Skip to comments.AP captures Hezbollah setting up Photo Shoot for Reuters [Staging the Fauxtos]
Posted on 08/11/2006 11:47:13 AM PDT by TaxRelief
1) Man arrives with suitcase full of American toys and dismantles doll in pink dress. (AP)
2) Man carries dismantled doll, minnie mouse and teletubbie for placing in dramatic poses. (Reuters)
3) Fauxtographer takes pictures when props are in position.(Reuters)
That's where it all began...
Here's another, non-India link:
Yahoo! News Photo
Thanks for posting this TR.
Uh oh, that's not right!
At this point I don't believe a single fauxtograph appearing in any publication.
Finally, some real reporting.
See post #41
A toy lies among the wreckage of a demolished building in the Hizbollah stronghold that was targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 26, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim(LEBANON)
Notice how dust resistant these toys are? Does anyone own a patent on that material?
"The pink doll is being REMOVED from the suitcase. Doll body position tells all."
That's not at all certain.
In fact, the more I look at it, the more it looks like the guy was upstage (close to the building) picked up MM and took it and the pink doll to his suitcase to then carry it away.
If you look at the background in the shots, this seems to be supported.
The whole thing could still have been staged. But I don't think they are quite that clumsy.
I think there is a tendency now to get a little carried away with analyzing these things.
Wow, those clean toys must have been magically shrinkwrapped before the explosion and the toys managed to remove the plastic wrap themselves!
A Lebanese man collects his belongings from his shop near a building that was targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim
Notice how clean the little balls are. Again this dust repellant material is amazing!
Thanks for the ping.
So the AP and another Reuters photographer have been caught red-handed issuing propoganda for terrorists.
"Sharif and Mohamed seemed like such honest muslims. We certainly couldn't employ Buddhists in Lebanon."
"Reuters" sucks, bump!
FWIW, I blew up the picture slightly and I believe that I can see the red bow on Minnie's ears under the doll in the suitcase.
Remember the Baby Milk Factory.
"You furish the pictures, I'll provide the war..."
A man flees from a demolished building targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut, July 21, 2006. (Sharif Karim/Reuters)
This man just escaped that demolished building and notice how dust free his black t-shirt is? Boy someone needs to find out where I can get some of that material!
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
That's what I find shocking... they've known all along and never cared...
Much of these toy photos were collected a few days ago at:
Slublog: The Passion of the Toys - Updated
The third photo is the original post at the top is from there.
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