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The Photo That Started It All (Media lying via the camera)
HonestReporting.com ^ | Oct 20, 2002

Posted on 08/03/2006 6:42:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz

The Photo that Started it All

On the day the Intafada broke out, Tuvia Grossman was riding a taxi to visit the Western Wall. He was unwittingly thrust into the international limelight -- and nearly killed in the process.

On September 30, 2000, The New York Times, Associated Press and other major media outlets published a photo of a young man -- bloodied and battered -- crouching beneath a club-wielding Israeli policeman. The caption identified him as a Palestinian victim of the recent riots -- with the clear implication that the Israeli soldier is the one who beat him.

The victim's true identity was revealed when Dr. Aaron Grossman of Chicago sent the following letter to the Times:

Regarding your picture on page A5 of the Israeli soldier and the Palestinian on the Temple Mount -- that Palestinian is actually my son, Tuvia Grossman, a Jewish student from Chicago. He, and two of his friends, were pulled from their taxicab while traveling in Jerusalem, by a mob of Palestinian Arabs, and were severely beaten and stabbed.

That picture could not have been taken on the Temple Mount because there are no gas stations on the Temple Mount and certainly none with Hebrew lettering, like the one clearly seen behind the Israeli soldier attempting to protect my son from the mob.

In response, the New York Times published a half-hearted correction which identified Tuvia Grossman as "an American student in Israel" -- not as a Jew who was beaten by Arabs. The "correction" also noted that "Mr. Grossman was wounded" in "Jerusalem's Old City" -- although the beating actually occurred in the Arab neighborhood of Wadi al Joz, not in the Old City.

In response to public outrage at the original error and the inadequate correction, The New York Times reprinted Tuvia Grossman's picture -- this time with the proper caption -- along with a full article detailing his near-lynching at the hands of Palestinians rioters.

Read Tuvia Grossman's in-depth, first-person account of his ordeal, entitled Victim of the Media War. www.aish.com/jewishissues/israeldiary/

The photo of a bloodied Tuvia Grossman became a symbol in the struggle to ensure that Israel receives the fair media coverage that every nation deserves.

In April 2002, a District Court in Paris ordered the French daily newspaper "Liberation" and the Associated Press to pay damages to Grossman in the amount of 4,500 Euro.

The Court condemned the Associated Press for "mispresenting [Grossman] as a member of the Palestinian community," while the court censured "Liberation" for "publishing the litigious picture with a comment edited the same faulty way, giving the picture a meaning and a scope it could not have."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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In light of the recent complicity in the Hezbolla Fraud perpetrated on the world via the willing 5th columnists in the media, I thought it would be interesting to see one of their original and flagrant lies to the American people and the world.

The print and broadcast media are our direct enemy, as assuredly as al-Qaeda is.

I now call them the PABE: The Print And Broadcast Enemy.

1 posted on 08/03/2006 6:42:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Praise be to Algore's internet.


2 posted on 08/03/2006 6:44:44 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Lazamataz

BTTT


3 posted on 08/03/2006 6:47:18 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Talk to those who kill their own children, by Jihad/PR ? Remember Beslan.)
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To: Lazamataz
Print and Broadcast Enemy about nails it. That Qana 'reporting' takes the cake. Maybe those guys could have helped Sergei Eisenstein film The Battleship Potemkin.
4 posted on 08/03/2006 6:47:32 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Those who don't fight evil condemn those who do.)
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To: Lazamataz

How can they possibly look at themselves and claim to be impartial?


5 posted on 08/03/2006 6:47:53 AM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: AliVeritas

Bookmark


6 posted on 08/03/2006 6:48:16 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Talk to those who kill their own children, by Jihad/PR ? Remember Beslan.)
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To: Lazamataz
Yep.

Is this what yeshisassisfat used to stir up the masses?

7 posted on 08/03/2006 6:49:35 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Blogger

Simple: They're delusional. They think they're a "conservative" news organization, notwithstanding the fact they're a little left of Lenin.


8 posted on 08/03/2006 6:50:27 AM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: Lazamataz

Bookmarking.


9 posted on 08/03/2006 6:51:17 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: b4its2late

I'm not sure about that. I just took a link on another thread that got me to that web site, but I thought it was so powerful in the face of the KanaFraud, that it should be brought forward as a full-bore thread.


10 posted on 08/03/2006 6:51:35 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: Blogger
How can they possibly look at themselves and claim to be impartial?

Loosing your conscience is the first step to becoming a liberal.

11 posted on 08/03/2006 6:52:05 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Lazamataz
Fraud, Is Right...We; the American Public, have been "subjected to it" for quite a few years from the (Stone Age / Drive-By) LMSM.....We're sick of the lying LMSM...but now; we have the FR and the 'net. :/
12 posted on 08/03/2006 6:52:15 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel. also

2006israelwar or WOT

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13 posted on 08/03/2006 6:53:12 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel. also

2006israelwar or WOT

..................

14 posted on 08/03/2006 6:53:35 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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Thanks for the exposure. In light of the KanaFraud, this is very relevant.
15 posted on 08/03/2006 6:54:33 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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Absolutely. It deserves it's own thread. They report what they want to stir things up, and don't report what we should be seeing like how the muslim extremists are stirring up the masses to kill anyone who is not a muslim.

Did you see "Obsession: What The War on Terror Is Really About"? I watched it last night. It's something we must prepare for. I can post the link on this thread if you'd like. It's 1 hr 18 min but very riveting and well worth the time to view.

16 posted on 08/03/2006 6:55:58 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Southack

This one's interesting if you hadn't seen it before.


17 posted on 08/03/2006 6:55:59 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: b4its2late

Link away!


18 posted on 08/03/2006 6:56:29 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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Obsession: What The War on Terror Is Really About

This movie explores what all Radical Islamic Extremists, who only make up 10%-15% of the Muslim population, are really trying to do, and how. You have to see this movie to get a real prespective of the problems we have in the world.

19 posted on 08/03/2006 6:58:23 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Xenalyte; Squantos; Travis McGee; Eaker; humblegunner; txflake

Just in case you haven't gotten pissed off today.


20 posted on 08/03/2006 6:58:36 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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