Skip to comments.Four Year Old Syrian WASN’T Alone In Desert (World media dupes us again)
Posted on 02/18/2014 5:35:35 PM PST by Dallas59
eadlines across the mainstream press early this morning reported on the sad story of a four year old Syrian boy found alone in the desert, fleeing to Jordan.
Mirror.co.uk for example, published the following:
A four-year-old boy separated from his family while fleeing Syria has been found crossing the desert alone.
Clutching a plastic bag containing his possessions, Marwan makes his way across the border into Jordan.
The brave youngster was helped by United Nations staff who managed to reunite him with his worried family.
Skeptical of the emotional shot, I posted a link to the story on Facebook, with some comments:
I dont like stories like this because they lack just the right amount of detail to tug at the most amount of heart strings. How long was he in the desert? Did he cross the whole entire desert? If the camera pans around is there really a road and some buildings there and hes not so far out in the wilderness?
Readers quickly responded and it has become apparent that the boy was not alone as such he was part of a massive troupe of refugees and was quickly reunited with his family by the UN.
(Excerpt) Read more at wideshut.co.uk ...
Have they noticed Venezuela yet?
He was separated from his family, not alone
I kind of got the impression last night when I saw that picture here that the clown in the UN jack was directing the shot. A commie propaganda shot. Sick.
Someone was caring for the kid or he would have long since ditched the bag and likely died in the desert.
(from the pic)
looks like he was culled from the herd by a pack of wolves
I bet a crafty cameraman could make 100 pictures of lost little girls and boys at Disneyland just on President's Day*.
*- Disneyland website Most Crowded Times at Disney World: February: Presidents Week Presidents Day is a national holiday in the US, occurring on the third Monday in February. Many schools extend the long weekend into a "Presidents Week" break.
Can you be duped if you just don’t care?
Where’s Green Helmet Guy.
Closeup photos in a human interest story are always suspect; nearly always staged and cropped. Do an internet search for “Anatomy of a Photograph”. That article illustrates the technique.
Venezuela.... I am still waiting for them to report on Bosnia around the 7th....
In the media’s eyes it’s called “exaggeration for effect”.
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