Skip to comments.Reuters Admits Photo Fakery!
Posted on 08/06/2006 4:35:24 AM PDT by CraziemanEdited on 08/06/2006 5:09:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Looks like the same false fotergraph to me.
Especially not when there is a war raging, and their side is losing.
I still don't think it is right. Look at the areas of lightness. Why fake lightness, unless it is a mushroom shape he was going for?
Al Reuters .....
'"Little Green Footballs had a run-in with Reuters, so they modified their site meter to record visits from Reuters... they had four online when I looked a few minutes ago."
Lol. Good idea.'
That was the great "Bungholio ( yes, means like it sounds ) or Bunga, Bunga, Bunga! affair:
They can't afford to damage one of their top allies.
Thanks. When I first seen that picture, I thought, "WOW! I didn't know Beirut was as populated as Hong Kong."
And what agenda is that? Looking at the photos side by side, I don't see how one makes any political point more forcefully than the other. One of my favorite maxims is "never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence," and this seems like a good case for that.
I once noticed -- and pointed out to the AP -- a pair of faked photos that were later retracted. They were faked by the U.S. Army. They were photos of two soldiers killed in Iraq, and appeared to be the photos from their ID badges. The soldiers had been photoshopped in front of a U.S. flag. There were harsh jagged lines around the silhouette job, and the flag background was pixel-for-pixel identical in both.
My best WAG -- and it's a pretty weak one, but as good as any I can come up with -- is that some newbie screwed up cropping the photo, and in a vast overestimation of his photoshop skills, thought he could fake the cropped-out parts rather than embarrass himself by asking someone up the line to resend.
The more I see, the more I'm inclined to believe that it was not the photographer, because Reuters had the unaltered version readily at hand. In any case, at least two people screwed up -- the person who doctored the image and the person who approved it.
The editors begin with bias in favor of Hezbollah and against the US. They are getting exactly what they want from their stringers.
Since Reuters has the original, I am betting that it was an editor who modified the photo rather than the photographer.
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Friday, May 26, 2006
A Death Threat from Reuters (Bumped)
See below for important updates...
Early yesterday morning at about 3:00 am on the West Coast, someone in Sweden Britain connected to the Internet and browsed over to this article at the Guardian by Inayat Bunglawala, media secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain: This code could open doors.
Bunglawalas piece (about the Da Vinci Code) is in the section of the Guardian site where readers can comment, and someone posted a link to LGF as a rebuttal to Bunglawala. Our Swedish British visitor clicked that link, leading him/her/it to this post: Swedish Muslims Demand Sharia.
At 3:23 am, this creature used our contact form to send the following message with the obviously phony Hotmail address email@example.com and the subject line, You bunch of wankers.
I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut....
Well, isnt that tolerant.
But this particular death threat is a bit different from the run of the mill hate mail we get around here, because an IP lookup on the sender reveals that he/she/it was using an account at none other than Reuters News
The Viet Cong was virtually wiped out, and the N. Vietnamese regular army was so badly defeated that the #1 general told Ho Chi Minh that they should give it up and come to terms.
I created a negative of the image and then adjusted the gama and it looked to me as though the entire smoke was "layered" over the buildings.
In May, a Reuters employee E-mailed a death threat to LGF.
Three months later, LGF busts Reuters for doctoring photos.
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