Skip to comments.Boortz: "REUTERS PULLS ANOTHER FAST ONE"
Posted on 08/07/2006 7:21:57 AM PDT by yankeedame
Monday, August 7, 2006
REUTERS PULLS ANOTHER FAST ONE
Reuters. Let me think ... isn't that the news agency that has refused to call Islamic terrorists what they are ... Islamic terrorists! Yes, by golly, I think they're the ones! And Reuters has also been accused of staging photos at the site of the Israeli bombing of that building in Qana?
But Reuters wouldn't do anything like that, would it?
Well ... as a matter of fact, they would.
Fresh off the accusations that Reuters was staging terrorist casualty photos at Qana, they've been caught monkeying with wire photos again. You see, even though news wire photos are usually paid much attention to by newspapers and the like, there are some who have been watching Reuters.
Included in that is Charles Johnson, who runs the excellent blog, Little Green Footballs. You can also see the doctored image at this website ... along with an explanation.
Reuters pushed a photo showing a picture of the Beirut skyline after an Israeli air strike. Evidently the photographer who took it wasn't satisfied with the damage done, because he fired up Photoshop (or some program like it) and decided to expand the reach of the smoke clouds. Not only that, but in the process of using what is called the cloning tool, said photographer decided to add some buildings, too. The result is so laughable you can't even believe Reuters would make such a photo available on their wire service to news outlets.
But they did.
Except as in the case of the staged Qana photos in which a dead girl was used as a prop, they got caught. They got pinched bad this time...with their hand in the cookie jar all the way up to their elbow. For their part, Reuters has yanked the photo, issuing this statement: "Reuters has suspended a photographer until investigations are completed into changes made to a photograph showing smoke billowing from buildings following an air strike on Beirut. Reuters takes such matters extremely seriously as it is strictly against company editorial policy to alter pictures." Uh-huh.
All of this proves one thing. Even photo wire services can be a propaganda machine for the pro-terrorist appeasement forces. The difference these days is if people pay attention, they can call them on it. It will be interesting to see if the suspended photographer is let go.
What makes anyone think the so called original is really not also doctored with smoke and is just a prior version?
He also added buildings and did all sorts of cloning in that image.
I know, I'm just saying how do we know any of the smoke was real?
Was it not that the cloning itself caused images of buildings to be repeated?
When will we get back to "reporting the news" in a truthful fashion and let the chips fall. If Rather had reported the "truth", he might have gone out intact.
Heard Rather the other day....sounds pretty insecure.
Can never be stressed enough.
I'm more concerned with what this indicates overall. No one is really talking about that. Firing the photog is merely attacking the SYMPTOM. The problem, at it's base, is that the American MSM is working ACTIVELY AGAINST the U.S., all to further the leftist agenda they support. That is the real story that is being proven here.
Reuters has a DUTY, morally and LEGALLY to vet the photos and/or news stories they are ***supplied*** with, yet they don't. They are working against America, causing more troops to be put in danger and it is CRIMINAL. Someone at the top of that food chain needs to fired, not just the doer of the mullah's desires (the photographer).
It is permitted to deceive a goy. (Babha Kama 113b)
Jews must try to deceive Christians. (Zohar I 160a)
In the interest of upright truth and media fairness.
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