You might have seen this story in the news lately about the San Francisco man who put up a fake video of a beheading (of himself being beheaded) and the Associated Press took it as real. Since then the respectable press has been trying to cover their asses and distort the truth to make it look like this guy is to blame for the deception rather than their own stupidity.
To that end the newsmedia who has called Ben Vanderford and interviewed him have been changing his story to suit their spin on the issue. But unlike them – I am a real journalist and I have provided them web space to tell their side of the story unedited. That way the real story can come out.
As of this moment the FBI is trying hard to find something they can charge these kids with to save the press the embarrasment of having fucked up the original story. You see – if they can persecute them – then that take attention off their own coverups, their stupidity, and that the media is just a puppet of the Bush administration. At least – this is my spin about what is going on with this story.
As of right now – this is the only link on the internet to their side of the story and as an advocate of free speech I have decided to give them a voice. I got a call early this morning after they got booted off of their previous host and I decided to give them a voice. They have given me the go ahead so it is now up there. And it will remain the official unedited voice of what it is they have to say.
One of the reasons I am doing this is because I have myself been a critic of the original Nick Berg Video which was heavilly edited and raised more questions than it resolved. In the Nick Berg video the man who is killing berg – al-Zarqawi – has two legs where the real al-Zarqawi only has one. The video appears to have been filmed at Abu Ghraib Prison and Berg – who was in American custody is still wearing an American orange uniform. Aparently others had suspected fakery and were curious enough to experiment on how to fake a beheading. These kids produced a video – obviously not intended to actually decieve anyone – because it was the beheading of the producer of the film who was never a captive – and who’s name and address appear in the film.
Had Associated Press done ANY research at all they would have know it was fake. Here’s a link to the Original video. Can you believe they fell for this?