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just0



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:53 pm    Post subject: Fake "LIVE" News on Mexican TV Reply with quote

The Mexican government has admitted to staging a dramatic kidnap rescue for the benefit of a prime-time television audience.

The raid, televised on December 9, in which Mexico's equivalent of the FBI burst into a farmhouse at dawn, guns at the ready, to subjugate four alleged kidnappers and liberate three victims, had been presented by the government as proof that it was winning the battle against organised crime.

This week a presidential spokesman, Ruben Aguilar, accepted it was staged and called it a mistake.

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"Sources inside the corporation said an internal investigation into how it happened has been launched."--- Oh Shure, like we never heard that one before Laughing
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Jerry Fletcher



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Hard to believe news about hard to believe news Reply with quote

This is completely bananas. I would consider it extremely irresponsible behavior by all involved if it weren't so completely stupid - to do an on camera 'instant replay' of a kidnapping / hostage situation! Is it just me, or am I beginning to see a trend regarding hard to believe news about hard to believe news.

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Official confirmation that this was, in fact, not-so-reality TV was prompted by the publicity given to one of the alleged kidnappers arrested on camera, who has consistently claimed she was the victim of a farce.

Florence Cassez, a French citizen, says she was detained the day before the raid, kept overnight in a police vehicle and planted inside the farmhouse, where her ex-boyfriend lived, shortly before the television crews arrived.

From: Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Mexico admits hostage rescue was staged for TV
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1710695,00.html#article_continue


Now, wouldn't that be considered kidnapping?

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The government has made it clear, however, that while it now accepts that part of her story is true, it does not see how this alters her legal status.

(snip)

"All we tried to do was serve you, the media," the attorney general, Daniel Cabeza de Vaca, told a news conference. "That and show the public that there is an institution that is working for them, that has successes and that arrests people."

From: Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Mexico admits hostage rescue was staged for TV
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1710695,00.html#article_continue


Oy, oy, oy. Do yourself a favor, and kill your TV.
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