Skip to comments.Michelle Malkin: The photo op shop of horrors
Posted on 08/19/2006 1:01:23 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
It's the story journalistic elite would rather just go away. After Reuters' admission one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, manipulated two war images from Lebanon after bloggers smoked out his crude Photoshop alterations, and all 920 of his Reuters photos were pulled, evidence of far more troubling photo staging and media deception in the Middle East continues to pour in. Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) calls it "fauxtography." One of Mr. Hajj's photos was an iconic image of a dusty dead child with a clean blue pacifier clipped to his shirt, paraded by a corpse handler at the site of an Israeli airstrike in Qana, Lebanon. Mainstream journalists have sneered at bloggers' suspicions, first raised at EU Referendum (eureferendum.blogspot.com), that some of the gruesome photos from that scene may have been staged. The Washington Post's photographer Michael Robinson-Chavez, who was at Qana, huffed: "Everyone was dead, many of them children. Nothing was set up." But last week, a German television station aired damning video footage from the scene showing a lead propaganda director (dubbed the "Green Helmet Guy") positioning a young boy's corpse, yanking it from an ambulance, placing it on two different stretchers for the cameras and pushing aside bystanders for clearer shots. This Lebanese version of horror film director Wes Craven was identified by the Associated Press in a softball profile as "Salam Daher," who told the reporter, "I am just a civil defense worker. I have done this job all my life." To clear-eyed readers, that's an inculpatory, not an exculpatory, statement. How many more "jobs" has Mr. Daher overseen? And how many more such media stage managers are out there?
(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...
Fauxtography Scandal updates:
Green Helmet Admits Staging Photos
Still More Photo Staging Identified
Lebanese Autos Miraculously Survive Airstrikes
Photographer Alleges Unearthing of Bodies
LA Times: Take a Closer Look
CAIR's Fauxtography Scandal
AP Stands Behind Green Helmet Guy
LGF Exclusive: How Much Does It Cost to Buy Global TV News?
Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?
Seriously, as a member of the early morning crowd I used to look forward to your rapid fire posting.
Yes, years & years ago there was some speculation that JohnH2 was a 'bot, but a member in good standing actually met up with him and testified that he was just a really fast human being.
Good to hear from you again John. Amen.
I noticed that reuters cameras don't work around victims of saddam that are missing limbs. I'm sure they weren't aware when such people came to the White House and had a news conference.
The MSM is simply the propaganda wing of tyranny and fanaticism. They are complicit with the deaths of freedom loving peoples across the globe.
The sober truth of the matter is that the wacky moonbat leftists could care less, and limousine liberals are too blinded by their own narcissism to understand.
Thank God for Little Green Footballs, We are treated like Mushrooms by the MSM.
They keep us in the dark and feed us Bull$%it, for years and years.
IMHO...this borders on treason.......
bump for publicity
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John, I have really missed your posts on FR. We've really lost something without you here. Please come back more often. Debate and good posts just aren't part of this fine site without YOU.
America truly is the land of opportunity.
When Green Helmet guy learns of this, he's gonna want royalties.
:) !!! Thank you, Wolf! I'm surely trying to do my 'duty' once again... (at least before I go away again for the move, hah).