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Reuters Fakes Another Photo
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Posted on 04/23/2008 12:59:57 PM PDT by YourAdHere

The story is about climate change, and when I saw the accompanying photo of a fish lying at the bottom of a dried lake, I immediately screamed fake. Take a look, there's no way the buzzards or other predators wouldn't have picked it clean in the time it took for the lake to evaporate.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fake; fakebutaccurate; fakephotos; fauxtography; reuters; waronerror
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1 posted on 04/23/2008 12:59:57 PM PDT by YourAdHere
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To: YourAdHere

2 posted on 04/23/2008 1:01:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Agree, fake.


3 posted on 04/23/2008 1:02:08 PM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: YourAdHere
Known to be a fake, or believed to be a fake?
4 posted on 04/23/2008 1:02:19 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

IMHO.


5 posted on 04/23/2008 1:03:37 PM PDT by YourAdHere (Ramos and Compean are guilty.)
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To: YourAdHere

Al Gore has pretty much all but admitted that he uses hyperbole to bring the GW issue to the forefront. Guess that was a green light for the supposedly truthseeking media to fake photos and videos because it advances a story.


6 posted on 04/23/2008 1:05:13 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Sure to be a fake. No way a single fish can be found isolated on a totally dried up lake.
7 posted on 04/23/2008 1:05:47 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Slapshot68

I think you’re on to something.


8 posted on 04/23/2008 1:06:04 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: YourAdHere

The ground is dessicated, the fish is not. Fake.


9 posted on 04/23/2008 1:06:40 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: YourAdHere
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Damn. Looks like the author just went to a photo bank and pulled up a stock photo. That's Billy Bass's take on it.

10 posted on 04/23/2008 1:07:28 PM PDT by Sax
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To: YourAdHere

That just has to be a real picture guys come on.

It looks like a real dead fish, and something that is all dried up.

Maybe it is a close up of Obama’s behind.


11 posted on 04/23/2008 1:08:04 PM PDT by stockpirate (Obamaicans, RNC's RINO Chickens............coming ......home..... to roost................)
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To: Slapshot68

I watched 20/20 with John Stossel the other day. They had a story about how Algore used computer generated footage from the movie, “The day after tommorow” in his movie. The film shows algore lecturing the audience and describing how tall and beautiful the ice was. It was completely fake. Too funny.


12 posted on 04/23/2008 1:08:05 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: YourAdHere

Where’s the doll???????


13 posted on 04/23/2008 1:08:08 PM PDT by Roccus (Who hired Craig Livingstone? After 15 yrs, we still don't know.)
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To: YourAdHere

Slim fishing in that lake,I’ll stick with fishing for trout in rivers.


14 posted on 04/23/2008 1:11:09 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: Roccus
"Where’s the doll???????

I was looking for that nice, clean little teddy bear, myself...

15 posted on 04/23/2008 1:11:57 PM PDT by redhead (When you're in mud up to your knees and there's dust in your eyes, it's Breakup...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Oh no! That’s my Cousin Earl!


16 posted on 04/23/2008 1:12:23 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: YourAdHere; girlangler; proud_yank; Dog

LOL!

Ping!


17 posted on 04/23/2008 1:12:57 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: YourAdHere

You know what? I think you’re right.

GOOD CATCH!


18 posted on 04/23/2008 1:13:06 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: YourAdHere

Global warming killed the buzzards so they couldn’t eat the fish. I agree it looks fake. When lakes dry out the fish congregate at the lower point. There wouldn’t be just one fish and nothing else. Wheres the other stuff thats in lakes?

the photo isn’t a photoshop though. They just threw the dried fish onto the lakebed for the picture.


19 posted on 04/23/2008 1:13:45 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Jet Jaguar

At least it wasn’t a polar bear.


20 posted on 04/23/2008 1:13:46 PM PDT by MooseMan
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To: YourAdHere
I've got suspicions about this license too.

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21 posted on 04/23/2008 1:14:02 PM PDT by Sax
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To: YourAdHere

They could have done a much better job photoshopping that photo-like having New Orleans looterman walking across the lake bed with a tub of dead fish (instead of Heineken).


22 posted on 04/23/2008 1:14:23 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: mdittmar; All

What kind of fish is it?

Anyone know?


23 posted on 04/23/2008 1:14:49 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: SolidWood
No way a single fish can be found isolated on a totally dried up lake.

and this fish is recently dead - still round and plump. Had it died due to lack of water, it would have - well, been eaten by now - but otherwise, flat and mostly rotted...

lame attempt. And one can always find a small spot of dried river bed, especially after spring run off.

Actually, this looks more like a dried puddle -

Then there's this new mantra;

"Food shortages: how will we feed the world?"

It's just the opposite. It was during the last warming period that people prospered at an unprecedented rate...warmer weather, more crops in wider ranges...

We let these people continue their dog and pony show to our great peril. It's all about control

24 posted on 04/23/2008 1:14:55 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Just a Typical White, gun-toting, Jesus-loving Gramma)
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To: SolidWood

Fish always group together when the water is going down, and you will find them all at the lowest point, dead in one big pile. pretty rare to find a loner like that.


25 posted on 04/23/2008 1:15:07 PM PDT by FunkyZero
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To: mrmargaritaville

The fish looks salted.


26 posted on 04/23/2008 1:16:14 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Till two years ago, the world’s biggest supplier of virtual water was Australia. It exported a staggering 70 cubic kilometres of water a year in the form of crops, mainly food. Drought has more than halved that figure. It may never recover.


27 posted on 04/23/2008 1:16:26 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: TexanToTheCore

Actually, that fish looks really dried out - it could possibly be over a month since it died, but my best guess is 2-3 weeks. In repsonse to the original poster, scavengers don’t always pick dead fish clean, for whatever reason. I worked at a beach for the last several summers, and it’s not uncommon to find fish carcasses washed up in similar states of decomposition and no scavengers touching them at all, just the forces of nature eroding it away.


28 posted on 04/23/2008 1:17:58 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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http://www.nancarrow-webdesk.com/warehouse/storage2/2008-w11/img.164469.html

A dead fish is seen at a dried-up reservoir on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangsi province March 21, 2008. Water shortages are on the rise — stemming from soaring demand, growing populations, rising living standards and changing diets. A lack of supply is compounded by pollution and climate change. The United Nations General Assembly has designated March 22 of each year as the World Day for Water. Picture taken March 21, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA). CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
Byline: STRINGER SHANGHAI
Country: China
Date created: 2008-03-22
Fixture ID: GM1E43M1FT401
File processed at: 2008-03-22 10:46:20 UTC


29 posted on 04/23/2008 1:19:15 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Jet Jaguar

He’s not dead. He’s pining.


30 posted on 04/23/2008 1:19:51 PM PDT by weegee (Vote Obama 2008 for a bitter America.)
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To: Hyzenthlay

Well, sure, but does your beach ever look like baked clay, as it does in this picture?


31 posted on 04/23/2008 1:20:31 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Roccus

I’m looking for the rescue worker/victim with the green cap.


32 posted on 04/23/2008 1:21:38 PM PDT by YourAdHere (Ramos and Compean are guilty.)
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To: weegee

He’s resting. Look....he just moved.


33 posted on 04/23/2008 1:21:39 PM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: redhead

wonder if they killed this fish for a prop


34 posted on 04/23/2008 1:21:52 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Take a look - if a fish died because the water disappeared, aren't you going to find the fish IN the mud, not ON TOP of it?

Not to mention, eaten instead of whole?

35 posted on 04/23/2008 1:22:35 PM 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: Jet Jaguar

Yeah, I’ll buy that. Everyone knows that fish go off by themselves to die on a dry lakebed. /sarc


36 posted on 04/23/2008 1:23:10 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO (or HRC).")
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To: YourAdHere

Pining for the fjords!


37 posted on 04/23/2008 1:23:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (You're gonna cry 96 tears!)
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To: YourAdHere

Your right, looks staged!


38 posted on 04/23/2008 1:27:13 PM PDT by marken_ssa
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To: SolidWood

It was the only fish in the lake. This is a terrible loss!


39 posted on 04/23/2008 1:27:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Beijing 2008. Moscow 1980 Olympic Games for murdering regimes.)
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To: YourAdHere
Did they have anything to do with this? I can't remember.
40 posted on 04/23/2008 1:28:13 PM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Sax

Does he sing, “Take Me to the River”?


41 posted on 04/23/2008 1:29:55 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (I)
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To: Texas Songwriter

ad nauseam!!


42 posted on 04/23/2008 1:32:01 PM PDT by Sax
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To: YourAdHere

"I never met a Reuters editor before."
43 posted on 04/23/2008 1:32:19 PM PDT by Sender ("Why is it that I can't just eat my waffle?" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Old Professer
Professor, these things are very cyclical. I was in Australia in 1982-1984, during probably the worst El Nino reported in that country ever. They recovered.

Australia has terrible periodic droughts (for millenia, as shown in the geological record as well as the biology of Australian life forms), that hurt European agriculture that is not really made for the Australian environment.

Man's ingenuity makes it work, however. I trust the Aussies to make it back, once the rains start up again. And they will.

As an aside, Australia's continental drift is taking it North. Eventually, it will become more tropical and should become much wetter. Of course, Indonesia and North Australia will merge into a vast mountain range like the Himalayas, but the snowment should also keep it wet!

44 posted on 04/23/2008 1:32:48 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Hyzenthlay

There was a big fish kill in my ex-girlfriend’s pond in Temecula last year. Hundreds of fish died and decomposed. Predatory birds (there were lots of them around) wouldn’t touch them. Fish and Game guy told me the birds went after live fish, for some reason the local large birds didn’t go in for the already dead variety.


45 posted on 04/23/2008 1:33:15 PM PDT by fire and forget
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To: Hyzenthlay

There was a big fish kill in my ex-girlfriend’s pond in Temecula last year. Hundreds of fish died and decomposed. Predatory birds (there were lots of them around) wouldn’t touch them. Fish and Game guy told me the birds went after live fish, for some reason the local large birds didn’t go in for the already dead variety.


46 posted on 04/23/2008 1:33:15 PM PDT by fire and forget
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To: SolidWood

there is no way a dead fish would be on top of the dried up lake. It would be in the mud.


47 posted on 04/23/2008 1:34:45 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Sax

The first time you hear it, it is entertaining, you gotta admit.


48 posted on 04/23/2008 1:34:52 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (I)
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To: fanfan

I don’t know, it’s literally almost all rocks. I always thought those kinds of cracks occurred when stuff quickly dried up, though (like, if someone drained the lake during a particularly dry season). In any case, I don’t think it’s faked, but the fish could just have easily died before the lake dried up, or washed up on a part of the shore that was dried up, or whatever. I think it’s one of those things where the news service just saw a picture that looked relevant and made up an explanation that suited them.


49 posted on 04/23/2008 1:38:24 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: teddyballgame

“That was you just now!”


50 posted on 04/23/2008 1:39:31 PM PDT by weegee (Vote Obama 2008 for a bitter America.)
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