Skip to comments.Should Reuters be investigated?
Posted on 08/10/2006 1:05:04 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
Blog investigation forced the vaunted British news agency to withdraw the Beirut photos of Adnan Hajj and fire the photographer. Is this just the tip of the iceberg? Should Reuters be investigated and, if so, by whom? PJMs Roger Simon moderates this exclusive podcast discussion with Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post, Cliff May of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy and Thomas Lifson of The American Thinker.
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I suggest CBS do the investigation. Oustanding fact checkers there I am told.
If Reuters is best Known for it's news coverage, but that only accounts for 10 percent of their company's income.....Is it possible that Reuters is slanting their news to influence financial markets.
Reuters is relying on the "Trust Principles" , but the trust has been broken
Investigating them would put the media on notice, that it's actions were not going get the usual free pass any longer. It would allow the merits of the case against the MSM to be aired in public. That probably wouldn't be a bad thing.
It'll never happen. IMO
Would be great fictional entertainment.
Investigated by WHOM?
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Public opinion is the moderating body in this case. If they lose trust they lose readers.
Should Reuters be investigated? With all certainty. Just like with CBS, Reuters should be called on the carpet along with the islamic journalist and made to answer the lies Reuters is perpetrating upon the public consciousness.
They don't just lose readers , they loose financial clout and investors
Sort of reminds me of the story I read about the Battle of Waterloo. Seems that Napoleon was marching toward Waterloo, and the whole world was experiencing the jitters. The Rothschild family received a messenger pigeon from one of their operatives at the front. Napoleon had been defeated.
So the Rothschilds spread the news that Napoleon had been victorious. The stock market crashed. They bought up all the stocks at rock bottom prices.
Then a horse and rider arrived in London to reveal the truth, and the stock market soared.
They did not have the SEC in those days, so they got away with it.
Thank you for posting that, I saw it earlier, it is very damning to the coverage that Reuters is providing on the war in Lebanon.
I am thinking that Reuters is slanting the news , for Personal gain, influencing money markets.
The Reuters Building in Canary Wharf
The news organization has been accused of showing liberal bias, especially in its media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, by sources such as the National Review and the Wall Street Journal's editorial division. Some allegations are based on Reuters own admissions of doctored photographs or unprofessional behavior.  Other accusations are prompted by the use of words such as "militants" or "guerrillas" instead of "terrorists" for groups that deliberately murder civilians in pursuit of political objectives. The September 20, 2004 edition of the The New York Times reported that Reuters Global Managing Editor, David A Schlesinger, objected to Canadian newspapers editing Reuters articles through inclusion of the word "terrorist," stating that "my goal is to protect our reporters and protect our editorial integrity."  Critics claim that Reuters' avoidance of these words is selective , reflecting a larger bias against the United States , Israel , Jews , or Western values in general .
I suppose that's possible. It would have to be shown to be the case. I suspect it's just drifting on a sea of moral equivelency. Like much of the world's leftists, it's staff hasn't a clue...
That isn't a valid excuse BTW.
Reuters Group plc (RTRSY)
Reuters Group PLC operates as an electronic publisher of news and financial data worldwide. The companys Sales and Trading division focuses on salespeople and traders who deal in the fixed income, equities, commodities, and energy and related markets. It provides cross-asset class, cross-geography information, integrated analytics, and electronic trading capabilities; and electronic trading and order routing tools to enable customers to connect their systems to electronic markets. Reuters Groups Research and Asset Management division supports portfolio managers, wealth managers, brokers, investment bankers, and research analysts who make financial decisions outside the sales and trading environment. It offers an integrated package of public and proprietary fundamental information about companies and economic data, as well as markets information, news, and other content; and information on various managed funds. The companys Enterprise division provides solutions to the institution, including datafeeds, trading room systems, and risk management systems. It offers an enterprise with various applications, tools, and infrastructure components to manage financial content across the customer trading environment; datafeeds, which companies use to power systems, such as algorithmic trading and portfolio management, and reference data used for compliance and portfolio pricing purposes; and products to manage trading positions and credit extension, make trading decisions, and control risk. The companys Media division offers newspapers and magazines, news and information Web sites, and TV channels with text and broadcast news, video, and photographic coverage; and business professionals and individual investors with news and financial data, enabling them to stay informed about world events and manage their financial portfolios. The company was founded in 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter and is headquartered in London
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.
I am thinking like those on Politics Central, that this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is more fraud to be exposed at Reuters.
It is not just about the photoshopped News pic that have been purged from Reuters, that Reuters is intentionally misrepresenting the facts for their own Greed and Profit.
Then perhaps it's a good thing to push an investigation. Open up the can of worms.
I would like the Justice Department to explain why what the press is doing is wrong.
I don't think an investigation would accomplish much. What are they going to do, announce that Reuters is owned by the Arabs and is politically motivated in their reporting? We already know that and the people who don't probably don't want to hear it anyway.
What we need is for people to wake up and quit reading reuters and the news establishments that use them.
I ran across a rather interesting theory as to why the media ( including Rooters ) is so uniformly hostile to Israel. I myself started noticing it after the 1973 war, but had no particular opinion about the "why" of it- just noted the bias.
The theory in a nutshell is that the media loved Israel as long as it was quasi-socialist, but as they became more capitalist in nature and economy, the media switched sides.
if you look up headlines on Reuters as a business, it is not about their news dept:
Wed, Jul 26, 2006
Reuters lifts dividend for first time in 5 years, raises target
at MarketWatch (Wed, Jul 26)
Reuters Posts Better-Than-Expected Revenue
AP (Wed, Jul 26)
Results for First Six Months of 2006 Reuters Group Earnings Release - Before Market Open
CCBN (Wed, Jul 26)
Reuters to Distribute University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers on an Exclusive Basis
Business Wire (Wed, Jul 26)
CORRECT: Reuters profit falls 26%; ups revenue view
at MarketWatch (Wed, Jul 26)
Fri, Jul 21, 2006
Foolish Forecast: Reading Radyne
at Motley Fool (Fri, Jul 21)
Reuters And CME Complete FXMarketSpace Joint Venture
Business Wire (Fri, Jul 21)
Mon, Jul 17, 2006
Reuters and CME Announce Participants in FXMarketSpace Early Adopter Program
PR Newswire (Mon, Jul 17)
Mon, Jul 10, 2006
Reuters and Emirates Bank Agree Trade and Risk Management Deal
Business Wire (Mon, Jul 10)
Mon, Jul 3, 2006
Former Reuters Chief Exec Renfrew Dies
AP (Mon, Jul 3)
Wed, Jun 21, 2006
Cold, Hard FactSet
Motley Fool (Wed, Jun 21)
Wed, Jun 14, 2006
Thomson Financial to Buy AFX News
AP (Wed, Jun 14)
Mon, Jun 12, 2006
Reuters and NASDAQ Announce Times Square Marketing Alliance
Business Wire (Mon, Jun 12)
Reuters Acquires Application Networks
AP (Mon, Jun 12)
Reuters Buys Application Networks to Accelerate Growth in Its Risk Management Business
Business Wire (Mon, Jun 12)
Wed, Jun 7, 2006
Reuters Group PLC [RTRSY] to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on Thursday, June 8
PR Newswire (Wed, Jun 7)
Tue, Jun 6, 2006
Clearstream Offers Reuters Kondor + Trade and Risk Management Suite for Hosted Rental
Business Wire (Tue, Jun 6)
Mon, Jun 5, 2006
Standard Bank Goes Live with Reuters Electronic Trading Technology
Business Wire (Mon, Jun 5)
Tue, May 23, 2006
New Major FX Banks Join Reuters Trading for Foreign Exchange
Business Wire (Tue, May 23)
Mon, May 22, 2006
Reuters Unveils New Version of Kondor+ for Global Trading Round the Clock
Business Wire (Mon, May 22)
Reuters Trading for Fixed Income to Go Live in Brazil
Business Wire (Mon, May 22)
Mon, May 15, 2006
Reuters Launches Reuters Tick Capture Engine in Asia for Trading Analytics
Business Wire (Mon, May 15)
Thu, May 4, 2006
Reuters, CME in Forex Venture
at TheStreet.com (Thu, May 4)
Every single crew and reporter in Lebanon from every foreign source was under the direct control of Hez-Ebola and weere probably threatened to show only their side.
Exactly....exactly.....I bet there are lots of Rothschild types at Reuters.
I think Reuters under UN resolution 1559 was supposed to disband.
Maybe the Reuters Group doesn't need the 62 million of us who are conservatives to trust them...
I'm sure they don't. But I would like to think that the other citizens would see this issue raised high enough, with supporting evidence, to at least allow them to think about it.
Interestingly, I just did a websearch and discovered that the Rothschilds purchased Reuters back in the 1800's because they did not like the media coverage they were getting. Don't know how much of it they still own.
Nah. I remember when Rush Limbaugh was having his drug issues. The problem with the little blue
pills. I mean the little blue oxycontin pills. CBS Market Watch did a hit piece on Limbaugh, trying to drive
advertisers away from Rush towards Bill O'Reilly's new radio show, on the CBS radio syndicator Westwood One.
Oh, and the CBS Market Watch failed to mention the connection between fellow subsidiaries.
So, no, I don't think there's a connection... ./s
Text Size: A A ANews Agencies Stand By Veracity Of Lebanon Bombing Photos
5:10 PM EDT August 1, 2006
NEW YORK (AP)--Three news agencies Tuesday rejected challenges to the veracity of photographs of bodies taken in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon, strongly denying that the images were staged.
Photographers from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse all covered rescue operations Sunday in Qana, where 56 Lebanese were killed. Many of their photos depicted rescue workers carrying dead children.
A U.K. Web site, the E.U. Referendum blog, built an argument that chicanery may have been involved by citing time stamps that went with captions of the photographs.
For example, the Web site draws attention to a photo by AP's Lefteris Pitarakis time-stamped 7:21 a.m., showing a dead girl in an ambulance. Another picture, stamped 10:25 a.m. and taken by AP's Mohammed Zaatari, shows the same girl being loaded onto the ambulance. In a third, by AP photographer Nasser Nasser and stamped 10:44 a.m., a rescue worker carries the girl with no ambulance nearby.
The site suggests these events were staged for effect, a criticism echoed by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he directed listeners to the blog Monday.
"These photographers are obviously willing to participate in propaganda," Limbaugh said. "They know exactly what's being done, all these photos, bringing the bodies out of the rubble, posing them for the cameras, it's all staged. Every bit of it is staged and the still photographers know it."
The AP said information from its photo editors showed the events weren't staged, and that the time-stamps could be misleading for several reasons, including that Web sites can use such stamps to show when pictures are posted, not taken. An AFP executive said he was stunned to be questioned about it. Reuters, in a statement, said it categorically rejects any such suggestion.
"It's hard to imagine how someone sitting in an air-conditioned office or broadcast studio many thousands of miles from the scene can decide what occurred on the ground with any degree of accuracy," said Kathleen Carroll, AP's senior vice president and executive editor.
Carroll said in addition to personally speaking with photo editors, "I also know from 30 years of experience in this business that you can't get competitive journalists to participate in the kind of (staging) experience that is being described."
Photographers are experienced in recognizing when someone is trying to stage something for their benefit, she said.
"Do you really think these people would risk their lives under Israeli shelling to set up a digging ceremony for dead Lebanese kids?" asked Patrick Baz, Mideast photo director for AFP. "I'm totally stunned by first the question, and I can't imagine that somebody would think something like that would have happened."
The AP had three different photographers there who weren't always aware of what the others were doing, and filed their images to editors separately, said Santiago Lyon, director of photography.
There are also several reasons not to draw conclusions from time stamps, Lyon said. Following a news event like this, the AP doesn't distribute pictures sequentially; photos are moved based on news value and how quickly they are available for an editor to transmit.
The AP indicates to its members when they are sent on the wire, and member Web sites sometimes use a different time stamp to show when they are posted.
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As Dirty Harry would say, "Do ya feel lucky?"
Should Reuters be investigated?
We've brought down the media fascists before. We can do it again. The forces of liberty and truth shall prevail once more!
It's JAMA-time, baby!
The version I heard was that it was the battle of Waterloo that made Reuters famous. They had telegraph lines and riders or carrier pigeons to fill in the gaps. Reuters clients got the word of Napoleon's defeat before anyone else, and were able to sell francs and buy rubles before the markets caught up.
What does the Journal of the American Medical Association have to do with ... oh. Never mind.
Now we are cooking with gas. Not the first time some haughty tauty Brit got greedy and tried to cover it up.
In the 1840s, the latest technology was the electric telegraph and Paul Julius Reuter, a German-Jew, saw that news need no longer take days or weeks to travel from one country to another. In 1850, the 34-year-old Reuter was based in Aachen on the border of Germany and Belgium and began to use the newly opened Berlin-Aachen telegraph to send news back to Berlin. But there was a 76-mile gap in the telegraph between Aachen and Brussels. Reuter spotted the opportunity to speed up news between Brussels and Berlin by using carrier pigeons to bridge the gap in the telegraph.
In 1851, Reuter moved to London as attempts to lay a submarine telegraph cable from Dover to Calais looked like succeeding, after failures in 1847 and 1850. He set up his "Submarine Telegraph" office in October 1851 just before the opening of the cable in November, and agreed a contract with the London Stock Exchange to provide stock prices from the continental exchanges in return for access to the London prices, which he supplied to Paris brokers.
In 1865, Reuter's private firm was restructured and became a limited company called Reuter's Telegram Company.
In the early 19th century Rothschild set up a Europe-wide network of messengers and carrier pigeon stations, gathering information that could affect his investments. He soon garnered a reputation for being first with the news.
According to popular legend, when the Battle of Waterloo was being fought in June 1815, other speculators watched Rothschild's stocks in an attempt to guess who would win. Shortly after the battle ended, and long before anyone else knew who was the victor, he began selling stocks. Everyone assumed this meant Napoleon had won and Europe was lost. Panic selling ensued. When prices crashed, Rothschild bought everything in sight and made a packet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothschilds
Gibson's claim that Jews have caused all the world's wars is only a less subtle and more grandiose version of the current mantra that "neoconservatives" have led us into war in Iraq. Make no mistake, most critics on both the left and right who inveigh against "neoconservatives" really mean "the Jews" or "Jewish influence" has caused this war. Old-fashioned anti-Semitism used to blame "Jewish bankers" for controlling the world, now, apparently, it's Jewish intellectuals who pull the strings. The Rothschilds have been replaced as villains by Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer.
Hmmmm... Guess it hadn't occurred to me that the Rothschilds were Jewish. Interesting.
I notice the absence of any referece in this list to the inaccurate and premature call of Florida for Gore before the polls were closed in all of Florida during the 2000 election . . . followed the next morning by an orgy of condemnation of Fox News Channel for calling the Florida election right. With one clear exception, the delay between the closing of any state's polls and the call of that state for Bush was longer than the delay between the closing of another state's polls and the calling of that state for Gore, with Gore ultimately winning the state by a smaller margin. And the journalists themselves made a point of the fact that the calls of states for Bush were coming in slower than expected.
Me either, did not know.
Thanks for that list of Journalism Scandals, I hear this New Scandal in the Media has a name... REUTERGATE.