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Reuters admits to more image manipulation
www.ynetnews.com ^ | 8.7.06 | Yaakov Lappin

Posted on 08/07/2006 9:23:25 AM PDT by Efraty

Reuters has withdrawn a second photograph and admitted that the image was doctored, following the emergence of new suspicions against images provided by the news organization. On Sunday, Reuters admitted that one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, used software to distort an image of smoke billowing from buildings in Beirut in order to create the effect of more smoke and damage.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: adnanhajj; arabstreet; beirut; fauxtography; haifa; hizbullah; islam; israel; katyusha; lebanon; mediajihad; mideastconflict; mohamedanmedia; muslim; muslimappeasement; nasrallah; reuterrorism; reuters; terror; war

1 posted on 08/07/2006 9:23:27 AM PDT by Efraty
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To: Efraty

Never believe a Muslim...Adnan Hajj....LIAR.


2 posted on 08/07/2006 9:25:43 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Efraty
They just has a segment about this on Fox News. Eric Burns said "Reuters has a history of doing this"
3 posted on 08/07/2006 9:27:48 AM PDT by msnimje (Uni-FAIL - UN peace keeping force in Lebanon has lived up to its name.)
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To: Efraty
Reuters pledges 'tighter editing procedure for images of the Middle East conflict'

Reuters will continue to manipulate photos, as per usual, in all other 'news' stories.

4 posted on 08/07/2006 9:28:03 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Efraty
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?


5 posted on 08/07/2006 9:30:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Efraty

[GOSH. GASP. GEE.]

You mean ... you mean ... Muslims lie???


6 posted on 08/07/2006 9:30:28 AM PDT by tom h
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To: Efraty
Did you see these?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1679162/posts?page=18

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1679236/posts

7 posted on 08/07/2006 9:30:55 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: Diogenesis

Methinks you are jesting.

Isn't that the perp (Adnan Hajj) in the photo himself?


8 posted on 08/07/2006 9:31:23 AM PDT by tom h
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To: msnimje
I found another

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

9 posted on 08/07/2006 9:32:50 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Efraty
Rusty Shackleford, owner of the My Pet Jawa web log , noted that the warplane in the picture is actually firing defensive flares aimed at dealing with anti-aircraft missiles.

Rusty Shackleford? Isn't that Dale Gribble's alias on King of the Hill?

10 posted on 08/07/2006 9:34:13 AM PDT by xjcsa (The internet is not a truck. It's a series of tubes.)
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To: Efraty

Why don't these guys just hire Pixar or someone like that and they can make up all the phony crap they want. They can have images of Mohammed striking Israeli jet out of the sky, they can have thousands of dead babies, they can show IDF forces popping our womens' eyeballs. Man, they have the money. Why not go for it! Who needs some Muslim fumbduck with Photoshop??


11 posted on 08/07/2006 9:35:44 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Efraty
RETURN OF GREEN HELMET!!!!


12 posted on 08/07/2006 9:37:43 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle ("Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats." -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Efraty

doctored photo

13 posted on 08/07/2006 9:41:21 AM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: bigjoesaddle

Your picture is not showing up for me.


14 posted on 08/07/2006 9:43:45 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Efraty

Sounds like the perfect place for Dan Rather to be working.


15 posted on 08/07/2006 9:53:20 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Efraty

Good work Freeper Hadean for catching the first one!


16 posted on 08/07/2006 9:55:21 AM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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To: Efraty

Reuters = Scum


17 posted on 08/07/2006 9:56:25 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Diogenesis

Looks viable to me, i.e. not doctored.
The "cloning" in the first withdrawn photo is friggin' obvious to anyone who has actually doctored a photo that way. This photo's smoke looks properly natural.

(Could be wrong; that's just from a glance at a shrunk image.)


18 posted on 08/07/2006 10:00:11 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: Suzy Quzy
Never believe a Muslim.

Yeah, well news services ain't Gospel neither. Fake but accurate?

19 posted on 08/07/2006 10:14:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (If the gates of Hell prevail against it, it probably never was a church anyway.)
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To: ctdonath2

If you look at the blowup at http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3287774,00.html you can see that the smoke trail of the three 'missiles' are exactly the same. Wide spots and narrow spots match. Wiggles match. Obvious clone, for one thing.


20 posted on 08/07/2006 10:14:59 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: ctdonath2

As Rush said this morning a classic expample of the "drive by media" doing its work. Tossing handgrenades at the story and then driving off to do the next thing at the next story. All quiet except for Fox News from the rest of the MSM on another fake but accurate story.


21 posted on 08/07/2006 10:16:55 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: expatguy

I found another
An American Expat in Southeast
= = = = = = = = = = =

If you visit this site, note that it uses the term "reutered" as a verb meaning a falsified photo.

I love that! From now on, when we discuss a news photo that has been altered with the intent to deceive, let's call it a "reutered photo."

Maybe we should also call a forged document a "rathered" document :O)



22 posted on 08/07/2006 10:24:49 AM PDT by Clique (I am right, And you are right, And all is right as right can be! - A.S. Gilbert (prophetic words)
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To: Diogenesis

The talk is that this one is indeed a fake as well, but the smoke is not the big clue. (IMO it is indeed suspcicious that black oil-fire smoke is pouring out of a lower apartment room hours at all, never mind that it's still pouring out apparently hours after the place has been devastated.)

Perspective is the *cough* smoking gun in this photo. Here you can't see anything but the porch for anything that's just four stories up. You'd have to be pretty close to the building to get that kind of perspective. Is this guy twenty feet in front of the Leaning Tower of Lebanon? This one's a composite of two separate shots.


23 posted on 08/07/2006 10:25:11 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Clique

Hey, maybe PhotoShop will even add a filter called "reuter."

You click the button, and it gives you a quickie one-pass fake that wouldn't fool a ten-year-old.
:O)


24 posted on 08/07/2006 10:28:43 AM PDT by Clique (I am right, And you are right, And all is right as right can be! - A.S. Gilbert (prophetic words)
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To: Clique

LOL thanks! Done!


25 posted on 08/07/2006 10:34:44 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Efraty

This photo was so crudely altered anyone with the slightest knowlege of Photoshop could see the fakery. Obviously Reuter's editors are engaging in propaganda rather than news reporting. I would half expect them to run a photo of Fidel riding in the Tour de France and expect the world to believe it to be truse.


26 posted on 08/07/2006 10:35:14 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Clique
Is there some genius on here that can post these reutered photos side by side so that illiterates like myself can view them?
I think that it would be a kick if there was a web site totally dedicated to reutered photos and photo ops with time lines dedicated to the Hells-bo-allah. We could also use some of their rathered documents!
27 posted on 08/07/2006 10:43:42 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (Parenthood is a gift)
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To: Diogenesis
Actually that photo might be staged. Look to the right of them man walking down and you can see flames that are to the right and to the front of the building.

Questions.

1. If those flames were caused by bombing, why are they in the outside rubble and not in the building?

2. If those flames are visible and accessible, why isn't there an effort to put them out?

3. If those flames are clearly visible, why is some guy in clean clothes walking from them?


Potential scenario: The man we are seeing helped set a fire and placed something on it that creates lots of smoke. The photographer takes several pictures but the smoke is so temporary, the best one is only seconds after it was lit.
28 posted on 08/07/2006 10:55:30 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Diogenesis
The third-doctored picture was by the same notorious "photographer" and has the same distinctive smoke pattern. Does it not?

No, it does not.

29 posted on 08/07/2006 10:56:52 AM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Raycpa

If my staged theory is correct it could explain the small amount of smoke coming from what is left of the front door. the smoke looks more like something is burning on the floor just inside the door than smoke coming from somewhere inside.


30 posted on 08/07/2006 11:00:48 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: xjcsa
Rusty Shackleford? Isn't that Dale Gribble's alias on King of the Hill?

Yep.

(Too many people around here obviously don't have enough to do on Sunday night...)

31 posted on 08/07/2006 11:18:24 AM PDT by Tenniel (Whenever a man casts a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct -- T. Jefferson)
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To: Diogenesis
Staged?


32 posted on 08/07/2006 11:20:13 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Clique
ROTFLOL :-)

The new "Reuters" photoshop filter will take any picture and tilt it to underscore a particular agenda. Maybe give it some submenu options, e.g., no wmd, haliburton, global warming, leftist marches, evil republicans, religion of peace, chimp, lesbian gay, and Vietnam service.

The evil republican filter will give any person in the picture piercing white demon eyes and a hint of a snarl. The leftist marches filter will triple the number of marchers, the haliburton filter adds environmental disasters to the background scenery, etc,.

33 posted on 08/07/2006 11:51:31 AM PDT by Spokane
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To: ctdonath2; Diogenesis

The shadows seem off, but I need a better image to work with.


34 posted on 08/07/2006 11:57:50 AM PDT by From many - one.
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To: Efraty

I've posted twice already Reuters photos of the same women in front of a bombed building which has been used two different times captioned with two different dates. Either this woman is the unluckiest home owner in Lebanon or at least one is bull.

See photos here:


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


35 posted on 08/07/2006 12:45:04 PM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: Raycpa

probably a looter


36 posted on 08/07/2006 12:46:00 PM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Diogenesis; King Prout
Look closely around the man's head and you will see doctoring resembling what you'd find after filling in around an object with Microsoft Paint (hat tip to King Prout):
37 posted on 08/07/2006 12:49:09 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: Efraty
So have they pulled these two photos (not by the guy fired)

Same woman fifteen days apart.

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)

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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)

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

38 posted on 08/07/2006 1:01:21 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Diogenesis

39 posted on 08/07/2006 1:07:04 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Clique

Good idea! Fewer syllables than "photoshopped."


40 posted on 08/07/2006 1:29:52 PM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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To: Diogenesis; Efraty

I'm not sure if this is real or not, but I just saw this one Reuters. Proported to be the last photo taken before Flight 11 hit the Twin Towers. Amazing if real, but again, I'm not sure.

41 posted on 08/07/2006 2:27:25 PM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: Efraty
I think this one is fake (but accurate):


42 posted on 08/07/2006 6:35:08 PM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: Efraty

The disturbing make believe photos from this disturbing make believe event are shown below. Don’t allow children under the age of 30 to view this horror caused by Israel. Of course, this is Bush's fault.

No Problem! Here comes your Bomb!


43 posted on 08/09/2006 5:33:45 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: pabianice

Is it real? Or Is It Reuters?


44 posted on 08/09/2006 6:08:26 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup ("Is it real? Or is it Reuters?")
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