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  • Flashback: USA Today gives Condi 'demon eyes,' pulls photo

    08/08/2006 9:30:06 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 34 replies · 2,091+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/26/2005
    USA Today gives Condi 'demon eyes,' pulls photo Paper admits it gave secretary of state'unnatural appearance' in Web edition Posted: October 26, 20055:10 p.m. Eastern © 2005 Manipulated Associated Press photo of Condoleezza Rice published online by USA Today USA Today pulled a photograph of Condoleezza Rice from its website after a weblog revealed it was manipulated, giving the secretary of state a menacing, demon-eyesing stare. Original AP photo The remarkable changes were first noted by a weblog called The Pen, which cited an original version of the Associated Press photograph. After a host of weblogs highlighted the photo, the nationwide...
  • 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
  • Reuters admits to more image manipulation

    08/08/2006 3:33:50 AM PDT · by Efraty · 58 replies · 2,337+ views ^ | 8.7.06 | Yaakov Lappin
    News organization withdraws photograph of Israeli fighter jet, admits image was doctored, fires photographer. Reuters pledges 'tighter editing procedure for images of the Middle East conflict'
  • Reuters withdraws all [920!] photos by freelancer [Hajj]

    08/07/2006 3:10:52 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 99 replies · 2,974+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7 Aug 2006 | Reuters
    <p>LONDON (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.</p>
  • 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:
  • Reuters scandal demands an outside investigation

    08/07/2006 12:13:35 AM PDT · by Sarah · 41 replies · 1,295+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 7, 2006 | Thomas Lifson
    Reuters scandal demands an outside investigation Reuters now admits supplying the world’s media with crude propaganda pictures, faked by an Arab photographer. The agency’s journalistic standards are now a global laughingstock. If the agency hopes to regain credibility it must appoint an outside panel of experts to review other work of the same photographer, including the controversial photos supplied from Qana. Reuters has informed Adnan Hajj that they will not accept any more of his work. He is now identified as a “free lance photographer.” The agency also notes Hajj worked for Reuters as a non-staff freelance, or contributing photographer,...
  • 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 image of Beirut after IAF strike was doctored [Adnan Hajj fired]

    08/06/2006 2:44:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 1,591+ views (Excerpt) ^ | August 6, 2006 | Assaf Uni
    Excerpt - ~ snip ~ Reuters said that it has fired Adnan Hajj, the Lebanese photographer who submitted the image. The organization also said that it is investigating the incident. "The photographer has denied deliberately attempting to manipulate the image, saying that he was trying to remove dust marks and that he made mistakes due to the bad lighting conditions he was working under," said Moira Whittle, the head of public relations for Reuters. "This represents a serious breach of Reuters' standards and we shall not be accepting or using pictures taken by him," Whittle said in a statement issued...
  • More doctored photos from Hajj/Reuters?

    08/06/2006 6:31:08 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 85 replies · 14,213+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | 8/6/2006
    August 06, 2006 Reuters Doctoring Beirut Photos (Updated) Scroll down for updates. The photo below is attributed to Adnan Hajj, of the Reuters news agency. The photo alleges to show smoke covering the Beirut sky. The problem with the photo is that it is that it has been doctored to make it appear that an Israeli missile strike did much more damage than it actually did. Adnan Hajj also took the photos of dead children at Qana. Allegations have arisen that the Qana photos were part of a staged event put on by Hezbollah operatives. There is no doubt...
  • Drudge now on Reuters photo story

    08/06/2006 6:14:03 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 19 replies · 1,922+ views
    Doesn't show the photo yet. Links to death threat story as well -- good.
  • Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

    08/06/2006 5:57:32 AM PDT · by MatchGrade · 69 replies · 4,648+ views
    A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.
  • Reuters employee issues 'Zionist pig' death threat (to Little Green Footballs 5/29/06)

    05/29/2006 11:37:26 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 181 replies · 12,037+ views
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | May 29, 2006 | Yaakov Lappin
    <p>A Reuters employee has been suspended after sending a death threat to an American blogger.</p> <p>The message, sent from a Reuters internet account, read: "I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut."</p> <p>It was sent to Charles Johnson, owner of the Little Green Footballs (LGF) weblog, a popular site which often backs Israel and highlights jihadist terrorist activities.</p>
  • Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?

    08/06/2006 12:37:30 AM PDT · by bc4gwb · 32 replies · 2,062+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | August 5, 2006 | Charles Johnson
    OK, now things are getting weird. This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop “clone” tool to add more smoke to the image. (Hat tip: Mike.) It’s so incredibly obvious, it reminds me of the faked CBS memos. Smoke simply does not contain repeating symmetrical patterns like this, and you can see the repetition in both plumes of smoke. There’s really no question about it. But it’s not only the plumes of smoke that were “enhanced.” There are also cloned buildings. (See below.) [More...
  • Contractor rips ‘fabricated’ tunnel memo in Globe report

    08/03/2006 9:48:17 AM PDT · by danno3150 · 14 replies · 1,158+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 3, 2006 | Dave Wedge and Casey Ross
    An explosive memo warning of a potential tunnel-ceiling collapse was “fabricated,” says a key Big Dig contractor, casting a long shadow over the Boston Globe, which first published it last week. Officials at Modern Continental say virtually every claim made by safety inspector John Keaveney in the Globe’s July 26 story and in the alleged May 17, 1999, memo is refuted by the company’s internal documents. The alleged 1999 memo warned of a collapse in the Interstate 90 Seaport connector tunnel, the same tunnel where a Jamaica Plain woman was killed July 10 when a section of the concrete ceiling...

    06/28/2006 6:34:01 AM PDT · by piytar · 364 replies · 3,997+ views
    The June 27, 2006 Associated Press (AP) article titled “Scientists OK Gore’s Movie for Accuracy” by Seth Borenstein raises some serious questions about AP’s bias and methodology. AP chose to ignore the scores of scientists who have harshly criticized the science presented in former Vice President Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”
  • Staged Massacre

    08/03/2006 7:38:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,120+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Aug 02, 2006 | Robert Spencer
    “The Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana early Sunday morning did more than kill 57 civilians,” says Jefferson Morley in the Washington Post. “According to a wide range of commentary in the international media, it inflamed already boiling public opinion in the Arab world against Israel, undermined what little support the United States has among the Lebanese people, and illuminated the continuing inability of Israel and the United States to achieve their goal of decisively weakening Hezbollah.” The Hindustan Times editorialized that “with Qana, one senses that the Israelis’ definition of ‘collateral damage’ has started to bear...

    08/03/2006 5:53:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 48 replies · 2,225+ views
    The world awoke this Sunday to the news that an Israeli airstrike had killed 57 Lebanese civilians, leading Israel to stop airstrikes for 2 days - but evidence shows the "massacre" was just a fraud. The supposed massacre caused a major turnabout in world diplomacy. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suddenly canceled her plans to fly to Beirut, saying "my work towards a ceasefire is really here [in Jerusalem] today." The implication was clearly that the onus was now upon Israel. French President Jacques Chirac condemned Israel's "unjustified action which demonstrates more than ever the need for an immediate...