Wednesday, December 31, 2014
AirAsia Victim Recovery Footage: Real Or Not?
The mainstream media began playing this bizarre video of what is represented as a rescue worker retrieving dead bodies found floating in the Java Sea amidst a debris field supposedly from the missing AirAsia Flight #8501. Internet sleuths think the video is fishy (no pun intended). A floating body shown in the video looks more like one of those cadaver dummies used by rescue workers in practice drills or like those used as props in movies. Some may recall Internet sleuths calling out the media for using video footage of cadaver dummies used in the LAX shooting last year, which you can view on YouTube here and here, just like law enforcement use in their training drills. It's not to say there weren't victims recovered from the sea. What CNN and other media outlets have been caught doing is using stock footage and playing it as if it represents actual events playing out in a current news story.