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The Passion of the Toys [More photos from Beirut]
Slublog ^ | August 08, 2006 | Slublog

Posted on 08/08/2006 12:51:07 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia

The Passion of the Toys

In Platoon, Oliver Stone said the first casualty of war is innocence.

He was wrong.

As the photos here show, the first casualties of war are...the symbols of innocence. And photographers from Reuters and the AP just happened upon many of these perfectly placed symbols of war's horrors.


Ben Curtis, AP


Sharif Karim, Reuters


Sharif Karim, Reuters


Sharif Karim, Reuters


Issam Kobeisi, Reuters


Mohamed Azakir, Reuters

This last one is the only one that seems...untouched.

Feel the pathos. Mourn for these oh-so-photogenic and suspiciously dust-free trinkets of childhood.

Just don't ask any questions about their veracity.

That would be wrong.


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Boy that Sharif Karim from Reuters has a real nose for stuffed animals!
1 posted on 08/08/2006 12:51:17 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Limbaugh was making the point today on his radio that staged photos were as big a concern as the doctored variety.


2 posted on 08/08/2006 12:53:10 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

All but the bottom one seem awwwffuuullll clean given they are in a pile of rubble.

PLEASE let's start a campaign when these scumbags start with the staged phony photos. Does LGF have these pictures?


3 posted on 08/08/2006 12:53:22 PM PDT by sandbar
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Pure unadulterated demagoguery.


4 posted on 08/08/2006 12:53:43 PM PDT by Catholic Canadian (Formerly Ashamed Canadian - thank you Stephen Harper!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Always knew Reuters was a Mickey Mouse operation.


5 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:25 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Notice how in each picture, the only items that show no signs of having been in the blast are the toys, which are in pristine condition and were obviously planted. And the holier-than-thou, smarter-than-you MSM falls for this crap! Over and over!


6 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:29 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Isn't it odd that none of the stuffed toys are burned, soot-stained or even dusty?


7 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:36 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (USAF Air Rescue "That others may live.")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
He plays with these...


8 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:39 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Crazier than a rattlesnake at a Thai wedding)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Is this a spoof??


9 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:42 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Catholic Canadian

More amazing is such an AMERICAN symbol as Mickey Mouse being there.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:49 PM PDT by Catholic Canadian (Formerly Ashamed Canadian - thank you Stephen Harper!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I think that's a real tiger...


11 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:49 PM PDT by goalinestan (Build it...and they won't come (as easily))
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

This stuff is so Mickey Mouse!


12 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:51 PM PDT by LikeLight
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Is it me or are the stuffed animals a lot cleaner then everything around them


13 posted on 08/08/2006 12:54:53 PM PDT by MANO
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Wow, not a speck of dust on that Minnie Mouse doll.


14 posted on 08/08/2006 12:56:28 PM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I was a reporter myself, and this is one horror story from my front lines: I knew of a photographer who carried a child's shoe with him so he could strategically place it in a photo of a car accident to give it extra pathos. That was on a small weekly paper in the Northwest; doctoring photos in the Middle East doesn't surprise me one bit.


15 posted on 08/08/2006 12:56:50 PM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
At least Micky and Minnie look like they were dropped into the frame. The Tiger looks like some kid was playing with 30 seconds before the pic was taken.
16 posted on 08/08/2006 12:56:58 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

You saw the quick vacuum cleaning too, eh?


17 posted on 08/08/2006 12:57:50 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

What gay toys. I'd feel a whole lot worse if there were cool toys, like one of those Power Rangers Jeeps that shoot the real rockets and have the lights that go on and stuff. Those kids look like real dorks.


18 posted on 08/08/2006 12:58:05 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

A Lebanese man holds toys from his destroyed apartment in southern Beirut, a Hizbollah stronghold that was targeted by the Israeli air strikes, July 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Doubt it is his apartment, and he certainly he wouldn't save a teletubbie without prompting!

19 posted on 08/08/2006 12:59:09 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: purrage34

21 posted on 08/08/2006 1:00:27 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
This is wrong on so many different levels. For starters, is it fair that we do not know what sort of toys the Israeli children are playing with these days?
22 posted on 08/08/2006 1:00:44 PM PDT by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: Shermy

Those toys look pretty nice after having a building dropped on 'em....


23 posted on 08/08/2006 1:00:49 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

This last one is the only one that seems...untouched.

Nah, even it is obviously staged. Look at everything else in that photo. The debris, the dresser or cabinet, all of it is covered in such a thick layer of gray dust that everything is the same uniform dark gray, no other colors at all.

Except for the stuffed animan and the couple of preschool reading books. Why are they not also covered in the same layer of dirty gray grime? Yeah, right.

24 posted on 08/08/2006 1:01:46 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Mo1

No spoof, you can find some of these up on Yahoo right now:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060728/ids_photos_wl/r3577351291.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060726/ids_photos_wl/r1891896384.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060721/ids_photos_wl/r1375024449.jpg

stc....


25 posted on 08/08/2006 1:02:12 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: purrage34; Admin Moderator

Welcome to FR, you ZOT-freak!!


26 posted on 08/08/2006 1:02:20 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrats do want to see victory in the War on Terror.......just not for our side........)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Ummm...is it just me, or does it now appear that nearly every photo that comes out of that side of the border is now suspect?

Staging is easy and the financial incentives for doing so are certainly there. It appears that there are NO editorial controls, common sense or even a shred of commitment to truth in this photo "journalism". Anyone who employs stringers should have applied far more supervision, especially in a political war.
27 posted on 08/08/2006 1:03:06 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Shermy

Well, everybody knows we heartless Republicans don't care about Tinky-Winky...


28 posted on 08/08/2006 1:03:36 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Enchante

Good catch


29 posted on 08/08/2006 1:04:05 PM PDT by be4everfree
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To: Shermy
Doubt it is his apartment, and he certainly he wouldn't save a teletubbie without prompting!

Considering that most of Hezbullah are men of around this age, and don't wear uniforms, is there any chance at ALL that perhaps this man is collecting toys to PLACE in strategic locations? (Not that the scum photographers wouldn't do that themselves, of course..)

I don't buy this for one second. The photographers are OBVIOUSLY coördinating this amongst themselves, and it's OBVIOUSLY being done for propaganda purposes. I call BS to the THOUSANDTH degree!

30 posted on 08/08/2006 1:04:18 PM PDT by detsaoT (Proudly not "dumb as a journalist.")
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To: Shermy
Lookee here What I found!

Instead of rescuing the semi-useful suitcase, he's going to rescue the toys! What a beautiful soul! This isn't staged at all!

Lebanese do Pallywood better than the Palestinians!

31 posted on 08/08/2006 1:04:24 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Steve_Seattle

>>>And the holier-than-thou, smarter-than-you MSM falls for this crap! Over and over!>>>

No they don't, they just expect their readers to be stupid enough to fall for it.


32 posted on 08/08/2006 1:05:08 PM PDT by sandbar
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To: purrage34; All; darkwing104

purrage34
Since Aug 8, 2006



Sniff..........


33 posted on 08/08/2006 1:05:21 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: be4everfree

Wow, the mods were quick on that one!! I was ready to watch the entertaining series of ZOT-posts and he's already been nuked.


34 posted on 08/08/2006 1:05:25 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrats do want to see victory in the War on Terror.......just not for our side........)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I smell a Pulitzer!


35 posted on 08/08/2006 1:05:33 PM PDT by JackHawk ("Some Times; War is the answer!")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

So how come Minnie Mouse got zotted in Beirut, but Mickey was in Tyre? Marital problems?


36 posted on 08/08/2006 1:05:41 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
37 posted on 08/08/2006 1:06:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: MANO
"Is it me or are the stuffed animals a lot cleaner then everything around them."

It's not you; these toys were obviously planted for propaganda purposes. And the morons at Reuters can't even tell; or worse, they know they are plants and are willingly engaging in propaganda.
38 posted on 08/08/2006 1:06:18 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Ya know .. how bleeping stupid do they think people are

The Media are just whores for these terrorists because it's THEY who chose to print them
39 posted on 08/08/2006 1:06:44 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Enchante

I think that's becuase this is a real thread, not some BS vanity.


40 posted on 08/08/2006 1:06:46 PM PDT by be4everfree
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To: Shermy

You are so bad! LOL!!!!


41 posted on 08/08/2006 1:06:57 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Shermy

Maybe it was a Muslim Mickey and he has more than one wife.


42 posted on 08/08/2006 1:07:18 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Shermy

Where did those pics come from?


43 posted on 08/08/2006 1:07:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: be4everfree

Becuase = because


44 posted on 08/08/2006 1:07:22 PM PDT by be4everfree
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To: Allegra
That's either Edgrr or Finbar.


45 posted on 08/08/2006 1:07:32 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Yo-Yo

This is true... everything in that pic is the exact same color, except those toys and books. They still are dusty, but look brushed off. Either way, staged or doctored.


46 posted on 08/08/2006 1:07:55 PM PDT by sandbar
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Backround on fake photos:

"...As William Strothers (1989), readers' representative for The San Diego Union wrote, sometimes those camera bags contained more than camera equipment. "There are stories of some long-ago reporter-photographers covering the police beat who used to carry teddy bears in their cars. When they sped to the scene of an accident involving a child, the toy would be employed to add poignancy to the photograph. It also was common practice for photographers to pose participants in news events to get good pictures" (p. 25)...."

http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/lester/writings/chapter6.html


47 posted on 08/08/2006 1:08:31 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Go to Yahoo news, search - beirut toy -


48 posted on 08/08/2006 1:09:01 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

When one of those guys is pictured recovering an Easy Bake Oven that's when my tears will fall......


49 posted on 08/08/2006 1:09:11 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Shermy

Holy crap! He brought the toys (props) in a suitcase!


50 posted on 08/08/2006 1:09:23 PM PDT by LikeLight
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