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  • Reuters toughens rules after altered photo affair

    01/18/2007 7:38:49 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 19 replies · 958+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:01am
    LONDON (Reuters) - Reuters named a new chief photographer for the Middle East on Thursday and said it had tightened its editing procedures after the publication last year of two photographs that had been digitally altered. The measures were among several steps announced by David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief of the global news and information agency, following an internal investigation that he said had resulted in disciplinary action. The two photos, both of Israeli military action in Lebanon during the war there last August, were taken by a freelance photographer, Adnan Hajj. Reuters ended its relationship with Hajj following an initial inquiry...
  • First Report: Latest Reuters Photo Gaffe

    01/03/2007 7:51:34 PM PST · by pinkpanther111 · 19 replies · 1,975+ views
    Honest Reporting ^ | 1-2-07 | Honest Reporting
    Reuters' 2007 exclusive desk calendar loses some of its gloss. 2006 was a bad year for Reuters. The "Fauxtography" scandal called into question the media agency's entire modus operandi and the apparent lack of supervision that allowed Adnan Hajj's doctored photos to get past the photo editors. As 2007 begins, Reuters' newly appointed editor-in-chief David Schlesinger will barely have time to settle into his new office before being confronted with the organization's latest gaffe: Click on image to view the entire calendar Caption reads: A Palestinian militant marches during funerals for Palestinians killed by Israeli troops, in the Maghazi Refugee...
  • Editor & Publisher Hails Find of AP's 'Capt. Jamil' of '6 Burning Iraqis' Fame, Taunts Bloggers

    12/18/2006 6:09:09 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 1,068+ views ^ | 12/18/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Editor and Publisher seems hardly able to hold back their excitement over the possibility that someone has found proof of the existence of the mysterious "Captain Jamil Hussein" who the Associated Press claimed as a source for the supposed burning of 6 Sunni Iraqis in retaliation for the depredations of that sect on their Shi'ite neighbors. In a Sunday posting on their site, E&P is crowing about "Conservative Bloggers in the U.S." eating crow. Though far from definitive proof, it was strong enough to cause at least one conservative blogger to wonder if those who had mocked the AP might...
  • Wire photo mystery: Bush in Burqa?

    11/27/2006 2:32:14 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 70 replies · 1,576+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Nov.27, 2006
    Women cry behind a coffin containing the body of their relative, in front of Imam Ali hospital in Baghdad's Sadr city November 27, 2006. Their relative was killed during Sunday's clashes in north Baghdad.
  • Time Magazine Gets Caught Lying

    11/16/2006 2:54:18 PM PST · by PajamaTruthMafia · 29 replies · 2,111+ views
    HonestReporting ^ | 11/16/2006 | HonestReporting
    Time Magazine Gets Caught Lying Time Magazine Contradicts Eye-Witness Account Would an editor who had never visited the scene of a photograph deliberately contradict the photographer's account of events? Is it possible that someone would change a caption that ends up incorrectly describing what took place? Moreover, would a prominent media outlet accept the claims of a terrorist organization over that of its own photographer? Sounds hard to believe, but according to recent revelations by a photojournalist, this is exactly what happened with a photograph that was featured in Time Magazine during Israel's conflict with Hizbollah. A few months ago, Time Magazine published the above photograph with...
  • Tale of a Supposed Tire Fire

    11/14/2006 11:44:07 AM PST · by Brian C. Ledbetter · 6 replies · 970+ views
    Snapped Shot ^ | 11/14/2006 | Snapped Shot
    Early on in the Lebanon war, there was a photograph published by both U.S. News and World Report and Time Magazine, which according to captions published with the picture was of a burning Israeli jet, shot down by Hezbullah missiles. The blogosphere was quick to call B.S. on the photo, and the widely-circulated story was that the photograph was actually that of a tire dump. Well, it seems that the photographer responsible for taking the photograph, Bruno Stevens, has finally sounded off on Lightstalkers, explaining the photograph and telling the true story of how things ended up the way they...
  • Study by MU researcher investigated (Scientific

    11/03/2006 5:28:38 PM PST · by VOA · 7 replies · 492+ views
    Missourian (Columbia, MO) ^ | 11-03-06 | TABAN SALEM
    MU is investigating allegations that images accompanying research published by MU professor of reproductive biology R. Michael Roberts in a prominent academic journal were digitally altered. (snip) Roberts’ research, published in the Feb. 17 issue of Science, a weekly, peer-reviewed journal, challenged the conventional view on the properties of the first two cells in a mouse embryo and, according to Hall, has potential implications for stem cell research. (snip) The current issue of Science includes an Editorial Expression of Concern, by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Donald Kennedy, alerting readers that the research “may not be reliable” and that MU is conducting...
  • How Dems Support The Troops (By using stock photos in lieu of actual troop supporters)

    10/10/2006 11:08:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies · 1,327+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | October 10, 2006
    How the Dems Support the Troops Remember that photo at the top of The Democratic Party’s page, of a crowd of people cheering and pumping their fists? The theme is that only the Democrats really support the troops, and this is the page where they previously featured a faked image of a Canadian soldier. Well, the irony doesn’t stop there, because that crowd photo doesn’t even show a real group of people genuinely supporting the US military. It’s another stock image. (Hat tip: Raymond.) Note the keywords. Several other bloggers have remarked that the crowd picture seemed oddly out...
  • DNC supports vets...but from which country? (Show Canadian troops on DNC site)

    10/07/2006 6:21:27 PM PDT · by jrooney · 144 replies · 2,501+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10-07-06 | Michelle Malkin
    A military guy e-mails a weekend website blooper: Thought you might be interested in posting this. The DNC website has a page called Veterans and Military Families where they purpo[r]t to care about the welfare of US troops. Unfortunately they couldn't even find a picture of a US soldier to post on the page. The picture in the Get Involved frame is not a US Army uniform. The soldiers in the background are not in a US uniform either. My military correspondent says the uniform in the DNC Canadian. Is he right?
  • GPO warns press on doctored photos

    09/28/2006 12:54:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/28/6 | ADINA GREENE
    The Government Press Office held a meeting with heads of foreign news agencies earlier this month to protest the doctoring of photographs of the recent Lebanon war and the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians, and warned them that action could be taken against them if this practice continued, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The director of the Government Press Office, Danny Seaman, told the Post Israel reserved the right to act against any media outlets working out of Israel if they "fail to conduct themselves in a professional manner." The foreign journalists' coverage of the Lebanon war was discussed, with...
  • AP stands for Advocacy Press [Michelle Malkin takes on AP]

    09/21/2006 9:02:46 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 15 replies · 2,850+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 21, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday evening, I received a call from my column syndicate, Creators Syndicate. The Associated Press had phoned my editor to inform her that it would be sending a response to my column yesterday about detained AP photographer Bilal Hussein. (Funny how quickly they respond now. Where have they been the past five months? Oh, right: Busy covering up the news about Hussein's April 12 capture by the military at a Ramadi apartment with an alleged al Qaeda leader and a weapons cache.) The AP last night asked my editor to supply its corporate communications office with my newspaper client list...
  • Distinct Symbolism

    09/20/2006 9:33:25 AM PDT · by Brian C. Ledbetter · 264+ views
    Snapped Shot ^ | September 20, 2006 | Snapped Shot
    Ah, it's so refreshing when one sees a series of photographs distinctly framed with the intent of inflaming anger. Take this series of photographs, for instance. Ordinarily, you can find our press far behind enemy lines, offering aid and comfort to the enemy. In this series, however, we see our able fauxtographers carefully positioned with the Israelis. Their intent? Well, how about I just let the photographs speak for themselves.
  • 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...
  • No Truth in Beauty - The future of fauxtography is on the nightly news.

    09/15/2006 3:05:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 711+ views
    City Journal ^ | 14 September 2006 | Benjamin A. Plotinsky
    During Israel’s recent war in Lebanon, bloggers again demonstrated that armchair amateurs can be more perceptive than professional journalists. First, they proved that news photographers had participated in staged war-zone shoots calculated to increase the pathos of Lebanese civilian casualties. Then they exposed an even bigger scandal: a Reuters photographer, Adnan Hajj, had used photo-editing software to insert billowing black smoke into a picture of Beirut and to alter a photo of an Israeli jet to make it look as though it were dropping bombs. The proprietors of such blogs as Little Green Footballs, Power Line, Zombietime, and the Jawa...
  • The father of all fauxtography

    09/12/2006 9:30:29 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 16 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | September 12, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    The father of all fauxtography By Michelle Malkin   ·   September 12, 2006 03:54 PM The staging of pro-terrorist photos for the theater of jihad has been going on a long time. I've blogged before about a notorious incident involving iconic images of a Palestinian boy, Mohammed al Doura, broadcast by French state-owned television in 2000. The boy was allegedly gunned down by Israeli soldiers. But as Nidra Poller and David Gelernter, among others, have reported, the truth was not on the terror sympathizers' side. See also Pallywood and the investigation by Richard Landes here. Now France-2 TV is suing critics...
  • FReep This Poll..(Pres.Bush being assassinated in film)

    09/02/2006 1:24:40 PM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 11 replies · 652+ views
    MSNBC Live Poll ^ | Sept 2, 2006 | MSNBC
    A new film depicts President Bush being assassinated. Should it be shown? * 55345 responses Yes, it's a good display of free speech. 52% No, the filmmakers have gone too far. 43% Perhaps -- but not in the United States. 5.2%
  • Ambulance attack victim's anger at hoax allegations [MSM in hysterics after "Zombie" bust]

    09/01/2006 9:13:34 AM PDT · by Alouette · 15 replies · 1,319+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | Sarah Smiles
    AHMED FAWAZ sits in a wheelchair in a sweat-stained hospital gown, smoking a cigarette in the sweltering heat. He was discharged from a Beirut hospital this week, after losing his leg when a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance he was in with his family came under an Israeli air attack in south Lebanon on July 23. The incident near the village of Qana left his son Mohammed, 12, scarred by shrapnel. The attack on two ambulances ferrying the injured between Tibnin and Tyre was widely reported by the international media. Yet the Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, has condemned press coverage of...
  • Economy could be in recession: report

    08/31/2006 7:45:21 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 79 replies · 1,563+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. economy may be in recession, based on Midwest manufacturing data, a report said on Thursday. According to Kingsbury International, a partner of NAPM Chicago which puts out The National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago business barometer, "the U.S. economy could be in a recession at this time." "In four of the last five recessions, the slowing of the Chicago business barometer signaled a recession either one or two years later," the report said. Copyright 2006 Reuters
  • Not the hole truth

    08/30/2006 12:28:26 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 10 replies · 1,081+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8/30/06 | andrew bolt
    IT'S bad enough that friends of Hezbollah terrorists could trick so many journalists with just a tall story and a rusty Lebanese ambulance. Worse is that some of those journalists seemed so eager to believe this ambulance was indeed wickedly blown up by an Israeli missile fired straight through the big red cross on its roof -- leaving not even a scorch mark. But worst is that even now that this hoax has been exposed, none of the countless writers and commentators who fell for it have admitted to passing on as fact the propaganda of terrorists. It is this...
  • The media war against Israel [Melanie Phillips nails it!]

    08/30/2006 11:31:25 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 42 replies · 1,996+ views
    melanie phillips ^ | August 30, 2006 | melanie phillips
    The media war against Israel Early in the recent Lebanon war, the blogosphere revealed the fabrication of images by Reuters, whose reputation is now in shreds among those dwindling numbers in the western mainstream media who still acknowledge there is such a thing as the truth. Since then, the nature and scale of the various frauds perpetrated by the media during that war put those doctored Reuters pictures into the shade. The western media are no longer merely producing questionable professional practices in reporting a war. They are now active participants in it — and on the wrong side of...
  • Katie C. from NYC Says 'I Lost 20 Pounds With the Fauxtography Beach Diet!'

    08/30/2006 11:17:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies · 2,882+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 30, 2006 - 13:49 In the wake of the fauxtography scandals of the recent Middle East conflict, you might think that the MSM would be particularly careful to avoid tinkering with photos. And if there is one TV news operation you would imagine would be particularly gun-shy about altered documents, it would be the Memogate network - CBS. Apparently not. The photo on the left is Katie's official CBS photo. The one to the right is to be found in the CBS "Watch" Magazine. Whoops. You know, they say it's all about the accessories. That little...
  • FX May Soon Be Short for Faux

    08/30/2006 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Jane2005 · 4 replies · 385+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 8/30/2006 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    I've written columns on news fakery the past two weeks. In response to last week's column, where I talked about video fakery, reader Jim May emails: "In a recent TCS Daily column, you wrote the following: "'So far, video-photoshopping isn't as common as fakery with still photos, but as the tools for that improve, we'll see that, too.' "I am a visual FX artist working in Hollywood (recent credits include 'Serenity', NBC's 'Surface' and as of tonight, 'Beerfest'). I make fake images, moving AND still, for a living. I have the tools required to do precisely this sort of thing...
  • Katie's nip & tuck

    08/30/2006 7:12:08 AM PDT · by baystaterebel · 19 replies · 1,055+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 30, 2006 | LLOYD GROVE, RICHARD HUFF and BILL HUTCHINSON
    Katie Couric slimmed down in the blink of a CBS eye. Tiffany Network officials admitted yesterday that an airbrushed photo making the bubbly broadcaster appear several dress sizes smaller appeared in its promotional magazine "Watch!" The incoming "CBS Evening News" anchor said she didn't know about the digitally doctored photo until the September issue of the quarterly glossy landed on her desk. "I liked the first picture better because there's more of me to love," the 49-year-old former NBC "Today" show host said, laughing off the manipulated publicity shot.

    08/30/2006 4:58:51 AM PDT · by The G Man · 80 replies · 4,732+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/06 | Don Kaplan
    August 30, 2006 -- Talk about a miracle diet - Katie Couric has become the Incredible Shrinking Anchorwoman. Thanks to a computer "slight" of hand, the Tiffany network has made the new face of "CBS Evening News" instantly drop about 20 pounds. In a picture widely distributed to the media last month, a normal-looking Couric wore a frumpy light gray suit and her trademark smile. But thanks to Photoshop, the popular editing software, the same photo, printed in a CBS magazine, shows her looking much, much thinner - and her suit has become a few shades darker.
  • CBS News Unveils New Couric Web Ad Campaign

    08/30/2006 4:26:14 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 31 replies · 4,285+ views
    CBS News Unveils New Couric Web Ad CampaignNew York, August 30, 2006(CBS) CBS News announced Wednesday a new internet-based advertising campaign to promote the premier of Katie Couric as the new anchorwoman of "The CBS Evening News". CBS News President Sean McManus made the following statement:"We here at CBS News - which, if you haven't heard, is the new home of Katie Couric - want to reach out to former audience members who, in a bout of confusion, seem to now prefer highly questionable internet based news sources rather than the traditional trusted evening news broadcast. We would also like...
  • Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Diversity

    08/30/2006 1:32:56 AM PDT · by strider44 · 10 replies · 978+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 30 August 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    Sacrificing truth on the altar of diversity By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist | August 30, 2006 YOU'RE A publisher of children's textbooks, and you have a problem. Your diversity guidelines -- quotas in all but name -- require you to include pictures of disabled children in your elementary and high school texts, but it isn't easy to find handicapped children who are willing and able to pose for a photographer. Kids confined to wheelchairs often suffer from afflictions that affect their appearance, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. How can you meet your quota of disability images if you...
  • Katie's Extreme Makeover? (another altered image!)

    08/29/2006 10:57:20 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 135 replies · 6,031+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Tuesday, Aug 29 | Brian Stelter
    "Talk about a waistline touch-up," an e-mailer says: The left photo is the official first-pic-of-Katie released by CBS at this year's upfront. (TVNewser posted it in May.) The right photo is an edited version of the same photo, from the September issue of Watch magazine, which is owned by CBS. (Here's the PDF of the magazine.)
  • CAPTION THIS PIC! [Jesse Jihad Fauxto Op]

    08/29/2006 4:14:48 PM PDT · by Alouette · 54 replies · 2,238+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | AP
    Veteran U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, walks past an anti-U.S. banner placed among the rubble of a building that was destroyed following Israeli bombardment during the 34-day long Hezbollah-Israel war, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006. Jackson, who said Tuesday that an Israeli soldier seized by Palestinian militants and two others held captive by Hezbollah are alive, also said Syria, a main backer of both Hamas and Hezbollah, wanted to be involved in a prisoner swap that included the three Israelis and Syrian nationals detained by Israel in the Golan Heights....
  • Red Cross slams Downer hoax claim [Zombie's Ambulance Fraud Expose]

    08/29/2006 1:09:33 PM PDT · by Alouette · 29 replies · 1,652+ views
    TheAustralian ^ | Aug, 29, 2006 | Mark Dodd and Martin Chulov
    THE International Committee of the Red Cross has rebuked Foreign Minister Alexander Downer for relying on an unverified internet blog to claim an Israeli missile strike on one of its ambulances in southern Lebanon was a hoax. A spokeswoman for the ICRC in Geneva said yesterday there was no evidence to support Mr Downer's assertion that the international media had been duped in reporting that Israel had deliberately targeted the ambulance. An image of the roof of the ambulance showed what was purportedly an entry hole allegedly made by an Israeli rocket which had pierced the centre of the red...
  • 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...
  • Propaganda Photo From Jesse Jackson And Reuters

    08/29/2006 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 40 replies · 2,193+ views
    Reuters/Sweetness & Light ^ | August 29, 2006 | N/A
    Reuters does it again. A classic propaganda Kodak moment courtesy of Reverend Jesse Jackson (and son): U.S civil rights leader Jesse Jackson (R) inspects buildings in Beirut's southern suburbs that were damaged by the recent conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah, August 29, 2006. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir. And to think some say Reuters "stages" their photos.
  • Column One: Terrorist theater tricks

    08/28/2006 5:44:59 PM PDT · by dervish · 37 replies · 1,161+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8?28/06 | Caroline Glick
    What are we seeing when we watch events from the Middle East on our television screens? Is it news or is it terrorist theater? Let us observe two media events which occurred on Sunday in Gaza. Sunday afternoon released hostages and Fox News journalists Steven Centanni and Olaf Wiig spoke before the cameras. The fact of their release and their statements were reported by more than 1,000 news organizations throughout the world. At the press conference, Centanni and Wiig, who were forced by their Palestinian captors to convert to Islam, praised the Palestinians. Centanni said, "I just hope this never...
  • 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...
  • 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: Fox reports on Zombie’s expose of the ambulance incident (We pushed it thru!!!)

    08/24/2006 4:39:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 2,660+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/24/06 | brit Hume/Zombie/Allah
    They aired the German TV clip of Green Helmet at Qana last week and tonight they covered the atrocity that wasn’t. Is that why they’re known as “Faux News”? Because they’re willing to look critically at faux news that Greg Mitchell is only too gullibly happy to swallow? Kudos to Zombie, of course, and to the forgotten man in all this — Dan Riehl, who was blogging the ambulance hoax as far back as August 1. Click to see video.
  • The Great Ambulance Hoax: All your fakes are belong to us (The MSM busted again)

    08/24/2006 1:05:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 107 replies · 3,391+ views
    Michelle ^ | 8/24/06 | Michelle Malkin/others
    ***updated with MSM contact info below...Dan Riehl follows up with observations about the ambulance license plates...Related: Daniel Freedman on Hezbollah's helpers at the Red Cross*** Take a good look at these three images of Red Cross ambulances in Lebanon, supposedly deliberately targeted by Israel, and broadcast worldwide by the MSM last month: On August 6, I linked to Dan Riehl's excellent post raising questions and doubts (his initial post here) about the alleged missile targeting by Israel of the Red Cross ambulances. Infinitives Unsplit first called attention to the dubious ambulance claims on July 27. Now, Internet documentarian and photojournalist...
  • Hezbollah sinks Australian warship

    08/24/2006 11:42:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies · 3,046+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | August 22, 2006 | Andrew Bolt - an Iran-based website run by the Hezbollah terrorist group - is running this picture (above) of what it claims is the Israeli ship it hit with a missile last month. Now look at the Royal Australian Navy’s picture below - as published by Defence Industry Daily - of its sinking of the decommissioned Australian destroyer-escort HMAS Torrens off the coast of Western Australia in 1998 . We were told at the time the Torrens was deliberately sunk by a torpedo fired by one of our own submarines, the HMAS Farncomb. Should we now think that we were...
  • 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.
  • The Red Cross Ambulance Incident(mustread-Zombietime deconstructs Hezbo fauxtography)

    08/23/2006 6:59:15 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 6 replies · 826+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 8/23/06 | Zombie
    + Introduction On the night of July 23, 2006, an Israeli aircraft intentionally fired missiles at and struck two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances performing rescue operations, causing huge explosions that injured everyone inside the vehicles. Or so says the global media, including Time magazine, the BBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and thousands of other outlets around the world. If true, the incident would have been an egregious and indefensible violation of the Geneva Convention, and would constitute a war crime committed by the state of Israel. But there's one problem: It never happened. * * *...
  • The Latest on the Funny Money Scandal

    08/22/2006 7:43:54 PM PDT · by Brian C. Ledbetter · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Snapped Shot ^ | 8/22/2006 | Snapped Shot
    Wow! It would seem that our original story is taking off in more directions than we'd ever imagined! For starting with a mere, "Hezbullah has been known for counterfeiting," and seeing the context of the discussion evolve into such a detailed analysis of the photographic evidence is awe-inspiring, to say the least. Once again, this proves to me that investigative journalism isn't dead:—it lives on in cyberspace, even if it's been dead in the mainstream media for a decade. With that in mind, I'd like to summarize, if I may, the discoveries of some of my fellow bloggers. We started...
  • Keeping it real: How to make digital photography more trustworthy

    08/21/2006 4:00:38 PM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies · 717+ views
    The Economist ^ | August 17, 2006
    PHOTOGRAPHY often blurs the distinction between art and reality. Modern technology has made that blurring easier. In the digital darkroom photographers can manipulate images and threaten the integrity of endeavours that rely on them. Several journalists have been fired for such activity in recent months, including one from Reuters for faking pictures in Lebanon. Earlier this year, the investigation into Hwang Woo-suk showed the South Korean scientist had changed images purporting to show cloning. In an effort to reel in photography, camera-makers are making it more obvious when images have been altered. One way of doing this is to use...
  • Michelle Malkin: The photo op shop of horrors

    08/19/2006 1:01:23 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 1,870+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, August 19, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    It's the story journalistic elite would rather just go away. After Reuters' admission one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, 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 ( calls it "fauxtography." One of Mr. Hajj's photos was an iconic image of a dusty dead child with a clean blue pacifier clipped to his shirt, paraded by a corpse handler at the...
  • 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...
  • Flat Fatima = Revolution in News Photography

    08/17/2006 12:59:12 PM PDT · by Coffee_drinker · 92 replies · 3,316+ views
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 8/9/2006 | Red Square
    Improve your war footage and get Pulitzer-winning dramatic pictures with the moaning Flat Fatima™. Her classic heartbreaking posture will easily manipulate audiences into forming the desired opinion on any conflict.
  • Fauxtography: The Media Scandal Continues

    08/16/2006 3:52:11 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 26 replies · 1,782+ views ^ | 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 ( 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...