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.
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