Bert is Evil !
Ernie dumped by Bert?
Is it going to be Bert and Bin?
The mystery of the Bert-bin Laden connection evolves whith more images
coming in every day. Is this a big hoax? Has somebody got too much time?
Or is somebody in Bangladesh trying to confuse the world? Or is the
answer to be found at Reuters?
Fact is that more and more photo's of pro-taliban demonstrations show
up around the world. Posters carried by demonstrators clearly show Bert
with Osama Bin Laden. It's Reuters that are selling these Bert photos,
while Assosiated Press (AP) have photos of the same poster whithout
Bert. This could imply that Reuters have been set up whith manipulated
images, but it could be the other way around ?
The poster was most likely thrown
together blindly by someone with images nicked from the web, including
the doctored osama/bert photo! Whoever did this either had absolutely
no idea who bert was, or had an evil sense of humor.
The first known Bert-bin Laden posters appeared on Oct. 5 in Dhaka,
and photographs of them were printed by the Dutch news service Algemeen
Nederlands Persbureau and the Associated Press and Reuters news services.
At least one other photograph including the posters was taken by Reuters
photographer Rafiqur Rahman in Jakarta on Oct. 9. The posters recently
could be seen at demonstrations in Bangladesh, Indonesia and even Palestina.
Reuters spokeswoman Felicia Cosby said the photos were authentic. The
original doctored image of Bert and Usama bin Laden. "We've just
noticed it ourselves, since you queried, that there is Bert on that
poster," she said. "I don't know if they're mass-producing
these posters, but what I can say is that it is definitely our policy
not to doctor photographs."
Associated Press spokesman Jack Stokes said the AP photographs were
also untouched. "We haven't changed the photo at all," he
said. "We have very strict editing guidelines."”
A spokesman from the official Bert is Evil.tv portal, who wants to stay
anonymous because of possible repercussions from the Al Quada Network,
says 'they distributed the image of Bert and Bin on purpose on the internet,
hoping for stupid mistakes like this'. Well, that worked out just fine!
In the meantime also the old story that Osama Bin Laden is in fact a
workless Puerto Rican actor manipulated by Bert, is re-appearing on
the net. Full story here.
Question remains; has Bert really become evil or has Osama Bin Laden
become a muppet?
The Taliban could not be reached for comment.
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Click here for a
detail from the poster with Bert
Click here for the
original Bert and Osama Bin Laden page
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