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

Posted on 08/08/2006 3:33:50 AM PDT by Efraty

News organization withdraws photograph of Israeli fighter jet, admits image was doctored, fires photographer. Reuters pledges 'tighter editing procedure for images of the Middle East conflict'

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


TOPICS: Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: adnanhajj; deceit; fabrication; fauxtography; hizbullah; islamoganda; israel; lebanon; medialies; middleeast; mideastconflict; reuterrorism; reuters; syria; terror; war
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1 posted on 08/08/2006 3:33:51 AM PDT by Efraty
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To: Efraty

IOW we'll get someone who knows more about Photoshop than a lawn sprinkler.


2 posted on 08/08/2006 3:37:11 AM PDT by freedomlover (This tagline has been pulled - - - - OK?)
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To: Efraty; All; ForGod'sSake
Mark Levin's interview of LGF’s Charles Johnson
Mark Levin Fan site ^ | August 7, 2006 | contributor

Posted on 08/08/2006 5:13:07 AM EDT by Sergeant Tim

For all those having trouble logging onto Little Green Footballs to read about the latest photo fudge and double-fudges by Reuters photographers, Mark Levin led off his show last night by discussing with Charles Johnson how the original story broke.

In addition, they spoke about the Reuters photos of the lady in Lebanon whose house was totally destroyed twice in 15 days by Israeli air strikes and another Lebanese lady who Reuters photographed and reported as having lost two husbands in 17 days. Mark also asked him about the recent threats Johnson received from a Reuters employee.

... Footballs of truth bombs raining down on Reuters : )

( hattip:ForGod'sSake )

3 posted on 08/08/2006 3:37:42 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: Efraty

CNN website has the story, too!

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/08/07/reuters.photog.reut/index.html

"Questions about the accuracy of the photograph arose after it appeared on news Web sites on Saturday.

Several blogs, including a number which accuse the media of distorted coverage of the Middle East conflict, said the photograph had been doctored."

Pajamahadeen does it again!! Well done, very well done.


4 posted on 08/08/2006 3:38:11 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Efraty

Their new policy is, "We'll only bash Israel with photos that can't be proven to be doctored."


5 posted on 08/08/2006 3:40:59 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Efraty
However, this was deemed accurate.
6 posted on 08/08/2006 3:43:36 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Kofi, are there any terrorists he doesn't like?


7 posted on 08/08/2006 3:48:02 AM PDT by wolfcreek (You can spit in our tacos and you can rape our dogs but, you can't take away our freedom!)
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To: Efraty

Several years ago "Wired" magazine did a story on the dangers of digital pictures being used for news reports. They pointed out that a good manipulation of the picture would be near to impossible to detect and that digital photos were totally unreliable at that point. They even made the case for making pictures to fit the news. Seems they were right and that is just what is starting to happen. Luckily these cases are poorly done but how many are very well done and undetected. Their idea was that only actual film photos should be used for news reporting so authenticity could be verified.


8 posted on 08/08/2006 3:56:32 AM PDT by TN4Bush
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Kofi Annan is a lying, dishonest, thieving, piece of sh*t! And those are his good qualities. Because I'm a practicing Christian, I won't talk ill of the man and I'll leave the bad names off the post. :)


9 posted on 08/08/2006 4:00:07 AM PDT by moonman (`)
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To: Efraty

The sad fact is that the news doesn't have to alter pictures. They slant issues every day by being selective about the stories they report. I would be willing to bet that the stories about the woman losing her husband or her home weren't offset by stories about loss and suffering on the Israeli side. Then they wonder why people are skeptical about the press - before the internet they had complete control and I'm sure they resent being one-upped by the common (in their minds "ignorant") man.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 4:00:43 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: TN4Bush
Their idea was that only actual film photos should be used for news reporting so authenticity could be verified.

The Russians regularly airbrushed photos for years. Going digital just made it easier.

11 posted on 08/08/2006 4:04:43 AM PDT by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: onevoter

Well said.


12 posted on 08/08/2006 4:05:36 AM PDT by bwteim
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To: Efraty

Yes, but how many photos and how much doctoring? Come clean now Reuters, you will be found out....freepers are on the job. Thank you Algore for inventing the internet!


13 posted on 08/08/2006 4:08:37 AM PDT by trustandobey
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To: backhoe
It is now obvious... that Reuters is an active player in the international leftist/Islamo-fascist alliance. That Reuters is not openly condemned by all western news organizations speaks volumes. The scale/depth of deceit in this conflict is mind-boggling.
14 posted on 08/08/2006 4:16:43 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Efraty

How about every reuters picture is required to have the "not-altered written guarentee" next to the photo credit.


15 posted on 08/08/2006 4:21:26 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: johnny7

Especial care must be taken with all Reuters reports with a Damascus dateline. The stories, produced by Reuter's Muslim stringers or employees, almost without exception push the Assad line.


17 posted on 08/08/2006 4:22:42 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: Efraty
Reuters pledges 'tighter editing procedure for images of the Middle East conflict'

What about other stuff?

18 posted on 08/08/2006 4:25:59 AM PDT by Allegra (FReeping LIVE! from "the other war zone.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

19 posted on 08/08/2006 4:26:57 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: SueRae
Several blogs, including a number which accuse the media of distorted coverage of the Middle East conflict, said the photograph had been doctored.

How ironic, coming from CNN.

20 posted on 08/08/2006 4:27:43 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: johnny7
That Reuters is not openly condemned by all western news organizations speaks volumes. The scale/depth of deceit in this conflict is mind-boggling.

These characters are no friends of America, or Americans. They wish us ill.

21 posted on 08/08/2006 4:30:41 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: wolfcreek
"Kofi, are there any terrorists he doesn't like?"


22 posted on 08/08/2006 4:33:02 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Efraty
A spokesmen for Reuters said "Next time we hire a photographer we need to send him to a PhotoShop course and he has to pass testing. We can't have these amateurs messing everything up."
23 posted on 08/08/2006 4:34:53 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: longtermmemmory
How about every reuters picture is required to have the "not-altered written guarentee" next to the photo credit.

Dan Rather is missing a huge opportunity. Just like when master theifs and forgers become consultants, Dan could turn his image around and become the authority on forged news and create the Dan Rather seal of approval.

24 posted on 08/08/2006 4:37:18 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Kofi just can't get enough of those wacky Hezbollians.


25 posted on 08/08/2006 4:55:03 AM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Yehuda
Koffee: Billy boy,..uh..I've got this oil for food scandal coming up in the near future, and I might need your help. If everything works out, and our boy Kerry is elected, I'll push for you as my replacement at the U.N. You should check out my office. Oh, I've got a t-shirt for you. It says "My peacekeepers went to Darfur, and all I got was this T-shirt." Bill: Just remember to bite your lower lip and always put a thumbs up, which subconsciously reminds people to let you live. Koffee: Got it.
26 posted on 08/08/2006 4:56:47 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: Raycpa

Does anybody know if the newspapers who published these are running retractions?


27 posted on 08/08/2006 5:05:25 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Efraty
Look at the flares -- they're all identical in size and shape.

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28 posted on 08/08/2006 5:07:48 AM PDT by randita
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To: Efraty

-Eric

29 posted on 08/08/2006 5:24:48 AM PDT by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
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To: TN4Bush
Their idea was that only actual film photos should be used for news reporting so authenticity could be verified.

Unfortunately raw film has had the same problem for at least 15 years. Hollywood has been using film printers in special affects at least since 1991. Basically what the film printer does is print digital images onto any film type. At least for the last 15 years it has been just about impossible (except for perhaps a tiny few hard cores) to tell if an old fashioned SLR or a film printer took the image.

30 posted on 08/08/2006 5:34:42 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: E Rocc
Wow, is that what the original picture looked like? - no wonder they doctored it.
31 posted on 08/08/2006 5:43:55 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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This one might be staged:


32 posted on 08/08/2006 6:03:44 AM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: TN4Bush

A possible solution is to download the original chip to the newspaper and mark the photos to be used.

Doesn't stop deliberate distortion by the paper, but would stop rogue photojournalists.


33 posted on 08/08/2006 6:46:38 AM PDT by From many - one.
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To: All

Bam, Fox just televised three other photos we're working on... re: staging of sites by Hizzies. About time they got to the staging. Ping me to any staging videos you come across. Thanks.


34 posted on 08/08/2006 6:54:49 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Talk to those who kill their own children, by Jihad/PR ? Remember Beslan.)
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To: E Rocc

35 posted on 08/08/2006 6:57:23 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: SueRae

Paula Zahn is doing a story on this on CNN tonight.


36 posted on 08/08/2006 6:57:50 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: johnny7; gaspar; backhoe
It is now obvious... that Reuters is an active player in the international leftist/Islamo-fascist alliance. That Reuters is not openly condemned by all western news organizations speaks volumes.
The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing . . . It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. - Adam Smith

Half the truth can be a very big lie. - Winston Churchill

So much for your "right to know."

You do not have a "right to know" anything. You do have a right to your own opinion, and you have the right to promote your opinion with your voice and with your money - and to listen to whoever interests you and to ignore whoever does not interest you.

You want the truth, you read FreeRepublic.com - especially the postings by conservatism_IS_compassion - and then think for yourself.


37 posted on 08/08/2006 7:26:38 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: randita

AND... the vapor-trails.


38 posted on 08/08/2006 7:33:34 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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39 posted on 08/08/2006 8:04:06 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf

ROTFLMAO!


40 posted on 08/08/2006 8:08:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E Rocc

LOL... supposedly, some dude already put Godzilla in Beirut on the Little Green Footballs blog.


41 posted on 08/08/2006 8:14:12 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: CJ Wolf

LOL... some happy little smoke over here...

and a happy little crater over there... LOL


42 posted on 08/08/2006 8:14:42 AM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1400 knives and counting!)
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43 posted on 08/08/2006 8:52:45 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Efraty

Green Helmet Guy Alert in the Philippines:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1679955/posts?page=1

Look at the sign behind them.


44 posted on 08/08/2006 11:17:24 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Efraty

45 posted on 08/08/2006 11:20:19 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TET1968
That picture they’re carrying is discussed in a German newspaper. I don’t read German, but it’s obvious that they are discussing Green Helmet’s role as a propagandist for Hezbollah, comparing pictures of him doing his dead baby puppeteering in 1996 and again in 2006.

http://www.bild.t-online.de/BTO/news/aktuell/2006/08/05/hisbollah-krieg-bilder/hisbollah-krieg-bilder.html

46 posted on 08/08/2006 11:24:10 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Efraty; backhoe; SueRae; Tulsa Ramjet; Yehuda; randita; E Rocc; Lil'freeper; CJ Wolf; TET1968; ...
HELP!

I've read LGF, Malkin, etc. and of course, the FR tthreads...

But what is the BEST, most CONCISE, compilation that discusses both the F16, smoking Beirut, Green Helmet etc. all in one place without too much detail that would be good for emailing out to the great unwarshed!?!?

I get it, you get it, but what about your granny's friend that watches Nightly News? I haven't really found a single site that has an explanation tailored to them, and I don't think I'm capable either.

Any recommendations?

47 posted on 08/08/2006 11:37:27 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
I get it, you get it, but what about your granny's friend that watches Nightly News? I haven't really found a single site that has an explanation tailored to them, and I don't think I'm capable either. Any recommendations?

That's the problem with web-based stuff-- you have to follow all the links, search the comments for further fact-checking, links, etc., and pull it together yourself-- it's why people still watch the nightly news. Damn it.

Nonetheless, let me take a stab at it:

Here's where it started:


Over at LGF, Charles runs an explosive expose on al-Reuters doctoring photos from Beirut. The implications of such deceit are staggering. link: 816 comments |


Here's where it stand today:

The Larger Issue

Richard at EU Referendum has some very apt comments on the Reuters Photoshop Scandal, and the likelihood that photos of the aftermath of the Qana bombing were staged by Hizballah. I’ve tried to bring up this subject in every interview, because I agree with Richard that this practice is much more insidious than clumsy image editing.


A synopsis of better links:

Kudos to LGF for spotting the photoshopping. And to the Freepers who helped demonstrate the fakery. Ace o' Spades, Hot Air, and Left & Right get honorable mentions as well. JPod at the Corner also notes Charles' takedown of Reuters.

48 posted on 08/08/2006 12:15:53 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: sam_paine

here's one
http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/


49 posted on 08/08/2006 12:27:29 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: backhoe
it's why people still watch the nightly news. Damn it.

Ain't THAT it in a nutshell! ? ! I see so many people in my own family, from grandparents down to niece/nephew, that are just so consumed in their life that they miss all this other stuff completely.

People I know, who are not ignorant by any means, are not even aware that Iran Achmadinmybadinmyjob has verbally threatened Israel's right to exist, much less that Dan Rather was a forger/enabler, much less that all American Newspapers pull their propaganda directly from the Reuters/Goebbels newsfeed!

Even FOX NEWS has not managed to meet the challenge of beating the Nightly News with a "Blog Summary". THe best they have, for crying out loud, is a car-chase with mascara.

Oy. Vey.

50 posted on 08/08/2006 12:45:14 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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