Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

AP Fires Photographer: Reuters Fires Photographer Over Doctored Photos
WRAL News ^ | 8/8/06 | WRAL News

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."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adnanhajj; ap; fabrication; fauxtography; islamoganda; liars; reuterrorism; reuters

1 posted on 08/08/2006 5:06:14 PM PDT by llevrok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: llevrok

AP & Reuters: "Too bad you were caught, Hajj. Hit the road, and be more careful at your next gig."


2 posted on 08/08/2006 5:07:28 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
Fauxtography!
3 posted on 08/08/2006 5:07:29 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
Why would AP fire him?

He's "their kind of guy".

4 posted on 08/08/2006 5:08:11 PM PDT by capt. norm (Bumper Sticker: Honk if you've never seen an Uzi shoot from a car window.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: finnman69
"Fauxtography!"

Excellent! You coined a great new term... :o)

5 posted on 08/08/2006 5:08:34 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: finnman69

"Fauxtography!"

Nice....we need to add that to any Reuters sourced Faux-to's...


6 posted on 08/08/2006 5:09:13 PM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
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

Such an easy nuance to overlook in the initial editing...

7 posted on 08/08/2006 5:11:03 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

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!


8 posted on 08/08/2006 5:11:30 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (No.... wire .... hangers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents
be more careful at your next gig

a $9/hour prom photog, air brushing zits out of teen ager's faces....

9 posted on 08/08/2006 5:13:46 PM PDT by llevrok (When you take my gin from my cold, dead hand....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

How about this: U.S. CITIZENS FIRE REUTERS


10 posted on 08/08/2006 5:14:08 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
careless use by the photographer of ... a "cloning tool."

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?

ML/NJ

11 posted on 08/08/2006 5:14:50 PM PDT by ml/nj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

Sounds like they may have an opening soon at the NYT.


12 posted on 08/08/2006 5:14:50 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

LOL


13 posted on 08/08/2006 5:14:55 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: llevrok; Liz; Grampa Dave; abb; weegee
Meanwhile the NYT is still running his crap on Page One above the fold
14 posted on 08/08/2006 5:15:10 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
Thats Ok Mary mapes will hire and they cant start a new fantasy news channel.

We report and We decide!
15 posted on 08/08/2006 5:15:40 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
In that photo, the worker appeared to have four hands

Wonder if Green helmet dude has a few extra. Guy is everywhere!

16 posted on 08/08/2006 5:18:55 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (FAKE, but ACCURATE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Diddle E. Squat

Everybody at AP knows that pipeline leaks cause birth defects, so this was making a statement.


17 posted on 08/08/2006 5:19:43 PM PDT by Rte66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: finnman69

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.


18 posted on 08/08/2006 5:20:13 PM PDT by Jessica24
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

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.


19 posted on 08/08/2006 5:21:41 PM PDT by speekinout
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: finnman69

FAUXTOGRAPHY!!!! Why didn't I think of that!!! Good one!!!!


20 posted on 08/08/2006 5:21:49 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: finnman69

"Fauxtography!"

excellent!


21 posted on 08/08/2006 5:25:41 PM PDT by Covenantor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

Sweet.


22 posted on 08/08/2006 5:26:35 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
You're fired!! ... but,um, please leave your file of pictures, please...


23 posted on 08/08/2006 5:30:02 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (No.... wire .... hangers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

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.


24 posted on 08/08/2006 5:34:25 PM PDT by Rte66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: capt. norm

He'll just change his name to Mohammed Fakaphotofatjihadi and keep selling them to Reuters.


25 posted on 08/08/2006 5:34:46 PM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: finnman69

Sweet. Timestamped.


26 posted on 08/08/2006 5:36:36 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

And they trash Drudge because he has no editors.........sheesh!


27 posted on 08/08/2006 5:40:33 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
WHY AREN'T THEY FIRING THE HIGHER UPS?? WHY AREN'T THEY FIRING THE MANAGERS AND WHY AREN'T THE CHIEFS OF AP AND AL-REUTERS OUT OF A JOB?? THEY TOLERATED AND ENCOURAGED THIS ATMOSPHERE OF FRAUD AND LYING!
28 posted on 08/08/2006 5:40:36 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Recovering_Democrat

Fauxtography --- invented by Charles Johnson LGF

it says so in wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauxtography


29 posted on 08/08/2006 5:47:16 PM PDT by mikeandike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: finnman69

ROFL!!!!
Perfect term for this sort of dishonesty.
Add this word to the English language.


30 posted on 08/08/2006 5:49:21 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: finnman69; nutmeg; TomServo; Jessica24; Suzy Quzy; Covenantor; humblegunner
To be fair Charles Johnson posted a comment headlining the word "Fauxtography" on LGF at 1:38 PDT some three hours earlier. He should get the credit.
31 posted on 08/08/2006 5:49:34 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FreedomCalls

Noted...thanks FC...


32 posted on 08/08/2006 5:51:03 PM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

FOTO-ROOTER

Call Foto-Reuter, that's the name, and away go photos down the drain... Foto-Reuter


33 posted on 08/08/2006 5:52:56 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Pooh. Misspelled Reuters.

FOTO-REUTERS

Call Foto-Reuters, that's the name, and away go photos down the drain... Foto-Reuters


34 posted on 08/08/2006 5:55:13 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: FreedomCalls

that's where I saw it, LGF


35 posted on 08/08/2006 6:16:11 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: OldFriend

What is really killing these ‘fools’ is that they have yet to realize that they can’t get away with it anymore. When it finally hits them, hopefully, it will be too late. Viva! Modern technology …


36 posted on 08/08/2006 6:19:10 PM PDT by doc1019
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

Our media would rather present the lie and offer a pretend oops. The lie will be remembered and the apology will not.


37 posted on 08/08/2006 7:03:03 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: OldFriend

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.


38 posted on 08/08/2006 7:19:05 PM PDT by dr_lew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Jessica24
Jessica24 said: "The whole thing would be really hilarious if they were actually held accountable in some way, but of course they won't be."

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.

39 posted on 08/08/2006 8:56:52 PM PDT by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg
Little Green Footballs:

08/08/06 01:38 PM: MSM Fauxtography Watch

Some more possible evidence of MSM fauxtography (hat tip: kay1212) at OpinionJournal. And here’s another at Hot Air: Another bogus photo? UPDATE at 8/8/06 2:08:50 pm: Wow. The Passion of the Toys. UPDATE at 8/8/06 6:32:11 pm: The photo linked by OpinionJournal above apparently shows a body with rigor mortis: ...

379 comments. Last comment: 8/8/2006 at 9:46 PM

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/lgf-search.php?searchWith=lgf&searchString=Fauxtography&doSearch=search
40 posted on 08/08/2006 9:49:54 PM PDT by Sam Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: llevrok
They better take a good look at his alter ego/side kick "Issam Kobeisy". (And Reuters is keeping him on staff to promote more "fauxtography")





A Lebanese civil defence worker removes the body of a toddler from the wreckage of a building August 8, 2006 that was hit by an Israeli raid in Beirut. The attack which took place yesterday on Chiyah, a residential neighbourhood in Beirut, killed 13 people and wounded dozens according to police. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisy (LEBANON)

(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:



A Lebanese woman cries as she carries belongings from her home which was hit by an Israeli air strike in south Beirut July 23, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj (LEBANON)



A Lebanese woman cries as she carries belongings she founded in the wreckage of her home that was targeted by the Israeli air strikes,in southern Beirut July 23, 2006. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi (LEBANON)

Awe heck, maybe it's just a typo...

41 posted on 08/09/2006 8:33:39 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: llevrok

The disturbing make believe photos from this disturbing make believe event are shown below. Don’t 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!


42 posted on 08/09/2006 5:31:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doc1019

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...


43 posted on 08/09/2006 5:39:23 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

ROTF! Great collection! And I hadn't see the one second from the bottom...ROTF!!!


44 posted on 08/09/2006 5:40:52 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson