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Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?
Little Green Footballs ^ | August 5, 2006 | Charles Johnson

Posted on 08/06/2006 12:37:30 AM PDT by bc4gwb

OK, now things are getting weird.

This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop “clone” tool to add more smoke to the image. (Hat tip: Mike.)

It’s so incredibly obvious, it reminds me of the faked CBS memos. Smoke simply does not contain repeating symmetrical patterns like this, and you can see the repetition in both plumes of smoke. There’s really no question about it.

But it’s not only the plumes of smoke that were “enhanced.” There are also cloned buildings. (See below.)

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adnanhajj; alreadyposted; didntsearch; duplicate; duplicatepost; fabrication; fakebutaccurate; lebanon; lgf; media; news; photojournalism; photoshop; reuterrorism; reuters; reutorrism; searchingisfun
"Fake but accurate!"
Also see:
http://hotair.com/archives/top-picks/2006/08/05/the-worst-photoshop-ive-ever-seen/
http://bamapachyderm.com/archives/2006/08/05/who-is-adnan-hajj/
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/189452.php

If I posted this all wrong, go easy on me please!
1 posted on 08/06/2006 12:37:33 AM PDT by bc4gwb
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To: bc4gwb

this is ALL OVER the blogs but nowhere in mainstream press that I see, so mods should allow at least one of these blog stories to stay in news I hope


2 posted on 08/06/2006 12:39:53 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: bc4gwb

bttt


3 posted on 08/06/2006 12:41:45 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: bc4gwb

Our technology to produce fakes, such as Photoshop, is getting very good. Unfortunately for the media, the techology to detect fakes is also getting very good, such as Photoshop itself.


4 posted on 08/06/2006 12:44:13 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: bc4gwb

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678470/posts


5 posted on 08/06/2006 12:45:11 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: bc4gwb

Right on

Charles has it right

Fake and not accurate

Freepers and LGF "Great"


6 posted on 08/06/2006 12:46:08 AM PDT by Dov in Houston
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To: bc4gwb

Unless one witnesses something personally, this just makes it easier for people to believe anything they want.


7 posted on 08/06/2006 12:52:03 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: bc4gwb

Does the WSJ and FOX News and Rush monitor LGF??


8 posted on 08/06/2006 12:52:21 AM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: bc4gwb

I'm going to have to hand it to the Islamofascists. They certainly have learned from the West how to manipulate public opinion. Future historians will no doubt point out the irony that Lenin's techniques for propoganda are being used with ruthless precision by religious zealots.

Otherwise, the ability of these people to fool a sufficiently large number of Americans scares the crap out of me.


9 posted on 08/06/2006 12:53:06 AM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: GeronL

I'm certain that Rush monitors FR, and there was a major thread on this earlier. Also, Michelle Malkin has picked it up.


10 posted on 08/06/2006 12:58:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If only Drudge would carry it.


11 posted on 08/06/2006 1:02:35 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: bc4gwb
OMG that is the worst fake I've seen since this...


12 posted on 08/06/2006 1:08:34 AM PDT by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: Crazieman
Adnan Hajj, soccer & Lebanon
13 posted on 08/06/2006 1:09:55 AM PDT by Number57 (My girlfriend works at Hooters... in the kitchen. (Mitch Hedberg))
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To: Crazieman

SEND NEWS TIPS TO DRUDGE
[ANONYMITY GUARANTEED]


14 posted on 08/06/2006 1:22:36 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Earliest known photo of John Bolton: http://www.twainquotes.com/homequote2.jpg :)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

bttt


15 posted on 08/06/2006 1:26:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: GoLightly
GAHHH. I did a search for this very thing before I posted and didn't find it! I couldn't BELIEVE nobody had posted it here yet!
Sorry for posting the same thing someone else already had.
16 posted on 08/06/2006 1:32:01 AM PDT by bc4gwb (http://bamapachyderm.com)
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To: Triggerhippie

*snort*


17 posted on 08/06/2006 1:33:02 AM PDT by bc4gwb (http://bamapachyderm.com)
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To: bc4gwb; All
Here's a capture right off of LGF- note links, animations-- and be sure to read the "comments" link.

Good stuff:

Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?

OK, now things are getting weird.

This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop “clone” tool to add more smoke to the image. (Hat tip: Mike.)

It’s so incredibly obvious, it reminds me of the faked CBS memos. Smoke simply does not contain repeating symmetrical patterns like this, and you can see the repetition in both plumes of smoke. There’s really no question about it.

But it’s not only the plumes of smoke that were “enhanced.” There are also cloned buildings. (See below.)

Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut’s suburbs August 5, 2006. Many buildings were flattened during the attack. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj

UPDATE at 8/5/06 5:15:55 pm:

Rob at Left & Right has isolated some repeating elements. Check out his animated GIF showing one section that is very obviously cloned.

Ace has been saying for a week that mainstream media is headed for a major meltdown, by outsourcing so much of their reporting to low-paid foreign stringers with highly questionable loyalties and ethics.

This looks like that meltdown.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 5:32:28 pm:

Here’s another animated GIF I just put together, showing another section that is very obviously duplicated:

And here’s a zoomed-in version of the above cloning example (step back from the monitor for the best view of the effect):

UPDATE at 8/5/06 6:01:37 pm:

Here is a slightly larger (but slightly lower quality) version of the photograph: Reuters Photo.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 6:52:08 pm:

Professional sports photographers are discussing the image here: SportsShooter.com - Odd photo from Lebanon...

Verdict: obvious fraud.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 7:04:54 pm:

The photographer who took this picture (probably also the person who doctored it), Adnan Hajj, is rather well-known to LGF readers. In fact, rather well-known to the entire world.

He also took this infamous photograph from Qana of the guy in the green helmet, parading a dead body around for pictures, featured on the front pages of newspapers worldwide: Yahoo! News Photo.

A rescuer carries the body of a toddler victim of an Israeli air raid on Qana that killed more than 60 people, the majority of them women and children, in south Lebanon, July 30, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj (LEBANON)

UPDATE at 8/5/06 8:11:06 pm:

IMPORTANT!

The possible original for this faked photo has been discovered. And it was taken on July 26, 2006, credited to the Associated Press, by Ben Curtis: Yahoo! News Photo. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

Notice the lower right area of this photo, and compare to lower left of the doctored photo. Notice how all the buildings line up perfectly, including the oddly shaped building on the horizon. I’m putting together another overlay to make it painfully obvious.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 8:33:02 pm:

Here’s the overlay showing the common area of these two photos, clearly cropped from a larger panorama shot.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 9:17:20 pm:

A point to note: regardless of whether you agree that the July 26 photo is cropped from the same panorama shot as today’s (I still think it is), it is still damning evidence — because the one from today shows buildings that don’t exist in the earlier photo, even though they are clearly from the same angle.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 10:19:23 pm:

Allahpundit calls it “The worst photoshop I’ve ever seen,” and corrects Reuters’ lousy Photoshop work.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 10:23:49 pm:

Michelle Malkin reminds us of Reuters’ news-gathering policy, from the Reuters website:

“Our policy is to send news to our customers only after scrutiny by a group of production editors who ensure quality standards are maintained across all our news services. When we get something wrong, our policy is to be honest about errors and to correct them promptly and clearly.”

UPDATE at 8/5/06 10:27:13 pm:

If you’d like to ask Reuters “what the hell?” here is their contact page: Contact Us | Reuters.com.

UPDATE at 8/5/06 10:30:31 pm:

Jeff Harrell says, “Adnan Hajj isn’t even trying anymore.”

UPDATE at 8/5/06 10:48:59 pm:

Publius Pundit has another photo from the series. (Heh™.)

03:41 PM PDT | link: 819 comments

18 posted on 08/06/2006 2:26:57 AM PDT by backhoe (Sure, it's A Religion of Peace- and they'll kill you to prove it...)
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To: backhoe

Can't get more convincing than that!
Clearly a fake - and a bad one at that.


19 posted on 08/06/2006 2:37:30 AM PDT by Sabatier
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To: bc4gwb

Photoshop!...where's Danny Rather when you need him.


20 posted on 08/06/2006 2:42:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sabatier
Can't get more convincing than that! Clearly a fake - and a bad one at that.

Rather suspicious, isn't it?

21 posted on 08/06/2006 3:15:40 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
" Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke"
This is exactly what The Discovery Channel did in their cr@ppy documentary called "Global Warming:what you need to know." Sensationalist, fake bullsh!t!
22 posted on 08/06/2006 4:07:14 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: bc4gwb

I don't know what is worse, Reuters or the Associated Press in this country and their blatant backing of Hillary Clinton...


23 posted on 08/06/2006 4:07:33 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Thank you again Jimmy Carter.)
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To: bc4gwb
Mainstream media hit: Ynet News picks it up Linky
24 posted on 08/06/2006 4:07:56 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: backhoe

Amazing BTTT!


25 posted on 08/06/2006 4:12:42 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

26 posted on 08/06/2006 4:15:58 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Triggerhippie
OMG that is the worst fake I've seen since this...

Boy that Cambodia doesn't look so bad. Nice beach, fishing boats aplenty.

27 posted on 08/06/2006 4:31:53 AM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: bc4gwb

I was told by someone at a government agency (not THAT one) that checking such things as passport photos could spot a ton of fakes with various autocorrelation techniques. Never had the time to try it myself, but that picture sure looks as if it would have a ton of "spikes" in it.


28 posted on 08/06/2006 4:43:22 AM PDT by Blagden Alley
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To: WideGlide

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/wl/080601mideast/im:/060806/ids_photos_wl/r3607862130.jpg;_ylt=AojLvP5WYvA_NzRekVBcGopgWscF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3dmhrOGVvBHNlYwNzc20-
I'd use tinyurl, but I don't think it's allowed.


29 posted on 08/06/2006 4:44:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: backhoe
Two things about this story. First, look at that baby's foot and the way that he is being held up like first prize for the photographers' benefit. Something is very wrong with that baby, and I don't think it was a bomb death. Also, FReeper Diogenisis has a time lapse photo array of the little girl wearing the orange shirt, in the ambulance with clean shirt, in the ditch with dirty shirt, three hours later.

Next, any time it's Reuters, check the names of the reporters and photographers. Mostly Arab Muslim reporters and almost always Arab Muslim photographers. Rueters is Al-Jeezera with a EU name. They stink.
30 posted on 08/06/2006 4:50:35 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Triggerhippie

LOL. Good post.


31 posted on 08/06/2006 4:57:15 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Triggerhippie

Great picture! The guy in the middle is from the local Ice Cream Parlor right? A soda jerk? no just a jerk.


32 posted on 08/06/2006 4:58:21 AM PDT by thile44 (Simplicity is too complex.)
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To: bc4gwb

Reuters pulls photo

Admits to fakery
33 posted on 08/06/2006 5:16:36 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the arrogance to think they will be the planners)
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