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Reuters calls the doctor, take 2 ( More fake Photos )
Power Line ^ | August 06, 2006 | Scott

Posted on 08/07/2006 9:00:52 AM PDT by george76

I don't know if this has been brought to anyone's attention yet, but in a quick search of the authenticated Reuters photographs attributed to Adnan Hajj, I found the following two.

One is from July 24 of a bombed out area in Beirut, with a clearly identifiable building in a prominent part of the shot.

The second is of the exact same area, same buildings, same condition, with a woman walking past "a building flattened during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs August 5, 2006."

JOHN adds: Another example of the same phenomenon--not an identical photo, but two photos of the same woman, obviously taken at more or less the same time but published two weeks apart--in each case with a caption saying that she had lost her house to an Israeli bomb the night before!

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; adnanhajj; fakephotos; fauxtography; fraud; g79; geopolitics; greenhelmetguy; hajj; hezbollah; iran; islam; islamoganda; israel; lebanon; mediabias; mediajihad; morefakephotos; muhammadsminions; muslim; photos; propaganda; qana; reuters; reuterssubterfuge; subterfuge; terrorism; wot
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I did several searches and could not find this story nor these photos.
1 posted on 08/07/2006 9:00:53 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Below is the Hajj photo dated July 24:

hajjjuly24.jpg

The Reuters caption reads: "Journalists are shown by a Hizbollah guerrilla group the damage caused by Israeli attacks on a Hizbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, July 24 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)"

Below is the Hajj photo dated August 5:

hajjaugust5.jpg

The Reuters caption reads: "A Lebanese woman looks at the sky as she walks past a building flattened during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs August 5, 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)"


2 posted on 08/07/2006 9:01:52 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Grampa Dave

Extreme Makeover - Beirut Edition

Either this woman is the unluckiest multiple home-owner in Beirut, or something isn't quite right.

A Lebanese woman wails after looking at the wreckage of her apartment, in a building, that was demolished by the Israeli attacks in southern Beirut July 22, 2006. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi (from Yahoo News)


A Lebanese woman reacts at the destruction after she came to inspect her house in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, after Israeli warplanes repeatedly bombed the area overnight.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla) (from Yahoo News)




Same clothes, same scar on her left cheek, same mark under her right eye. Two pictures of the same woman, maybe even taken on the same day.

So, what gives?

Update 10.30pm. The BBC is currently using that second picture. Twice. On one page.

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

3 posted on 08/07/2006 9:04:59 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

It took me a minute to see it. It's the building with the white and beige triangles on it, and rubble in front, repeated in both fotos but supposedly about a week and a half apart.

All your rubble are belong to us.


4 posted on 08/07/2006 9:06:30 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: george76

You may want to change your tagline to "Adnan Hajj: Fake Photographs, Fake News, Fake Reality."


5 posted on 08/07/2006 9:06:52 AM PDT by JennysCool (Roll out the Canarble Wagon!)
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To: george76

Oops.

BBC took the picture off.

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


6 posted on 08/07/2006 9:07:33 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

original photo problems: fake on left

second fake [link]

7 posted on 08/07/2006 9:10:11 AM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: george76

Is it Real or is it Reuters?

8 posted on 08/07/2006 9:10:32 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: george76

So, this building was claimed to be flattened two months in a row?


9 posted on 08/07/2006 9:11:51 AM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: george76

Pajama patrol at it again. Bravo!


10 posted on 08/07/2006 9:12:48 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: george76

The media has been doing this for YEARS!!


LA Times' apology for altered war photo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/883094/posts


11 posted on 08/07/2006 9:12:49 AM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: george76; backhoe

Ping


12 posted on 08/07/2006 9:13:05 AM PDT by fanfan (WAW - Women Against Weenification!)
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To: george76

Is it even a woman? These clowns stop at nothing.


13 posted on 08/07/2006 9:13:21 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: george76

Hello.. new guy here..

FakePhoto Reuters
That's The Name
And Away Goes Truth
Down The Drain..


14 posted on 08/07/2006 9:13:51 AM PDT by Bubble Girl
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To: george76

This is on the verge of being comical. Too bad I can't laugh.


15 posted on 08/07/2006 9:14:22 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: expatguy

"Martyr" (in Hell): It isn't fair! It isn't fair! I only got 4 virgins, and they look like Helen Thomas, Nancy Pelosi, Cindy Sheehan and Hillary Clinton!

16 posted on 08/07/2006 9:15:21 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 69-71)
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To: Salem
A Lebanese woman wails after looking at the wreckage of her apartment, in a building, that was demolished by the Israeli attacks in southern Beirut July 22, 2006. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi)(from Yahoo News)

A Lebanese woman reacts at the destruction after she came to inspect her house in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, after Israeli warplanes repeatedly bombed the area overnight.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)(from Yahoo News)


17 posted on 08/07/2006 9:19:35 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Bubble Girl

Welcome to Free Republic.


18 posted on 08/07/2006 9:19:46 AM PDT by fanfan (WAW - Women Against Weenification!)
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To: Alouette

Thanks for the caption....I sure did need the laugh! :)


19 posted on 08/07/2006 9:20:36 AM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Hey Murtha, Kerry, Kennedy, Schumer, Hillary, and Pelosi...STFU!)
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To: Bubble Girl

Welcome to FR.


20 posted on 08/07/2006 9:22:00 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: AgThorn

Even with such small pictures its obvious that the clone-rubber stamp tool has been very amaturishly applied.


21 posted on 08/07/2006 9:23:34 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("You only upset yourself with your sins, but you upset other people by your confessions" H. Crosby)
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To: george76

Thank God for Powerline, who is working hard to expose the dishonesty of News Organizations.


22 posted on 08/07/2006 9:24:00 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: george76

grief for hire ...


23 posted on 08/07/2006 9:25:48 AM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: SueRae

24 posted on 08/07/2006 9:27:18 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Re: Reuters: Is this not a THIRD?


The ?third-doctored picture was by the same notorious "photographer"
and has the same distinctive smoke pattern. Does it not?


25 posted on 08/07/2006 9:29:55 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: george76
Interesting...a lot of the photos have become red 'x's.

I wonder if the source yanked them, suspecting they were being dissected?

If so, good show!

26 posted on 08/07/2006 9:30:43 AM PDT by Allegra (FReeping LIVE! from "the other war zone.")
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To: Lee Heggy123
Even with such small pictures its obvious that the clone-rubber stamp tool has been very amaturishly applied.

I don't see an obvious usage of clone tool in these images. According to the article, the problem is the July 24th and August 5th dates in the captions.

27 posted on 08/07/2006 9:31:49 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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To: Diogenesis
There are likely dozens of fake pictures staged for the willing media.

It is only a matter of time until we find them...8-)

Just like Dan Rather who wanted fake, but accurate stuff.
28 posted on 08/07/2006 9:33:25 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: AgThorn

Of course. The Muzzies are so civilized, and their economy is so strong, that they can rebuild multi-story buildings in 2 weeks or less.

If you don't believe me then you are a hateful racist.

[/sarcasm]


29 posted on 08/07/2006 9:33:28 AM PDT by tom h
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To: Mo1

The old media is now getting caught by us !

It is much harder for them to get altered stuff to stay a secret with us around.

Which is why they hate us so much.


30 posted on 08/07/2006 9:35:05 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: fanfan

Look at these two staged images of the same woman. Now look at the woman in post #2.

Is that Mrs. Green Helmet? She sure has nice hands.


31 posted on 08/07/2006 9:35:44 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: george76

bump


32 posted on 08/07/2006 9:35:51 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Rabid ethnicist.)
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To: marvlus

Powerline is doing good work !


33 posted on 08/07/2006 9:36:00 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Allegra
This fake photo journalism story is overwhelming their servers.

The word is getting out .

34 posted on 08/07/2006 9:38:29 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Alouette

ROFL!!!!


35 posted on 08/07/2006 9:39:41 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: Alouette

Beautiful.

only four virgins...


36 posted on 08/07/2006 9:40:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
What's the deal about this? The shot taken 24 Jul was clearly taken from the fifth floor of some building. The second shot taken 5 Aug couldn't be taken from that vantage point, because of the overnight airstrike and the building the photographer was in on 24 Jul was reduced to rubble.

In the first shot, there are a bunch of people in the streets, in the second shot there's only one. Israeli's are killing all the civilians. Its genocide I tell ya! Genocide!

I don't see a problem here, where's the problem? Its not like Tourist Guy is in the shot anywhere. Wait a minute!. That's not some Muslim woman, that's Tourist Guy in drag!. Woah! ANOTHER faked shot!

37 posted on 08/07/2006 9:41:31 AM PDT by raygun (Whenever I see U.N. blue helmets I feel like laughing and puking at the same time.)
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To: AgThorn
So, this building was claimed to be flattened two months in a row?

Restored to its original condition and flattened again? Man is their insurance company gonna be pissed! :0)

38 posted on 08/07/2006 9:41:45 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: george76
Question for all your wonderful FReepers:

Is this the same photographer that made the front page of the New York Times?

39 posted on 08/07/2006 9:42:14 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Alouette

Good choice for virgins for you.


40 posted on 08/07/2006 9:43:12 AM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: TET1968
She sure has nice hands.

You're right.

Good catch, Tet!

It's the hands.

41 posted on 08/07/2006 9:43:43 AM PDT by fanfan (WAW - Women Against Weenification!)
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To: TET1968

" Mrs. Green Helmet..."

Keeping the family business going.


42 posted on 08/07/2006 9:48:18 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Until rooters does a headline with WE LIED AND LIED AGAIN, why would anyone in the US believe them again?


43 posted on 08/07/2006 9:49:44 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: ChadGore
Here he is in NYC on 9-11 ?


44 posted on 08/07/2006 9:51:29 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

< liberal logic > If Hajj is good enough for the front page of the new york times, he's good enough for me </ liberal logic >


45 posted on 08/07/2006 9:51:58 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: HAL9000

Look at the smoke in the picture to the left in post #7. See the pattern in the smoke cloud? Thats a clone tool being rather unimaginatively used. A really good Photoshop artist would have mixed it up and blurred the edges of the stamp.


46 posted on 08/07/2006 9:52:02 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("You only upset yourself with your sins, but you upset other people by your confessions" H. Crosby)
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To: ChadGore

To answer your question :

"Is this the same photographer that made the front page of the New York Times ? "

I do not know, but maybe some else here does.


47 posted on 08/07/2006 9:55:41 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: raygun; MediaMole

hat tip to media mole

48 posted on 08/07/2006 9:57:21 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

One of these days I'm gonna go to NOLA and find that guy!........


49 posted on 08/07/2006 10:01:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: george76

Someone should go to wikipedia and make the following additions:

Reutered-To stage, alter, Photoshop or manipulate an image.


Green Helmet Guy, White T Shirt Guy,Black Baseball Cap Guy, Red Hatch Mark Woman-
Refers to Hezbolla propaganda team operating in Lebanon and major source of bogus images supplied to Reuters .


50 posted on 08/07/2006 10:02:12 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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