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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Yes, I posted in #123 that it's the photographer that took a lot of the pics at Qana, Adnan Hajj.
She made her reputation shilling for Hitler.
I don't doubt that propaganda exists, and in fact is pervasive. I'm unconvinced that this is it. The alterations to the photo made it uglier -- even if they hadn't been so clumsy, they wouldn't have added anything to the political content or emotional impact.
Did Reuters fail to live up to widely-accepted ethical standards? No question. Did Reuters fail to live up to its own stated standards? No question. Did Reuters fail to live up to the standards of image quality expected of someone shooting kids' portraits at the local K-Mart, let alone a major news organization? No question.
My only issue is that this was done in pursuit of a political agenda, because even if successful, it would have done nothing to further any agenda I can see.
for frantically digging in the dirt for children's corpses they sure look clean...
Thanks for the link. I missed all that.
Not for nothing.....but the first thought I had was that the smoke plume looked like a closed fist.....
.....rather appropiate I thought.
FWIW, I regard that as infamy rather than fame.
Ten decibels louder. That's twice the volume.
He has to be, with the workload these days.
Wow! The Pajama team wins again.
Recall your Goebbels? I think these folks do.
The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.
In this case, they're going for sympathy. Making Beirut look like it's been laid waste to is part of the plan.
The first two Drudge headlines are now an uppercut and roundhouse right to the jaw of Islamofascist-symp Reuters.
If I'm ever stunningly wealthy- I'll buy Reuters and mandate that the only image manipulation that will be done on the product, will be done with MS Paint.
It'd look like a kid drew a mushroom cloud with crayons.
Its also killing LGF's server. Almost inaccessible now.
ROFL! You are having WAAAY too much fun with this.
Goebbels would have loved to have had today's media back when he was running German propaganda.
They need to upgrade.
Why? Its not every day a natural force like the Drudge Report causes the entire internet to descend on your innocent servers.
Thank you Algore.
That GIF compares two different photos from two different photographers working for two different agencies on two different days.
It was originally composed by someone at LGF who was arguing that the doctored Reuters photo was built from a July 26 AP photo. It was posted to make that point in post #6 on this thread.
Personally, I don't think it proves what it's purported to prove. Photographers working in Beirut all know the same vantage points. In fact, they're all probably staying at the same hotel and taking their wide shots from its roof. The overlap looks compelling in a muddy, low-res version, but with the original files -- unless the photographers were standing at the same spot with the same ISO and focal length -- not so much. Parralax is a harsh mistress.
True but the daily amount of hits to their page is certain to keep climbing.
Charles Johnson, owner of LGF
LGF caught Reuters on this one.
Giant Eddy of Iron Maiden fame is destroying Beirut!
Hahaha that is To Dam Funny.
Someone should put a pic of King Kong and say King Kong is destroying Beruit.
Here is the fake:
The correction is in a yahoo slide show here: "accurate foto"
Although, best I can tell, yahoo is also still happily showing the fake here: 9:03am est
That and the fact that their employees are issuing death threats.
Reign, Reuters issued a kill order on the pic. What more do you need?
Shouldn't Reuters subject ALL their photographs to simple statistical and technical tests prior to going out over the wires? Aren't they responsible for quality control, veracity, provenance and content? Or does forwarding an antisemite agenda trump all other considerations in the eyes of Herr Reuters' heirs?
This is Lucy Ramirez level sophistication. I certainly hope the source of this photograph is fired, at the least. What controls are in place to prevent this from happening again?
Like the political bias of CBS (huge, endemic, pervasive and deeply ingrained) does Reuters' bias insinuate itself into all its reporting, to point of rendering it a not so subtle propaganda machine for one side in this conflict? NOTE TO REUTERS CUSTOMERS: May I point out that was a rhetorical question, since you do not seem to be very quick on the uptake?
I believe you're being summoned at post #179.
"believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear" is now "none of what you see, none of what you hear".
I am really shocked, shocked that I was so gullible to think that pic might be real.
Explodng pick up trucks on date line, Real but fake documents by Dan Rather, you think I would have learned!
Call Peter Jackson.
Reuters has NO credibility.
I thought the series of dead children was strange. I don't know how to go back and see those pictures again. But one was of a person placing a dead child in a mass grave. All the other corpses were completely covered, I forget if they were in coffins or completely wrapped. But the guy had the baby in a regular blanket with it's face exposed. I was wondering why are they burying this child so differently in a loose blanket with the face uncovered.
Unbeliveable. Even the most rabid liberals infected with BDS know they cannot send death threats from their work email address...:)
It is things like this that give me encouragement that we will defeat these idiots when we come to total and open war, as I feel that we eventually will be forced to do.
Absolutely. She went where the money and fame were, and was a pariah after the war ended. Justifiably. You can't serve as a handmaiden to evil and then say you were just a handmaiden.
It's a pity she didn't flee the Reich, or even remain apolitical, instead of serving it so well and enthusiastically; she was an incredibly talented filmmaker and photographer.
Even Triumph of the Will is a beautifully shot and executed film, to the degree that you can separate its technical and aesthetic merit from its glorification of evil. That's not easy to do even a little bit, and I don't think it's possible to do completely.
Her work after the war also showed great talent and skill, but the world wasn't inclined to forgive or forget. Reasonably so. If she'd used her talents to document the Holocaust after the war ended, that would have been a suitable form of atonement.
Great job, all of you who participated!
How many times do MSM news organizations need to get busted for "fake but accurate"? And if there is really no liberal bias, which they all say, why is it their fakery is ALWAYS lefty slanted?
You may very well be right. However, it doesn't change the fact that the overlay shown in my post was doctored. I guess without the original photo(s) we can't say for certain regarding anything else about the photos.
But the doctored photo doesn't make Beirut look any more wasted than the original. That's my point. I understand propaganda. I know how it works, and how it can be abrupt or subtle. This case is neither. It's just stupid.
You can bet your sweet @$$ that they have been doing things like this forever and are just now getting caught. Repeatedly.
The fraudulent photo is darker, more sinister, and makes the devastation look more immediate and complete.
Exactly! That's kinda the whole point, isn't it? This goes from a sort of euphoric gotcha to a real ugly reality: How many times have they got us?
And, while in general I feel pretty Reuter Proof -- They lost me way back in the day when they refused to use the word terrorist -- the lesson is clear: Every photo is fake until proven accurate.
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