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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: ReignOfError
Placing the two photos side-by-side, I believe most people would agree that the the fraudulent photograph is more lurid and provocative. If they were sounds, the second photo would be a few decibels louder.

Common sense says the person who doctored the photo was trying to make a political statement through selective amplification.

141 posted on 08/06/2006 5:48:08 AM PDT by JCEccles
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To: mware

Thanks. I meant to ask for more info on that before I clicked "post," but forgot.

I would certainly hope that if the IP wasn't spoofed, if the message did in fact come from inside Reuters, the party responsible was canned with extreme prejudice. I've known of people fired for far less.

The Reuters IP address that LGF tracked was probably a Reuters firewall. But armed with that address, Reuters might be able to track it back to a MAC address. If they did find and fire the sender, I doubt they'd ever publicize it.


142 posted on 08/06/2006 5:48:55 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: mware
It's in this picture also:

It seems to me that the pacifier should be a lot more dirty in the other picture given it's position in this picture. Odd.

143 posted on 08/06/2006 5:49:19 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: JCEccles
A big part of propaganda is exaggeration.
144 posted on 08/06/2006 5:49:28 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: omega4179

That picture is so obviously staged, I would like to see someone Photoshop a movie set slate over it with the caption something like, "Qana Propoganda Photo - Take One."


145 posted on 08/06/2006 5:50:41 AM PDT by randita
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To: driftdiver
It might well be argued that the photoshopper was suspended for not doing a more professional job of fakery.

Makes one wonder how many other Reuters photos have been doctored and never challenged.

146 posted on 08/06/2006 5:50:56 AM PDT by JCEccles
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To: tsmith130
Do we have an idenitification of who the photographer was in this photo?

Like I mentioned earlier it could have been placed on the child too.

147 posted on 08/06/2006 5:51:05 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: randita

Perhaps it was also done at a Kinko's.


148 posted on 08/06/2006 5:51:38 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: JCEccles

I'm sure they're launching a thorough internal investigation. /s


149 posted on 08/06/2006 5:52:46 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: humblegunner
Image hosted by Photobucket.com damn that Lootie is fast...
150 posted on 08/06/2006 5:54:32 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: mware

Yes, I posted in #123 that it's the photographer that took a lot of the pics at Qana, Adnan Hajj.


151 posted on 08/06/2006 5:55:37 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Fred Nerks; USF; Just A Nobody
ENEMEDIA Ping!
152 posted on 08/06/2006 5:55:53 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (Retire John Murtha!)
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To: mewzilla
Why risk your job to make a cloud of smoke look vaguely more mushroom shaped?

Why did Leni Riefenstahl ruin her reputation to shill for Hitler?

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.

153 posted on 08/06/2006 5:56:45 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: tsmith130

for frantically digging in the dirt for children's corpses they sure look clean...


154 posted on 08/06/2006 5:56:59 AM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: JCEccles
Definitely more lurid and provocative...


155 posted on 08/06/2006 5:57:08 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: backhoe

Thanks for the link. I missed all that.


156 posted on 08/06/2006 5:57:25 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: All

Not for nothing.....but the first thought I had was that the smoke plume looked like a closed fist.....

.....rather appropiate I thought.


157 posted on 08/06/2006 5:57:54 AM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: ReignOfError
She made her reputation shilling for Hitler.

FWIW, I regard that as infamy rather than fame.

158 posted on 08/06/2006 5:58:05 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: tsmith130
Agreed.

Ten decibels louder. That's twice the volume.

160 posted on 08/06/2006 5:58:22 AM PDT by JCEccles
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