters" fake demonstrations for camera
In this rare footage we are exposed to the theatrically set up "demonstrations" and close-up "dramatic" photographs we're so used to seeing on the homepage of CNN, from Egypt.
Only this time, it's all fake. You get to see the director set up the shot, as the actor impatiently screams "Yallah" (let's go, in Arabic) and then it starts. You get to see a "demonstration" begin in front of the cameras, only to freeze, as if they're all playing that old children game.
The cameras patiently make the rounds, filming "injured" women, "downed" protestors, being cared for by "medics". Everything is fake, some take several poses, some don't flinch. All frozen, trying to gather support for "beloved Morcy" (sic.) .
Israeli citizens got their fair share of this sort of theatrical defamation, giving rise to the term "Pallywood", in honor of Palestinian Arabs faking whole demonstrations for the Western cameras.
Now, the Egyptian army and the anti-Morsy camp in Egypt is getting the "Pallywood" treatment, exploiting the fact that a lot of news outlets would take the photos from a 3rd party, without checking up on the source or verifying anything.
This leads to reduced future trust in all reports, crying 'Wolf!" may not work in the future for actual protestors who may get brutalized.
Sadly, it's a situation without a remedy, in Egypt, as in Syria or in Israel.
To gather real news, Western media must only accept footage from credible and verified sources, but more importantly, have their own reporters on the ground, filming and reporting things they have seen and can attest to being "legit".
Good luck, Egypt!