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Reuters Commits Four Types of Fraud
zombietime.com ^ | August 9, 2006 | zombietime.com

Posted on 08/09/2006 4:26:02 AM PDT by libstripper

The recent discovery that the Reuters news agency released a digitally manipulated photograph as an authentic image of the bombing in Beirut has drawn attention to the important topic of bias in the media. But lost in the frenzy over one particular image is an even more devastating fact: that over the last week Reuters has been caught red-handed in an astonishing variety of journalistic frauds in the photo coverage of the war in Lebanon.

This page serves as an overview of the various types of hoaxes, lies and other deceptions perpetrated by Reuters in recent days, since the details of the scandal are getting overwhelmed by a torrent of shallow mainstream media coverage that can easily confuse or mislead the viewer. Almost all of the investigative work has been done by cutting-edge blogs, but the proliferation of exposés might overwhelm the casual Web-surfer, who might be getting the various related scandals mixed up. In this essay I hope to straighten it all out.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 4thcolumn5thestate; ap; enemedia; fakephotos; fraud; hezbollah; propaganda; proterrorist; reuterrorism; reuters; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
This a remarkably complete overview of the photo frauds committed by Reuters and the NYT, all of themn done to help the Hezbollah cause. It contains many useful links. The bloggers are onto this far better than any of the MSM.
1 posted on 08/09/2006 4:26:03 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Bump. You beat me to it. I was about to post this, if no one else had.

Great summary, and it goes beyond Reuters and brings in the AP and the NY Times.


2 posted on 08/09/2006 4:29:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: FreedomPoster

Outright Treason is being overlooked.


3 posted on 08/09/2006 4:36:21 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: libstripper

Traitors against peace and truth.


4 posted on 08/09/2006 4:39:49 AM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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5 posted on 08/09/2006 4:40:10 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 77-78)
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To: SJackson

Ping.


6 posted on 08/09/2006 4:41:18 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: libstripper
And, taken together, they raise a very serious question: can any of the coverage by the entrenched media by trusted?

In a word, NO. In a bunch of words, these exposed foibles (read: "deceptions") merely cast doubt on the authenticity of ALL coverage of ALL stories. These are just the ones who got caught red-handed and exposed by the blogs. How many thousands of other stories have been reported as news and believed hook-line-and-sinker by the public which may turn out to have been manipulated in one of these four ways?

I've looked at the MSM with a jaundiced eye for many years now, but these latest scandals serve well to destroy the credibility of any and all journalists. Every one of them has an agenda or bias, it's just human nature. So we have to ask: What truth has been whitewashed, misrepresented, twisted, or omitted to shape the story to fit that bias?

Reuters has merely hastened the demise of the dinosaur.

7 posted on 08/09/2006 4:44:58 AM PDT by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: sgtbono2002

"outright treason"

Oh, haven't you heard?--treason is now protected as "free speech."


8 posted on 08/09/2006 4:45:34 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Alouette; libstripper
Here's my most condensed set of links:

Here's our post on the Reuters Photoshop scandal:
Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?

You know, reading some of these other links (thanks!), I have to admit, the best, most concise summary of the lying, including references to the photog in question might just be----this Reuters Site!

Here's where it started:


Over at LGF, Charles runs an explosive expose on al-Reuters doctoring photos from Beirut. The implications of such deceit are staggering. link: 816 comments |


Here's where it stand today:

The Larger Issue

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. I’ve 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.


9 posted on 08/09/2006 4:47:32 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: libstripper

MSM "busted" bump


10 posted on 08/09/2006 4:48:05 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Now is the time to make circles with mints. Do not haste any longer (lucky #s 10,15,19, 23, 33, 34))
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To: freeangel

Its pretty obvious that you are correct.

We have Senators on the hill that are outright seditious and they are ignored.


11 posted on 08/09/2006 4:48:41 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: libstripper
For a brief MSM history of 'doctored' photos, see the following link and page down to the section: Reuters: Don't DARE Question Their Veracity.

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/2006_08.php

This blog also includes more information on this most recent Reuters fakery. Page down to the section: Another Fake Reuters Photo from Lebanon.
12 posted on 08/09/2006 4:52:16 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: libstripper
...committed by Reuters and the NYT, all of themn done to help the Hezbollah cause. It contains many useful links. The bloggers are onto this far better than any of the MSM.

This should not be surprising, but inevitable.
The MSM, once it abandoned straight reporting and embraced "color" and commentary, placed itself into a tangled web that eventually had to collapse.

The impact of the web in our lives is just now beginning to be truly appreciated, and we have just begun to see the real impact.

There is no way to talk themselves out of it. Even the damage control of apologizing and firing low level players will not make the problem go away. In 2006 that simply can't happen.

I am looking forward to much, much more of this sort of thing pushing the dinosaur MSM into functional irrelevance, as well as underscoring the importance of reviving the concepts of treason and the importance of "war by other means", and the role of them in modern international relations.

Once the concept of "newsgathering knows no nationality" was accepted unquestioningly by only one side of all world conflicts, this confrontation was just a matter of time.

A good start might be the banning of Reuters from the U.S. and any U.S.-connected activities anywhere in the world.
Overreaction? Hardly!

13 posted on 08/09/2006 4:52:20 AM PDT by Publius6961 (overwhelming force behaving underwhelmingly is a waste.)
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This is an excellent article, and I highly recommend following the link and reading the whole thing. This is a detailed explanation with photos of the journalistic fraaud that has been uncovered, with links to different sites that are working on it.

There is NO DOUBT that there is massive fraud going on, and the writer has done a fine job of explaining the fraud to those who might be doubtful.

14 posted on 08/09/2006 4:52:31 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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15 posted on 08/09/2006 5:52:09 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: libstripper

16 posted on 08/09/2006 6:04:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: libstripper; george76

Yet another reason to be on FR 24/7 during these interesting times.


17 posted on 08/09/2006 6:16:20 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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Miss Marple, we at Rooters, AP, AFP, ABCNNBCBS and the dinosaur fishwraps would never commit acts of fraud with the idiots, er people who believe in the garbage, er, news, that we put out.

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!


18 posted on 08/09/2006 6:44:07 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Miss Marple
Thank you for pinging me to this article. It is indeed excellent.

"This scandal casts doubt not just on Reuters' coverage of the current war in Lebanon -- it casts doubt on all media coverage of this war, and of all wars in the past. How long has such chicanery been going on? Could it be that the public for the first time is learning that the media is not as impartial as it has always claimed? "

19 posted on 08/09/2006 6:52:44 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: libstripper

It used to be that we thought of AP, Reuters, UPI, AFP, CP etc. as being the independent news organizations that could be relied to present the facts and nothing but the facts.

But their journalistic integrity has been gone for a long time now. They have been infiltrated by leftists and like many univerity campuses, you can not get a job or assignment with them anymore unless you are a leftist and willing to distort the news.

Those of us on FR etc. have known this for a long time but the general public does not know that when they see an - AP byline, they are getting an agenda-filled-news-story.

Sad, but reality.


20 posted on 08/09/2006 6:57:34 AM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: libstripper

Al-Reuters at work.


21 posted on 08/09/2006 7:00:50 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: A Citizen Reporter
I am glad you brought up that passage, because I think it is important.

I often ask people who won the Tet Offensive. I have found that a great many people my age think we lost it (as I did until about 10 years ago) and when I inform them of the facts, they are astounded.

How do we really know that anything we see is the truth? Unless I am seeing live video of an event as it happens, I am unsure about ANY of the reports. When one thinks of the poor local reporting of events (check the corrections section of any newspaper and the letters to the editor where people often complain) it seems that we are not really well-informed. We know a lot of stuff, but if all of the stuff is skewed and misrepresented, what do we really know?

22 posted on 08/09/2006 7:06:27 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Incorrigible
Thanks.

" various types of hoaxes, lies and other deceptions perpetrated by Reuters ..."

It is not only photo shopping, that and alot more.

Many on my other post were stuck on that.

If you see anything else good, please let me know.
23 posted on 08/09/2006 7:19:53 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Grampa Dave
Here Green Helmet Guy is pushing away a rescuer so that the angle is better for a picture.


24 posted on 08/09/2006 7:22:20 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Miss Marple
"We know a lot of stuff, but if all of the stuff is skewed and misrepresented, what do we really know?"

I recently read a biography of Pope John Paul's life. I had the experience of asking myself, how did I lived through some of the political nightmare that was happening in Poland, without understanding it.

I think I'm beginning to understand.

25 posted on 08/09/2006 7:24:45 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: Miss Marple
Another thing from the article I meant to mention: Reuters claims that the time on the photo does not represent the time that the picture was taken????

What does it represent then? Their answers are nonsensical.

26 posted on 08/09/2006 7:26:34 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: george76

Thanks.

GHG is really an expert when it comes to staging photos to make Israel and America look bad.

Now those staged photos are making Rooters, AP and the rest of the MSM look like full blown liars, spinners and PR conmen for the Islamofascists.


27 posted on 08/09/2006 7:38:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: A Citizen Reporter
Indeed. I had the experience the other day of finding out someone well-educated was unaware of the historical anti-semitism in Europe.

This kind of went with when I found out that my store manager (when I sold furniture) didn't know that Switzerland was in Europe.

28 posted on 08/09/2006 7:56:55 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Grampa Dave

LOL BUMP


29 posted on 08/09/2006 8:12:18 AM PDT by JamminJAY (This space for rent)
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To: libstripper

The author did not date his article (the original at the link). It should be helpful in the future if he did.


30 posted on 08/09/2006 8:22:09 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: A Citizen Reporter
What does it represent then? Their answers are nonsensical.

Oh they are very sensical. If they set the accurate times on their cameras, they would be unable to manipulate public opinion as easily.

To me it represents incompetence or fraud. No other explanation makes sense, for a "profession".

31 posted on 08/09/2006 11:32:12 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: A Citizen Reporter
Another thing from the article I meant to mention: Reuters claims that the time on the photo does not represent the time that the picture was taken????

What does it represent then? Their answers are nonsensical.

Well, the time stamp on my photos is usually my home time zone time, since I don't bother changing the campera's clock when I'm out of the USA for just a few days. so pictures that were taken late in the day may actually show a morning time. However, the time on the photo is correct for home time zone, and knowing the hours + or - GMT, I can get the actual local time.

Maybe Reuters ought to try that explanation.

32 posted on 08/09/2006 1:18:43 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: Grampa Dave
Thank you Grampa Dave!


33 posted on 08/09/2006 9:04:13 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: libstripper
Thanks for posting this!

We've got to make sure that everyone we knows, is made aware of this.

34 posted on 08/09/2006 9:07:10 PM PDT by nopardons
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