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Reuters gets that sinking feeling
The Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday August 10, 2007 | Leigh Holmwood

Posted on 08/10/2007 9:29:05 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne

News agency Reuters has been forced to admit that footage it released last week purportedly showing Russian submersibles on the seabed of the North Pole actually came from the movie Titanic.

The images were reproduced around the world - including by the Guardian and Guardian Unlimited - alongside the story of Russia planting its flag below the North Pole on Thursday last week.


Titanic error: Reuters issued this film still with a story about the Russian flag being planted beneath the North Pole. Photograph: Reuters

(Excerpt) Read more at media.guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: fakebutaccurate; lyingmedia; medialies; msm; msmdeathwatch; northpole; reuters; reutersfauxtography; russia; submersible; titanic
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It's good that they take their work seriously, after the Adnan Hajj incident last year.
1 posted on 08/10/2007 9:29:07 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne
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To: Izzy Dunne

Just too funny bump.


2 posted on 08/10/2007 9:30:20 AM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Reuters just needs to buy and save Weekly World News to build a stronger platform for their editorial philosophy. ;)


3 posted on 08/10/2007 9:30:41 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Izzy Dunne
News agency Reuters has been forced to admit that footage it released last week purportedly showing Russian submersibles on the seabed of the North Pole actually came from the movie Titanic.

More "fake but accurate" news from the dying, socialist "mainstream" Democrat newsrooms.

4 posted on 08/10/2007 9:32:40 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Just too Gullible Bump
5 posted on 08/10/2007 9:32:48 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Que the Celine Dion music ..


6 posted on 08/10/2007 9:34:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Welcome to FR. The Virtual Boot Camp for 'infidels' in waiting)
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To: Izzy Dunne

And they wonder why they have a credibility problem...


7 posted on 08/10/2007 9:34:41 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (You can't seriously tell me you think we need more laws, or that we don't already have too many.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

8 posted on 08/10/2007 9:34:46 AM PDT by wastedyears (Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway staaaaaaaaaaaaarrr)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Another case of MSM “making it up as we go along” which leads to the inevitable question: How much have they gotten away with in the past?


9 posted on 08/10/2007 9:35:21 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Reuters and the Titanic...O the irony!


10 posted on 08/10/2007 9:35:21 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Hmmm. I copied the picture credit without thinking. Somebody gave Reuters credit for a photo IN A STORY ABOUT HOW IT WASN'T THEIR PHOTO.

At least I am not in the journalism biz.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, and Reuters gets the pictures wrong....

11 posted on 08/10/2007 9:36:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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I'm photoshoppingly shocked!
12 posted on 08/10/2007 9:37:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ishabibble
Reuters and the Titanic...O the irony!

Heh.

13 posted on 08/10/2007 9:37:39 AM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Will stories about "Bat Boy" be far behind?

14 posted on 08/10/2007 9:38:02 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I practice Calorie Offset Trading. I eat a candy bar & pay my kid 10 bucks to run around the block)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Back in the 50's BBC and Reuters were considered the "titans" of the news industry when it came to accuracy and accountability.

Turns out they were the "Titanics" of the industry who let the liberals take the wheel and plowed them right into their current *iceberg.

* Like reverse global warming.

15 posted on 08/10/2007 9:38:10 AM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Did Reuters find a submerged partially frozen DiCaprio there too?


16 posted on 08/10/2007 9:38:49 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ron Paul: Doctor. Military Captain. Constitutionalist. Patriot. Devout Christian.)
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To: ishabibble

A 13 year old kid found it? Was he wearing pajamas?


17 posted on 08/10/2007 9:40:03 AM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: Izzy Dunne
The deception was only revealed after a 13-year-old Finnish schoolboy contacted a local newspaper to tell them the images looked identical to those used in the movie.

The Emperor has on clothes on!

18 posted on 08/10/2007 9:40:57 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Poser

LOL, the deception was revealed by a 13-year-old Finnish schoolboy!


19 posted on 08/10/2007 9:43:00 AM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
Are you suggesting that the Bat Boy photo is not real?

P.S. How's the C. O. T. plan (in your tagline) working out for you?

20 posted on 08/10/2007 9:43:04 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

roflmao!

nooooooo,

nottt

the esssssteeeemed roiters.


21 posted on 08/10/2007 9:44:53 AM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs + 2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: donna

Those Fins are pretty observant! Maybe Reuters should hire him as a fact-checker.


22 posted on 08/10/2007 9:45:07 AM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Izzy Dunne

If its from the movie then it would also be copyright infringement. Someone has some splainin to do.


23 posted on 08/10/2007 9:45:10 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Perhaps Rooters could patch things up by holding a Press
Conference apology. This would have to be done by DiCaprio and Winslet.


24 posted on 08/10/2007 9:45:22 AM PDT by C210N
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To: Izzy Dunne

Hahahaha!


25 posted on 08/10/2007 9:45:43 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Izzy Dunne; abb; Milhous; george76; bert; BIGLOOK; ASA Vet; SierraWasp; tubebender; ...

The MSM laugh of the week.


26 posted on 08/10/2007 9:46:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Donate to Vets For Freedom: http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: Izzy Dunne

27 posted on 08/10/2007 9:46:27 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Shelayne

We need a new office in our vast bureaucracy - a damage control office to counter mistakes of the MSM and presidential wannabes that undermine our international relationships.


28 posted on 08/10/2007 9:47:25 AM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: Izzy Dunne

The journalistic standards they have followed since the 60s no longer fly. Too bad.


29 posted on 08/10/2007 9:49:37 AM PDT by MrEdd (Keeping my foot on the necks of liberals since 1980.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Reminds me of the August 03 New York blackout when serious journalist Ted Koppel was interviewing a person “Bob” who was stuck in the subway. Bob told Ted about a concern for running into the characters from “Beauty and the Beast.” Ted keeps taking it all very seriously and doesn’t realize it’s a prank until the caller Babba Booeys him. What an idiot! Look out, it’s Vincent!


30 posted on 08/10/2007 9:50:21 AM PDT by ushr435
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To: Lancey Howard
I vaguely remember that picture.
Looks like the bimbette was in a freaking CANOE trying to make it out to be a big bad flood when two guys walk by, ankle deep.

LOL!

31 posted on 08/10/2007 9:50:28 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

This is ridiculous. World-class news agency my eye!


32 posted on 08/10/2007 9:51:41 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Or maybe the Weekly Reader.


33 posted on 08/10/2007 9:52:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

34 posted on 08/10/2007 9:55:19 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Izzy Dunne; abb; Milhous; george76

35 posted on 08/10/2007 9:57:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Donate to Vets For Freedom: http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Schmucks.


36 posted on 08/10/2007 9:58:09 AM PDT by Greg F (The Congress voted and it didn't count and . . . then . . . it didn't happen at all.)
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“News agency Reuters has been forced to admit that footage it released last week purportedly showing Russian submersibles on the seabed of the North Pole actually came from the movie Titanic.”

Are you kidding? I just love FR.


37 posted on 08/10/2007 9:58:32 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: Izzy Dunne
You can tell that the destruction of Reuters is sad, because there's a stuffed toy nearby.


38 posted on 08/10/2007 9:58:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Now we will be watching for Roto-Rooters reporting on the Copyright Infringement suit.

There had better be one.

39 posted on 08/10/2007 9:59:07 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Food imported from China = Cesspool + Flavr-Straw™)
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Are you suggesting that the Bat Boy photo is not real?

No, I just haven't seen Reuters take credit for it yet....

P.S. How's the C. O. T. plan (in your tagline) working out for you?

Let's just say Al Gore would be proud. I probably outweigh him and my kids will soon be able to afford his style of carbon-free lifestyle :o)

40 posted on 08/10/2007 9:59:08 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I practice Calorie Offset Trading. I eat a candy bar & pay my kid 10 bucks to run around the block)
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To: Izzy Dunne

In a related Rueters' story, Carnival Cruise Lines has launched a new ship devoted to singles on vacation . . .

41 posted on 08/10/2007 10:01:59 AM PDT by Greg F (The Congress voted and it didn't count and . . . then . . . it didn't happen at all.)
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To: Lancey Howard

OMG. That is funny!! I missed that one.


42 posted on 08/10/2007 10:05:01 AM PDT by newconhere (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. zap)
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To: Lancey Howard

I just have to laugh every time I see that picture.


43 posted on 08/10/2007 10:06:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The measure of a country is not how many people are wanting to come in, but how many want to leave.)
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So, I'm still wondering, now.

Did the Russians plant the flag under the North Pole, or did they plant it under Leonardo DiCaprio?

44 posted on 08/10/2007 10:06:45 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Reuters
45 posted on 08/10/2007 10:17:02 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No One Gets To Their Heaven Without A Fight)
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To: Izzy Dunne

All the Fake-But-Accurate news that’s fit to print!


46 posted on 08/10/2007 10:19:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: Izzy Dunne; newconhere; Arrowhead1952

Michelle Kosinski was on assignment for The Today Show in October, 2005 covering the Northeast floods and “reporting” live from a canoe. Two guys inadvertantly walked in front of the camera showing that the whole thing was staged and the water was barely ankle-deep. It was just another “fake but accurate” story from a dying, socialist “mainstream” Democrat newsroom.


47 posted on 08/10/2007 10:19:58 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Izzy Dunne

Ohhhhhhhhh, Reuters gets roto-rootered......LOL


48 posted on 08/10/2007 10:22:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We can only hope...

Although I have to admit, I did enjoy his role in “The Aviator”...:)

“...show me all the blueprints...show me all the blueprints...show me all the blueprints...”


49 posted on 08/10/2007 10:23:07 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Grampa Dave

50 posted on 08/10/2007 10:26:20 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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