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Boortz: "REUTERS PULLS ANOTHER FAST ONE"
Neal's Nuze ^ | Monday, August 7, 2006 | Neal Boortz

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.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; boortz; daralislam; fakephotos; islam; lgf; liberal; liberalmedia; liberals; makingitup; mediabias; mediajihad; mediawar; mohamedanmedia; msm; muhammadsminions; muslim; powerghraib; qana; reutergate; reuterrorism; reuters; zogbyism

1 posted on 08/07/2006 7:21:59 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

the photographer will be given hezbullah sensitivity training along with a 6 month school on how to properly use the cloning tool without being caught..


2 posted on 08/07/2006 7:23:59 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: yankeedame

The 1st photo was uncovered by Little Green Footballs
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21956_Reuters_Doctoring_Photos_from_Beirut&only

It was quickly picked up here on FR
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678470/posts

Reuters admitted the first photo was doctored and fired Hajj
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678852/posts

The second photo (F16) was discussed at Jawa, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678950/posts

now they are admitting that photo is doctored as well
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1679142/posts


3 posted on 08/07/2006 7:27:27 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: yankeedame
if the photographer is let go...

Or whether he simply changes his nom de guerre and continues his ways, keeping falafel and pita together via al-Reuters' currency.

HF

4 posted on 08/07/2006 7:29:19 AM PDT by holden (holden on'a'na truth, de whole truth, 'n nuttin' but de truth)
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To: yankeedame
Remember - According to Koran, it is perfectly acceptable to lie to infidels - especially if it furthers the spread of islam. So be ware of anything from muslim sources...
5 posted on 08/07/2006 7:32:37 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: 2banana

Remember - According to Koran, it is perfectly acceptable to lie to infidels - especially if it furthers the spread of islam.


Needs endless repitition


6 posted on 08/07/2006 7:35:27 AM PDT by litehaus
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To: yankeedame
MSM is circling the wagons on this one...

the Little Green Footballs dude was on Drudge last night. He gave FreeRepublic credit for the RATher, 'superscript-scam' too. Drudge didn't know that FR's Buckhead was responsible for that coup.

7 posted on 08/07/2006 7:38:10 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: holden
If he is let go, I imagine his unemployement insurance, paid by Hezbollah, will take care of him. You might think they'll be a bit over-extended in that category, but I have it on good account there won't be too many Heboz appearing at the employment insurance counter.

HF

8 posted on 08/07/2006 7:39:39 AM PDT by holden (holden on'a'na truth, de whole truth, 'n nuttin' but de truth)
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To: holden
If he is let go, I imagine his unemployement insurance, paid by Hezbollah, will take care of him. You might think they'll be a bit over-extended in that category, but I have it on good account there won't be too many Heboz appearing at the unemployment insurance counter.

HF

9 posted on 08/07/2006 7:39:58 AM PDT by holden (holden on'a'na truth, de whole truth, 'n nuttin' but de truth)
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To: nutmeg

Look at post #3 for a history of the doctored Beirut photo.


10 posted on 08/07/2006 7:41:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

This guys has a good candidate for photo #3. Not so much a doctored photo as a staged photo.

http://drinkingfromhome.blogspot.com/2006/08/extreme-makeover-beirut-edition.html


11 posted on 08/07/2006 7:43:08 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: yankeedame
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

It's not just Reuters

12 posted on 08/07/2006 7:44:28 AM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; pookie18

Pookie has a toon this morning showing the photographer now employed by a Motor Vehicle Administration...in the driver license photo section! ROTFLMAO!


13 posted on 08/07/2006 7:44:42 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: yankeedame

All he will do is change his name...Reuters will look the other way and continue to accept his pictures...


14 posted on 08/07/2006 7:48:12 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: yankeedame
It will be interesting to see if the suspended photographer is let go.

His services are no longer being used by Reuters. Keep an eye out for him popping up elsewhere.

What is MORE interesting are the things being discovered by looking through his PAST work. Now that we know the tricks he uses, some other questionable photos are being uncovered.

15 posted on 08/07/2006 7:52:17 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Mo1

Right. AP said that they couldn't call the 9-11 hijackers terrorists because AP also lost employees in the attacks and to remain "impartial" they couldn't declare them to be terrorists.


16 posted on 08/07/2006 7:53:38 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: johnny7
I heard the interview. LGF should've corrected Drudge. Mike Drudge said that "both sides do this" and brought up the gag picture of Kerry with Jane Fonda onstage together. Mike did not say anything other than "that picture of John Kerry and Jane Fonda together". There WAS an actual photo of them together. And the left even cropped in an image of George W. Bush into that photo (which never got any press). The gag image (which came complete with an "article") appeared very briefly on FR but was seized upon by the Kerry gang to DISCREDIT the actual photo. And Corbis played a double standard by coming down on FR for deep linking to the genuine image (stored on licensee servers) and prohibited its use on FR. When I pointed out that Snopes (a leftist owned site) was HOSTING the images, their legal team contacted Snopes who added ownership info (but I seriously doubt they ever paid to license the images). CERTAINLY Corbis does not license the hoaxed image which can still be found on Snopes' website. But this is what we are up against.
17 posted on 08/07/2006 7:58:41 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: johnny7
(sorry, formatting went wonky because of a couple italics references).

I heard the interview.

LGF should've corrected Drudge.

Mike Drudge said that "both sides do this" and brought up the gag picture of Kerry with Jane Fonda onstage together.

Mike did not say anything other than "that picture of John Kerry and Jane Fonda together".

There WAS an actual photo of them together. And the left even cropped in an image of George W. Bush into that photo (which never got any press).

The gag image (which came complete with an "article") appeared very briefly on FR but was seized upon by the Kerry gang to DISCREDIT the actual photo.

And Corbis played a double standard by coming down on FR for deep linking to the genuine image (stored on licensee servers) and prohibited its use on FR. When I pointed out that Snopes (a leftist owned site) was HOSTING the images, their legal team contacted Snopes who added ownership info (but I seriously doubt they ever paid to license the images).

CERTAINLY Corbis does not license the hoaxed image which can still be found on Snopes' website.

But this is what we are up against.

18 posted on 08/07/2006 7:59:46 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: DCPatriot
I do?


19 posted on 08/07/2006 8:10:57 AM PDT by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: weegee

Incredible! This is a chilling reminder that not only are we at war with terrorists, the MSM is equally our enemy.


20 posted on 08/07/2006 8:22:48 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: handy
That's just as staged as Green Helmet and the dead babies.

On the other hand, it's little different than the ATF spreading out "illegal weapons" they have seized for the media.
21 posted on 08/07/2006 8:29:55 AM PDT by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: yankeedame
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.

What makes anyone think the so called original is really not also doctored with smoke and is just a prior version?

22 posted on 08/07/2006 8:38:20 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

He also added buildings and did all sorts of cloning in that image.


23 posted on 08/07/2006 8:39:35 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: weegee

I know, I'm just saying how do we know any of the smoke was real?


24 posted on 08/07/2006 8:41:29 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: weegee

Was it not that the cloning itself caused images of buildings to be repeated?


25 posted on 08/07/2006 8:43:18 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: johnny7
Hey, we're just a bunch of bloggers sitting around in pajamas according to the Dem media........but we're good at finding the "fools gold" the media hands to the ordinary folks.

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.

26 posted on 08/07/2006 8:45:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: demkicker
...the MSM is equally our enemy.

Can never be stressed enough.

27 posted on 08/07/2006 8:58:20 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: yankeedame
Well supposedly the photog has been fired. But he was freelance, and you never really fire those people, you just don't buy their stuff.

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).

28 posted on 08/07/2006 9:12:43 AM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: 2banana

Talmud;
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.

http://www.come-and-hear.com/editor/howdy_2.html ("We're ADL Compatible")

http://www.come-and-hear.com/talmud/index.html Uncensored Talmud


29 posted on 08/07/2006 9:58:26 AM PDT by Spirited
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To: DCPatriot
Aha! Actually, I'm running that in Today's Toons 8/9/06...oh prescient one...


30 posted on 08/07/2006 10:53:28 AM PDT by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: litehaus
"Needs endless repitition"

Don't worry, it's gotten "endless repitition, " and endless repetition, too. Unfortunately, there are some for whom it is all too true, as well.
31 posted on 08/07/2006 11:08:19 AM PDT by Old Student (WRM, MSgt, USAF(Ret.))
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