Skip to comments.AP captures Hezbollah setting up Photo Shoot for Reuters [Staging the Fauxtos]
Posted on 08/11/2006 11:47:13 AM PDT by TaxRelief
1) Man arrives with suitcase full of American toys and dismantles doll in pink dress. (AP)
2) Man carries dismantled doll, minnie mouse and teletubbie for placing in dramatic poses. (Reuters)
3) Fauxtographer takes pictures when props are in position.(Reuters)
"One problem with your theory: The time stamp of photo #3 is one day AFTER photo #1."
Sorry, I missed this before.
The time stamps in the internet posts are completely meaningless. They can mean anything from when the site posted them to when they were updated. Whatever.
Next time they will just throw some dust and dirt on the toys!
Now this can get on the other blogs as a high impact set of photos showing the bs that has been used.
"The AP photographers' lives aren't worth a plugged nickel now around the Hezzi murderers, since they exposed one of their tricks for staging scenes."
Dead Fauxtoghers tell no tales about their stagind and photoshopping.
Thanks - that had one I hadn't saved yet!
Americans are far from upset at seeing a dead Teletubbie!
You owe me a new keyboard.
Freepmail me if you find out the source of the product which repels dust and other airborne particles after a bomb blast.
We can form a company and make millions or billions selling that product.
We have our tv ads, the photos by these fauxphotographers,
The doll's clothes are on when he pulls them out of the suitcase and they are torn and her arms are pulled off when he is posing with them after he supposedly pulled them out of wreckage. Now unless we were in a time reversal, then it is clear that he took the toys out of the suitcase, mangled them, and then posed for the pictures.
But even without that, you are correct, there is simply no way those dolls were in that building at the time it collaped. The colors are bright and there is not the least evidence that there was any dust on them or the suitcase.
Plus it appears that nearly all the photos posted by this particular photographer are staged or posed. All the "victims" seem to be posing in the same manner. Nothing about these photos is spontaneous. News photos are supposed to be spontaneous, yet it is clear that the photographer has asked these people to pose for the cameras.
They could use that in asbestos abatement! They could make dust masks out of it that never need to be changed!
And he walked backwards to the suitcase.
We could spray my 5 year old grandson with that stuff after he is showered and dressed in new clothes.
Then he might look neat and clean for at least an hour.
You don't even need the later photo showing him acting as a rescuer. I'm willing to bet that MOST of the photos from Lebanon are staged or faked. We just have to examine them a little more carefully than our trusted MSM.
I had a Minnie and trust me, they are not that easy to clean.
Hmmm! A pucker bomb designed by enviral whackos.
My wife needs one of those to clean up after me.
This could put the laundry detergent business out of business. I'll bet Proctor and Gamble has its lawyers and purchasers down there right now with suitcases full of money ready to purchase the patent and keep that product off the market forever!
It's just like the 100MPG carburetor. It will never see the light of day because all these big business interests will keep it off the market. It's a conspiracy.
...and he is holding is cap under his arm - didn´t want to lose that.
This would have more impact than the 1000 MPG carb, I sold to GMC and Ford to keep off the market.
My thoughts exactly.
A building is destroyed in a Hizbollah stronghold targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 28, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)
A Lebanese man holds toys from his destroyed apartment in southern Beirut, a Hizbollah stronghold that was targeted by the Israeli air strikes, July 27, 2006. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
From the original thread, where HKMk23 notices in Shermy's pics, the guy appears the be carrying Minnie:
Is it Minnie? If so, and the guy was picking up toys, why was it there on the 28th for Sharif Karim to find? The Pic of the guy was taken on the 27th by Mohamed Azakir
If the guy was picking up toys (on the 27th according the caption), why was Minnie still there on the 28th for Karim (a different photographer) to photograph? (See post 173)
The only leap of faith needed is that the photo shows him carrying Minnie....
Guess what? Their lame-ass attempt to discredit our country not only failed, but exposed them AGAIN.
Keep up the great work Yahoo/Reuters/AP/CNN. You're the gift that keeps on giving.
I don't think that's even Minnie Mouse in Pic #2. Its head is too small around the jowls and the face appears to be made of hard plastic, not furry like the Minnie in Pic #3.
I don't doubt that the guy in Pics #1 and #2 is up to something, but I don't know that I think staging Pic #3 is it.
The attack probably occured during the night of the 27th or the morning of the 28th.
Again, this is what I mean by getting carried away.
"From an anatomical viewpooint that is an obvious fake."
I guess you didn't read the other posts on the subject.
The photo went out with a correct caption.
And, yes, only an idiot would try to pretend that was a dead victim.
Why would he be sweating, wearing gloves?
Again, this is the pack mentality going hog wild (to mix animal metaphors) EU Referendum mentioned.
The media misleads and misrepresents events constantly. But they don't do it this ham-handedly.
And again, I'm one of the first people to post about this:
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But we need to keep our feet on the ground here.
They are the same location:
You're proving my general point perfectly.
We can forgive you for killing our sons. But we will never forgive you for making us kill yours. Golda Meir, to Anwar Saddat just before the peace talks. Israeli (Russian-born) politician (1898 - 1978)
And why do toy dolls always defy gravity by floating to the top of the debris?
Dude, why don't ya take your own advice here? You are so emotionally invested in the terrorists explanation of these pictures. The explanation is obvious and staright-forward. The man brought the toys to the scene in the suitcase. He then tore the arms off and planted them on top of the rubble. That's all.
You are making convoluted explanations and highlighting different random sections of pictures to support the terrorist's propaganda. Then ya have the audacity to tell others that THEY need to keep their feet on the ground???
Actually, my only point is that it's fishy. Since every report I've read or seen says nobody (especially "journalists") gets in or out of Hezbollah territory (called a "Hizbollah stronghold" in AP caption) without permission and an escort, my guess is these 3 photographers were brought there to photograph a scene that was already set up. They knew they were watching a staged event so the money shot (Minnie) was submitted w/o reference to the guy and with a different date. The evidence (lack of dust, perfectly placed Minnie, similar documented photos, etc) all point to a staged scene. If you think that scene was legit, more power to you. I have noticed however, we aren't seeing these kind of photos coming out of there since these things have been exposed. Like a Boston Herald Photo Editor was quoted as saying the other day, you can't believe anything coming out of Beirut.
Okay. I changed my mind. After looking at close-ups again of Pic #2 I agree that it is, in fact, the Minnie doll. My bad. Good catch.
"Dude, why don't ya take your own advice here? You are so emotionally invested in the terrorists explanation of these pictures. The explanation is obvious and staright-forward. The man brought the toys to the scene in the suitcase. He then tore the arms off and planted them on top of the rubble. That's all."
If you're not being sarcastic, all I can say is sheesh.
And thanks to you too for making my point.
This is BIGGER THAN RATHER, my friends.
Those balls look like cat toys. Maybe he is a cat fancier.
No expert here but lots of experience with dolls :o) - he appears to be holding the doll by an arm in picture 1 and then voila! The doll has no arms.
This kind of photo op works so well with the Arab street - they "misunderestimate" the rest of the world.
They have been able to get away with this staging within the Arab street for a very long time. It's their minds that are too clumsy - not realizing the rest of the world is not that stupid.
That one is definitely in the buffer!
Sickening piece of sh** propaganda, makes me PUKE.
I'd imagine this kind of sh** goes on in Iraq also, to be picked up by the MSM as they try to destroy America's will to fight, in their pathetic campaign to discredit George Bush and his administration.
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It is time to put Reuters, et al, on notice that we expect a higher caliber product.
TO: Reuters, NYT, abc, nbc, cbs, AP, AFP, et al.
Henceforth, All issued photography will conform to the following standards:
Photographs will be a)undoctored, b)candid, and c)prop-free. All photos shall be shot in an extended time sequence so that images can be reviewed for authenticity. All time stamps on photos shall be in GMT, and photos with improper time stamps shall be discarded. All photographers shall be accompanied by a witness -of verifiable character- whose job is to determine the authenticity of the scene being photographed.
Photo-editors will have the responsibility of obtaining RAW files for review. Editors shall be in direct contact with subjects to verify caption information. All photos in a time sequence shall be available for blogger review, AT ANY TIME.
Any outlet unable to conform to the new standards using digital photography will be expected to return to traditional film use. Negatives in a time sequence shall be available for blogger review, AT ANY TIME.
All news outlets will be issued conformance grades from AAA to BBB or F. Outlets failing to conform and resisting the current standards will, after three warnings, will be deemed "fauxtographers" and graded "F" which will ultimately affect both reputation and revenue.
This is the person to contact at Reuters. Let her know how you feel about this.
Moira Whittle: email@example.com