Skip to comments.Reuters Commits Four Types of Fraud
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at zombietime.com ...
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.
Outright Treason is being overlooked.
Traitors against peace and truth.
Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.
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.
Oh, haven't you heard?--treason is now protected as "free speech."
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:
Here's where it stand today:
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. Ive 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.
MSM "busted" bump
Its pretty obvious that you are correct.
We have Senators on the hill that are outright seditious and they are ignored.
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.
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.
Yet another reason to be on FR 24/7 during these interesting times.
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!
"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? "
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.
Al-Reuters at work.
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?
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.
What does it represent then? Their answers are nonsensical.
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.
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.
The author did not date his article (the original at the link). It should be helpful in the future if he did.
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".
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.
We've got to make sure that everyone we knows, is made aware of this.
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