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MEDIA CAUGHT OVER QANA PHOTOS [Liberal MSM Caught With Pants Down Alert]
Boortz ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Neal Boortz

Posted on 08/02/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT by conservativecorner

Remember those photos that have been running in the media showing a rescue worker holding a dead child following the Israeli air strike in Qana? The message of those pictures has been powerful: look at what those evil Israelis did to that poor, innocent child. Well, now we learn that all may not be what it seems.

Many of those pictures were taken by the photographers for wire services like the Associated Press, Reuters and the always pro-terrorist Agence France-Presse, also known as AFP. But an enterprising British blogger decided to dig a bit deeper. He looked at the time stamp on some of the photos and noticed a discrepancy. A big one.

Without getting too technical, it was noticed that one of the photos taken at 7:21 by the AP shows a dead girl in an ambulance. Then, in a picture taken at 10:25am ... 3 hours later .... it shows the same girl being loaded into an ambulance. Yet another picture shows the same girl 20 minutes later, being carried by a rescue worker ... with no ambulance around.

In the ambulance ... out of the ambulance ... no ambulance at all. What does this tell us? The photos were staged. They're propaganda. Who would do such a thing? Hezbollah, of course. And why would the media be a willing accomplice in such a bold attempt to invent negative media coverage against Israel? Because they hate the United States and/or Israel, or because they're just plain on the side of the Islamofascists.

Now that the wire services and their photographers have been called out on it, they're all dancing on the head of a pin trying to explain away the discrepancy. They've been nailed as willing participants in the Islamic terror propaganda efforts.


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1 posted on 08/02/2006 6:07:56 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: conservativecorner

Fake, but accurate?


3 posted on 08/02/2006 6:10:54 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: conservativecorner
AP shows a dead girl in an ambulance. Then, in a picture taken at 10:25am ... 3 hours later .... it shows the same girl being loaded into an ambulance. Yet another picture shows the same girl 20 minutes later, being carried by a rescue worker ... with no ambulance around.

Sick bastards kill fellow Muslim children to create props for their photo op - MSM is all to happy to help out.

4 posted on 08/02/2006 6:11:15 AM PDT by Sax (You Done Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat)
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To: conservativecorner

Great post! Thanks. I hope they all choke on their deception.


5 posted on 08/02/2006 6:11:17 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: conservativecorner

I hope this story gains traction in the mainstream media,but can you see them discrediting themselves?


6 posted on 08/02/2006 6:11:43 AM PDT by mrsmel (Men possess talent. Genius possesses men. Chocolate cravings possess women.)
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To: conservativecorner

I don't think the MSM will try to explain anything away. They'll just drive on to the next "crime".


7 posted on 08/02/2006 6:12:04 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (No.... wire .... hangers!)
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To: conservativecorner

Go BLOGGERS !!!!

FREEDOM RULES!


8 posted on 08/02/2006 6:12:17 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Moderate Mooslims.....what's that?)
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To: conservativecorner

I expect to see a NYT headline about this. /sarc


9 posted on 08/02/2006 6:12:23 AM PDT by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: saganite

It would not surprise me to find that the terrorists killed these people to stage this "story".


10 posted on 08/02/2006 6:12:27 AM PDT by kjo
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To: finnman69

Creative Director, writer, producer = Dan Rather?


11 posted on 08/02/2006 6:12:31 AM PDT by litehaus
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To: conservativecorner; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; ...

Once more with feeling!


12 posted on 08/02/2006 6:12:41 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: conservativecorner

They have no shame.


13 posted on 08/02/2006 6:13:29 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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To: conservativecorner; Buckhead

So Britain has their own Buckhead, huh???


14 posted on 08/02/2006 6:13:46 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: tonycavanagh

See what a British blogger found.


15 posted on 08/02/2006 6:15:06 AM PDT by familyop ("Either you're with us, or you're with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: conservativecorner
I don't believe it. The Islamic resistance is real, and the media is just doing their job by covering event's, not staging them


16 posted on 08/02/2006 6:15:46 AM PDT by elfman2 (An army of amateurs doing the media's job.)
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To: conservativecorner
"Who would do such a thing? Hezbollah, of course. And why would the media be a willing accomplice in such a bold attempt to invent negative media coverage against Israel?"

They're jackals. Hezbollah, and their willing accomplices in the media. Dirty, road apple chewing jackals. This is disgusting. I'll stop now before I go over the top.

17 posted on 08/02/2006 6:16:37 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Sax

Saw a posting on LGF..........apparently the "greiving moslim" carrying the dead child, is the same sick bastard who was photographed as far back as 1996 carrying dead children for the photos............probably on the UN payroll to boot.


18 posted on 08/02/2006 6:17:31 AM PDT by newcthem (This is the final crusade, there are only two sides: pick one.(Brought to you by the Infidel Party))
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

The excuse was that the photos weren't neccessarily timestamped but rather the the indictaed time on the photos was when they were posted.

Anyone have any more info on this excuse and whether it can be debunked?


19 posted on 08/02/2006 6:17:31 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: conservativecorner
>>>> They've been nailed as willing participants in the Islamic terror propaganda efforts

This is the best I've seen from Boortz in a long while. Bravo!
20 posted on 08/02/2006 6:18:53 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Those who don't fight evil condemn those who do.)
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To: conservativecorner
This picture of the guys *pulling the dead baby out of the rubble* is such a joke. (the picture not the dead baby, for those inclined to flame) How more staged could that be? They were looking up at the camera instead of paying attention to what they were doing. Not the natural way of doing something- not looking at what you're doing. And that certainly doesn't look like the most natural position to lift something off the ground. A propaganda piece if there ever was one.
21 posted on 08/02/2006 6:19:01 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: conservativecorner

It's breathtaking to see how quickly and how deeply the media has fallen.


22 posted on 08/02/2006 6:19:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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To: elfman2

That looks totally staged


23 posted on 08/02/2006 6:19:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: conservativecorner
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Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Game, set and match


A perfectly natural pose, not staged in any wayWell, I never. The news agencies that stitched up the photos at the Qana site have all huddled together and got AP staff writer David Bauder to issue a story rebutting lil ol' EU Referendum. And the imaginative title? "News agencies stand by Lebanon photos".

To engineer this massive intellectual feat, Bauder – who contacted this site asking us to ring him in New York at our own expense to answer his questions, but did not respond to our e-mail offering this blogger's telephone number – relied on the one post, but clearly did not bother to read the others, and particularly the latest, which already anticipated the points he was to make.

Another completely natural pose... this one from Al ReutersThus does Bauder concentrate his fire on the one point of several, where he claims this site rests its case of "chicanery" on the part of the agencies on the "time stamps" that went with captions of the photographs. Laboriously, he details the timings, and then sets outs our case, that the events depicted were staged for effect, "a criticism echoed by talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he directed listeners to the blog on Monday."

"These photographers are obviously willing to participate in propaganda," Limbaugh is cited as saying. "They know exactly what's being done, all these photos, bringing the bodies out of the rubble, posing them for the cameras, it's all staged. Every bit of it is staged and the still photographers know it."

Yet another completely natural scene - not a hint of 'staging'The "straw dog" thus set up, AP's Bauder then sets about rebutting it, declaring "information from its photo editors showed the events were not staged, and that the time stamps could be misleading for several reasons, including that web sites can use such stamps to show when pictures are posted, not taken." Note, however, the use of the word "can". He does not say that the "date stamps" are wrong.

Nevertheless, an aggrieved "AFP executive" is then wheeled on, saying, "he was stunned to be questioned about it." The MSM being questioned? Shocking, I tell you, shocking!

And now for the AP 'specials': #1 - completely unstagedThen al Reuters is brought into the fray. In a statement, it says that it categorically rejects any such suggestion and then Kathleen Carroll, AP's senior vice president and executive editor, puts the boot in. "It's hard to imagine how someone sitting in an air-conditioned office or broadcast studio many thousands of miles from the scene can decide what occurred on the ground with any degree of accuracy," she says.

# 2 - also unstagedAir conditioning? I wish.

But Carroll hasn't finished yet. "In addition to personally speaking with photo editors", she says – who tell the absolute, unvarnished truth - "I also know from 30 years of experience in this business that you can't get competitive journalists to participate in the kind of (staging) experience that is being described." Photographers are experienced in recognizing when someone is trying to stage something for their benefit, she adds.

And #3 - couldn't be more natural... rescue workers do this all the timeNow administering the coup de grace, Patrick Baz, Mideast photo director for AFP, is trundled up to the front. "Do you really think these people would risk their lives under Israeli shelling to set up a digging ceremony for dead Lebanese kids?" he asks. He is not "stunned". He is "totally stunned". And he "can't imagine that somebody would think something like that would have happened."

So, all the agencies are agreed - none of the photographs have been staged. Game set and match!

But then, you really have to give it to AP - they really know how to look after their staff. Thank you, Little Green Footballs. And this in the National Journal rather puts the claims into perspective. Anyone remember this gem from the NYT?


24 posted on 08/02/2006 6:19:39 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: conservativecorner

There was no discrepency. They were identical twins.

/desperate enemedia


25 posted on 08/02/2006 6:20:19 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: conservativecorner

Maybe they were using the ambulance to bring the children to Qana?


26 posted on 08/02/2006 6:20:33 AM PDT by sportutegrl (A person is a person, no matter how small. (Dr. Seuss))
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To: elfman2

I love that photo. Thanks for posting it!


27 posted on 08/02/2006 6:20:36 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Sax
It has been reported elsewhere that because of the rigor mortus, the people could not have died within that time frame.
28 posted on 08/02/2006 6:21:21 AM PDT by mware
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To: Sax

It makes me sick to see the way they're parading around that poor dead baby as some kind of trophy. Where's their respect for the dead? Aren't they (mizzies) supposed to have some kind of prohibition against showing photographs of dead bodies? At least that's what I recall the outcry was when Saddam's sons bought it.


29 posted on 08/02/2006 6:22:12 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: conservativecorner

So far no MSM, no Drudge on this. This should be a big story.


30 posted on 08/02/2006 6:22:30 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: litehaus
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31 posted on 08/02/2006 6:22:36 AM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: conservativecorner
...Without getting too technical, it was noticed that one of the photos taken at 7:21 by the AP shows a dead girl in an ambulance. Then, in a picture taken at 10:25am ... 3 hours later .... it shows the same girl being loaded into an ambulance. Yet another picture shows the same girl 20 minutes later, being carried by a rescue worker ... with no ambulance around. ...

Unless the photos were taken by different photographers that had different time-stamp settings in their cameras.

32 posted on 08/02/2006 6:22:44 AM PDT by FReepaholic (This tagline could indicate global warming.)
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To: kjo

That thought occurrd to me also. How do we know it wasn't one of their own bombs that did it?


34 posted on 08/02/2006 6:23:20 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: conservativecorner

ping


35 posted on 08/02/2006 6:23:30 AM PDT by tje (Cold hearted orb, that rules the night....)
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To: conservativecorner

War photographs have been staged since the early days of the camera itself. In the civil war, photographers dug up bodies, moved them around on the battlefield for effect, and attempted to present to most gruesome scenes possible.


36 posted on 08/02/2006 6:23:32 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I don't think the MSM will try to explain anything away. They'll just drive on to the next "crime".

I'm still waiting for FOX to explain their "raising from the dead" videos of two Qana men. They have the perfect out - that Palkot intentionally filmed the men getting off stretchers time and again but couldn't put it in so many words because of the Hezzie minders. But, not a word of explaination or clarification from the morning Friends group.

37 posted on 08/02/2006 6:24:05 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: conservativecorner
If this is true it tells me 3 things about Hezbollah.

1. The Israelis are crushing them.

2. Their hearts are black with hate.

3. Hezbollah needs to be crushed.
38 posted on 08/02/2006 6:24:15 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: conservativecorner

bttt


39 posted on 08/02/2006 6:24:48 AM PDT by Guenevere (Israel, our friend and ally.....God bless her.)
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To: elfman2

"Every minute I was there, I wanted to flee. I did not want to see this. Would I cut and run, or would I deal with the responsibility of being there with a camera."

James Nachtwey, renowned war photographer who is center of the above photo in white shirt.

Even the most awarded and recognized journos don't mind a little staging in their news coverage. Or maybe even a lot of staging.

40 posted on 08/02/2006 6:24:57 AM PDT by angkor
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To: elfman2

BAWHAHAHAHA...priceless photo

u can see it...cant you....


ANNNNNNNDDDD ACCCCTIIIIIIOOOONNNNN!!!


no no no abdul, i need feeling , i need passion, i need the rage ...>FROM THE TOP PEOPLE!!! LET MEOVE WE ARE LLOSING LIGHT!!! WE ARE LOOOSING LIGHT!!!


LOL!!!

why is the guy wearing a friggen flak helmet, whats he afraid he will get hit with a camera...


41 posted on 08/02/2006 6:25:05 AM PDT by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I don't think the MSM will try to explain anything away.

You're right of course, they're far to leftist and arrogant ... but what it will do, the Hezzies won't get the opportunity anytime soon to pull off another Qana. The liberal MSM may aid and abet terrorists but the fact 'bloggers' on the Internet have successfully blown wide open their complicity, this will dampen their ardor for pushing the cause of these murdering thugs.

42 posted on 08/02/2006 6:26:17 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Made in USA
Columbo had a few cases where he figured out that a doctor picture had been used...

He looked for the "timestamp" found in the shadows of the Sun in the picture...

43 posted on 08/02/2006 6:27:22 AM PDT by chris_ab
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To: kjo
It would not surprise me to find that the terrorists killed these people to stage this "story".

There was a thread on FR shortly after this happened about how there was almost an 8 hour discrepancy between the firing of the Israeli rockets and the explosion that killed all these people.

Kinda makes you go "Hmmmm".

44 posted on 08/02/2006 6:29:54 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am NOT a 'legal entity'...nor am I a *person* as created by law!)
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To: conservativecorner

The only way Israel will win this PR war within a war is to send a strong message to the MSM Terrorist that their activities will not be tolerated and they may need to be taken out.


45 posted on 08/02/2006 6:29:59 AM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: conservativecorner
Once again the bloggers catch the MSM manufacturing news. Just as with the Texas Airguard memo, the MSM will just dig itself in deeper trying to explain away that these photos were not staged. It is painfully obvious that only one person is carrying the bodies ...if there were so many killed why weren't there other rescue workers removing victims? Where were the wounded?

As a retired paramedic I also noted that the ambulance shown in the photo appeared to be a US made modular unit in tip top condition and having at least some modern gear including a portable radio for the body handler "medic". Other photos I have seen from Lebanon show ambulances invariably of a van type usually of European or Japanese manufacture in very poor condition manned by a ragtag crew without any uniforms or equipment. Cruel as it sounds the body of what appears to have been a small male child appears to have been dead for more than a few hours while the girl's body appears more recently deceased. These a staged pictures.

46 posted on 08/02/2006 6:30:13 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: kjo
It would not surprise me to find that the terrorists killed these people to stage this "story".

Or they made a run on the local morgue for their sick and ghoulish props. Some of the corpses were already showing signs of rigor mortis in the shots...
47 posted on 08/02/2006 6:30:45 AM PDT by Barney59 ("I'm currently tagline-less")
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To: conservativecorner
Are we shocked? No...it is SOP for them. Remember the fake funerals where the dead people got up and ran off?

Fake Palestinian Funeral

48 posted on 08/02/2006 6:30:58 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: metmom

Further down the Boortz page is a link to Michelle's article. I couldn't figure out what the bright blue thing hanging from a dust covered child in one of those pictures but she identifies it as a clean passie. Just one more to add to the list.


49 posted on 08/02/2006 6:31:07 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: elfman2

Is that photoshopped?


50 posted on 08/02/2006 6:31:11 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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