Skip to comments.AP Fires Photographer: Reuters Fires Photographer Over Doctored Photos
Posted on 08/08/2006 5:06:13 PM PDT by llevrok
UNDATED -- Hajj also worked as a freelancer for The Associated Press from 2003-2005. the AP was reviewing all 193 of his images in its photo archives to verify their authenticity. On Monday, the AP recalled a photo that it had transmitted Sunday night of a worker in Alaska examining an oil pipeline. In that photo, the worker appeared to have four hands, and there were other elements such as a section of pipe that appeared to have a double image. Lyon said the distortions were unintentional and resulted from careless use by the photographer of a software feature in Photoshop called a "cloning tool." The photographer had used the feature in an attempt to clear up a glitch in the picture caused by a dirty sensor, the part of a digital camera that records the image. AP's ethical guidelines permit use of "cloning" in limited circumstances to clean up dirt or scratches from an image. Lyon said the error was not caught by either the photographer or the editing desk before it was transmitted on the AP's photo service. He said the company was reviewing disciplinary actions against the photographer and other parties involved. Last month, The Charlotte Observer said it had terminated one of its photographers, Patrick Schneider, after finding that he had altered the colors in a photo of a firefighter on a ladder. Kenny Irby, visual journalism group leader at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla., said all three instances show that news organizations need to be more careful in how they handle images. "There has to be an editing component that ensures the accuracy of the content," Irby said. "It's not just the photographer that should be examined, but the overall process of the news organization that must be held accountable."
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AP & Reuters: "Too bad you were caught, Hajj. Hit the road, and be more careful at your next gig."
He's "their kind of guy".
Excellent! You coined a great new term... :o)
Nice....we need to add that to any Reuters sourced Faux-to's...
Such an easy nuance to overlook in the initial editing...
ya gotta wonder how long ap and rotorooters knew that those and other pics were phoneys...seasoned editors fooled by a punk with a photoshop program .... geben Sie mir einen Bruch!
a $9/hour prom photog, air brushing zits out of teen ager's faces....
How about this: U.S. CITIZENS FIRE REUTERS
Okay. I can understand cropping and balancing for color and contrast. But maybe some apologist for the AP can tell me why they need to use a cloning tool for a news photograph. Also the AP might indicate who Photoshops the picture: is it the photograhper, or the AP, or both?
Sounds like they may have an opening soon at the NYT.
Wonder if Green helmet dude has a few extra. Guy is everywhere!
Everybody at AP knows that pipeline leaks cause birth defects, so this was making a statement.
Ok, "fauxtography" is just all kinds of awesome. Hitler's propoganda machine was less subtle than the MSM.
"Four hands? Shut up! That's just the angle!"
"But how could Condi NOT have demon eyes? She's evil, isn't she?"
"There are TONS of triplets in the Middle East. You don't know anything!" *stomps off*
The whole thing would be really hilarious if they were actually held accountable in some way, but of course they won't be.
These guys have a great future. I want to hire one of them to take a picture of the house I'm selling, all future family reunions, anything I want to sell on e-bay, etc.
FAUXTOGRAPHY!!!! Why didn't I think of that!!! Good one!!!!
Wow, my head is spinning. At 7:19, I posted the joke that the fauxtog was "making a statement" and there is a thread started at 7:22 with a quote from Reuters saying their fired fauxtog was "not making a statement."
Different news service, different fired fauxtog, but I just love when that happens. Ask a question on FR and the media who doesn't read here, ha ha, answers or rebuts with their own spin within a matter of minutes.
He'll just change his name to Mohammed Fakaphotofatjihadi and keep selling them to Reuters.
And they trash Drudge because he has no editors.........sheesh!
Fauxtography --- invented by Charles Johnson LGF
it says so in wikipedia
Perfect term for this sort of dishonesty.
Add this word to the English language.
Call Foto-Reuter, that's the name, and away go photos down the drain... Foto-Reuter
Pooh. Misspelled Reuters.
Call Foto-Reuters, that's the name, and away go photos down the drain... Foto-Reuters
that's where I saw it, LGF
What is really killing these fools is that they have yet to realize that they cant get away with it anymore. When it finally hits them, hopefully, it will be too late. Viva! Modern technology
Our media would rather present the lie and offer a pretend oops. The lie will be remembered and the apology will not.
Hah! It's more likely that they'll make this guy into a martyr - hounded to death by the bloggers for a little innocent photoshopping.
Actually, the broadcast TV news organizations and the liberal-dominated newspapers are feeling the effects. People are tuning out and cancelling subscriptions.
It takes discipline to give up the positive contributions from these sources but it is essential if they are to get the message. My wife very much misses the local news that we no longer get because we won't pay people to lie to us by subscribing to our local liberal rag.
I recommend this course to anyone who wishes to support real change in this area.
(horrid gash/no blood-at least they've started plastering the bodies in dust more evenly)
Apparently, others have noticed the similarities in the two photographers' work. The Jawa Report cites these two "different" images by the two different photographers:
Awe heck, maybe it's just a typo...
The disturbing make believe photos from this disturbing make believe event are shown below. Dont allow children under the age of 30 to view this horror caused by Israel. Of course, this is Bush's fault.
No Problem! Here comes your Bomb!
Don't know if you were around back then, but when someone posted a yellow Ryder truck in a photo supposedly shot at a military facility on a Rivero thread, someone else posted a photo with 3 yellow Ryder trucks side by side...
ROTF! Great collection! And I hadn't see the one second from the bottom...ROTF!!!