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LA Times Publishes Iran Propaganda Claim, Ignores Fauxtography (MSM busted AGAIN)
LGF ^ | 2/19//07 | staff

Posted on 02/19/2007 9:14:16 AM PST by pissant

The Los Angeles Times gives credence to Iran’s bogus claim that the US is behind two recent attacks in Iran: Iran alleges U.S. link to militant attack.

TEHRAN — Bullet cartridges bearing a U.S. insignia and English lettering were among the weaponry seized last week from Sunni militants suspected of killing 11 members of Shiite-dominated Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, Iranian officials said Sunday.

A photo of the cartridge box, along with an array of other ammunition, was published by Iranian newspapers and news agencies.

Iran did not provide access to the weapons and explosives, drawing skepticism from analysts, and there was no way of evaluating the claims independently. But Tehran is clearly worried that the U.S. is quietly helping Iranian opposition groups foment instability, even while the Bush administration is confronting Iran over its nuclear program and accusing it of arming Shiite militants in Iraq.

The Iranian allegations came a week after U.S. officials laid out what they said was evidence of Iranian-made weapons in Iraq. That evidence also was inconclusive, and Iran denied supplying arms to Iraqi combatants.

(Excerpt) Read more at littlegreenfootballs.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: babymilkfactory; fakebutaccurate; fakephotos; fauxtography; iran; iranwar; media; msm; zogbyism
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1 posted on 02/19/2007 9:14:19 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I see that the AK has been photoshopped out, but I seriously hope that we are funding this kind of activity.


3 posted on 02/19/2007 9:22:49 AM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
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To: Fstrt5

The LA Times wouldn't print it. They are all gay.


4 posted on 02/19/2007 9:23:02 AM PST by pissant
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To: The Old Hoosier

Me too.


5 posted on 02/19/2007 9:23:25 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Forgive me but...

It is the ammo boxe[s] in the second photo that look to have been photoshopped in.

Might be me...but I think so.


6 posted on 02/19/2007 9:24:52 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4

You have to go to LGF to get teh full story. I think it was a zoom, and I botched the storyline a bit.


7 posted on 02/19/2007 9:26:17 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

That and the ammo pouche[s] in the upper left hand corner.

That is shoddy work.


8 posted on 02/19/2007 9:26:36 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4

The evidence is clearly faked. However I hope we are helping the insurgency.


9 posted on 02/19/2007 9:27:12 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: pissant

No, I got the story okay.

But the upper left ammo pouches and the four ammo boxes look to have been photoshopped in.


10 posted on 02/19/2007 9:28:11 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: pissant

I'm not sure I see the scandal here. The photo does show US ammo. And certain version were manipulated for reasons I do not understand.


11 posted on 02/19/2007 9:29:07 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: pissant

Why photoshop out the AK when the ammo shown is AK ammo?


12 posted on 02/19/2007 9:29:22 AM PST by Bogey78O (Blu-ray will keep the PS3 afloat till the games come)
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To: pissant

Yeah after looking a little more, there is a bunch of poor photoshopping going on in the upper left.

Ugh...


13 posted on 02/19/2007 9:30:01 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: Bogey78O
Why photoshop out the AK when the ammo shown is AK ammo?

Possibly, the person doing the photostopping couldn't tell the difference.

14 posted on 02/19/2007 9:31:59 AM PST by jmcenanly (Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. -- Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Beelzebubba
"The photo does show US ammo."

The photo shows boxes claiming manufacture by a USA company...but those are not the type of boxes that US military ammo is dispersed in.

15 posted on 02/19/2007 9:32:12 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: pissant
Why would the US even need to supply AK ammunition?

'Cuz it's so scarce in the Middle East?

16 posted on 02/19/2007 9:33:37 AM PST by Cogadh na Sith (There's an open road from the cradle to the tomb.)
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To: pissant

I can't believe we are supplying them with highly classified 7.62 bullet technology. What happens if these kinds bullets fall into the hands of terrorists!

</sarcasm>


17 posted on 02/19/2007 9:33:52 AM PST by faq
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To: pissant

Check out the "hand grenades".


18 posted on 02/19/2007 9:36:41 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (ĦEl proletariado del mundo, une! - Xuygo Chavez)
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To: pissant

What a waste. What's the point of photoshopping the AK out? I didn't see a point of using photoshop on either of these photos.


19 posted on 02/19/2007 9:47:26 AM PST by ConservatismNow
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To: VaBthang4

The photo shows boxes claiming manufacture by a USA company...but those are not the type of boxes that US military ammo is dispersed in.



So? Why not make that the story, intead of some irrelevant photoshopping?


20 posted on 02/19/2007 9:53:26 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: pissant

Did they get them at the Baby Milk Factory?


21 posted on 02/19/2007 9:53:37 AM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: pissant

Where is the Milk Factory sign??

Pray for W and our Troops


22 posted on 02/19/2007 9:57:22 AM PST by bray (Redeploy to Tehran)
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To: pissant
They Photoshop OUT the AK-47, and Photoshop IN the 7.62x39 ammo an AK-47 shoots?

U.S. soldiers shoot the 7.62x51 round, our guns don't fire that ammo.

If these Iranians are this dumb, we don't have anything to worry about.

23 posted on 02/19/2007 10:00:40 AM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: pissant

24 posted on 02/19/2007 10:08:48 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

LOL!


25 posted on 02/19/2007 10:12:00 AM PST by pissant
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To: Fstrt5

maybe somebody could photshop a Halliburton logo on the box of ammo.


26 posted on 02/19/2007 10:26:07 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ConservatismNow
They must have photoshopped out the AK because We don't make AK's in the US.

Kind of weird how the folding stock to the AK was left in the photo. Worst photoshop evar.

27 posted on 02/19/2007 10:30:39 AM PST by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: UNGN

They must have photoshopped out the AK because We don't make AK's in the US.



Yes we do.


28 posted on 02/19/2007 10:33:19 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Beelzebubba
Not with that cheap ass folding stock like that, we don't.

If someone in the US made that, I would be embarrassed for them.

29 posted on 02/19/2007 10:46:34 AM PST by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: pissant

What dead bodies did the Iranians take these from--those in Iraq and brought them to Iran? al Sadr hightailed it across to Iran and then the bombings started. Did al Sadr bring these with him?


30 posted on 02/19/2007 11:27:06 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: pissant

As long as the U.S. is going to be accused of arming insurgents in Iran -- why not actually do it?


31 posted on 02/19/2007 11:35:43 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dead

Oh my gosh! Is that Suicide bomber Mickey filled with C-4?

(Good fauxtography!)


32 posted on 02/19/2007 12:36:47 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: pissant

the ammunition boxes shown in the Iranian story appears to be Winchester USA commericial (civilian) ammunition boxes from approximately 20 years ago...

http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/216223.php


33 posted on 02/19/2007 3:35:04 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; All

The latest and greatest in the US arsenal!


34 posted on 02/19/2007 3:40:37 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
This is hilarious. Nice way to end the day. Thanks.
35 posted on 02/19/2007 3:44:33 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: pissant
From LGF:

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Traffic Surge Open Thread

Our post about the Iranian fauxtograph has been linked at several high-traffic blogs, and now it’s on the front page at Digg.com.

This means we’re having major surges of traffic and the server is groaning a bit under the load. We’re monitoring the situation and doing what we can to keep the hamsters running around in their little wheels...

03:49 PM PST

36 posted on 02/19/2007 4:07:01 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ooopppps. LOL


37 posted on 02/19/2007 4:08:18 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Lots of people are seeing it which is good....


38 posted on 02/19/2007 4:12:34 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: pissant
LA Times Publishes Iran Propaganda Claim, Ignores Fauxtography (MSM busted AGAIN) ^
  Posted by pissant
On News/Activism ^ 02/19/2007 9:14:16 AM PST · 37 replies · 1,189+ views

39 posted on 02/19/2007 4:14:17 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

On News/Activism ^ 02/19/2007 9:14:16 AM PST · 38 replies · 1,198+ views


40 posted on 02/19/2007 4:15:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I'm sure the malkinites are all over it too. :o)


41 posted on 02/19/2007 4:16:01 PM PST by pissant
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To: VaBthang4

Wasn't the USA a large provider of weapons to Iran during the Shah's days?


42 posted on 02/19/2007 4:17:27 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: pissant

Wake me up when the LAT publishes something factual. *That* would indeed be breaking news.


43 posted on 02/19/2007 4:17:38 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

LOL! You'll be waiting awhile.


44 posted on 02/19/2007 4:18:19 PM PST by pissant
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To: VaBthang4
It doesn't matter if it was photo shopped or not. The USA brand of ammo is a brand it does not and never has represented the origin of the ammo. You can buy it in thousands of locations all over the country. It may actually be imported into the US. I'm sure it would also be available overseas. I wonder how many millions of people could have flown out a few boxes in their luggage? I fly with ammo every fall on hunting trips. I have to declare it and check it in but it isn't a problem at all.
This is a very poor propaganda ploy and whoever printed it didn't do their homework. I'd say they got suckered into being a propaganda whore again!!!!!
45 posted on 02/19/2007 4:25:41 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no
They have an audience that will believe it.
46 posted on 02/19/2007 4:32:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: VaBthang4
The photo shows boxes claiming manufacture by a USA company...but those are not the type of boxes that US military ammo is dispersed in.

The MSM doesn't know that. And it's not what they want to report, anyway.

47 posted on 02/19/2007 4:56:49 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: VaBthang4

Compare the pattern of the tile in the two photos.


48 posted on 02/19/2007 6:28:56 PM PST by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: pissant

mmmmmmm,,,,Looks like "Gun~Show" stuff to me,,,

Our Guys ain't gunna carry no "USA" stuff on a Black~Op,,
Or them raggedy~ass mags. ...DUH !!!...;0)

I call BULLSHI"IT !!...;0)


49 posted on 02/19/2007 7:34:27 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: pissant; dead

You can still see part of the gun (strap, etc.) in the picture.

dead - Post #24 - Very funny! Don't forget Minnie Mouse in a red and white polka dot dress, and a doll in a pink suitcase, and oh-yeah, need some dramatice smoke plumes that have been multiplied.


50 posted on 02/19/2007 9:31:02 PM PST by Girlene
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