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  • Journalists blame Israel for war coverage [Dinosaur Media Death Agony]

    08/29/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Yaakov Lappin
    International journalists discuss Lebanon war coverage; NYT bureau chief: Israel 'not interested in Lebanese deaths' A number of journalists claimed during a convention in Jerusalem Monday evening that Israel and the IDF were mostly to blame for the way the foreign media covered the Lebanon war. The panel of journalists, largely from the international media, convened to discuss their coverage of the war, at a conference arranged by the Media Line agency's Mideast Press Club. "Journalists' access to the battlefield is controlled exclusively by the IDF," said Simon McGregor-Wood, Chairman of the Foreign Press Association, and Bureau Chief of ABC...
  • 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.
  • Rewriting History at Editor & Publisher [Fauxtography Defender's Faux News ]

    08/26/2006 10:01:08 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 22 replies · 1,252+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/26/06 | Charles Johnson
    Fauxtography Defender's Faux News Turns out that Greg Mitchell, the Editor & Publisher editor who has been attacking the blogosphere like a rabid ferret for pointing out the bogus news from the Middle East, has first-hand experience with staging news. (Hat tip: Confederate Yankee.) Since the press seems to be in full-disclosure mode these days, I want to finally come clean. Back when I worked for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette (now the Niagara Gazette), our city editor asked me to find out what tourists thought about an amazing local event: Engineers had literally “turned off” the famous cataracts,...
  • Video: “All your fakes are belong to us”

    08/24/2006 9:48:56 AM PDT · by hipaatwo · 25 replies · 1,996+ views
    <p>Great video of all the fake photos and green helmut man.</p>
  • All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us [Video of Beirut Fauxtography]

    08/24/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 5 replies · 827+ views
    Jawa ^ | 8/24/06 | Jawa Report
    All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us A jawa video spoof on Beirut Fauxtography.
  • Photojournalism in Crisis (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/18/2006 7:49:13 AM PDT · by abb · 74 replies · 2,260+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | August 18, 2006 | David D. Perlmutter
    Amid the controversy over certain pictures from Lebanon, a longtime student of war photography asks, "I'm not sure if the craft I love is being murdered, committing suicide, or both." By David D. Perlmutter (August 18, 2006) -- The Israeli-Hezbollah war has left many dead bodies, ruined towns, and wobbling politicians in its wake, but the media historian of the future may also count as one more victim the profession of photojournalism. In twenty years of researching and teaching about the art and trade and doing photo-documentary work, I have never witnessed or heard of such a wave of attacks...
  • Fauxtography: The Media Scandal Continues

    08/16/2006 3:52:11 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 26 replies · 1,782+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 8/16/06 | Michelle Malkin
    It's the story that the journalistic elite would rather just go away. In the aftermath of Reuters' admission that one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, had manipulated two war images from Lebanon after bloggers smoked out his crude Photoshop alterations, and all 920 of his Reuters photos were pulled, evidence of far more troubling photo staging and media deception in the Middle East continues to pour in. Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) calls it "fauxtography." Reuters on Sunday withdrew an image of smoke rising from burning buildings after an Israeli air strike on the suburbs of Beirut on...
  • The first Photoshop war [doctored photos could be harbinger of crisis]

    08/17/2006 12:20:29 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 30 replies · 2,719+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 8/17/06 | Gal Mor
    The first Photoshop war Lebanon war's doctored photos could be harbinger of photojournalism crisis Gal Mor The photo of an apparently new Mickey Mouse doll, resting on a ruined street in the Lebanese town of Tyre following an Israeli Air Force attack, took me back to a British TV show called "Drop the Dead Monkey," which aired in Israel about 15 years ago. One of the journalists in Channel 4's satirical show used to hang around battle zones with a teddy bear in his trunk and place it at disaster zones a short time before cameras began shooting, in order...
  • Qana, Plame and karma [Media play handmaidens to Hezbollah]

    08/17/2006 12:13:14 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 8 replies · 1,218+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/17/06 | Clarice Feldman
    Many of the mainstream media apologists have conceded – and they had little choice but to do so – that many of the photographs of the Israelis’ response to Hez b’Allah’s act of war, were staged. The evidence of staging and Photoshopping is too public. The media allowed itself to be used to defame Israel, stir up sympathy for Lebanon and halt the advance into Lebanon. But the concessions of wrongdoing stop short with digital alterations. Media spokesmen are still in denial about the biggest media fraud of all: the dramatic dead baby display at Qana. EUreferendum has not given...
  • 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...
  • World Press Photo 2nd prize Iraq 'News' Photo (warning: bloody -- fake or not?)

    02/11/2006 8:39:59 AM PST · by NonAmerican · 54 replies · 2,090+ views
    World Press Photo ^ | 2/10/2006 | Chris Hondros
    The caption reads: "Young girl grieves her parents killed by US patrol, Tal Afar, Iraq, 18 January" "Chris Hondros, USA, Getty Images." The photo shows a US soldiler beside the girl.
  • Janesville man spotted doctoring of photo from war in Middle East

    08/16/2006 8:17:46 AM PDT · by Kryptonite · 38 replies · 2,328+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8/16/06 | MARK JOHNSON
    He initiated uproar that exposed ethics breach The furor over a photograph began in such a quiet, ordinary way. Mike Thorson, a Janesville artist and part owner of a tool distribution company, was sitting at his computer on a Saturday, checking a few news sites after looking at his e-mail. On Yahoo, he came across a Reuters photograph purporting to show the smoky aftermath of an Israeli air raid on the Beirut suburbs. "As soon as I saw it something looked very strange," said Thorson, 39. What he found led to a story that raced around the globe and resulted...
  • 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]
  • Don't Trust If They Won't Verify

    08/15/2006 7:09:48 AM PDT · by Jane2005 · 237+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 8/15/2006 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    Once again, fake news is in the news, as it turns out that many moving stories of carnage in Lebanon were not only moving, but, well, fake. This raises major questions about the future of the news business, and offers a significant threat to free expression.
  • 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...
  • UN Human Rights Council to convene on Israel

    08/10/2006 8:00:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 671+ views
    AP ^ | 8/10/6
    The new UN Human Rights Council on Friday will hold its second emergency session this summer on Israel, urged by Islamic countries to condemn the Jewish state for "massive bombardment of Lebanese civilian populations" and other "gross and systematic human rights violations." The 57-country Organization of the Islamic Conference, which gathered enough signatures to require the meeting, have put together a harshly worded draft resolution that blames Israel without any mention of Hizbullah, whose capture of two Israeli soldiers a month ago triggered the attack on Lebanon. The council, which in a similar session July 6 voted 29-11 to deplore...
  • 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...
  • A MUST SEE!!!, EXPOSING THE "MAIN STREAM MEDIA" FRAUD.

    08/10/2006 2:20:18 PM PDT · by yoely · 27 replies · 3,342+ views
    This is a must see for everyone, exposing some of the greatest fraud in the main stream media regarding the Israeli conflict http://www.aish.com/movies/PhotoFraud.asp
  • 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
  • CAPTION Veil Woman - Close associate of Green Helmet Guy

    08/07/2006 4:13:58 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 46 replies · 1,122+ views
    Me | 8/7/06 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Thought some fun on Monday night would be ok..(grabbin the popcorn)..
  • 'Times' War Photos Artfully Staged, Directed

    08/09/2006 10:40:38 AM PDT · by BrynS728 · 44 replies · 3,390+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 8/9/2006 | Gawker.com
    Reuters, you are not alone. The news agency fired a photographer this weekend after it became clear that he had doctored war photos from Lebanon, but it would seem that Reuters isn't the only respectable news organization with this problem. While not quite so stupid as to get sloppy with Photoshop, Tyler Hicks of the venerable New York Times has some questionable work of his own. In this photo, a man appears to be pulling a remarkably un-dusty, possibly dead man from wreckage in Tyre -- note the victim's shorts and his hat, which is conveniently tucked to his side....
  • Reuters Commits Four Types of Fraud

    08/09/2006 4:26:02 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies · 1,329+ views
    zombietime.com ^ | August 9, 2006 | zombietime.com
    The recent discovery that the Reuters news agency released a digitally manipulated photograph as an authentic image of the bombing in Beirut has drawn attention to the important topic of bias in the media. But lost in the frenzy over one particular image is an even more devastating fact: that over the last week Reuters has been caught red-handed in an astonishing variety of journalistic frauds in the photo coverage of the war in Lebanon. This page serves as an overview of the various types of hoaxes, lies and other deceptions perpetrated by Reuters in recent days, since the details...
  • Blogger Takes Aim At News Media and Makes a Direct Hit

    08/09/2006 5:27:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies · 1,519+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 9,2006 | Paul Farhi
    Charles Johnson could tell there was something wrong with the news photo the minute he saw it. Something about the three plumes of black smoke rising over the buildings -- smoke just doesn't curl that way, pirouetting in unison. It was, he wrote Saturday, "blatant evidence of manipulation." He was right on target. The Reuters photo showing the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on Beirut was doctored. The British-based news service acknowledged as much Sunday, withdrawing that picture and another doctored image, of an Israeli jet, that were taken by freelance photographer Adnan Hajj. The agency subsequently severed its ties...
  • 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,...
  • Men at work ( More Adnan Hajj fake photos )

    08/07/2006 10:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 179 replies · 7,733+ views
    Power line ^ | August 07, 2006 | Scott
    Page 1 above the fold in yesterday's New York Times featured a photo (below) by our new acquaintance Adnan Hajj. I suspect that not all is as it appears to be in the photo, and somehow doubt that Times readers will ever learn why that might be the case.The Reuters caption reads: "A severely wounded Lebanese civilian is carried away on a stretcher at Maameltain bridge, after it was targeted by Israeli air strikes, in the north of Beirut August 4, 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)" (Thanks to reader David Butz.)
  • "Fauxtography" alert: NYTimes and USNews

    08/08/2006 6:05:21 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 100 replies · 4,190+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | August 8, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Take a close look at the above photo. (Pay close attention to his shorts, his dustless chest, muscular torso, the dust on his hands, and the hat tucked in the crook of his arm.) You've probably seen the image before. It was part of a NYTimes photo essay series published online here. It's an iconic image of Lebanese death at the hands of Israel--even described as the Lebanese pieta. Snip Only guess what? The body depicted "buried under the rubble" appears to have been up and walking in the photographer's photo series of the scene throughout the day as a...
  • Another bogus photo?

    08/08/2006 2:13:48 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 36 replies · 5,747+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/8/2006 | AllahPundit
    Another bogus photo? (Update: “The Passion of the Toys”) posted at 2:36 pm on August 8, 2006 by Allahpundit Send to a Friend | printer-friendly Just got an e-mail about the following photo from someone who claims to work at Boeing.Caption: Two Lebanese army soldiers inspect a damaged vehicle that was struck by Israeli ware [sic] plane missiles at the village of Kfar Zabad in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006. Israel and Hezbollah sharply intensified fighting Saturday with airstrikes, rocket attacks and brutal ground fighting, an apparent bid to inflict maximum mutual damage even as...
  • 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...
  • 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 WorldNetDaily.com 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...
  • The MSM is working--actively--for Hezbollah -- Part 2: The propaganda machine

    08/08/2006 9:24:41 AM PDT · by connell · 1 replies · 377+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    (Scroll down or click here to see Part 1.) To describe the MSM as a bunch of intellectually incurious, useless, effete hacks would only be partially accurate. They are actually quite useful---to our enemies. There are some who consider them to be accidentally useful, like Lenin's "useful idiots." They say that it is the de facto result of the aggregate biases held by the majority of journalists, but that it is not intentional. I wonder. Misreporting, faked photos, staged incidents. Refusal to correct stories that have been utterly discredited. The withholding of footage that proves an earlier report incorrect.* Rathergate....
  • Altered war Manipulated photos highlight untruths in Mideast conflict By LICIA CORBELLA

    Altered war Manipulated photos highlight untruths in Mideast conflict By LICIA CORBELLA They say the first casualty of war is Truth. Yesterday, the respected news agency Reuters issued an unprecedented announcement. Essentially, it admitted it unwittingly published propaganda as straight news. In a released statement, the wire agency announced the withdrawal of all 920 photographs by freelance Lebanese photographer, Adnan Hajj from its database "after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hezbollah," said the statement. Wishful thinking on Reuters' part. The breaches go far deeper...
  • 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
  • The War’s Media Fall-Out The War’s Media Fall-Out

    08/07/2006 12:22:12 PM PDT · by spkpls4 · 16 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2006-08-07 | Helen Szamuely
    The War’s Media Fall-Out From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Mon, 2006-08-07 19:16 A quote from Helen Szamuely on EuReferendum, 7 August 2006 (http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2006/08/what-we-are-up-against.html) What we are dealing with is not one news agency having a rogue photographer and incompetent editors who then try to cover their backs but a canker that has eaten into almost the entire MSM or, at least, its English language parts. There are various reasons here, I think. One is the bias that is no longer seen as bias. The MSM tends to lean to the left and takes up all left-wing causes...
  • L.A. Times Photographer Fired Over Altered Image

    04/03/2003 6:11:40 PM PST · by harpu · 26 replies · 668+ views
    www.poynter.org ^ | 4/3/03 | Kenny F. Irby
    L.A. Times Photographer Fired Over Altered Image Poynteronline Posted, Apr. 2, 2003 Updated, Apr. 3, 2003 L.A. Times Photographer Fired Over Altered Image By Kenny F. Irby Contributors:Larry Larsen More in this series April 1 may forever haunt Colin Crawford, Los Angeles Times Director of Photography, and Brian Walski, a staff photographer covering the war in Iraq for the paper. That was the day Walski was fired, after it was revealed that a photo he submitted on Sunday was actually a composite of two images he had captured.The photo was shared primarily with other Tribune properties via Newscom, the company's internal picture...
  • Reuters calls the doctor, take 2 ( More fake Photos )

    08/07/2006 9:00:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies · 6,351+ views
    Power Line ^ | August 06, 2006 | Scott
    I don't know if this has been brought to anyone's attention yet, but in a quick search of the authenticated Reuters photographs attributed to Adnan Hajj, I found the following two. One is from July 24 of a bombed out area in Beirut, with a clearly identifiable building in a prominent part of the shot. The second is of the exact same area, same buildings, same condition, with a woman walking past "a building flattened during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs August 5, 2006." JOHN adds: Another example of the same phenomenon--not an identical photo, but two...
  • 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...
  • Boortz: "REUTERS PULLS ANOTHER FAST ONE"

    08/07/2006 7:21:57 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 30 replies · 2,460+ views
    Neal's Nuze ^ | Monday, August 7, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Monday, August 7, 2006REUTERS PULLS ANOTHER FAST ONE Reuters. Let me think ... isn't that the news agency that has refused to call Islamic terrorists what they are ... Islamic terrorists! Yes, by golly, I think they're the ones! And Reuters has also been accused of staging photos at the site of the Israeli bombing of that building in Qana? But Reuters wouldn't do anything like that, would it? Well ... as a matter of fact, they would. Fresh off the accusations that Reuters was staging terrorist casualty photos at Qana, they've been caught monkeying with wire photos again. You...
  • 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.