Skip to comments.Reuters admits to more image manipulation
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'
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IOW we'll get someone who knows more about Photoshop than a lawn sprinkler.
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.
( hattip:ForGod'sSake )
CNN website has the story, too!
"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.
Their new policy is, "We'll only bash Israel with photos that can't be proven to be doctored."
Kofi, are there any terrorists he doesn't like?
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.
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. :)
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.
The Russians regularly airbrushed photos for years. Going digital just made it easier.
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!
How about every reuters picture is required to have the "not-altered written guarentee" next to the photo credit.
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.
What about other stuff?
How ironic, coming from CNN.
These characters are no friends of America, or Americans. They wish us ill.
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.
Kofi just can't get enough of those wacky Hezbollians.
Does anybody know if the newspapers who published these are running retractions?
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.
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.
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.
Paula Zahn is doing a story on this on CNN tonight.
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 SmithSo much for your "right to know."
Half the truth can be a very big lie. - Winston Churchill
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.
AND... the vapor-trails.
LOL... supposedly, some dude already put Godzilla in Beirut on the Little Green Footballs blog.
LOL... some happy little smoke over here...
and a happy little crater over there... LOL
Green Helmet Guy Alert in the Philippines:
Look at the sign behind them.
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.
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:
Here's where it stand today:
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. Ive 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.
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.
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