08 November '10
This is not just about Rachel, but something bigger.
Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corrie's mother
The above quote, taken from yesterday's The New York Times covers a number of meanings--including the deliberate falsification of evidence by Corrie's supporters:
The day that Ms. Corrie was killed, her fellow activists sent two photographs of her to news agencies that were then transmitted around the world. The first one showed her standing in an orange jacket with a bullhorn addressing an approaching bulldozer, and the second showed her crumpled on the ground, near death. The clear implication was that the two pictures were sequential, whereas the first was shot hours earlier with a different bulldozer.
Following the link takes you to a March 17, 2003 NYT article, sure enough, there is a correction:
Correction: March 26, 2003, Wednesday A picture caption on March 17 with an article about an American protester who was crushed by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza referred incorrectly to the bulldozer shown. It was one that the protester, Rachel Corrie, had earlier tried to stop from destroying a Palestinian home. It was not the one that killed her.
It took 9 days for the correction to be made.
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