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Effects of cost-cutting are felt in Reuters flap (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2006 | Tim Rutten

Posted on 08/21/2006 5:43:11 AM PDT by abb

BEFORE the American news media's collective shrug consigns the Reuters photo scandal to the nether world of shabby journalistic footnotes, one of this affair's wider implications is worth a moment's exploration.

The incident began when Los Angeles-based blogger Charles Johnson and one of his readers detected a freelance photographer for the Reuters news agency manipulating pictures of the fighting in Lebanon. They, along with other online press monitors, soon turned up not only doctored images, but also numerous staged and falsely captioned pictures by various photographers — all designed to incite outrage against Israel. Reuters fired Adnan Hajj, the photojournalist involved, and purged its digital archives of more than 400 images he had sold them. The agency also said that, in the future, a more senior editor would review photos from Lebanon before they are transmitted to Reuters' clients.

That's all well and good, but the lingering question is how these patently phony pictures were distributed in the first place and why they weren't detected by the news organizations that received them? (It's certainly possible that some photo editors spotted them, raised their eyebrows in suspicion, tossed the images away and moved on without saying anything. That's another issue and outside the scope of this discussion.)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adnanhajj; dbm; hajj; lebanon; lgf; liberalmedia; reuters
Monday Morning Good News...
1 posted on 08/21/2006 5:43:13 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb
Raoul's First Law of Journalism
BIAS = LAYOFFS

2 posted on 08/21/2006 5:43:36 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb
That's another issue and outside the scope of this discussion.

Snort.

3 posted on 08/21/2006 5:44:38 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; knews_hound; Grampa Dave; martin_fierro; Liz; norwaypinesavage; Mo1; onyx; ...

Ping


4 posted on 08/21/2006 5:44:39 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

How is manufacturing the news effecting Rooters?


5 posted on 08/21/2006 5:47:34 AM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: abb

Roto-Reuter got reamed.


6 posted on 08/21/2006 6:10:44 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Ronald Reagan didn't turn me into a Republican....Jimmy Carter did that!!)
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To: mewzilla
(It's certainly possible that some photo editors spotted them, raised their eyebrows in suspicion, tossed the images away and moved on without saying anything. That's another issue and outside the scope of this discussion.)

Giving themselves the benefit of the doubt?

Name the last time a conservative got the benefit of the doubt from anyone in the MSM...

7 posted on 08/21/2006 6:11:07 AM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: abb
Reuters picture desk was a journalistic accident waiting to happen — and it did.

Thanks for the ping!

8 posted on 08/21/2006 6:36:56 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: IncPen

"Name the last time a conservative got the benefit of the doubt from anyone in the MSM.."



Never happens. I remember the Republican ad that displayed the word "Democrat"...which when viewed frame by frame, stopped at "rat" for a nano-second. For days the media and punditry accused the GOP of purposely using subliminal advertising.


9 posted on 08/21/2006 6:49:39 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *sses.)
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To: cwb
I remember the Republican ad that displayed the word "Democrat"...which when viewed frame by frame, stopped at "rat" for a nano-second. For days the media and punditry accused the GOP of purposely using subliminal advertising.

I used to drive liberals nuts pointing out that that was probably intentional by Karl Rove, and that it simply engaged the MSM to play the thing a million times as a 'news story', when it otherwise would have never seen the light of day....

10 posted on 08/21/2006 7:41:48 AM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: cwb

They're so dumb, if they had let it go, they'd be Dems instead of RATS today.

See my tagline


11 posted on 08/21/2006 8:17:34 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who are going senile.)
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To: abb; george76; weegee; PajamaTruthMafia; Milhous

This gets so embarrassing.

Apparently there were 920 photos by this fauxtographer removed by Rooters.

Also, Rooters might have been paying him under another name.

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/184242.php


12 posted on 08/21/2006 8:44:21 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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Rooters cheating !

Shocked...just shocked.


.../s

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13 posted on 08/21/2006 8:55:22 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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