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AP Rewards Qana Photographers (MSM Supports the Enemy Alert)
Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/01/06 | Charles Johnson

Posted on 08/02/2006 11:09:28 AM PDT by mojito

An LGF reader has forwarded the following email (I suppose you could say our reader “leaked” it), sent to all Associated Press employees, congratulating themselves on the propaganda photos from Qana and awarding the photographers cash prizes:

"Dear Staffers:

Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. AP’s extensive photo team produced a stunning series of images that day that beat the competition and scored huge play worldwide.

Rumors surfaced early Sunday morning that an Israeli airstrike had flattened a house in the southern Lebanese village of Qana. The number of deaths wasn’t immediately known, but the seriousness of the incident was clear. Beirut-based photographer Hussein Malla immediately called AP photographers Nasser Nasser, Lefteris Pitarakis and stringer Mohammed Zaatari and advised them to rush to the scene. Nasser arrived as the bodies of many civilians — including numerous children — were being pulled from the rubble. Lefteris later took over, enabling Nasser to get his pictures swiftly onto the wire. Kevin Frayer was dispatched from Beirut to boost AP’s presence. Throughout the morning, AP’s team filed a steady stream of powerful images.

Meanwhile, in Beirut, a small Hezbollah demonstration exploded into violence at word of the Qana attack. Hezbollah supporters stormed the nearby United Nations building, scaling walls and smashing their way past bulletproof glass barriers to enter the building itself. Photographers Hussein Malla, Kevork Djansezian and Ben Curtis were all there to capture the rioting. Beirut-based photo editor Dalia Khamissy coordinated with photographers in the field and handled a steady stream of stringer photos. All day long, AP photographers relayed what they were seeing to AP reporters for print stories.

Nasser’s most haunting image showed a man emerging from the rubble carrying the lifeless and dust-covered body of a child. Calm, morning light shone down on man and child, highlighting them against an almost monochrome background of pure rubble. ... Nasser’s image ran on the front pages of at least 33 newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Post. It also won a double-page center spread in The Guardian of London. Lefteris’s image of a resident weeping next to a row of bodies made the front of The Washington Post, among many others. Hussein, Kevork and Ben’s images of the storming of the UN building easily beat those of the competition.

For a day of outstanding a memorable photos, taken in conditions of substantial danger, the Lebanon photo team of Nasser Nasser, Lefteris Pitarakis, Kevin Frayer, Mohammed Zaatari, Ben Curtis, Hussein Malla, Kevork Djansezian and Dalia Khamissy shares this week’s $500 Beat of the Week award."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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The complicity with evil - and there is no other word to describe it - shows that the MSM is corrupt beyond hope of redemption. These men conspired to exploit the deliberate murder of these children in the service of the most vicious and disgusting creed since Nazism. They haven't even the smallest shred of conscience. The AP is now a by-word for depravity in its most obscene guise. All that is left is for them to win their Pulitzer.
1 posted on 08/02/2006 11:09:29 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
The complicity with evil - and there is no other word to describe it - shows that the MSM is corrupt beyond hope of redemption. These men conspired to exploit the deliberate murder of these children in the service of the most vicious and disgusting creed since Nazism. They haven't even the smallest shred of conscience. The AP is now a by-word for depravity in its most obscene guise. All that is left is for them to win their Pulitzer.

I was going to comment on the article, but there's no way I can say it better than you just did. We only need to work harder with our e-mail friends to make sure they know the truth and the MSM will be deader than a doornail in 5 years.

2 posted on 08/02/2006 11:11:11 AM PDT by Peach (Prayers for Israel and all who love her.)
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To: mojito

This drivel, combined with the increasing awareness of the propaganda aspects of Qana which is beginning to seep into the mainstream, could be a huge disaster for the media.


3 posted on 08/02/2006 11:11:57 AM PDT by JennysCool (Roll out the Canarble Wagon!)
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To: mojito
Rumors surfaced early Sunday morning that an Israeli airstrike had flattened a house in the southern Lebanese village of Qana.

Early Sunday we received a call from Hezbollah than any minute now the IAF should be around to bomb this house they set up for targeting. "Bring 'yer cameras, thems kids is gonna be deader than doornails and ripe for your awaiting lenses any minute now...."

4 posted on 08/02/2006 11:13:38 AM PDT by Sax (You Done Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat)
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To: mojito

If this is indeed true, and we have no reason to believe it is not, we now know that the MSM (AP in this case) is truly conspiring against all decency in its rabid, twisted support for anti-Americanism and their radical leftist agenda to empower America's worst internal enemies.

Will ANYONE in our government stand up and give the AP the lashing they deserve???


5 posted on 08/02/2006 11:15:14 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: mojito

If the "insurgents" and "militants" have their way, the AP will be but a memory.

How can the Left support the worst Facists the world has ever known? I'll answer my own question: They hate Bush, Republicans, Conservatives and Israel more than anything. Their quest to regain political power trumps all.

Islamofacists hate a free press, secularism, women's liberties, education, gays, liberals...but it's Conservatives who support the war to save them.

We must win in '06 and '08.


6 posted on 08/02/2006 11:15:43 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: mojito

bump


7 posted on 08/02/2006 11:17:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (Al Gore - the original "Millions Could Die" kind of guy....)
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To: mojito

A car was involved in an accident in a street. As expected a large crowd gathered. A newspaper reporter, anxious to get his story could not get near the car.
Being a clever sort, he started shouting loudly, "Let me through! Let me through! I am the son of the victim."

The crowd made way for him.

Lying in front of the car was a donkey.


8 posted on 08/02/2006 11:17:43 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Ask not what the government can do for you. Ask why it doesn't.)
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To: mojito; prairiebreeze; Txsleuth; girlangler; Mo1

Ping to the article and freeper mojito's excellent post in #1. Well said, mojito. Kudos.


9 posted on 08/02/2006 11:19:29 AM PDT by Peach (Prayers for Israel and all who love her.)
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To: mojito
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10 posted on 08/02/2006 11:19:47 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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Thanks for the ping, Peach


11 posted on 08/02/2006 11:23:17 AM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: mojito

"....scored huge play worldwide..."

all the MSM and Dems care about. Summed up perfectly by one of their filthy, own.


12 posted on 08/02/2006 11:25:13 AM PDT by jw777
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To: mojito; Peach

Indeed, spot on. Last week when Rush spoke of the press being duped by the Hezbo's, I thought he really missed the mark.

They know full well, and are not useful idiots. They are complicit fellow travelers.


13 posted on 08/02/2006 11:27:32 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel. We're all Jews now.)
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To: mojito
Nasser’s most haunting image showed a man emerging from the rubble carrying the lifeless and dust-covered body of a child. Calm, morning light shone down on man and child, highlighting them against an almost monochrome background of pure rubble.

I think the photo editor got wood.

14 posted on 08/02/2006 11:30:24 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mojito
All that is left is for them (AP) to win their Pulitzer.

Guaranteed ... liberal leftist comprise the selection committee. Have you ever heard of a conservative individual, or entity, winning a Pulitzer?

15 posted on 08/02/2006 11:34:31 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: mojito
Despicable
16 posted on 08/02/2006 11:35:33 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: mojito; george76; All
See also Wire Services Defend Staged Photos ( propaganda photos from Qana, Lebanon ) posted by george76 yesterday.
17 posted on 08/02/2006 11:36:26 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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Ping!


18 posted on 08/02/2006 11:38:49 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: dead
I think the photo editor got wood.

You're right. It's orgasmic propaganda! The MSM's own version of 'Mission Accomplished'!

19 posted on 08/02/2006 11:39:06 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: mojito

Israel should fire some missles at AP offices. I'd support that.


20 posted on 08/02/2006 11:39:10 AM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: mojito

Can anyone confirm...was the $500 paid in 30 silver coins?


21 posted on 08/02/2006 11:39:29 AM PDT by AMHN (Book Survey: Which is greater "Truth" or "Love"? FReepmail a reply)
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To: mojito

I hope MORE leftists jump on this bandwagon.
Curious, though... Are there any elected democrats mentioning this?


22 posted on 08/02/2006 11:43:11 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: rightinthemiddle

I only wish I had the photo of Satan taking the "Left" up to a high point and telling them that if they only bow to him, he will give them power and kingdoms...

You would see the MSM bowing at the feet of Satan, faces to the ground, and Satan laughing...


23 posted on 08/02/2006 11:43:19 AM PDT by AMHN (Book Survey: Which is greater "Truth" or "Love"? FReepmail a reply)
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To: JennysCool
This drivel, combined with the increasing awareness of the propaganda aspects of Qana which is beginning to seep into the mainstream, could be a huge disaster for the media.

I was going to ping you, Mr. Ed(itor), but I see there's no need. :o)

It used to be the media kept government in check. Since the media decided they are government-by-word-coup, it is now back to We, The People to keep them in check. It's good to see the principles of freedom do indeed still work.

24 posted on 08/02/2006 11:45:06 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

(AP via Little Green Footballs)

An LGF reader has forwarded the following email (I suppose you could say our reader “leaked” it), sent to all Associated Press employees, congratulating themselves on the propaganda photos from Qana and awarding the photographers cash prizes:

"Dear Staffers:

Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. AP’s extensive photo team produced a stunning series of images that day that beat the competition and scored huge play worldwide...

(full letter in thread)
25 posted on 08/02/2006 11:47:00 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Mo1

Thanks for the ping...

You know, it has been speculated for awhile that al-Jazeera is being told ahead of time about suicide bombings and such..since they seem to have pictures and video right away..no matter where in Iraq they are....

So..it seems that Hezbollah have the same benefit as the insurgents in Iraq.


26 posted on 08/02/2006 11:48:29 AM PDT by Txsleuth ((((((((ISRAEL)))))))))
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To: mojito

I think they are getting some blowback now (A) because of the charade and (B) because of the open antisemitism of Hezbollah.

Their Bullzogby isn't being swallowed.

Elephants never forget.

These were the same news agency that refused to call the hijackers on 9-11 terrorists because they felt they must remain impartial (because they lost reporters in the attack).

Pro-terrorist idiots. Lord Haw Haw was hanged. Siding with the enemy is not a smart idea.


27 posted on 08/02/2006 11:51:24 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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28 posted on 08/02/2006 11:58:05 AM PDT by guitar4jesus (Black, Conservative . . . and I vote!)
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29 posted on 08/02/2006 11:59:53 AM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: mojito

Terrorist can now call journalist direct and give them a scoop for a story. How low can the MSM go?


30 posted on 08/02/2006 12:01:44 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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I've seen those photos on Yahoo and they've affected me tremendously for the rest of my life.

But I'm afraid this won't be the end. I believe it's gonna be a long and protracted war with many deaths especially if other countries get involved. I hope and pray our boys and girls will not be drawn into it, as it's none of our business to be involved in a war that is not in our best interests.


31 posted on 08/02/2006 12:01:46 PM PDT by Marcaurelio
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To: mojito
The AP is now a by-word for depravity in its most obscene guise. All that is left is for them to win their Pulitzer.

It would be sooooo nice of the AP to flush the Pulitzer along with their credibility.

32 posted on 08/02/2006 12:04:57 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: mojito
From this story:
immediately called AP photographers Nasser Nasser, Lefteris Pitarakis and stringer Mohammed Zaatari and advised them to rush to the scene...
Nasser’s most haunting image showed a man emerging from the rubble carrying the lifeless and dust-covered body of a child...
Nasser’s image ran on the front pages of at least 33 newspapers...

From story & photos posted today on AP by Nasser Nasser:
Heavy Equipment Used to Bury the Dead
BAALBEK, Lebanon -- People in a village outside this Hezbollah stronghold used a front-end loader's scoop to carry away some of the dead Wednesday after a night of Israeli airstrikes and a commando raid inside Baalbek that residents said killed at least 15 civilians...
People around Baalbek said the Dar Al-Hikma hospital was partially destroyed in overnight fighting, but an Associated Press photographer said the building appeared intact. Guards prevented journalists from entering...

33 posted on 08/02/2006 12:04:58 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: Mo1

Thanks for the ping, Mo1.

This is blood money.... a curse should follow it.

Ba$tard$

Pinz


34 posted on 08/02/2006 12:06:45 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Marcaurelio

What do you mean, "our boys and girls"? Our armed forces? Peace in our time?


35 posted on 08/02/2006 12:07:54 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Marcaurelio

I'm sorry for your twisted soul. You don't see that Israel is risking their lives for their future, and for ours.

This won't be the end. Grow up and thank your lucky stars you're only seeing this in a photo now. Very soon, we could be looking at our own children's dead bodies thanks to these montsters.

Don't bother replying, I understand how you much devote yourself to dwelling on your trauma.

Or perhaps I just read too quickly to see your /sarcasm sign.

Pinz


36 posted on 08/02/2006 12:11:33 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: mojito
Nasser Nasser is also responsible for this famous set of photos:

Notice how the coffins are lined up against a wall with roman numerals (not arabic) counting the coffins. And notice how the mourners have to sit in the uncomfortably small space between the coffin & the wall, not on the other side of the coffin where it would be more natural.
37 posted on 08/02/2006 12:12:39 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: sanchmo
Bulldozer operator: "Hey Ahmed, I said you can get up now!"

AP Photographer: Okay, that's a wrap, people.

38 posted on 08/02/2006 12:14:01 PM PDT by jdm
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To: mojito
AP = Associopathic Press: of, relating to, or characterized by asocial or antisocial manipulation and dissemination of propaganda
39 posted on 08/02/2006 12:15:07 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: mojito

A whole $500 bucks.


40 posted on 08/02/2006 12:15:19 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: mojito
I wonder if they covered the suicide bombings in Israel with as much enthusiasm, and if the reporters on the scene there received some ghoulish $500 prize...

Somehow, I think I know the answer to that already...

41 posted on 08/02/2006 12:17:40 PM PDT by detsaoT (Proudly not "dumb as a journalist.")
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To: Peach

Did you see who asked a relevant question? (Wait for it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE02MK74Qzc&search=Qana


42 posted on 08/02/2006 12:23:36 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Talk to those who kill their own children, by Jihad/PR ? Remember Beslan.)
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To: sanchmo

The man is likely where he is because it's in the shade... I can attest to seeking the shade whenever possible, over here (Iraq, and before that Afghanistan.) I'm NOT speaking about any staged aspects of the image, just the practical one. ;0)


43 posted on 08/02/2006 12:25:45 PM PDT by railsplitter (with extreme prejudice- destroy the enemy... foreign and domestic)
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To: AliVeritas

The Hezzie men were in another building, huh?


44 posted on 08/02/2006 12:30:37 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Marcaurelio
"....as it's none of our business to be involved in a war that is not in our best interests."

First, I see you have bought the whole Qana thing, hook, line and sinker, replete with the gruesome, glossy, pre-positioned stills. Conscience notwithstanding, you must endure over a whoring media dancing to the Islamofacists' flames.

Secondly, it is our damn business. Have you fogotten the terrorist group responsible for the Marine barracks bombing? Anything else come to mind? As well, it is in our best interests to see these monkeys killed and/or caged. Damn your sensibilities!

45 posted on 08/02/2006 12:34:48 PM PDT by Tracy V. (Hell is the impossibility of reason)
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To: Marcaurelio
it's none of our business to be involved in a war that is not in our best interests.

With all due respect - Hezbollah is a client of Iran, which is the chief player in the war on terror.

This is NOT a separate war - it is a different front, in the same war.
46 posted on 08/02/2006 12:36:52 PM PDT by horse_doc
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To: prairiebreeze

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47 posted on 08/02/2006 12:38:56 PM PDT by keats5
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To: Mo1
The Hezzie men were in another building, huh?

I'm sure that was just coincidental...Not.

48 posted on 08/02/2006 12:46:30 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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Oh yea .. I sure it was / s>

But I wondering if Chrissy actually listened to that answer and understood it?
49 posted on 08/02/2006 12:52:45 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Not surprised at all. Dhimmi Western Media is happy to play to the tune of Jihadists. And they wonder why they are loosing the audience.


50 posted on 08/02/2006 2:06:22 PM PDT by sergey1973
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