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The English version of Kuro5hin links to “some interesting, and telling, differences between the CNN translation of Osama bin Laden’s speech, and Aljazeera’s.” Read the two transcripts.
By most accounts, Osama bin Laden’s election-eve videotape bombshell is 18 minutes long. But TV networks, including Qatar-based Al Jazeera, have broadcast only a few minutes of it and released only excerpts from it. Why not the full tape and transcript?
A portion of the left-out footage includes a tirade aimed at President Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, claiming the war in Iraq is purely over oil.
Traditional media has largely ignored the differences. But not bloggers. Once again, blogs are breaking news before nig media. Stay tuned…