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  • It's Official: Media Body Burning Story is Bogus (Shiite vs. Sunni)

    11/27/2006 3:41:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 232 replies · 8,497+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | November 27, 2006 | Greg Sheffield
    It's Official: Media Body Burning Story is Bogus Posted by Greg Sheffield on November 27, 2006 - 13:25. The news that six Sunnis were captured by Shiites, doused with kerosine and burned alive, was too sensational to not be picked up by the mainstream media. But it turns out that the event never happened. Furthermore, the Iraqi "spokesman" relied on to give all information regarding this event is as fictional as the story itself. Jamil Hussein, the man news reports called "police Capt. Jamil Hussein," was the source for all information regarding the burning. Although he is mentioned by USA...
  • As Dow surges, many left behind

    10/04/2006 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 74 replies · 1,981+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 3, 2006 | William Neikirk
    WASHINGTON -- The last time the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high, America was living in a giddy economic era when good times and budget surpluses seemed as if they might continue indefinitely. It was Jan. 14, 2000, the start of another year, another century and another millennium. The economy was roaring along. The jobless rate was a low 4 percent. The "new economy" of young entrepreneurs energized markets with new tech companies that didn't turn a profit. Nobody seemed to care, and excesses piled on top of excesses.
  • WaPo Shocker: Huge Difference in Handling of Democrat and Republican Sex Scandals

    10/03/2006 10:50:53 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 1,828+ views
    Newsbusters/Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    When I first saw this article this morning, I asked my daughter to pinch me. But, it was still there. I then asked her to slap me. No change. Finally, smelling salts. Alas, it was still on my computer screen, and from the Washington Post no less: “The Redder They Are, The Harder They Fall; Republicans More Damaged by Scandals.”
  • Shocker: Veteran WaPo Reporter Admits MSM's Bias Is "Overwhelmingly To The Left"

    09/22/2006 6:12:39 PM PDT · by infoguy · 34 replies · 2,160+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 22 September 2006 | Dave Pierre
    On his radio show yesterday (Thursday, September 21, 2006), host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Thomas B. Edsall, who up until recently was a senior political reporter for the Washington Post. He had been with the paper for 25 years. Through precise and direct questioning by Hewitt, Edsall admitted something that is rarely heard from a liberal these days. In a shocking admission, Edsall articulated that the biases of the mainstream media are "overwhelmingly to the left." He also proposed that Democratic reporters outnumber Republicans "in the range of 15-25 to 1"!In the interview, as Hewitt and Edsall discussed the rise of...
  • Space Fauxtography? (Iran PhotoShops Helmet onto Female Space Tourist)

    09/17/2006 12:48:17 PM PDT · by anymouse · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    Dr. Sanity ^ | September 16, 2006 | Pat Santy
    On September 18, Iranian-born, Dallas businesswoman Anousheh Ansari (bio here) and two astronauts are scheduled to blast off in a Russian Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Ansari replaced Japanese-born businessman Daisuke Enomoto, who was pulled from the flight for medical reasons. The Iranian news media has not made too much of the first Iranian woman scheduled to go into space, but there have been a number of reports about it and this Iranian space site has a number of pictures. So it is interesting to me that one of the photos has clearly been photoshopped...
  • Behind the Scenes of a Pallywood Production

    08/29/2006 11:08:46 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 728+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 29, 2006 | Matthew Sheffield
    Elsewhere on the fake Middle Eastern news front, the Second Draft has two must-see videos (HT: Instapundit) that look at a famous "news" item from 2000 in which a young Palestinian boy is reportedly shot by Israeli soldiers while crouching behind a barrel. The footage was filmed by a Palestinian cameraman working for a French television station. Upon further examination, like many pictures from that part of the world, the video appears to not be what actually happened.
  • Reuters Caught with Doctored Lebanon Photo, Again

    08/28/2006 5:14:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 51 replies · 3,847+ views
    Newsbusters/Reuters ^ | August 28 | John Armor
    You would think that Reuters learned its lesson about publishing to the world photos doctored to create a false image. After all, they were caught with multiple false photos from Lebanon, and had to take down more than 900 images from one stringer. Reuters promised it would have "experienced editors" look at all such photos in the future.
  • Al Qaeda Higher-up Nicknamed 'Abu Reuters'

    08/25/2006 6:16:34 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 620+ views
    newsbusters/CNN ^ | August 24, 2006 | Greg Sheffield
    It turns out that Osama bin Laden valued the western media so much that one of his media advisers had the pseudonym "Abu Reuters." Al Qaeda videos are specifically designed for play in the Western media, with its own production company providing English subtitles. Said one CNN producer, "The media meant and still means a lot to them.”
  • Presenting false images (WashTimes OpEd on Hajj&Co.)

    08/17/2006 6:31:17 AM PDT · by abb · 13 replies · 1,157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2006 | Joel Mobray
    When Reuters was forced to sever ties with free-lance photographer Adnan Hajj and remove more than 900 of his photos from its database earlier this month, long-whispered questions about the reliability of Arab stringers and freelancers came to the forefront. But while the widespread use of Arab locals in covering the Middle East raises many legitimate concerns, the Palestinian propaganda machine has enjoyed tremendous success over the years hoodwinking supposedly sophisticated Western journalists. And Hezbollah appears to have done the same over the past month. In short, almost nothing that is purported to happen in the Arab world can automatically...
  • Striking a Pose - New Qana Video Starring Green Helmet Guy

    08/16/2006 7:43:40 AM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 11 replies · 4,717+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 16, 2005 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    Thanks to some intrepid digging from commenters Lancelot and Harris at EU Referendum, another video of the events at Qana has been found. This is one that I have never seen before and really shows what was going on that day. It is truly a must see for anyone that believes that the photos at Qana were staged. It completely debunks the "our photographers do not set up photos" and "the rescuers were not holding up the children for photos" claims. Believe it or not, it is a link from Wikipedia of all places. Here's the direct link to the...
  • Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured

    08/15/2006 5:47:18 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 57 replies · 1,975+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/15/06 | KATHY GANNON
    Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured A civil defense worker who has drawn controversy for holding up the bodies of children killed in Lebanon said Tuesday he was lightly injured fighting a weekend fire sparked by an Israeli bomb. Salam Daher, dubbed the Green Helmet for the color of his civil defense headgear, said he was hit by debris Sunday when a bomb or missile fell on a building while he was helping to battle a fire at a gas station in the port city of Tyre. "I fell over when the bomb hit, and I got some scratches from debris...
  • STILL MORE PHOTO STAGING IDENTIFIED (AP This Time! Must see!)

    08/15/2006 9:46:54 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 3 replies · 1,050+ views
    Ray Robison has yet another example of staged photojournalism from Lebanon, a car with verses from the Koran strategically placed for propaganda effect: Al-AP at it again with staged photos. Ray comments: Notice this car has a wall-hanging positioned on the door. An Arabic reader tells me this board has verses from the Koran on it. Because Islam does not allow for images of the Prophet Mohammed, Muslims use verses to adorn their homes the same way some Christians use paintings of Jesus. If you want to make the argument that this wall-hanging got where it is by chance, then...
  • Green Helmet Guys Propaganda War [Fox News shows German video from Qana]

    08/15/2006 9:39:01 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 11 replies · 2,142+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/06 | Fox News
    Fox is now showing the German TV video of Qana showing Green Helmet Guy posing a dead child Click here to watch the Fox News video Here is the original FR post Here is the original video on YouTube: Green Helmet the movie director [Germany's NDR busts him in the act]
  • Ease of digital photo alteration adds a hurdle for news outlets

    08/14/2006 7:44:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 1,332+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/14/2006 | Maria Aspan
    The recent discovery that a Lebanese freelance photographer, Adnan Hajj, had manipulated pictures he took for Reuters has raised questions about the standards of photojournalism at a time of widespread digital photography. The case also increased pressure on news photo editors, who select and edit thousands of photographs under deadline pressure each day, to detect digital alterations. "The Soviets had to have a whole department to doctor pictures," said David Friend, an editor at Vanity Fair and a former director of photography for Life magazine. "Now all it takes is a swipe of a mouse, and the kid down the...
  • A Grueling Task in Lebanon [AP Circles the Wagons Around Green Helmet Guy]

    08/14/2006 7:17:32 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 18 replies · 1,609+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/14/06 | LGF
    AP Circles the Wagons Around Green Helmet Guy It’s utterly surreal. The Associated Press does a full court press, supporting the man they now call Salam Daher with a multimedia presentation packed full of distortions and outright lies: A Grueling Task in Lebanon. Watch the AP presentation here: A Grueling Task in Lebanon
  • Were front-page photos staged? [Images from Qana raise issues]

    08/12/2006 12:02:21 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 41 replies · 1,947+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 12, 2006 | Dave Kopel
    Kopel: Were front-page photos staged? Images from Qana raise issue of whether media were manipulated. If you see a news photograph of the war in Lebanon, shot from within Hezbollah territory, can you be confident the picture and caption are accurate? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Earlier this week, Reuters fired photographer Adnan Hajj and withdrew his portfolio of 920 pictures after Little Green Footballs, The Jawa Report, and many other weblogs provided evidence that Hajj had used digital editing and other techniques to fake numerous photos of the Lebanon war. On July 31, the News and Post ran the...
  • Liars! (Brit calls AP, AFP, Times etc)

    08/10/2006 11:34:23 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 4 replies · 1,109+ views
    EU Referendum ^ | Aug 10th, 2006 | Richard North
    DAY 2 - THIS IS OUR 'TOP' POST UNTIL WE GET A RESPONSE FROM AP Page views since posting: 10,411 - First posted: 7.25 PM 10 August 2006. New post underneath this one. They hunt in packs, they film in packs and they lie in packs. And their bosses, sitting in their air-conditioned offices, thousands of miles from the action, back up their lies. And the liar-in-chief is Kathleen Carroll, senior vice president and executive editor for Associated Press. Unlike Reuters' who have at least admitted their photo-fraud and started their own internal investigation, Carroll's hastily-produced "rebuttal" of the staged...
  • Reutersgate strikes other news outlets

    08/10/2006 8:10:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies · 2,666+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/11/6 | SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL
    At first everyone thought they were just blowing smoke, but the debunking of a Reuters photograph by a group of Web sites has launched a fiery online war in which bloggers have taken on the mainstream media. Bloggers, or writers on web logs, were the first to reveal that a Reuters photograph depicting plumes of black smoke rising over Beirut was doctored to enhance smoke above the city. The Web site www.LittleGreenFootballs.com is credited with first revealing the scandal, which has been dubbed Reutersgate, but the affair has spread far wider than the Reuters News Agency and into several of...
  • More Reuters Fauxtography [Caption Correction Issued]

    08/10/2006 6:18:42 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 21 replies · 2,951+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/10/06 | Reuters
    ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION FOR SJS01 - 05 WHICH WERE TRANSMITTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1725 GMT ON AUGUST 9, 2006. THE CAPTION INCORRECTLY STATES THE CAUSE OF DEATH. CORRECTED VERSIONS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. REUTERS. A Palestinian man carries the body of three year-old Raja Abu Shaban, in Gaza August 9, 2006. The three-year-old girl who had been reported killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Wednesday actually died of an accident, Palestinian medical workers said on Thursday. Workers at Gaza's Shifa hospital said on August 10, 2006 that the...
  • Framing the Story

    08/10/2006 8:12:43 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 5 replies · 619+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 10, 2006 | Editorial
    -Snip- As we said about the Reuters incident, media bias is a consensus, not a conspiracy. Consensus is what this apparent rash of unprofessional photography appears to be, which should remind U.S. policy-makers that active public diplomacy is indispensable as long as there are journalists who find war stories too good to check. -Snip-These new instances appear to be shoddy journalism, not propagandizing, and so their bias is inadvertent but nevertheless revealing. -Snip- Once the facts emerge in such cases, the full weight of the government's communications efforts should be made to ensure that the correct information is distributed broadly...
  • Green Helmet the movie director [Germany's NDR busts him in the act]

    08/10/2006 6:58:46 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 225 replies · 10,986+ views
    Germany's NDR ^ | 08/09/06 | NDR
    Warning Graphic Content Germany`s NDR presents unpublished video footage from the qana events, demasking "Green Helmet" as a cynical movie director, staging photographs with a liitle boys body. ... (more) Watch the video here Warning: It's graphic.
  • Michelle Malkin: [Fauxtography the Video]

    08/10/2006 6:36:24 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 10 replies · 1,162+ views
    Michelle Malkin via Hot Air ^ | 08/10/06 | Michelle Malkin
    LGF: “Fauxtography” is born Slublog: Toys in all the right places Extreme Makeover Beirut Edition Allah Pundit * Lebanese pieta * Gway Pundit Ynetnews on AP photos Watch the Video
  • Jihad Journalism? [Reuters Media Bias]

    08/08/2006 8:25:08 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 11 replies · 1,248+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 8/7/2006 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Media Bias: Need a little anti-war, anti-Semitic buck-up? Try some Reuters coverage. The British news outlet will be only too happy to oblige. Over the weekend, a Reuters photographer was caught trying to make one of Israel's defensive attacks against Hezbollah in Lebanon look much more devastating than it was. The photo was eventually withdrawn and the photographer ostensibly fired. The photo, an image of the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Beirut, had apparently been altered to give the effect that the smoke was thicker and the damage worse than it was. The doctored version, credited to Adnan Hajj,...
  • The Passion of the Toys [More photos from Beirut]

    08/08/2006 12:51:07 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 213 replies · 9,879+ views
    Slublog ^ | August 08, 2006 | Slublog
    The Passion of the Toys In Platoon, Oliver Stone said the first casualty of war is innocence. He was wrong. As the photos here show, the first casualties of war are...the symbols of innocence. And photographers from Reuters and the AP just happened upon many of these perfectly placed symbols of war's horrors. Ben Curtis, AP Sharif Karim, Reuters Sharif Karim, Reuters Sharif Karim, Reuters Issam Kobeisi, Reuters Mohamed Azakir, Reuters This last one is the only one that seems...untouched. Feel the pathos. Mourn for these oh-so-photogenic and suspiciously dust-free trinkets of childhood. Just don't ask any questions about their...
  • Are Media Assisting The Exaggeration of Casualties in Lebanon?

    08/08/2006 7:31:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies · 883+ views
    Newsbusters/Reuters ^ | August 7, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    Reuters reported that 40 people were killed in a Lebanese village by Israeli air strikes. Less than three hours later, the Associated Press reported that the number of casualties had been dropped to one.
  • Michelle Malkin:Reuters Gets Burned Picture Kill [video]

    08/08/2006 6:32:03 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 25 replies · 2,597+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle recaps the Hajj/Reuters affair along with great examples of the doctored and staged photos. A must see. Click here to watch the videoA must watch
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-07-08 ("Reuters admits altering Beirut photo")

    08/07/2006 7:43:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies · 2,076+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 7, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The interesting thing about the scandal surrounding the use of fake photoshopped pictures from the fighting in Lebanon is that it is BIG NEWS everywhere EXCEPT in the Lamestream Media where there is barely a mention of it. On the Web, TECHNORATI shows "Reuters" as the #1 search item, "Lebanon" as #2, and Reuters fake photo photographer, "Adnan Hajj" at #3. So why the disconnect? One might as well ask why newspaper circulation is plummeting or why Network News viewership is steadily declining. In fact, this fake photo story probably wouldn't have even become big news had it not...
  • Reuters withdraws all photos by Lebanese freelance

    08/07/2006 7:48:55 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 170 replies · 4,902+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07 Aug 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah. Global Picture Editor Tom Szlukovenyi called the measure precautionary but said the fact that two of the images by photographer Adnan Hajj had been manipulated undermined trust in his entire body of work. "There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image," Szlukovenyi said in a statement. "Reuters...
  • Breaking on Fox: Reuters admits 2nd photo doctored

    08/07/2006 6:57:45 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 177 replies · 7,002+ views
    FoxNews | 08/07/06 | FoxNews
    Fox News just reported that Reuters admits second photo was doctored. Here's the image:
  • Another Fake Reuters Photo from Lebanon

    08/06/2006 7:35:15 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 154 replies · 8,404+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | August 06, 2006
    Another photo by Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj has been shown to be doctored. The photo, which proports to be of an Israeli F-16 firing missiles on Lebanon has been doctored to make the photo seem more sensational. Here is the original Reuters photo along with its caption.
  • Reuters drops freelance Lebanese photographer over image

    08/06/2006 2:51:43 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 234 replies · 15,983+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 Aug 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Reuters, the global news and information agency, told a freelance Lebanese photographer on Sunday it would not use any more of his pictures after he doctored an image of the aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Beirut. The photograph by Adnan Hajj, which was published on news Web sites on Saturday, showed thick black smoke rising above buildings in the Lebanese capital after an Israeli air raid in the war with the Shi'ite Islamic group Hizbollah, now in its fourth week. Reuters withdrew the doctored image on Sunday and replaced it with the unaltered...
  • Reuters Admits Photo Fakery!

    08/06/2006 4:35:24 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 590 replies · 26,923+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-6-06 | Reuters
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-26-06 (DUmmies Urged To FAKE Confidence)

    06/26/2006 5:50:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies · 1,367+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 6, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Remember back in early 2000 when the normally stiff and dour Al Gore began appearing in public wearing denim jeans and a big flashy smile on his face while darting his head in a fashion reminiscent of Ronald Reagan? What happened was that Al Gore was FAKING confidence. Oh yes, the appearance was there all right but it was disturbingly off-kilter. Much as he tried, you could sense that Al Gore was FAKING it mainly because he didn't REALLY feel confident. Well, much the same thing is going on with the DUmmies. Although it is still 4 months from...
  • Reuters Bias - Pic of Dick Cheney

    03/09/2006 2:01:52 PM PST · by finnman69 · 46 replies · 2,194+ views
    yahoo ^ | 3/8/06
    U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks during his keynote address to the U.S. Labor Department's 2006 National Summit on Retirement Savings at the Willard Hotel in Washington March 2, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  • AP FRIDAY NIGHT CLARIFICATION ON BUSH/KATRINA VIDEO ('OVERTOPPED' NOT 'BREACHED')

    03/03/2006 4:51:36 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 168 replies · 9,651+ views
    Clarification: Katrina-Video story ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) _ In a March 1 story, The Associated Press reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing among U.S. officials. The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking. The day before the storm hit, Bush was...