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)
If there are going to be 2 "photographers" on site, where is the videographer? No one shooting footage for Al Jazeera or CNN International?
In the absence of time codes, such "consecutive images" are necessary to establish timeline.
A Lebanese man walks among the debris of buildings that were demolished by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 21, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)
Look at those pants. I can't walk around LA in fresh air for 5 minutes and not get my pants dustier than that. And look, he's carrying his Koran. I'll bet that is dust free as well!
Fake but accurate.
Remember this is the SAME media that mocked the President's press secretary when asked to give a balanced view of our military.
I think it was the WaPoo that said something like "What? You want us running your propaganda about how good you are?"
He gets around.
"Man Caught on Camera Trying To "Pork" Tinkiewinkie!!!"
This thread is a discussion of the Slublog thread:
Shermy went out and found the first photo, indicating the staging.
The guy was upstage right, then walked down to the suitcase. Which is what you would do if you were collecting things to take away.
CORRECTING AREA OF BEIRUT ATTACKED BY ISRAEL A Lebanese man runs from a demolished building after it was targeted by Israeli air strikes in the Hizbollah stronghold of Beirut July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)
Yeah, he just crawled out from all that rubble and abracabdabra, his clothes are clean! It's Magic!
...Or a gay purple teletubby!
Looter Guy! LOL. Great fauxtoshop!
Considering how clean those toys are after supposedly having survived a bombing attack, I don't think it's getting carried away at all to seriously doubt the truthfulness of the photos. The toys would have been at least slightly dusty following a bombing and they obviously aren't.
That's my first photoshop project, I'm still learning.
Thanks, it's my first photoshop project.
I was going to say that there's no clear timeline indicated in the picture, but then I noticed...
In the first image, the doll is whole and dressed as it is taken out of the suitcase. In the second image, the doll is naked and has no arms. Note also that the detached arms are not being carried by the man.
While it's remotely possible that the guy found the naked (pristinely clean) doll lying on the ground, laid it down, went back for the arms, then took it back to the suitcase to reassemble and dress it prior to putting it away, that stretches credibility to the breaking point.
Time to do to Reuters what we did to Rather.
A Lebanese woman flees the area of a mosque that was targeted by the Israeli air strikes in the Hizbollah stronghold of southern Beirut July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)
More dust free black clothing! BTW how does anyone know that is "a woman"?
Pertinent and timely
Don't Believe What You See in the Papers