Skip to comments.Photography as a Weapon
Posted on 08/17/2008 10:50:42 PM PDT by ricks_place
You have your fear, which might become reality; and then you have Godzilla, who is reality. from the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters
As almost everyone knows by now, various major daily newspaper published, on July 10, a photograph of four Iranian missiles streaking heavenward; then Little Green Footballs (significantly, a blog and not a daily newspaper) provided evidence that the photograph had been faked. Later, many of those same papers published a Whitmans sampler of retractions and apologies. For me it raised a series of questions about images. Do they provide illustration of a text or an idea of evidence of some underlying reality or both? And if they are evidence, dont we have to know that the evidence is reliable, that it can be trusted?
Hany Farid, a Dartmouth professor and an expert on digital photography, has published a number of journal articles and a recent Scientific American article on digital photographic fraud. He seemed to be a good person to start with. If a photograph has been tampered with, hes the person to analyze how the tampering has been done. I wanted to discuss with him the issue of the Iranian photograph starting with the issue of why we trust photographs in the first place.
(Excerpt) Read more at morris.blogs.nytimes.com ...
Start? We’ve been all over it like white on rice for a couple months.
The New York Times should start examining Obama's document trail for inconsistencies.
One thing for sure. Photography, or frame-by-frame picture of the video, secured Michael Phelps’ journey to get the 7th gold. The Serbian officials dropped their protest once FINA showed them the pictures.
Don’t get saucy with me, Bernays...
"Tabloid trash" (and down the American masses memory hole)
Fauxtography is nothing new. Not for those who know Stalinist tactics. Not for those who understand the media war. Not for those who recognize agitprop.
The NYet Times is SHOCKED to have their credibullity questioned.
The FBI found a dead patsy to blame the anthrax attacks on. Did they ever explain why he also attacked the offices of the Globe tabloid in Florida?
You want to check out some photo video image manipulation, check out some of the research on the 911 videos, planes hitting the buildings, man we have have been hood winked big time!And nobody wants to talk about it, or discuss it!
Maureen Stevens’ statement about anthrax investigation
Hoodwinked! Bamboozled! We been took!
Oh all those “journalists” have it on their “to do” list (examine Obama’s background. However, the template for that article is “look at what a wonder he is at managing this information!” We saw the same thing with Slick.
Look, it’s pingzilla.
Sadly, Harry is no longer with us. His body was recently found in a cooler in Georgia. A moment of silence, please.
All you need now is John Kerry and Jane Fonda under the umbrella.
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