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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: windcliff

Check this out.


551 posted on 08/07/2006 12:54:55 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Crazieman

al-Reuters, caught in the act of "fake but accurate" photoshop trickery.


552 posted on 08/07/2006 1:11:03 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Lazamataz; patton; Howlin; neverdem; ganeshpuri89
"Fuel tanks burn at the Beirut international airport after it was attacked by Israeli aircraft July 13, 2006. Israel struck Beirut airport and Hizbollah's television station on Thursday .......

Wait a minute.


That photo is NOT of any airport, NOT of any fuel tanks at an airport, and NOT of the Beirut airport. (I'll grant it is a "possible" a fire near a TV TOWER (on a hill) but NOT of any airport.

Hint: IF it is of fuel tanks burning in an airport, where are the runways? Airport lights/towers/taxi ways/loading ramps.....

That "hillside: that is burning is NOT "flat" and is immediately downtown, surrounded by multi-story buildings in a built-up area. Neither possible with an "airport".
553 posted on 08/07/2006 4:53:38 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SJackson
Check out nbr 553 of this thread: It looks to me that the Reuters photo (then used by the NY Times on the front page) of the Beirut airport "fires" is not only NOT of any possible "airport" (being of something burning on a hill surrounded by high-rise buildings) but that the "tanks burning" part of the photo is itse;f heavily edited/photoshopped.
554 posted on 08/07/2006 5:03:32 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: bwteim

What this aids infected DU poster ignores are the really greedy super rich elite financial backers of the Rats and Islamofascists in America, like George $oreA$$ and the other rat billionaires who finance DU and bs like that reply.


555 posted on 08/07/2006 5:45:50 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Grampa Dave

Yes, a convenient lapse of memory on their parts.

BTW, your Norman Bates pic is great.


556 posted on 08/07/2006 6:01:02 AM PDT by bwteim
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To: bwteim

Thanks.

Reuters and AP are nothing but PR wings for the Islamofascist serial killers.

The Norman Bates posting came about with the help of a lot freepers. To me, it shows the reality of ABCNNBCBS and the major dinosaur fishwraps as they keep the corpse's of their so called news divisions semi alive in an ICU.


557 posted on 08/07/2006 6:18:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: null and void

Thanks. I will try it here

Sheehan resumes war protest near Bush's ranch

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/08/7peacemom.html


558 posted on 08/07/2006 7:07:17 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: Crazieman
Crossreference thread (Reuters destroys further evidence of manipulation...)

Reuters withdraws all photos by Lebanese freelance (Reuters 07 Aug 2006)

559 posted on 08/07/2006 8:36:02 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

counterexample...Hong Kong...


560 posted on 08/07/2006 8:37:19 AM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: bwteim
Cross reference to highlights from the DU thread...

DUmmie FUnnies 08-07-08 ("Reuters admits altering Beirut photo")

561 posted on 08/07/2006 8:37:35 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: rlmorel

The Go'uld infiltration is proceeding according to plan....

562 posted on 08/07/2006 8:46:25 AM PDT by steve-b ("Creation Science" is to the religous right what "Global Warming" is to the socialist left.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Thanks for the ping. I'm going to savor this thread.


563 posted on 08/07/2006 9:43:33 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: ReignOfError
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 strongly disagree. It's not mere "incompetence" that the fakery shows a more dramatic amount of damage, over a wider area, than actually occurred.

The political point is perhaps not obvious when removed from the larger context of Hajj's fakery -- he's clearly trying to paint Israel as using excessive force. And the nice man is not alone in this: note, for example, today's backpeddling from claims of "40 killed" to "1 killed" in an Israeli attack.

I find it surprising that someone who paints himself as savvy to the ways and means of media manipulation should be unable to see this faked photo as part of a larger context.

564 posted on 08/07/2006 9:57:45 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: GoLightly
Source

UPDATE: Reuters Dismisses Photog Over Doctored Pictures


By E&P Staff

Published: August 06, 2006 5:30 PM ET updated Monday

NEW YORK Reuters admitted Sunday that it had published a doctored photograph of Beirut after an Israel strike on Saturday morning, the Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported. It said that it has fired Adnan Hajj, the Lebanese photographer who submitted the image.

On Monday, it added further charges, saying he had manipulated at least one other photo -- and that all of his recent pictures had been deleted from the news agency's data base.

Reuters also said today it had put in place a tighter editing procedure for images of the Middle East conflict to ensure that no photograph from the region would be transmitted to subscribers without review by the most senior editor on the Reuters Global Pictures Desk, according to a Reuters spokeswoman.

“There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image," said Tom Szlukovenyi, Reuters Global Picture Editor, in a statement. "Reuters has zero tolerance for any doctoring of pictures and constantly reminds its photographers, both staff and freelance, of this strict and unalterable policy."

He added that the fact that Hajj had altered two of his photographs meant none of his work for Reuters could be trusted either by the news service or its users.

It all started with just one contested image, brought to light by bloggers: In the original picture, thin smoke can be seen rising over Beirut after a recent Israeli air strike; in the published photograph, thick, black smoke billows. "The photographer has denied deliberately attempting to manipulate the image, saying that he was trying to remove dust marks and that he made mistakes due to the bad lighting conditions he was working under," said Moira Whittle, the head of public relations for Reuters, on Sunday.

"This represents a serious breach of Reuters' standards and we shall not be accepting or using pictures taken by him," Whittle said in a statement issued in London.

Hajj worked for Reuters as a non-staff freelance, or contributing photographer, from 1993 until 2003 and again since April 2005.

On Sunday, Reuters removed the retouched shot and replaced it with the original. The next day, it reported finding the other altered image.

Its Monday statement, after describing the flap over the first image, reads: "An immediate enquiry began into Hajj’s other work. It found on Monday that a second photograph, of an Israeli F-16 fighter over Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon and dated Aug 2, had been doctored to increase the number of flares dropped by the plane from one to three."


565 posted on 08/07/2006 10:22:36 AM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: r9etb
I strongly disagree. It's not mere "incompetence" that the fakery shows a more dramatic amount of damage, over a wider area, than actually occurred.

Your read on the original and the doctored photo differs from mine. Where's the "more dramatic amount of damage?" All I see in the doctored photo is a darker smoke cloud.

566 posted on 08/07/2006 10:39:46 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: ReignOfError
Your read on the original and the doctored photo differs from mine. Where's the "more dramatic amount of damage?" All I see in the doctored photo is a darker smoke cloud.

He didn't just "darken" it -- he enlarged it as well, as LGF proved by showing the exact nature of the cloning.

We must also note that Mr. Hajj has at least one more "authentically doctored" picture, and that one also adds stuff that wasn't there in the first place. So this one picture is part of a larger pattern of lies by this fellow.

You're trying hard to push the "mere incompetence" explanation, but it doesn't hold water when we consider that this fellow was actively selling lies.

567 posted on 08/07/2006 10:51:00 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Smartass
He added that the fact that Hajj had altered two of his photographs meant none of his work for Reuters could be trusted either by the news service or its users.

Powerful statement. They're beginning to feel the heat. They're sticking with the fake but accurate storyline on Qana. The blogoshere show hit the pic of all of the corralled photographers hard. I don't know how to make that happen.

568 posted on 08/07/2006 10:56:24 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: ReignOfError

How many bombed areas were depicted in the altered pic? How many were there really?


569 posted on 08/07/2006 10:57:58 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Smartass

In my previous post to you, show= *should*.

I wondered if they just pulled his pics or if the did full recalls on the order of the first one, specfically identifying each of them.


570 posted on 08/07/2006 11:02:36 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: GoLightly
The power of the Internet is driving the MSM nuts.
It's the little pajama people like yourself that
are doing it!

:o)


 

571 posted on 08/07/2006 11:03:31 AM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: Crazieman

I'm terrible at posting pics, but compare the child in this photo by hajj to the one in post 475. How many red headed curly haired kids are running around in Beirut, much less finding themselves before his cameras??

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060722/ids_photos_wl/r3023334187.jpg


572 posted on 08/07/2006 11:05:30 AM PDT by Raebie
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To: GoLightly
I think wire services like Reuters just issues an
admission, and retraction.   It pains them to make
mistakes, especially with doctored photos.
The term credibility comes to mind.


 

573 posted on 08/07/2006 11:15:58 AM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: ReignOfError
Beats me why a photographer or editor would risk his job over that,/i>

No kidding. It's not like the original picture is so tame...

574 posted on 08/07/2006 11:32:51 AM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: backhoe

The Guard documents were much better fakes than this.


575 posted on 08/07/2006 12:58:41 PM PDT by rockthecasbah (Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

576 posted on 08/07/2006 1:15:38 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: patton
Thank you: my other map sources either could not locate the airport within the city (as a separate address/label), or could only give the general outline of the city and peninsula, but no features other than the harbor.
577 posted on 08/07/2006 1:56:40 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

It closed in 1998, after they completed the new one - it was one of those discover channel mega construction projects.


578 posted on 08/07/2006 2:01:40 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I can't post a pic to save my life here. Can someone post a side by side pic of the child in post 475 and the one from the link I just posted up there? TIA...


579 posted on 08/07/2006 2:02:29 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: pissant

;-)


580 posted on 08/07/2006 2:16:27 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: freema

Indeed, I remember Sites.
Thanks for the ping.


581 posted on 08/07/2006 2:17:21 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Crazieman
The Big Story is about to cover the fake pics...
582 posted on 08/07/2006 2:20:26 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Earth to libs: MARXISM DOESN'T SELL HERE. Try somewhere else.)
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To: Windcatcher
Haven't you heard that it was Israel that sold these pictures to Haj..
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583 posted on 08/07/2006 2:40:31 PM PDT by shineon
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To: weegee

I think if we add up all the photos that have been collected here and on other web sites, we have almost all 900+ photos that got expunged.


584 posted on 08/07/2006 2:44:33 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Crazieman

And that's the way is was!

585 posted on 08/07/2006 3:41:40 PM PDT by Liberal Bob
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Different shirt collar?


586 posted on 08/07/2006 4:38:06 PM PDT by VA40
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To: Luke21
These people eat up the swill the media gives them and fully believe it. My wife is one of them.

Having a spouse that is an opposite like that can be difficult. I'm blessed with a wife who is opposite in many ways that complement me (I'm and Engineer, she's artsy), but she is with me politically and has basic common sense.

My Mother-in-Law on the other hand is one of the sheep and drives me nuts. She flip flops all the time just like John Kerry, and in the end always makes the wrong (bad) choices in life. Needless to say, we don't talk much. We just tolerate each other's presence (which is not easy)! Fortunately, she lives 120 miles away.

587 posted on 08/07/2006 5:06:37 PM PDT by SteamShovel
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To: mware

Good point. That vividly blue pacifier looks awfully clean AND must be made out of some really strong plastic to still be so intact! How come it's not covered in dust and not even broken!! How in the world could that thing look so brand new and clean after supposedly being buried with that poor child?!?! Maybe Green Helmet Man carries some around in his pocket "just in case"!!!


588 posted on 08/07/2006 6:16:34 PM PDT by fishergirl
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To: null and void

Does that child in 380 have a deformed foot?
Photos 1 and 3 show the same child being removed from two different places, don't they?


589 posted on 08/07/2006 6:32:25 PM PDT by GRRRRR (WHERE is the next Ronald Reagan? Virginia?)
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To: GRRRRR

Looks deformed to me.

I think #1 and #3 are same location, different camera angles.

The cinder block wall is visible in both.


590 posted on 08/07/2006 7:28:12 PM PDT by null and void (Bipartisanship: when the Stupid Party & the Evil Party agree on something that is both stupid & evil)
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To: Riley
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.

I have a photo (downloaded off whitehouse.gov back in the 1990's) of Clinton walking Socks the cat, and it appears someone with MS paint tried to edit out a leash.

591 posted on 08/08/2006 4:00:57 PM PDT by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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