Skip to comments.Qana, Plame and karma [Media play handmaidens to Hezbollah]
Posted on 08/17/2006 12:13:14 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
Many of the mainstream media apologists have conceded and they had little choice but to do so that many of the photographs of the Israelis response to Hez bAllahs act of war, were staged. The evidence of staging and Photoshopping is too public.
The media allowed itself to be used to defame Israel, stir up sympathy for Lebanon and halt the advance into Lebanon. But the concessions of wrongdoing stop short with digital alterations. Media spokesmen are still in denial about the biggest media fraud of all: the dramatic dead baby display at Qana. EUreferendum has not given up investigating the incident.
Using the evidence we and our readers have gathered, and our collective analyses, we have learnt that, at the assembly area, there was a macabre selection process going on. Normal or unsightly corpses were marked up for despatch (sic) straight to the waiting ambulances. Those which were especially photogenic or with dramatic potential were sent to this staging area. From there, the media circus was organised, and the props issued to the actors, for the displays of theatre that we have already recorded(and have more to come).
The blogsite has now obtained a satellite shot of the village involved (which is not, in fact, Qana, but rather the hamlet of Khuraybah, one mile to the north of Qana which is quite small but nevertheless rather mysteriously contains a very large mosque. The mapped picture, makes even clearer that the entire incident was staged, but EUreferendum has in addition carefully documented this through a meticulous review of the video taken there and the photographs and news reports.
The refusal of professional journalists to seek or conduct a detailed investigation of the way in which its colleagues obviously served as willing handmaidens to HezbAllah , opens them all up to the perfectly reasonable charge that such mendacious behavior is so common it bothers them not at all.
But this kind of behavior has a way of backfiring. The New York Observer recently noted that the New York Times demanded a full investigation and the appointment of a special prosecutor over Valerie Plame being named, and succeeded only in setting a precedent for compelling reporters testimony. That very precedent has now twice bitten the paper which led the charge to utilize every legal means to uncover the source of the Plame leak. Those media members which behave dishonestly create problems for themselves and others in the business.
The New York Times assertions about Plame and the release of the N.I.E. were false and one-sided.
It is increasingly apparent that no crime was committed in the course of Ms. Plames identity being revealed. Moreover, the leak exposed a fact of legitimate public interest that Ms. Plame had played a significant role in sending her husband, Joseph Wilson, on his now-infamous trip to Niger. Similarly, the partial declassification of the N.I.E. added to public knowledge about a matter of vital importance. On the question of where responsibility really lay for the erroneous predictions about Iraqi W.M.D., it was germane to know the general tenor of a document that purported to represent the best thinking of the intelligence community. The October 2002 N.I.E. expressed high confidence that Iraq is continuing, and in some areas expanding, its chemical, biological, nuclear and missile programs. The problem with these leaks, for at least some in the media, seemed to be that the information they revealed favored Mr. Bush. In an October 2003 column about Plamegate, Maureen Dowd made the blanket assertion that The issue is the administrations credibility, not Joe Wilsons But if the subject under debate is the White Houses alleged mendacity, why is the honesty or otherwise of its accuser not relevant?
In any event, the NYTs overplayed its hand and in the process opened up a judicial sluice gate which is likely to imperil many media outlets and reporters.
The subject now is the medias alleged mendacity and complicity with terrorists. Why does it think after its behavior in Plame or Rathergate or the leak of the NSA program, it has enough residual good repute to avoid either serious inquiry or our contempt?
WOW, the truth? It can't be....I have to rub my eyes.
And the surprise is...???
Terrorist Media list
In 1979, Anna Diggs Taylor became the first black woman judge to be appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Nineteen years later, she became the first black woman Chief Judge for that circuit as well.
Gee... what a surprise. A Carter appointment and a Clinton promotion.
ooops. Wrong thread. sorry guys.
"The media allowed itself to be used",i don't think so!The media knew it and was trying to assist Hezbollah.
Links are in chronological order.
The Corruption of the Media A lengthy, comprehensive review of Fauxtography at Qana by EU Referendum
ISSUE 1, STAGING OF PHOTOS:
"The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" (Green Helmet & Co, show up in Tyre)
"Reuters calls the doctor, take 2" (Powerline blog exposes yet another suspect group of photos same damage reported as new 12 days apart)
"Extreme Makeover - Beirut Edition" (Drinking from Home exposed more photos. This time, the same woman is shown losing her home first in Southern Beirut on 7/22 and then in the "suburbs of Beirut" on 8/5)
"Shaking the Dead" (Confederate Yankee shows staged photos of a "rescue worker" grasping a hand protruding from the rubble for both Reuters and AP)
"The Passion of the Toys" (Slublog has a collection of all the posed stuffed animals among the ruble)
"Lights, Camera, Action!" ICRC Posing with bodies
ISSUE 2, DOCTORING OF PHOTOS
ISSUE 3: MISLEADING CAPTIONS: