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In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many (MSM picks up on the case of the missing missile)
NY Times ^ | 7/10/2008 | Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty

Posted on 07/10/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT by tobyhill

As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.

(Excerpt) Read more at thelede.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afp; afpbias; agitprop; fakebutaccurate; fakephotos; fauxtography; geopolitics; goebbelswouldbeproud; iran; iraniannutjob; mediawar; nytimesbias; pajamapeoplerule; proliferation; propaganda; theoldgreylady; tisapityshesawhore; waronerror

1 posted on 07/10/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

snicker...snort....chortle...


2 posted on 07/10/2008 8:42:53 AM PDT by kimmie7 (<<<---- Too surly for the hoarde.)
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To: tobyhill

Not just ONE too many.


3 posted on 07/10/2008 8:42:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: tobyhill

How does the press keep falling for this stuff?


4 posted on 07/10/2008 8:45:28 AM PDT by inkling
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To: tobyhill

HEE HEE HEE........ “fake but accurate” Photoshopping from the land of the Mullahs. Guess they haven’t learned any lessons from “green helmet guy” and all the nonsense Hizbullah pulled in Lebanon..... or maybe they did learn the lesson, which is that even the most flagrant lying propaganda can be swallowed by much of the western MSM.


5 posted on 07/10/2008 8:46:15 AM PDT by Enchante (OBAMA: "That's not the Jesse Jackson I knew - leave my nuts alone, Jesse!!")
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To: inkling
***Updated, 9:33 a.m., Agence France-Presse has retracted the image as “apparently digitally altered.”***

The MSM reporters and photographers are dumber than a box of rocks.

6 posted on 07/10/2008 8:47:25 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: inkling
How does the press keep falling for this stuff?

Liberals will believe anything, except when a Republican talks.

7 posted on 07/10/2008 8:56:30 AM PDT by ILiveInLiberalHell
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To: tobyhill

The MSM reporters and photographers are dumber than a box of rocks.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2043210/post

8 posted on 07/10/2008 9:01:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe they’ve hired Dan Rather as their Minister of Propaganda.


9 posted on 07/10/2008 9:01:30 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Diogenesis
Photobucket
10 posted on 07/10/2008 9:05:23 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: tobyhill

Yeah and no credit to LGF. Go figure.


11 posted on 07/10/2008 9:19:48 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Eagles6
Yeah and no credit to LGF. Go figure.

Actually, the post does give credit to LGF for highlighting a previous incident.

12 posted on 07/10/2008 9:27:59 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: lesser_satan

Ah, Na Pali coast !


13 posted on 07/10/2008 9:28:03 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: tobyhill

In all honestly it is my belief that this photo was purposely photo shopped (badly) to cast doubt in the effectiveness of the Iranian missile programs. Now the media and the pundits of Iran can scapegoat the issue with the spin “SOME OF THE PHOTO’S WHERE FAKE” thus casting doubt and keeping any meaningful action at bay because of this doubt.

The Overall objective of all these warnings, test, threats and propaganda have one purpose. The continuation of their nuclear weapons projects. Any talk of Iranian allies disembarking from their relationship with Iran or talk of ending or halting or agree to western demands in regards to their nuclear programs or even saber rattling are also distractions in order to continue their nuclear weapons programs.. They will get the bomb whether we like it or not.

There is only one and I repeat only one way to stop their nuclear weapons program. And that is to pry it out of their dead hands. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


14 posted on 07/10/2008 9:31:26 AM PDT by Vlaxo
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To: tobyhill

FReeper drzz pointed this out in the first thread about this. Iranian TV showed this image (supposedly this is what actually happened):



Now compare it to the photoshopped version, which has an extra missile. Looking at the plume, it seems to be a clone of the second from left, with a smoke trail added at the bottom (although the 2nd-from-left's plume looks different than the one on TV). Also the smoke at the bottom is bigger and lighter in this version:



15 posted on 07/10/2008 9:48:22 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: tobyhill
a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.

BS. You ran with it without question. Not like any good news that the Bush Administration has coming out of Iraq.

You should put the byline of the website you STOLE it from. It should BE the headline. "LGF" or whover "Exposes Iranian missile hoaxed photo"

After all, if FR is going to get SLAMMED for a parody photo of John Kerry with Jane Fonda being taken OUT OF CONTEXT (and omitting the detail that it was posted to a thread with a LEGITIMATE photo of Kerry and Fonda together at a Vietnam war rally), then they OWE it to the news source that SCOOPED them.

16 posted on 07/10/2008 11:11:22 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there!)
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To: Diogenesis
Here is the New York Times' COPIED version of the expose. They aren't admitting who did the FIRST version:

n the four-missile version of the image released Wednesday by Sepah News, the media arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, two major sections (encircled in red) appear to closely replicate other sections (encircled in orange). (Illustration by The New York Times; photo via Agence France-Presse)

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/in-an-iranian-image-a-missile-too-many/index.html?hp

17 posted on 07/10/2008 11:14:41 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there!)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


18 posted on 07/10/2008 11:17:31 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there!)
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To: inkling
How does the press keep falling for this stuff?

They're human. We tend not to examine anything that supports our prejudices very closely, if we bother to examine them at all.

19 posted on 07/10/2008 11:20:38 AM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: tobyhill; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Cap Huff
We got more....

Go here...

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/07/more-strange-photos-of-iranian-missile.html

20 posted on 07/10/2008 11:23:29 AM PDT by Dog (We have entered into the realm of 9/10 all over again...Lord help us.)
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To: null and void
It is traitorous to pass along the enemy's propaganda without question and to refuse to report any positive news coming from our side on this war because that would be "propaganda" to quote a member of the Washington Post.

They are not neutral. They are not anti-war. They are against THIS administration and cheering for the other side. Treason in a time of war by providing aid and comfort to sink morale.

Time was in WWII when we could say what it was.

21 posted on 07/10/2008 11:27:46 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there!)
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To: tobyhill
You just can't believe anything you see anymore...


22 posted on 07/10/2008 11:42:40 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Rofl!


23 posted on 07/10/2008 11:58:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Dog; NormsRevenge; elhombrelibre; Allegra; SandRat; tobyhill; G8 Diplomat; Cap Huff; ...
Just incredible....from Kamangir (Archer):

Iranian Missile Drill: Pictures do not Lie!

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Published two years ago. Compare the clouds, the layout and the trail at the bottom right.

24 posted on 07/10/2008 12:05:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: kimmie7

See #24....


25 posted on 07/10/2008 12:07:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s times like this one misses Baghdad Bob ;)


26 posted on 07/10/2008 12:10:15 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tobyhill
From the Blogosphere (Michelle Malkin):

Fauxtography-fest 2008!

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>

Here we go again. You’ll all remember how the MSM brought us the first Fauxtography-fest in the summer of 2006. Well, the photo fakers and their dupes in the media are baaaack. And the blogosphere’s all over them.

LGF’s Charles Johnson and Brian Ledbetter have the rundown on the digitally enhanced Iranian missiles in an image distributed by Agence France-Press. See also: Kamangir, Blackfive, Pat Dollard, EU Referendum, Ace, Jim Hoft, Suitably Flip.

The AFP has retracted the photo. The NYT, fresh from its own photo-distorting embarrassment, reports:

Updated, 9:33 a.m., Agence France-Presse has retracted the image as “apparently digitally altered.”

As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.


27 posted on 07/10/2008 12:18:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: tobyhill
Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.

Amuse us. Tell us again about the MSM's careful fact-checking and commitment to accuracy.

28 posted on 07/10/2008 12:19:47 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: SE Mom
See post # 27,....

Photo picked up by all the major MSM outlets.,...

ROFLMAO!!!

29 posted on 07/10/2008 12:21:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Interesting Times

Well....the photo checking guys work in a different department..../ROFL!!!


30 posted on 07/10/2008 12:24:10 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

MSM advertising revenues? In decline.

MSM stockholders selling shares? Record high levels.

MSM research capacity? Invisible.

MSM assuming photoshopped missle pics are genuine? Priceless.


31 posted on 07/10/2008 12:28:50 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: weegee
You think the NYT, et al. might be traitorous???

Say it isn't so!

32 posted on 07/10/2008 12:31:42 PM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: null and void

If you don’t follow the news of the day you are uninformed.

If you turn to Big Media for the news of the day you are MISinformed.


33 posted on 07/10/2008 12:55:41 PM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Photobucket
34 posted on 07/10/2008 1:11:09 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

They are multiplying....!


35 posted on 07/10/2008 1:16:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: SE Mom
I wish I knew Danielle Allen's FReeper name so I could PING her to this thread....
36 posted on 07/10/2008 1:30:13 PM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

The TV shot is also likely doctored. Go to the posted article—the untouched picture shows a missile truck in the foreground with a missile that seems to have failed to launch.


37 posted on 07/10/2008 1:31:29 PM PDT by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Screaming!


38 posted on 07/10/2008 1:36:44 PM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What a great find!

The Pajamas media, doing the MSM's job for them again. BTT

39 posted on 07/10/2008 1:51:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: weegee
I wish I knew Danielle Allen's FReeper name so I could PING her to this thread....

Oh, the calumny!

40 posted on 07/10/2008 2:09:42 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: mondonico; SE Mom; Billthedrill
This one?

another image that The Associated Press received from the same source on Thursday, which appeared to be taken from the same vantage point at almost the same time.

********************************

Now we see...there were suppose to be four ...so they were just showing what should have happened......LOL!

41 posted on 07/10/2008 2:26:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: SE Mom

ROFLMAO!!


42 posted on 07/10/2008 2:44:35 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (Build the fence, secure our borders, deport illegals - Protect our sovereignty!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

eeegads - this calls for aspirin.


43 posted on 07/10/2008 2:46:26 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tobyhill
You're kidding me. They fooled the Main Stream Media???

PhotobucketPhotobuckethttp://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b253/mware/ra409986087.jpgPhotobucketPhotobucket

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44 posted on 07/10/2008 2:53:10 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The AP had to have known it was a doctored photo but ran with it anyway.


45 posted on 07/10/2008 2:56:53 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: SE Mom
To add to your pleasure....from HotAir:

Iranian Media Releases New Missile Image


46 posted on 07/10/2008 3:26:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: tobyhill
Lt.Castillo is not pleased....


47 posted on 07/10/2008 3:28:02 PM PDT by cmsgop (How come they never made "6 Pack" II)
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To: mware

48 posted on 07/10/2008 4:09:13 PM PDT by dervish (six of the 10 hottest years since 1880 antedate 1954)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Lier lier pants on fire... so the story goes. Yeah. The cloud formation was a dead give away.


49 posted on 07/10/2008 4:32:20 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...Now we are left with a bunch of idiots.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Thanks Ernest.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2043458/posts?page=24#24

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2043670/posts?page=14#14


50 posted on 07/11/2008 9:33:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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