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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]

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To: mware
If the brand new clean pacifier wasn't photoshopped it was certainly added as a sympathy prop before the photo was taken.
101 posted on 08/06/2006 5:23:33 AM PDT by handy (Congress sends troops to battle but they won't take a stand against the NYT undermining our security)
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To: FreeRadical
I may be flailing with my cache, but I think yahoo is still showing the photo here: 8:23a.m.est
102 posted on 08/06/2006 5:24:03 AM PDT by FreeRadical (Find Terrorists Here:
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To: FreeRadical

Looks like the same false fotergraph to me.

103 posted on 08/06/2006 5:25:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: mainepatsfan

Especially not when there is a war raging, and their side is losing.

104 posted on 08/06/2006 5:26:01 AM PDT by pissant
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To: ReignOfError

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?

105 posted on 08/06/2006 5:26:09 AM PDT by Blogger (
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To: backhoe

I agree.

106 posted on 08/06/2006 5:26:25 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Crazieman

Al Reuters .....

107 posted on 08/06/2006 5:27:04 AM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: nuconvert

'"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:

108 posted on 08/06/2006 5:27:13 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: pissant

They can't afford to damage one of their top allies.

109 posted on 08/06/2006 5:27:50 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
A guy on LGF made a really good point. When news agencies hire stringers, the angencies should be even more careful with their editing responsibilities. I'll bet the media outlets don't know a lot of these stringers from Adam's housecat. And since even the stringers they do know aren't handing over these pics by hand, they're probably being e-mailed, who the heck knows where these pics could be coming from. All the more reason for editors to take their jobs seriously. Provided of course said editors aren't actually aiding and abetting.
110 posted on 08/06/2006 5:29:04 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: All

111 posted on 08/06/2006 5:29:21 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: backhoe

Thanks. When I first seen that picture, I thought, "WOW! I didn't know Beirut was as populated as Hong Kong."

112 posted on 08/06/2006 5:29:30 AM PDT by moonman (`)
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To: blam
The al-Reuters agenda unmasked.

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.

113 posted on 08/06/2006 5:30:02 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: mewzilla

The editors begin with bias in favor of Hezbollah and against the US. They are getting exactly what they want from their stringers.

114 posted on 08/06/2006 5:30:56 AM PDT by twntaipan (John McCain: Your 15 minutes of fame were up long, long ago.)
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To: ReignOfError

Since Reuters has the original, I am betting that it was an editor who modified the photo rather than the photographer.

115 posted on 08/06/2006 5:31:15 AM PDT by Toskrin (It didn't seem nostalgic when I was doing it)
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To: abb

Al-Reuters contact information:

Simon Walker
Corporate Marketing & Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7542 7800

Ed Williams
Global Head of Executive Communication
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7542 6005

Yvonne Diaz
Public Relations Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7542 2615

Yasmeen Khan
Head of PR, Research & Asset Management
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7542 0496

Steve Clarke
Head of PR, Enterprise
Tel: +44 (0) 207 542 6865

Moira Whittle
Head of PR - Media & Editorial
Tel: +44(0) 207 542 3436

Johnny Weir
Head of PR, Corporate
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7542 5211

Avene O'Farrell
PR & Corporate Events Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7542 7457

Americas Timezone

Samantha Topping
Director Media Relations, Reuters America
Tel: +646 223 5223

Morgan Baden
Media Relations, Reuters America
Tel: +646 223 5596

Asia Timezone

Liam Hwee Tay
Head of Corporate Communications, Asia
Tel: +65 68 703 028

116 posted on 08/06/2006 5:31:40 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ReignOfError
Background information on the run in with LGF from their site. Note the date.

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.

Bunglawala’s 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 Shari’a.

At 3:23 am, this creature used our contact form to send the following message with the obviously phony Hotmail address ‘’ and the subject line, “You bunch of wankers.”

I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut....

Well, isn’t 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

117 posted on 08/06/2006 5:32:23 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: 13Sisters76
........ '68 Tet offensive, one of the most decisive victories for the American and So V'Namese military.

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.

118 posted on 08/06/2006 5:32:41 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: Crazieman

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.

119 posted on 08/06/2006 5:33:04 AM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: Crazieman

In May, a Reuters employee E-mailed a death threat to LGF.,7340,L-3256534,00.html

Three months later, LGF busts Reuters for doctoring photos.

Ha. Ha.

120 posted on 08/06/2006 5:34:20 AM PDT by Toskrin (It didn't seem nostalgic when I was doing it)
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