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N. Korea: The flood photo that isnít(systematic photoshopping by NK regime)
JoongAng Daily ^ | 07/20/11 | Ser Myo-ja

Posted on 07/19/2011 5:50:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

The flood photo that isn’t

AP news service issues ‘kill notice’ for image from North

July 20, 2011

North Korea claimed that seven North Koreans are walking in a flooded street in this July 15 photo North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency took, which it provided to AP. In the photo, residents walk in knee-deep water, but photo experts suspect the photo of being retouched, citing the relatively dry clothes of the residents as evidence. [YONHAP]

The Associated Press has withdrawn a photo depicting flooding in North Korea, released recently by the reclusive communist country’s news service, claiming that signs of digital manipulation were detected.

The American news wire agency transmitted the photo to its members and customers on Saturday. “In this photo taken Friday, July 15, 2011, and released Saturday July 16, 2011, by the Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, residents wade through a flooded street in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said heavy rains flooded farmland, destroyed homes and caused some deaths,” the AP said in the caption.

The Korean Central News Agency is a state-run mouthpiece of the North.

The day after the photo’s release, the AP issued a “kill notice” to tell subscribers that AP decided to withdraw the photo and no longer stood by it.

“The content of this image has been digitally altered and does not accurately reflect the scene,” AP said in the kill notice. “No other version of the photo is available.”

(Excerpt) Read more at joongangdaily.joins.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flood; nkorea; photoshop

1 posted on 07/19/2011 5:50:21 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 07/19/2011 5:50:59 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Lame.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 5:54:08 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

North Korea claimed that seven North Koreans are walking in a flooded street in this July 15 photo North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency took, which it provided to AP. In the photo, residents walk in knee-deep water, but photo experts suspect the photo of being retouched, citing the relatively dry clothes of the residents as evidence. [YONHAP]
4 posted on 07/19/2011 5:55:48 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m not sure it’s retouched, but looking to the right, I see what looks like the bank of a river.

I think this group was just “volunteered” to wade out into the water so the photog could get the shot. They didn’t want to get any wetter than they had to.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: COBOL2Java

It’s badly photoshopped. I’ve used photoshop since 1990-91, used it for 14 years professionally. That’s fairly obvious poor work. For the good stuff, see worth1000.


6 posted on 07/19/2011 6:04:43 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: sayuncledave
FYI, Chosun Ilbo carried this close examination of the said photo. I am not a photoshop expert so I wouldn't know if the paper got everything 100% correct. Perhaps you can look at it.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 6:21:54 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Are they taking lessons in Lame-ass Photoshop Work from the PRC?


8 posted on 07/19/2011 6:34:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The wake for the bicycle shows obvious signs of the Clone Tool.


9 posted on 07/19/2011 6:41:10 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

The one thing going for the photo is that they are all looking down like they are actually walking in high water.


10 posted on 07/19/2011 6:50:04 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: RadiationRomeo

The photog simply asks the subjects to look down in order make the end product look more convincing.


11 posted on 07/19/2011 6:54:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: COBOL2Java
There are no eddies or wave diffraction around the inserted elements.
12 posted on 07/19/2011 6:55:11 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: RadiationRomeo

This reminds me of the obviously Photoshopped PRC photo of guys standing on a new road.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 6:56:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Let me ask a dumb question.

What do the NORKs gain by sending out fake flood pics?

Are they expecting some sympathy from the “world”?


14 posted on 07/19/2011 6:59:02 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

In a word, Yes.


15 posted on 07/19/2011 7:09:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Ronin

Occam’s Razor agrees with you.


16 posted on 07/19/2011 7:10:25 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They need put Wet Godzilla in that or something or bunch of surfer dudes from Southern California LOL!


17 posted on 07/19/2011 7:14:13 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: nascarnation
Are they expecting some sympathy from the “world”?

Sympathy followed by relief aid(especially food.) Their troops do not have enough to eat.

18 posted on 07/19/2011 7:17:24 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: Ronin

It’s badly, badly photoshopped. The guy with the bike is clearly not in the water.

I do this for a living. It’s as big a lie as a Media Matters press release.

AP sold what little soul they may have had for access to North Korea.


19 posted on 07/19/2011 7:20:37 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: COBOL2Java

See! Proof that all received their rations of Scotchgard!


20 posted on 07/19/2011 7:27:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The story doesn’t go into motives, but I will:

Communist states need to invent phony natural disasters to explain their failures.


21 posted on 07/19/2011 7:28:34 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: Army Air Corps

They couldn’t have actually found a creek for them to go wade in? Chi-intzy!


22 posted on 07/19/2011 7:29:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
These appear to be well-dressed, well-fed people walking in NK. It looks like one guy has a good pair of shoes while another has a good set of leather boots. The bike looks almost new.
Where can you find all that in NK?
23 posted on 07/19/2011 7:30:23 PM PDT by cyberbo2004 (people pay taxes, not corporations.)
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To: cyberbo2004

I think they got some of the government office staff. Peasants would have run them off.


24 posted on 07/19/2011 7:31:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Just like the ChiComs didn’t get some guys to actually stand on a road for a photo-op.


25 posted on 07/19/2011 7:35:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Pic looks legit to me.

26 posted on 07/19/2011 7:39:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"The Associated Press has withdrawn a photo... claiming that signs of digital manipulation were detected."

Yet there will be no questioning of Hussein's PDF birth certificate.

27 posted on 07/19/2011 7:44:45 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: MediaMole

I thought it might have been done by the same crew that came up with BHO’s birth certificate.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: nascarnation

Sympathy plus an explanation for the crop failure which will kill millions with or without outside food aid. The folks in charge are evil.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 8:00:31 PM PDT by JimSEA
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30 posted on 07/19/2011 8:01:52 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The picture is so bad it is silly. It LOOKS lide the figures were pasted onto the water. The surace of the water is obvioulsy in motion but there is no disturbance where the bodies connect with the surface of the water. It seems to be simple cut and paste.


31 posted on 07/19/2011 8:57:45 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: dfwgator

Once again Freepers are treated to the many incarnations of “the Looter Man”. It is one of the funniest series of pictures I’ve ever seen here on FR, or anywhere else. This one will become a classic as well. (:^}


32 posted on 07/19/2011 9:05:14 PM PDT by miele man
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To: dfwgator

Damnnn I wonder what happen to Looter guy

He is in NORTH Korea LOL!


33 posted on 07/20/2011 10:46:58 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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