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)
The fact that the VERY CLEAN green bag of OTHER CLEAN TOYS was place directly on top of the grimy and dusty REAL WORLD debris from the bombing.
That bag hadn't even been in place long enough to get the bottom dirty.
Did you see the WTC bomb victims at street level after the buildings collapsed?
Everything was covered in fine powder. Everything: inside purses, under coats, inside clothes and undergarments.... between sheets of paper in books inside stores in nearby streets.
And you're going to try to pretend that "toys" found in the wreckage of a building just blown up are CLEAN?
This guy COULD NOT, IN ANY WAY, have "picked up" toys from the bombing and put them into the bag..
What I find amazing is that this is nothing new. The MSM has known this type of thing has been going on for years and has not seen fit to raise a stink about it until the blogosphere caught them with their pants down.
Pinging the Dinosaur Media DeathWatch List
That's the caption and it is still posted:
Photo: Lebanon says up to 600 killed in Israeli campaign
Are people no longer able to Google?
The pink doll is being REMOVED from the suitcase. Doll body position tells all.
Check out post #34!
I've been searching. Which search terms did you use?
These really need to circulate. Did Rush talk about it today?
Riiiigggghhhht. The logical explanation, especially given the demonstrated behavior of the Hezbos staging the news and photo ops for the fauxtogs is that he showed up with the suitcase and started emplacing toys for dramatic effect.
Tinky Winky.......tee hee.......LOL
That's where it all began...
Here's another, non-India link:
Yahoo! News Photo
Thanks for posting this TR.
Uh oh, that's not right!
At this point I don't believe a single fauxtograph appearing in any publication.
Finally, some real reporting.
See post #41
A toy lies among the wreckage of a demolished building in the Hizbollah stronghold that was targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 26, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim(LEBANON)
Notice how dust resistant these toys are? Does anyone own a patent on that material?
"The pink doll is being REMOVED from the suitcase. Doll body position tells all."
That's not at all certain.
In fact, the more I look at it, the more it looks like the guy was upstage (close to the building) picked up MM and took it and the pink doll to his suitcase to then carry it away.
If you look at the background in the shots, this seems to be supported.
The whole thing could still have been staged. But I don't think they are quite that clumsy.
I think there is a tendency now to get a little carried away with analyzing these things.
Wow, those clean toys must have been magically shrinkwrapped before the explosion and the toys managed to remove the plastic wrap themselves!
A Lebanese man collects his belongings from his shop near a building that was targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim
Notice how clean the little balls are. Again this dust repellant material is amazing!
Thanks for the ping.
So the AP and another Reuters photographer have been caught red-handed issuing propoganda for terrorists.
"Sharif and Mohamed seemed like such honest muslims. We certainly couldn't employ Buddhists in Lebanon."
"Reuters" sucks, bump!
FWIW, I blew up the picture slightly and I believe that I can see the red bow on Minnie's ears under the doll in the suitcase.
Remember the Baby Milk Factory.
"You furish the pictures, I'll provide the war..."
A man flees from a demolished building targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut, July 21, 2006. (Sharif Karim/Reuters)
This man just escaped that demolished building and notice how dust free his black t-shirt is? Boy someone needs to find out where I can get some of that material!
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
That's what I find shocking... they've known all along and never cared...
Much of these toy photos were collected a few days ago at:
Slublog: The Passion of the Toys - Updated
The third photo is the original post at the top is from there.
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