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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...