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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...
  • Hezbollah Caught Planning Fake Atrocity

    08/02/2006 10:28:24 AM PDT · by Thud · 91 replies · 4,982+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | August 2, 2006 | James F. Dunnigan
    Hizbollah Caught Planning an AtrocityAugust 2, 2006: Israeli troops operating in south Lebanon captured a Hezbollah safe house, and found the usual weapons and other equipment, as well as a supply of Israeli Defense Force uniforms. This indicated plans to stage a major "atrocity." Committed, as the evidence would clearly show, by Israeli troops. But perhaps this will never happen, for Israeli raids into southern Lebanon have captured many Hizbollah documents, as well as some live Hizbollah members. These, combined with Israeli electronic eavesdropping, reports from agents inside Lebanon, give the Israelis a pretty good idea of what Hizbollah is...
  • Journalist faked Scott Walker interview (media making things up again...)

    08/01/2006 10:58:33 AM PDT · by weegee · 15 replies · 361+ views
    Expatica News ^ | 27 July 2006 | no byline
    AMSTERDAM — A Dutch journalist has been sacked for making up an interview with American singer-songwriter Scott Walker. The article by journalist Paul Hegeman appeared a few weeks ago in Dutch television listings magazine VPRO. Newspaper 'De Volkskrant' reported on Thursday that the deception came to light when a music journalist rang the VPRO to ask how Hegeman had managed to get an interview with Walker, who is known as reclusive and media shy. He said he did not believe Hegeman had actually spoken to Walker as he had been trying to get the founder of the Walker Brothers to...
  • Pallywood: How Terrorists Create ‘News’ For Western Journalists and Cameramen

    08/01/2006 10:17:19 AM PDT · by pissant · 35 replies · 1,045+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/1/06 | Noel Shepperd
    In light of recent revelations of possible media manipulation in Qana, Lebanon, as reported by NewsBusters Monday, a 2005 video has been circulating throughout the Internet (hat tip to Ms. Underestimated with extraordinary video link to follow). In reality, this is an almost unbelievable look at how film footage from Israel that made national news after the Second Intifada began in September 2000 (including CBS’s “60 Minutes”) appears to have been staged, choreographed, and produced rather than real events that transpired in front of video cameras. The film's producer, Dr. Richard Landes, teaches history at Boston University, and is the...
  • Hezbollywood? Evidence mounts that Qana collapse and deaths were staged

    07/31/2006 2:18:11 AM PDT · by BlueSky194 · 171 replies · 10,350+ views
    It was to be a perfect Hollywood ending for Hezbollah. Just as the Israeli bombing of the village of Qana in 1996 brought a premature end to Israel's "Grapes of Wrath operation," so too a sequel of Qana II could change, once and for all, the direction of Israel's current summer blockbuster, "Change of Direction." Ten years ago, world condemnation of an errant Israeli shell that hit a civilian compound forced then-PM Shimon Peres to curtail the offensive against terror bases. The setting was also perfect: Kana was again being used as a primary site for launching rockets against Israeli...

    08/01/2006 5:50:12 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 51 replies · 3,109+ views
    If he had been a genuine rescue worker, he would deserve a medal. Mr "Green Helmet" is everywhere at Qana, rushing around pulling children out of the rubble, carting them to ambulances and even, on the front page of the Guardian, escorting "White Tee-shirt", who also performs his own cameo role, carting round the body of another unfortunate girl, emoting freely while he does so. That photograph is credited to Nicolas Asfouri of AFP/Getty Images and the caption reads, "A man screams for help as he carries the body of a young girl after Israeli air strikes on the...
  • Leftist Reporters Forge Emails, Smear Blogger Who Dares to Question 'Truth' [Jason Leopold]

    07/25/2006 3:07:13 PM PDT · by · 26 replies · 1,248+ views
    Jason Leopold If there ever were a contest for the most deranged left-wing journalist, the guy with the biggest head start would have to be Jason Leopold, the fabulist most recently embarrassed for his phony report that White House aide Karl Rove had been indicted May 12. Since his journalism was exposed as fraudulent, he's been on a tear lashing out at anyone daring to question him. But Leopold hasn't stopped there. Most recently, he's been involved in complicated sock puppet scandal, posting comments defending himself under pseudonyms on various blogs, disclosing others' private information, and hurling around accusations...
  • T-V cameraman fined after police say he enticed kids to ride bikes in flood

    07/05/2006 2:02:05 PM PDT · by Cagey · 16 replies · 611+ views
    WANE NEWS ^ | 7-5-06
    NORWALK, Ohio The quest for a better picture has apparently brought a 145-dollar fine for an Ohio T-V cameraman. Police in Norwalk say three teens told officers the Cleveland cameraman offered to put them on T-V if they rode their bikes through water on a bridge. The teens told police a reporter waded into the water for the shot, so that they would be riding behind her. Police cited Gary Abrahamsen last month for misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Norwalk Municipal Court says he paid the fine last week. Abrahamsen denied coaxing the teens to ride through the water. But he told...
  • TV Cameraman Fined (Faking News, Endangering Kids)

    07/05/2006 12:57:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 25 replies · 848+ views
    AP ^ | 7/5/06
    Today: July 05, 2006 at 12:1:9 PDT TV Cameraman Fined ASSOCIATED PRESS NORWALK, Ohio (AP) - A television news cameraman paid a $145 fine after police said he enticed three teenagers to ride their bikes through waist-high floodwaters. The boys told police that Gary Abrahamsen of WEWS-TV in Cleveland offered to put them on TV if they rode through the water on a bridge, according to a police report. They said a reporter waded into the water so they would be riding behind her in the video. Police cited Abrahamsen with misdemeanor disorderly conduct June 22. He paid the fine...
  • Reynolds: ABC Said to 'Make Up a Story'

    07/01/2006 2:06:16 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 22 replies · 765+ views ^ | 6/29/06 | unknown
    Ousted cast member Star Jones Reynolds said Thursday she was told she could "make up a story" about why she was leaving "The View" and her colleagues would have gone along with it. The news that Reynolds wouldn't have her contract renewed for a 10th year on the daytime talk show exploded this week into a bitter war of words involving show creator Barbara Walters. Reynolds, appearing Thursday on CNN's "Larry King Live," said she'd been told in April that she wasn't coming back but kept it secret. She revealed it on Tuesday's show, taking Walters and ABC by surprise...
  • Chancellor Announces Ward Churchill Research Misconduct Recommendation

    06/26/2006 3:11:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,394+ views
    University of Colorado ^ | June 26, 2006 | Phill DiStefano
    University of Colorado at Boulder Interim Chancellor Phill DiStefano today issued a notice of intent to dismiss for cause to Professor Ward Churchill. His recommendation follows a CU-Boulder investigation into allegations of research misconduct by Churchill.
  • Howell Raines Lets Fly His Hatred for Fox News

    06/22/2006 10:14:40 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 78 replies · 2,697+ views ^ | 6/22/06 | Clay Waters
    The always modest, always charming Howell Raines, executive editor of the New York Times, has a new autobiography out, “The One that Got Away,” a sequel to his 1993 memoir “Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis.” Dipping into his latest book on his love of fly fishing, we find Raines still rising to the conservative-bashing bait. On page 189, he lets fly with thoughts about liberal bugbear Fox News: “Fox, by its mere existence, undercuts the argument that the public is starved for ‘fair’ news, and not just because Fox shills for the Republican Party and panders to the latest...
  • Ward Churchill Wrap-Up

    06/22/2006 9:41:38 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 497+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 22, 2006 | Katherine Duncan
    University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill has drawn widespread public attention before for brash statements he made about 9/11 victims in an essay he wrote following the terrorist attacks in 2001, when he compared those who died in that attack to the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. The controversial essay went fairly unnoticed until January 2005, when it came up before a scheduled speech at Hamilton College. The investigation into allegations of research misconduct and plagiarism ensued shortly after the speech surfaced, in March 2005. The Report of the Investigative Committee of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct at the University of...
  • Virginia Reporter Fired Over Fabrications

    05/28/2006 8:02:52 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 67 replies · 1,617+ views
    AP/chicagotribune ^ | May 27, 2006
    RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Times-Dispatch said Saturday it fired a reporter for fabricating part of a story and has begun investigating his other work. Paul Bradley, 51, who worked in the newspaper's northern Virginia bureau, was dismissed Friday, the newspaper reported. The article, published May 17, was intended to gather reaction in Herndon to President Bush's speech on immigration. Bradley's fabrications, the Times-Dispatch said, included an interview that did not occur with the director of a center for day laborers and the misrepresentation that he had visited the center by using a Herndon dateline. Managing editor Louise C. Seals...
  • Ward's phony 'discipline' ( Churchill's falsification, fabrication and plagiarism )

    05/23/2006 11:54:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 1,107+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | May 23, 2006 | Editorial
    Ward Churchill, the pugnacious professor of ethnic studies, insists that scholars who rebuked him for falsification, fabrication and plagiarism just don't understand his discipline. Churchill is, of course, the University of Colorado professor whose misconduct was "deliberate and not a matter of an occasional careless error," a CU investigative panel has concluded. The panel also condemned Churchill for "serious deviation" from accepted research practices. In turn, Churchill and his righteous entourage insist that he's been targeted because of his "alternative historical perspective." Churchill complains that "individuals knowledgeable in my discipline" were excluded from the panel and that he had to...
  • 'Churchill effect' may chill field ( Lazy Professors not doing thorough research )

    05/22/2006 8:21:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,853+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | May 21, 2006 | Brittany Anas
    Ethnic studies — a relatively new field — could be harmed by the plagiarized passages and made-up facts discovered in University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's work, a panel found. But scholars of ethnic studies, and those who have been closely watching the investigation, have varying opinions on whether there will be a "Churchill effect" on the field. The stinging report that became public last week rejected Churchill's assertion that there are different research standards for ethnic studies scholars. Panel members also found that the tenured professor strayed from the "bedrock principles" of scholarship. The five-member investigative panel arrived at...
  • 'Gospel of Judas' Called An Authentic Fabrication

    04/07/2006 6:38:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 151 replies · 5,871+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | April 7, 2006 | BRUCE CHILTON
    The National Geographic Society released the manuscript of what is called "The Gospel of Judas" yesterday. By National Geographic's own account, a team first assembled by the Maecenas Foundation has been working on the text since 2001. As a result of press releases tied to publication of the text, widespread coverage has repeated the claim that this is an authentic and unique representation of the historical relationship between Jesus and Judas, and that Jesus encouraged Judas to betray him. Despite the careful work by scholars that has gone into a document of obvious interest, I have to express disappointment when...
  • NASCAR stunt could backfire on NBC News

    04/08/2006 10:02:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 107 replies · 3,870+ views
    Here's what now passes for "news gathering" at the NBC television network in the brave, and still relatively new, world of 24/7 electronic news broadcasting: Last weekend, a crew working for the NBC News magazine program "Dateline" showed up in Martinsville, Va. for the NASCAR stock car races. With the crew were some "Muslim-looking men" - whatever that means - as part of a "Dateline" effort to show how people in this country would react to "Muslims" in their midst. In a recent statement, NBC News said it was pursuing the issue because it was "intrigued by the results of...
  • NBC's "Dateline," fabricats news

    04/08/2006 4:35:23 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 84 replies · 2,849+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/06 | Washington Times
    If one was to find anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, where would one go to look? This was the question "Dateline" producers pondered for an upcoming show. The answer apparently, as Michelle Malkin reported on her blog, is a NASCAR racetrack. So the producers decided to recruit willing Muslims to be filmed at a race. After all, Southern white males are, if anything, bigots who hate everyone else not like them.
  • SPECIAL REPORT: The Churchill files

    04/06/2006 7:51:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,230+ views
    Rocky Mt News ^ | Kevin Vaughan ...Berny Morson
    A News investigation of the charges before a CU panel reveals strong evidence of possible misconduct by the professor ... "You are not qualified to assess my scholarship ... I'm not going to spend the rest of my life talking about my ancestry." — Ward Churchill Shadows of doubt A News investigation finds problems in all four major areas before CU panel. The charge: Fabrication The charge: Plagiarism Did Churchill commit plagiarism by publishing the work of others as his own? Our findings: An essay he "prepared" for a book was actually taken from a Canadian scholar. The charge: Mischaracterization...
  • NBC: STAGING THE NEWS AGAIN? (seeking bearded Muslims to troll NASCAR events for "bigots")

    04/04/2006 7:18:31 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 232 replies · 7,668+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/4/2006 | Michelle Malkin
    NBC: STAGING THE NEWS AGAIN? By Michelle Malkin   ·   April 04, 2006 08:25 AM A source who monitors political e-mail lists sent me an intriguing message disseminated last week, which involved an apparent Dateline NBC solicitation to Muslim groups. Check this out: Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:05:54 -0800 (PST) From: Subject: Looking for Muslim Males to participate in NBC Dateline Segment [Forwarded] Salam, I hope everyone is doing well. I have been talking with a producer of the NBC Dateline show and he is in the process of filming a piece on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination in the USA....
  • The Wrong Man: Deception, Mistaken Identity and Journalistic Lapses

    03/26/2006 10:10:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 705+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2006 | BYRON CALAME
    The Public Editor BAD mistakes happen even at the best newspapers, and public editors should usually watch for patterns rather than single out a specific incident. But when a Times front-page article highlighting the sensitive detainee-abuse aspect of the Iraq war turned out to be fatally flawed, it seemed to me that a closer look at the journalistic practices involved was warranted. The March 11 article profiled a man who said he was the hooded Abu Ghraib prisoner famously photographed about two years ago, standing on a box with wires attached to his extended hands. The article included an interview...
  • Duped Again! [slamming the NY Times]

    03/18/2006 10:34:17 AM PST · by 68skylark · 19 replies · 1,230+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 18, 2006 | John Hinderaker
    On March 11, the New York Times printed the gripping story of Ali Shalal Qaissi, the Iraqi in the most famous photo from Abu Ghraib, depicted below: The story begins: Almost two years later, Ali Shalal Qaissi's wounds are still raw. There is the mangled hand, an old injury that became infected by the shackles chafing his skin. There is the slight limp, made worse by days tied in uncomfortable positions. And most of all, there are the nightmares of his nearly six-month ordeal at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 and 2004. The story continues in lurid detail, a searing...
  • Times Admits Incorrectly ID'ing Hooded Man

    03/18/2006 4:41:34 AM PST · by pitinkie · 16 replies · 624+ views ^ | 3/18/06 | A.P.
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times acknowledged in Saturday's editions that it incorrectly identified an Iraqi man in a front-page story as the hooded figure shown in a photograph from Abu Ghraib prison that became an icon of abuse by American captors. After the original story appeared March 11, the online magazine challenged the man's identity, based on an examination of 280 Abu Ghraib pictures it had been studying for weeks and an interview with an official from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command. The Times said it was investigating the matter. The Times said Qaissi and his...
  • Google News is sometimes fake

    03/15/2006 6:57:17 PM PST · by Milhous · 16 replies · 765+ views ^ | March 15, 2006: 2:54 PM EST | Owen Thomas
    As a computer-generated news site, Google News doesn't have a sense of humor -- or much sense at all, bloggers have discovered. By posting made-up articles on I-Newswire, a free press-release posting service, pranksters have discovered an easy way to get just about anything in the news.
  • CBS' latest attempt to manufacture numbers and poll more democrats

    02/28/2006 4:52:36 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 110 replies · 3,705+ views
    CBS "news" ^ | feb 27, 2006 | CBS poll results
    Read the PDF, scroll to the bottom. UNWEIGHTED Total Respondents 1018 Total Republicans 272 27% Total Democrats 409 40% Total Independents 337 33% WEIGHTED Total Respondents 1018 Total Republicans 289 28% Total Democrats 381 37% Total Independents 348 34%
  • CBS Apologizes to Missouri Paper for TV Fakery (Fake but Accurate Alert)

    02/23/2006 1:27:22 PM PST · by abb · 48 replies · 2,206+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK Susan Zirinsky, executive producer of CBS’ "48 Hours Mystery, has apologized for airing an altered image of the front page of the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune in an episode about a local murder trial that aired Saturday. The paper’s managing editor, Jim Robertson, had complained to CBS in an e-mail. Zirinsky said she didn’t know the image of the front page covering Ryan Ferguson’s sentencing had been drastically manipulated. Ferguson had been convicted last October of killing the newpaper’s sports editor, Kent Heitholt, whose body was found in the Tribune’s parking lot in November 2001. "It was an...
  • Hollywood takes liberties with true stories but 'Glory Road' is a flagrant foul (Blatant hypocrisy)

    02/10/2006 9:26:13 AM PST · by DukeBillie · 29 replies · 1,658+ views
    Seattle Post Ingelligencer ^ | February 10, 2006 | WILLIAM ARNOLD
    It's a growing irony of today's Hollywood that, the more its filmmakers have come to rely on fact-based stories for their source material, the more inventive they've tended to become with the facts. These days, when we see that fateful kicker, "Based on a true story," experience tells us it's wise to be more than a little suspicious. Indeed, a kind of ritual has arisen in which a film will appear, gain media attention and critical credibility on the strength of its "true" story, and then spend weeks being cut down by people charging that the real story -- be...
  • Fabricated cartoons worsened Danish controversy

    02/05/2006 9:32:31 PM PST · by dervish · 6 replies · 597+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | 2/2/06 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed is expanding, as more Muslims join the boycott and protests against Denmark and various European newspapers decide to publish the cartoons, mostly out of solidarity with Jyllands Posten and to make a strong political stand. One issue that puzzles many Danes is the timing of this outburst. The cartoons were published in September: Why have the protests erupted from Muslims worldwide only now? The person who knows the answer to this question is Ahmed Abdel Rahman Abu Laban, a man that the Washington Post has recently profiled as “one...
  • CBS (sort of) admits Bush NG documents fakes

    02/03/2006 8:59:54 PM PST · by Zeko · 8 replies · 496+ views
    CBS Evening News contained a brief segment tonight called "State of the Media" which (among other things) discussed the impact of bloggers on traditional media. The most interesting sentence (for me) occurred in a discussion of the infamous 60 Minutes II show in 2004 concerning George Bush's alleged special treatment in the National Guard. According to the CBS announcer, when questionable documents were used in the show, "bloggers quickly EXPOSED them" (emphasis added).
  • Fabricated cartoons worsened Danish controversy (Danish Islamist used fakes to rile Arabs)

    02/02/2006 9:14:01 AM PST · by Stultis · 2 replies · 355+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | 2 February 2006 | Lorenzo Vidino
    Fabricated cartoons worsened Danish controversy The controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed is expanding, as more Muslims join the boycott and protests against Denmark and various European newspapers decide to publish the cartoons, mostly out of solidarity with Jyllands Posten and to make a strong political stand. One issue that puzzles many Danes is the timing of this outburst. The cartoons were published in September: Why have the protests erupted from Muslims worldwide only now? The person who knows the answer to this question is Ahmed Abdel Rahman Abu Laban, a man that the Washington Post...