Skip to comments.Reuters Purges Photo Database
Posted on 08/07/2006 7:52:41 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
Reuters has withdrawn all photographs taken by Beirut-based freelance Adnan Hajj from its database after establishing that he had altered another image. By Julia Day. Reuters has withdrawn all photographs taken by Beirut-based freelance Adnan Hajj from its database after establishing that he had altered not one, but two, images since the start of the conflict between Israel and the Lebanon.
The news agency has also instituted "a tighter editing procedure" for images of the war in the Middle East conflict after what it calls "the gravest breach" of Reuters standards.
Reuters' new procedure will "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".
Tom Szlukovenyi, the Reuters global picture editor said: "There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image.
"Reuters has zero tolerance for any doctoring of pictures and constantly reminds its photographers, both staff and freelance, of this strict and unalterable policy."
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I have to purge after seeing most Reuters articles, pictures included or not.
First Reuters binges, gets caught, then purges.
I am sure that someone out there has made a collection of
Adnan Hajj' fake photos, they will come back to haunt Reuters, time and time again.
They are running the shredders! Just like Enron. ;-)
Reuters needs to have its feet held firmly to the fire, with or without extra smoke. Who was the photo editor who reviewed the questionable photos and allowed them to be published? He or she is either totally incompetent or a shill for terrorists. In the first case, a firing is in order. In the second, a firing squad might be more appropriate.
Sweeping the evidence under the rug?
Reuters has standards? Wow. Now THAT'S news!
Adnan Hajj will go into the Liars Hall of Fame right next to Baghdad Bob.
Good one! ROFL.
Jason Blair, Adnan Hajj, Dan Rather.
Doctoring photos is "bad" at Reuters, but "staging" them is still OK.
OK, so I need someone to explain this one to me. Reuters admits that these photographs were doctored and then did the right thing by firing the photographer and deleting the photographs from its database. Instead of lauding Reuters for doing the right thing, I see nothing but condescension. I really don't get it.
Tom Szlukovenyi, the Reuters global picture editor said:How about deliberate STAGING a photograph?"There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image.
Is that still O.K.?See also from littlegreenfootballs.com:
sunday, august 28, 2005
How Phony Can They Get?
Heres a touching scene, featuring Cindy Sheehan and the Reverend Al Sharpton, in front of crosses, looking solemn and sad.
Now lets zoom out and see the media swarm around this manufactured event:
(Hat tip: Bill P.)
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