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Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/06/08/reuters-fake-photos-ihh-gaza-blockade-commandos/ ^

Posted on 06/08/2010 1:12:54 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

The British-based Reuters news agency has been stung for the second time by charges that it edited politically sensitive photos in a way that casts Israel in a bad light. But this time Reuters claims it wasn’t at fault.

The news agency reacted to questions raised by an American blogger who showed that Reuters' photo service edited out knives and blood traces from pictures taken aboard the activist ship Mavi Marmara during a clash with Israeli commandos last week. Nine people were killed and scores were injured in the clash.

The pictures of the fight were released by IHH, the Turkish-based group that sponsored the six-ship fleet that tried to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

In one photo, an Israeli commando is shown lying on the deck of the ship, surrounded by activists. The uncut photo released by IHH shows the hand of an unidentified activist holding a knife. But in the Reuters photo, the hand is visible but the knife has been edited out.

The blog “Little Green Footballs” challenged Reuters' editing of the photo.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alreuters; enemedia; fauxtography; mediawar

1 posted on 06/08/2010 1:12:54 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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2 posted on 06/08/2010 1:14:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA
How dare anyone attribute a political motive to al Reuters!
3 posted on 06/08/2010 1:14:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Red in Blue PA

4 posted on 06/08/2010 1:14:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: dfwgator

Twofer Tuesday!


5 posted on 06/08/2010 1:15:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"But this time Reuters claims it wasn’t at fault."

Shite' de la Horse'

6 posted on 06/08/2010 1:15:33 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: a fool in paradise

GMTA!


7 posted on 06/08/2010 1:15:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA

GUESS THAT PHOTOGRAPHER DIDN’T HAVE ANY DOLS TO LAY AROUND


8 posted on 06/08/2010 1:16:09 PM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: Red in Blue PA

The first mistake the commandos made was using paintball guns with pepper balls when they should have used submachine guns.


9 posted on 06/08/2010 1:16:17 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The blog “Little Green Footballs” challenged Reuters' editing of the photo.

Which is surprising these days. Is he playing a WWF good-guy-turned-bad-guy-turned-good-guy?

10 posted on 06/08/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m sure Reuters did nothing misleading. Also, let me tell you about the great piece of land that I just bought in Florida.


11 posted on 06/08/2010 1:16:37 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Red in Blue PA
...Reuters claims it wasn’t at fault.

Helen Thomas made them do it?

12 posted on 06/08/2010 1:16:46 PM PDT by WayneS ("1984" was a WARNING, not an Instruction Manual.)
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To: backhoe; blackie; MestaMachine; TigersEye; MamaDearest; combat_boots; caww

Ping.


13 posted on 06/08/2010 1:17:52 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Kagan ENDED Constitutional Law in Harvard: freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2523089/posts)
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To: Red in Blue PA

BUMP


14 posted on 06/08/2010 1:17:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow.


15 posted on 06/08/2010 1:18:03 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: fhayek

In their hearts, they side with Helen Thomas.


16 posted on 06/08/2010 1:18:32 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Kagan ENDED Constitutional Law in Harvard: freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2523089/posts)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why would Reuters release pics from the IHH anyway?


17 posted on 06/08/2010 1:20:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: dfwgator

Like Stalin used to say, “No man, no problem.”


18 posted on 06/08/2010 1:20:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: a fool in paradise

No he’s not changing.. Nothing gets Charley’s panties in a knot than a chance to attack religion. Any religion. In this case Islam. Had those commandoes been led by Hasidic Rabbis, Charley wouldn’t have known who to call out.


19 posted on 06/08/2010 1:23:28 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: a fool in paradise; dfwgator

OK, what is the story behind the Stalin photo?


20 posted on 06/08/2010 1:25:15 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Whattaya’ expect from a Nazi outfit?


21 posted on 06/08/2010 1:25:52 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Red in Blue PA

FAKE, but accurate, according to Reuters...


22 posted on 06/08/2010 1:26:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Stalin basically air-brushed people out of history once they fell out of favor, as if they never existed. This is a great book about this.


23 posted on 06/08/2010 1:28:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fhayek
Also, let me tell you about the great piece of land that I just bought in Florida.

Let me guess...beach front property with red sand.

Of course it was "political." Reuters must think the whole U.S. is blind.

24 posted on 06/08/2010 1:30:35 PM PDT by madison10
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To: a fool in paradise

‘Just taking lessons from the Liar of the US—only applying it to photography.


25 posted on 06/08/2010 1:31:34 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Knife? What knife? I don’t see any stinkin’ knife.


26 posted on 06/08/2010 1:38:22 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Reuters Photoshop parody Pictures, Images and Photos
27 posted on 06/08/2010 1:39:56 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: tcrlaf
FAKE, but accurate©, according to Reuters...

CBS copyrighted that.

28 posted on 06/08/2010 1:40:47 PM PDT by magslinger (Ask Dad. He'll know. And on the off chance he doesn't, he'll make up something good.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It was common for the Soviets to paint out (or add in) people based on turns of events. When they fell out of favor with The Party, they simply disappeared from history (all pre-photoshop).

The Soviets did this. The Red Chinese did this. The Cuban Communists did this. The North Vietnamese did this. The Nazis even engaged in photomanipulation for propaganda purposes.

The Nazis used the cropped image of Churchill to suggest he was a gangster criminal.


29 posted on 06/08/2010 1:43:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: dfwgator

That book only goes so far. There is another book that came out earlier in the decade and has coverage of the Cuban Communists, Red Chinese Communists, and Vietnamese Communists. You know, the groups that the Left say were so much better than the Soviets....


30 posted on 06/08/2010 1:44:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Deb

And it’s hardly the first time they’ve been caught manipulating (or staging) photos from the Middle East. Recall the photoshopped smoke plumes from Israeli missile strikes. Looked like a Toho Godilla film after they got through with it.


31 posted on 06/08/2010 1:46:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: xkaydet65

I thought he had turned to siding with the Islamists against someone last year (or maybe earlier this year).


32 posted on 06/08/2010 1:47:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The editors have aichmophobia?


33 posted on 06/08/2010 1:54:23 PM PDT by magslinger (Ask Dad. He'll know. And on the off chance he doesn't, he'll make up something good.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

this is more than the second time.

“If its Reuters, its wrong.”


34 posted on 06/08/2010 2:03:50 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A Brief Guide to Standards, Photoshop and Captions

http://handbook.reuters.com/index.php/A_Brief_Guide_to_Standards%2C_Photoshop_and_Captions

Jeeez.


35 posted on 06/08/2010 2:13:20 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Red in Blue PA
Fox News
36 posted on 06/08/2010 2:46:50 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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No knives, they didn't have knives, just look at the pictures.

37 posted on 06/08/2010 3:06:34 PM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: SJackson

No. Reuters just doesn’t approve of knives. They could be used to hurt somebody, or justify the use of a gun in self-defense.


38 posted on 06/08/2010 3:55:19 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: a fool in paradise

And I think it was one of their French cameramen who created the fictional “murder” of the young Palestinian boy who was killed as he cowered with his father during an Israeli fire fight.


39 posted on 06/09/2010 10:58:28 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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