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Reuters Admits Photo Fakery!
Reuters ^ | 8-6-06 | Reuters

Posted on 08/06/2006 4:35:24 AM PDT by Crazieman

Edited on 08/06/2006 5:09:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

PICTURE KILL FOR LBN20 TRANSMITTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1408GMT ON AUGUST 5, 2006. PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE WAS IMPROPERLY USED ON THIS IMAGE. A CORRECTED VERSION WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY. PLEASE REMOVE THE IMAGE FROM YOUR SYSTEMS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. REUTERS LBN20 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 (LEBANON) REUTERS NEWS PICTURES

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1 posted on 08/06/2006 4:35:26 AM PDT by Crazieman
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To: Crazieman
Linky
2 posted on 08/06/2006 4:35:57 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: knews_hound; Grampa Dave; martin_fierro; Liz; norwaypinesavage; Mo1; onyx; SmithL; petercooper; ...

Pinging the Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™ List


3 posted on 08/06/2006 4:39:12 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: Crazieman

It was such a blatant fake it couldn't have been a mistake for to use it.


4 posted on 08/06/2006 4:39:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: cripplecreek

BUSTED!


5 posted on 08/06/2006 4:41:32 AM PDT by BlueSky194
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To: Crazieman; All
From LGF- note comparisons, animations, and "comments"--

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™.)   link: 828 comments

#205 westbankmama  8/6/2006 03:45AM PDT
 

Charles has made it into the MSM - at least in Israel. Ynet is writing about his doctored photo post here:

http://www.ynetnews....


6 posted on 08/06/2006 4:41:58 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Crazieman
PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE WAS IMPROPERLY USED ON THIS IMAGE.

I guess next time they'll use it properly and not get caught.

7 posted on 08/06/2006 4:42:37 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: BlueSky194

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1674949/posts
Hezbollywood? Evidence mounts that Qana collapse and deaths were staged

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1677345/posts
Hezbollywood Horror: "Civil Defense Worker" doubles as Traveling Mortician (Green Helmet Guy)


8 posted on 08/06/2006 4:42:45 AM PDT by BlueSky194
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To: Crazieman

Comrade Trotsky never was.


9 posted on 08/06/2006 4:43:05 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Crazieman
Add this one to the mix.

LGF received a death threat from someone that works for them in the UK.

A Reuters employee has been suspended after sending a death threat to an American blogger.

The message, sent from a Reuters internet account, read: "I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut."

10 posted on 08/06/2006 4:43:33 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Crazieman
I guess whoever created this faked photo won't be getting the $500 weekly prize, eh? Sucks when ya get caught....
11 posted on 08/06/2006 4:44:10 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Crazieman
Once again, the pajamahadeen were on it.
12 posted on 08/06/2006 4:44:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Crazieman
PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE WAS IMPROPERLY USED ON THIS IMAGE.

In the future, we will make sure all Photoshopped images are done by persons using the software PROPERLY, so it is much harder to detect changes.

13 posted on 08/06/2006 4:44:56 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Crazieman
PLEASE REMOVE THE IMAGE FROM YOUR SYSTEMS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

How sweet. They're sorry for the inconvenience.

How about apologizing for the lie and firing the editor?

14 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:20 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: mware

Sheesh - they get mad when they get caught, don't they?


15 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Crazieman

Pajama patrol catches the MSM again.


16 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:54 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free!)
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To: backhoe
Hey back I have a question.

Could the pacifier on the baby be photo-shopped???

17 posted on 08/06/2006 4:45:59 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: backhoe
What would we do without the brilliant folks here at FR...and the Internet!

These clowns would get away with everything!

18 posted on 08/06/2006 4:46:25 AM PDT by Guenevere (Israel, our friend and ally.....God bless her.)
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To: Guenevere

Which begs the question, BEFORE the internet, just how much did they show and tell us that wasn't true?


19 posted on 08/06/2006 4:47:26 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: Crazieman

20 posted on 08/06/2006 4:47:44 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: abb

More than we care to know.....it would only make us ill.


21 posted on 08/06/2006 4:49:31 AM PDT by Guenevere (Israel, our friend and ally.....God bless her.)
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To: mware

Whoa..


22 posted on 08/06/2006 4:49:49 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-pray for Israel))
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To: Guenevere

Courage, Reuters! Courage!


23 posted on 08/06/2006 4:50:38 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: Hadean

ping


24 posted on 08/06/2006 4:51:09 AM PDT by labette (Let none hear you idly saying, "There is nothing I can do"...)
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To: SE Mom
Look at the photo. Are there any other photos by OTHER photographer of the baby with the pacifier.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

25 posted on 08/06/2006 4:51:55 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: mware

With image editing software just about anything is possible.


26 posted on 08/06/2006 4:52:09 AM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: mware

Reuters is manufacturing news? Next you'll be telling me gambling is happening in southeastern Connecticut. Sheesh, what's this world coming to???


27 posted on 08/06/2006 4:52:17 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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Looks fine to me.


28 posted on 08/06/2006 4:52:40 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Crazieman

Drive-By-Media totally busted again by FR!


29 posted on 08/06/2006 4:52:57 AM PDT by KoRn
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To: Crazieman
It will be interseting to see if all the news orgs that ran that pic will prominently diplay the correcton.

Well done, LGF.

30 posted on 08/06/2006 4:53:11 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Oklahoma

Everyone has noticed how clean the pacifier was. It could have been planted or photo-shopped, but with this photographers record now, anything is possible.


31 posted on 08/06/2006 4:53:54 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: mware

When I first saw that pic..my first thought was ..how stupid do they think we are?


32 posted on 08/06/2006 4:54:33 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-pray for Israel))
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To: mware
Hey back I have a question. Could the pacifier on the baby be photo-shopped?

In the blog discussions I've read, there is a lot of questioning about how the baby ( poor thing, whatever the circumstances ) looks almost recently exhumed, but the pacifier is bright blue and clean. Assumption was it was added to the corpse, but given the track record, photoshopping would be easier.

33 posted on 08/06/2006 4:55:12 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: KoRn

ok so FR was the first to notice this fake pic? This is the first i have heard about it so i don;t know the details


34 posted on 08/06/2006 4:55:35 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: mware
A Reuters employee has been suspended...

Suspended?!

35 posted on 08/06/2006 4:55:42 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: CalvaryJohn
These news organizations are under "common people" scrutiny 24/7.
36 posted on 08/06/2006 4:56:00 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: janetjanet998

Little Green Football gets that honor, but the expertise of people here were used to prove the fake.


37 posted on 08/06/2006 4:56:56 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: backhoe

Thanks for that, you da best...


38 posted on 08/06/2006 4:57:33 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Right_in_Virginia
PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE WAS IMPROPERLY USED ON THIS IMAGE.

I guess next time they'll use it properly and not get caught.

Agree. What they meant by 'improperly used' is the photographer was not 'professional enough' that it get caught. The 'properly used of editing software' means their fake pics would never get caught.

The sad part is that the photographer perhaps simply gets a 'warning' (not to be that unprofessional next time), and that's it.

39 posted on 08/06/2006 4:57:36 AM PDT by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: janetjanet998

Here's the thread where it was first pointed out on FR yesterday:


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


40 posted on 08/06/2006 4:57:51 AM PDT by KoRn
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To: SE Mom

I think it was better before media types decided that they were the elite.


41 posted on 08/06/2006 4:57:58 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: humblegunner

most excellent! :)


42 posted on 08/06/2006 4:58:21 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: Guenevere
What would we do without the brilliant folks here at FR...and the Internet! These clowns would get away with everything!

Makes you wonder what they got away with in the past, doesn't it?

43 posted on 08/06/2006 4:58:49 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: mewzilla

Drudge ought to have this up. Hey Drudge, you up yet?


44 posted on 08/06/2006 4:58:59 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: hellinahandcart

Well, hiya! hell... always good to see you!


45 posted on 08/06/2006 4:59:54 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Good job! Here's the one they're going with as the corrected photo....
46 posted on 08/06/2006 4:59:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Crazieman
Good work! Free Republic strikes again.
:o)
47 posted on 08/06/2006 5:00:51 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Crazieman
Reuters has refed the photo. Here it is, alongside the faked version:

Beats me why a photographer or editor would risk his job over that, or how anyone that inept could have gotten the gig in the first place.

48 posted on 08/06/2006 5:01:00 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: nuconvert

49 posted on 08/06/2006 5:01:42 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: ReignOfError
Beats me why a photographer or editor would risk his job over that, or how anyone that inept could have gotten the gig in the first place.

Well, it is Rooters.

But I'll bet Paul Julius Reuter is spinning in his grave.

50 posted on 08/06/2006 5:02:47 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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