Independent joins ITN and Vulliamy in lies, Feb. 2, 1997
What fools honest people are. Expecting that showing of the real and
uncut tape of the events in August 1992 would be enough to prove a
claim of lies and bias by ITN and Guardian's Vulliamy, certainly
was wrong. While it is expected from a low-life, lying scum of
Vulliamy's fame to defend his nonexistent integrity one has a hard
time to explain why does Independent sticks to lying for Vulliamy
and ITN. Perhaps the answer is that they are defending their reputation
as well. Namely, no "free" western media house can claim fair
reporting on the ex-Yugo wars and defending Vulliamy and ITN is
the only right thing for them to do.
Anyhow, here is the piece from todays (Feb. 2) Independent article,
a peace from Vulliamy's Observer article (Feb. 2) and for a comparassion
sake Vulliamy's own article back from August 7, 1992.
Make up your own mind on who and why is lying. There are other
points to be made from the latest articles but, for now, we
will stick to one issue only -- did Dr. Karadzic invite the
ITN and Guardian reporters to the Serb-run Bosnia refugee camps?
Independent on Sunday, 2 February 1997
ITN coverage of Bosnia, 1992
We also repeated the suggestion that ITN's Penny Marshall and
Ed Vulliamy of the Guardian visited the camp at the request
of Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic, who asked them to visit in
order to scotch rumours of Bnsnian-Serb atrocities at the site.
We accept that this was not the case and regret publishing the
I stand by my story
by Ed Vulliamy
The Observer, 2 February 1997
The Independent on Sunday printed the defamations without
thinking to call, and even added an extra one of its own:
the pernicious notion that Bosnian Serb leader Radovan
Karadzic had hand-picked Penny and me so as to 'scotch
rumours' of concentration camps. Karadzic was in overall
control of the camps, and is an international fugitive
wanted for genocide. The suggestion that he would select us
for his purposes is a foul slur.
The Guardian, 7 August 1992
Shame of camp Omarska: We will not rest ...
By ED VULLIAMY
Neither the International Red Cross nor the United Nations
-nor any press - had visited it before we arrived on
Wednesday, although the international agencies have
expressed acute concern about the Bosnian-Muslim
allegations. The unexpected and unexplained access to
Omarska was part of an invitation by the Bosnian-Serbian
president, Radovan Karazdic, a challenge to the Guardian
and Independent Television News to inspect 'whatever you
wish to see' in response to the concentration camp