View Full Version : Media credibility

04-05-2005, 04:17 AM
I attended a film festival tonight showcasing "lost" films -- mostly those created that either showcased an independent media or alternative views -- definitely an indymedia feel to the whole thing. I really liked the selection, but a thought struck me while watching a video clip of police in riot gear attacking a peaceful protest gathering: do people actively question the credibility of this sort of footage? It's mostly the paranoia in me, as I think someone doing this would be discredited fairly quickly, but what if someone bought the necessary riot gear and made their own "police attack protestors" video? Surely whoever distributed it would suffer a large drop in credibility, but what if I "discovered" someone making such a fake video? I'm just idly speculating how contrived the situation could be before it becomes completely ridiculous. :)