Skip to comments.AP Rewards Qana Photographers (MSM Supports the Enemy Alert)
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:
Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. APs 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 wasnt 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 APs presence. Throughout the morning, APs 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.
Nassers 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. ... Nassers 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. Lefteriss image of a resident weeping next to a row of bodies made the front of The Washington Post, among many others. Hussein, Kevork and Bens 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 weeks $500 Beat of the Week award."
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.
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.
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...."
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???
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.
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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.
Ping to the article and freeper mojito's excellent post in #1. Well said, mojito. Kudos.
Thanks for the ping, Peach
"....scored huge play worldwide..."
all the MSM and Dems care about. Summed up perfectly by one of their filthy, own.
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.
Nassers 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.
Guaranteed ... liberal leftist comprise the selection committee. Have you ever heard of a conservative individual, or entity, winning a Pulitzer?
You're right. It's orgasmic propaganda! The MSM's own version of 'Mission Accomplished'!
Israel should fire some missles at AP offices. I'd support that.
Can anyone confirm...was the $500 paid in 30 silver coins?
I hope MORE leftists jump on this bandwagon.
Curious, though... Are there any elected democrats mentioning this?
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...
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.
(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:(full letter in thread)
Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. APs extensive photo team produced a stunning series of images that day that beat the competition and scored huge play worldwide...
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.
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.
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Terrorist can now call journalist direct and give them a scoop for a story. How low can the MSM go?
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.
It would be sooooo nice of the AP to flush the Pulitzer along with their credibility.
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...
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This is blood money.... a curse should follow it.
What do you mean, "our boys and girls"? Our armed forces? Peace in our time?
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.
AP Photographer: Okay, that's a wrap, people.
A whole $500 bucks.
Somehow, I think I know the answer to that already...
Did you see who asked a relevant question? (Wait for it)
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)
The Hezzie men were in another building, huh?
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!
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I'm sure that was just coincidental...Not.
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.