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  • Why we don't believe you [excellent summary of recent mainstream press malfeasance]

    08/28/2006 10:57:00 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 85 replies · 3,583+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 28, 2006 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Does the mainstream press ever wonder why conservatives distrust them so much? If so, they need look no further than the “fauxtography” scandals of the last couple of weeks. Conservative bloggers have been hard at work sniffing out suspected fakery and staging in the photos sent back on the newswires from the Israel/Hezbollah conflict, and the investigation got pretty smelly. First, there was Reutersgate, in which the international news organization had to pull a photo and fire a freelance photographer because he clumsily Photoshopped thicker smoke into the skyline of Beirut. This incident got bloggers wondering what other photographic evidence...