Thursday, February 10, 2011

Was this on Fox? CNN?

I'm not sure, but the only place I found Hosni Mubarak live is here.  The video was split-screen, with HM on the left and a shouting (chanting?) crowd on the right.  The old man is offstage now but it seems the crowd is getting crankier by the moment.

[My friend Ignoto says he saw crowd footage on CNN in this morning taken from Al Jazeera but with the camera panned in so you couldn't see the AJ logo.]


Technical footnote: every so often--well, frequently--a voice on the feed will repeat an entire phrase.  Not just a part of a word or a random series of words, but an intelligible phrase.  Must be something about how they ship packets of info down the internet tubes. 

Update: Mrs. Buce says she heard it on Talk of the Nation.

1 comment:

New York Crank said...

Buce wrote:"[My friend Ignoto says he saw crowd footage on CNN in this morning taken from Al Jazeera but with the camera panned in so you couldn't see the AJ logo.]"

No, no, nooooo, my friend. You've got your terminology twisted.

A pan is a move of the camera from side to side, or from down to up, or vice-versa.

If they cut off the Al Jazeera label, they had either zoomed in on the frame, or cropped the frame.

I am therefore required, as a matter of conscience, to pan your post. (Okay, I'll say it first: Ouch!)

Crankily yours,
The New York Crank