That was wise of you not giving him your name. But you know...i mean if he would have been serious. A real psychopath. There could have been ways to find you Nine. But you got lucky because he was too bored or stupid or lazy or all three of it together. There are people you just hire, Nine. You slip them money and let them do their job. Most of the things private detectives do is miraculous for most people.
PS: IN an age where every dick has a smartphone one could just picturesnap you. And then your whole woes would start. I mean you do not even need names or addresses. Not with minicomputers shooting HD pics out of their arse.
There is much confusion about how Journos work. Contrary to the beliefs of many civilians Journos have training in how to obtain information. They do not stumble like idiots around asking the next queer looking one for some info. They have methods. They have techniques. They work systematically. And like many others they work in teams and have contacts and they exchange information regularly. It is not just CBS but every Journo out there. And i do not think they search for it NOW. They did it one year ago...until maybe eight or six months ago. They found enough. Ditto CIA and certain other american outlets. They kinda got enough material in the first few weeks after it happened.
No, they are not doing it officially. Why? It would look very bad on the homefront, it would alert the authorities in Egypt that the thing is exploding in their faces and therefore consequences for Journos would be ensured. And even hardy one eyed Marie Colvins have to adhere to some morals or ethics concerning their fellow journo. There is some agreement in place. And it is a strong agreement. More so it is a agreement between REAL Journos. JOurnos in the field who have access to material because they do the real digging investigative work. No one could give a rats ass about some pseudo Journo like Mad Rabid Debbie. She is not in the loop. The other REAL journos ARE.
The add in the Cairo newspaper would not be publicized because no editor would touch that. Or he/she would find themselves in a cell in the department of Egyptian military secret service where they would probably cut off the genitals of him/her.
Perhaps that even took place already. Some journo got to see something on a cellphone. But Journo could not take it with her/him or delete it. Why is it so far fetched for you to believe that someone could get this info? Lara herself said there were many people taking pictures and video. I mean come on.
Come on dont be stupid. Journalist just has to ask around in Kairo. Some people will lead me to others who have footage of the attack on the cellphone. Then i just have to waddle cash into their faces.
These are journos. They would even have other methods in obtaining stuff. Ditto CIA Agents.
Footage from a cellphone. Footage from another camera. Provided by some other journalists that found it somewhere in Kairo. There is still much we do not know. But seriously...do you believe a major network with dozens of Arabian speaking journalists in Kairo with access to the resources of other networks has problems locating some of the cellphone images and movies? Get real. They only needed to snap with their fingers.
It IS possible. I still believe you do not grasp yet the imagination and dedication of horny porn writers. But okay i admit it: It is KINDA tight i mean one day. It feels a bit off. But you know you can get a pretty detailed rape porn story from a good writer in one day EASY. It is not that difficult.
1. Because when they acknowledge having obtained footage a can of worms is opened. They would be able to be pressured by the public, by law enforcement agencies, by individuals. I also would be very wary of saying CBS does not have any footage. Remember we are speaking of a huge giant network with lots of pressuring power and connections to thousands of die hard digging investigative journalists all over the world. When they want something like a footage that they know is out there...they are getting it. They have the people for that kind of digging. I mean even now there are countless foreign western journalists in Egypt with crowds of local fixers speaking basic arabic as well as Ward or Logan herself or even better. Shit even we in Austria have one half Egypt Half German Journalist that provided excellent exclusive commentaries and footage from Egypt during the revolution. When a major american network wants footage from that attack and this attack was recorded on cellphones and cameras they are going to get it. Not all of the material probably. But enough to have serious evidence for themselves.
2. The government probably has way MORE than CBS. When CBS has some material the government (FBI, CIA and Secretary of State) is going to have even more. Worse yet, they would be able to make more out of the information. When for example some attackers of Lara are captured on some material the good folks at the various intelligence agencies would probably immediately pinpoint the men as Egyptian military service because they would KNOW THESE MEN WELL.
But they would rather rip their hearts out before they would tell anybody. CBS is still reeling from the shock having their top foreign correspondent humiliated in that manner. The Government and its agencies are wary because the backlash could kill their relationship to the trusted ally Egypt...at least they still cling to that illusion until the Brotherhood and the Salafists crush it to smithereens.
Probably. But...these are very few people. And if they leak too much it could blow into their faces. I would not worry about it too much. I think Lara Knows that too. There is not much to be done about it but to ensure it does not get out into the mainstream.
Masked Truth...the imagination of people is vast as you very well know. There are people writing rape stories in certain forums that are really well written in style and substance. I mean honestly...i am not surprised that there are these fake reports. What i want to say is that most of these people do not need ANYTHING for their fantasies. Probably the news that Lara Logan was stripped and groped and sustained sexual assault was enough for them to get their fantasy machines to work. They could make a scenario for The incident in Cairo besides having breakfast. That is not hard at all.
Well i think when these people imagined the worst case scenario...and this scenario was kinda met...in a way then what would be imagined would eerily be true albeit as a coincidence. It does not postulate that these people really had evidence or good eyewitness accounts.
I mean it is the same with a Shark Attack. When i hear it was "very bad" i imagine immediately ripped limbs and shredded body parts and in 99% of cases it would be like this. But it does not mean that i seriously have evidence from the coroner or that i spoke to an eyewitness or that i partook from the knowledge of friends and family members of the victim.
Too many people make the quick assumption that similarities between narrative constructs immediately lead to one side influencing the other. But that is rash and should be avoided to get to the truth.
Maybe. I dunno. You know a while ago...rape was pretty much considered something you do not talk of. It was hushed up. Nobody really TALKED about it.
You know how THINKING developed? There is a theory why there are so huge differences between let us say reptilians and people. Reptilians have the reptile brain that really only reacts to certain stimuli and only regulates very basic urges. Mammals have more they have emotions. People have thoughts. Now why is that so? The Theory says to minimize mistakes. The reptilian reacts immediately to certain situations - and dies oftentimes because of it. The mammal has emotions that does provide a buffer to minimize mistakes in handling situations. People even have thoughts to really think something through BEFORE they act.
What is the upside in thinking about rape? Maybe in accessing the phenomenon thoroughly. To really understand it. And to react better to it when it happens in your close proximity. To raise awareness to a higher level. And so on. I know that may sound corny but human beings are blessed with this magnificent tool in their skulls. Is it wrong to apply it to topics considered taboo? Nay. It may be our salvation in the long run.
Something can be true without corresponding to actual facts in the world. Certain fantasies surrounding the assault can be very similar to what really happened. I mean...from that perspective even some details of Fat Kids Video is true. What Part II lacks is a verification or confirmation a simple and clear listing of sources that are really there. Before that happens we can only say that some of the details in Part II are arbitrary true out of sheer guessing or luck.
That is not the issue, Nine. The guy behaved like a holier than thou prick without even attempting to evaluate his own position. I call that dishonest from the start. It is very easy to kinda go hard on somebody else. It is very very difficult and very very hard to go hard on yourself. That is why everybody here hates him and ignores him as the thing he wants to be.
You give him far more credit than he deserves really. I mean i give you much credit. Why? See how long and critically of yourself your posting here was. That is what i call honesty and integrity. Just yelling: "You will masturbate to the video!" is not enough. Not by far. It is offensive to even read such a shallow attack. We have had far better in this thread. We are accustomed to much better writing.