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Reuters Caught with Doctored Lebanon Photo, Again
Newsbusters/Reuters ^ | August 28 | John Armor

Posted on 08/28/2006 5:14:42 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

You would think that Reuters learned its lesson about publishing to the world photos doctored to create a false image. After all, they were caught with multiple false photos from Lebanon, and had to take down more than 900 images from one stringer. Reuters promised it would have "experienced editors" look at all such photos in the future.

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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I'm honestly surprised we don't see photoshoppery on other topics as well, not just from lebanon.

We have... and it's most likely that inumerable images have been radically altered on ALL topics... if not flat-out 'created'. It's amazing what a trained, retoucher can do in Photoshop... in high-end advertising, you can earn a good living at it.

21 posted on 08/28/2006 5:43:39 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Carry_Okie
Totally agree. You can see the photo is shooting into a tough light situation. The open sky on the upper right most likely made the aperture close way down resulting in a dark picture. Lazy photoshop work trying to correct it, thats all.

Nothing to see here. Move along.
22 posted on 08/28/2006 5:44:43 AM PDT by baystaterebel (http://omphalosgazer.blogspot.com/)
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To: johnny7
"Shazam! They done it again???"


23 posted on 08/28/2006 5:45:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: BallyBill

I agree, this is crying wolf. I think it should be removed from Breaking News.


24 posted on 08/28/2006 5:54:03 AM PDT by Paradox (The "smarter" the individual, the greater his power of self-deception.)
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To: hellinahandcart

I think it's "fake but accurate".....:)


25 posted on 08/28/2006 5:54:43 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: baystaterebel

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^You can see the photo is shooting into a tough light situation. The open sky on the upper right most likely made the aperture close way down resulting in a dark picture.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That's not open sky. As Armor over at NB noted, that's not sky.

I've never seen the sky with clean writing on it. Have you?

It's got arabic writing on it, then it says "AL JANGUS", whatever that means.


26 posted on 08/28/2006 5:54:46 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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27 posted on 08/28/2006 5:55:56 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I'm more worried about Israel's doctored military apparatus.


28 posted on 08/28/2006 5:58:35 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Bush Derangement Syndrome is proven to prevent learning from past mistakes in 99.9% of journalists and dems.


29 posted on 08/28/2006 6:01:43 AM PDT by RightCanuck
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To: COBOL2Java
“You know what I'm talkin' about.”


30 posted on 08/28/2006 6:01:57 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Rutles4Ever

how so?


31 posted on 08/28/2006 6:05:30 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
"Yeah, you can see the washed out UN logo on it"

Washed out UN seems more appropriate!

32 posted on 08/28/2006 6:07:30 AM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

All I see is little red x's.


33 posted on 08/28/2006 6:08:19 AM PDT by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I have taken thousands of pictures, edited them in photoshop, yadda yadda yadda I wont bore you with the details....

Thats a washed out sky. Note the roof tops and power lines also in that part of the frame. Your looking for a devious deception where none exists.

Save it for the real thing.

Its nothing more then a bad photo with bad photoshop work done to it.
34 posted on 08/28/2006 6:11:55 AM PDT by baystaterebel (http://omphalosgazer.blogspot.com/)
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I can't believe no one caught this. "A French United Nations vehicle". A white flag. Whats the running joke about France???????

Not only is it doctored...its a joke at the French military. Or France itself.


35 posted on 08/28/2006 6:13:04 AM PDT by The peoples DJ
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Sometimes I think people get their panties in a wad for the sake of that wedgies feeling. So what? This guy smiling at a white flag or a UN flag makes no difference to me.  When I first clicked onto this thread, before I read the part about the smile directed to the white flag, I simply couldn't find any part of the picture that made me think anything other than this guy looks like a kid.

The photographer probably saw the connection, took the shot and had to lighten it to get Nasrallah to even appear. Lightening the photo makes the image on photo paper look like the image the cameraman saw. That is not dishonest.  It's no more dishonest than a photojournalist using a telephoto lens, or a polarizing one, or a sketch artist doing the graphic.

Sometimes I think people need a bit more Zoloft in their lives..

 

36 posted on 08/28/2006 6:13:34 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: BallyBill

Yeah, to us it's a non-event. But I think, to the average hezbo/hezbo- supporter on the street, it accomplishes what the propagandist/photographer intended.


37 posted on 08/28/2006 6:14:09 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: hellinahandcart
The setting (a BIG SMILING Muslim dictator) is shown welcoming the UN army....

Having defeated the Evvvvvvvvvvvvviiiiiiiiiiil Israeli army.

Ya can't pay for that kind of propaganda to the world, and Reuters does it for free!
38 posted on 08/28/2006 6:15:22 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: wagglebee

The marquis of Nasrallah on the side of the building is pretty dark compared to the rest of the photograph. I'm still a novice in Photoshop, but it looks to me as if the contrast was pumped up so Nasrallah's face wasn't in the dark. It resulted in washing out the rest of the image.

As to the words hanging in the sky, I'd assumed they were letters on posts. You don't see them often in the US anymore but they're still around.


39 posted on 08/28/2006 6:18:44 AM PDT by Kieri (A Grafted Branch (Rom. 11))
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To: baystaterebel

^^^^^^^^^^I have taken thousands of pictures, edited them in photoshop, yadda yadda yadda I wont bore you with the details....^^^^^^^^^^

I don't doubt your experience, and that does appear to be sky, however I've never seen writing like that any time I've looked up.

If anything, it looks like it's a separate banner. Note the orange bar inbetween the nasrallah photo and what appears to be sky on the right.

Yellow writing doesn't appear in skies, but it does on wall/banners.

^^^^^^^^^^Save it for the real thing.^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, I have to agree. However, with all that Reuters and other lib media outlets have done up until this point, you can't blame people for overscrutinizing.


40 posted on 08/28/2006 6:21:59 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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