TV Channel France 2 has used footage of Russian airstrikes in Syria to prove “the work of the US-led coalition” against ISIS.
France 2 showed footage first released by the Russian Defense Ministry covering news about the US-led anti-ISIS “efforts” in Syria.
The news story argued that Russian airstrikes hit civilian targets because the Russians allegedly don’t use precision bombs. Unlike the Russians, the French Air Force, which works as part of the US-led coalition, “successfully” bombed ISIS targets, France 2 said.
The French TV channel, however, couldn’t find any footage to prove this statement and used footage of Russian airstrikes to demonstrate the precision of Western missiles. Lol
The use of the Russian Defense Ministry’s videos wasn’t a mistake. It was a deliberate lie: the Russian text underneath the footage was deleted but the video itself is identical to that of Russian airstrikes.
Original footage provided by the Russian Defense Ministry:
A similar thing happened on Nov. 19, 2015, when PBS NewsHour, a daily US-television news program, used the Russian footage to show “US airstrikes”.