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  • Create-your-own NYC Air Force One flyover photo ... we did (NY Daily News)

    04/29/2009 11:10:45 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 57 replies · 3,011+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | 4/29/2009 | Owen Moritz
    Memo to the White House: Not only was flying a Presidential jet for a photo-op Monday over downtown Manhattan in bad taste – it was unnecessary. Anyone in the White House ever hear of Photoshop? You'd think the administration would've been tech-savvy enough to realize the merits of the computer software program – what with its constant Internet spin doctoring and the President's notorious BlackBerry infatuation. The cost of flying one of Obama's official planes – a pimped-out Boeing 747 – along with a F-16 jet over the city cost upwards of $300,000 in taxpayer dollars. In comparison, the latest...
  • Globies plan own wake, call it a rally

    04/24/2009 7:47:21 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 879+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/09 | Howie Carr
    To all you silly-billies at the Globe - enough already with the groveling. Self-pity is not good box office. Stop weeping into your brandy Alexanders and start looking for a job - a real job. And no, I won’t be at your “Solidarity” rally today at Faneuil Hall. But I can imagine the signs - “In Barney Frank We Trust,” “Viva Fidel, Hugo y Teddy!” and of course, “Hands Off My Trust Fund.” Outside, bowtied bumkissers will be chanting in unison, “Hey hey ho ho, Globe-a-phobia’s got to go.” The Globe union is running buses up from Morrissey Boulevard, a...
  • BMI's Gainor Tells House Subcommittee Liberal Bias Has Hurt Newspapers

    04/23/2009 8:41:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 1,660+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2009 | Matthew Philbin
    On April 21, the Business and Media Institute's Dan Gainor testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Courts and Competition Policy in a hearing on "A New Age for Newspapers." As MRC's Tim Graham wrote on April 22, the hearing was spurred by the steady drumbeat of newspaper closings around the country, and calls from some Democrat lawmakers to bail out and subsidize the newspaper business. While others testified on newsprint business models and the impact of the Internet, Gainor's statement to the subcommittee highlighted liberal bias as a major factor in the industry's decline. "The concept of a journalist as...
  • Troop Support for Obama in Iraq was Staged

    04/13/2009 8:19:05 AM PDT · by big black dog · 21 replies · 1,701+ views
    Now, this has occurred before with Bill Clinton, and it quite possibly could have been the same with Bush - the issue is how the MSM spins this and how it will report one way if you are affiliated with one party versus the other way when you have the “scarlet” R next to your name. From Flopping Aces: “Cheered wildly by U.S. troops,” begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Loven’s AP report on Obama’s surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday. Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did...
  • APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes

    04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 3,844+ views
    In 1912 scientists thought they'd discovered the elusive missing link between human and ape. Found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, a set of intriguing skull and jaw fragments were later reconstructed by the British Museum into a human-like head with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 it turned out the find wasn't proof of anything—other than the skill of the still anonymous forger. The skull was a medieval human's. The jaw was an orangutan's. And the teeth were a chimp's.
  • BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video

    02/21/2009 1:49:46 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies · 409+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 21, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video Many have wondered if the BBC had a pro-Palestinian bias in their reporting. This has now been confirmed. Over 400 of their staff have signed a protest petition because they failed to air a video that the corporation deemed to be too biased in favor of Palestinians. That must have been one very biased news video. Hat tip to Axis of Right.
  • Liberal Blogosphere Duped By 3-Year-Old 'Gaza Bombing Video'

    01/06/2009 7:46:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies · 1,006+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 5, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Just how badly do many liberal bloggers want to depict Israelis as heartless killers and Hamas as poor defenseless victims? On Sunday, a more than three year old video of an accidental munitions truck explosion at a Palestinian rally in September 2005 was spread around the liberal blogosphere as footage of an Israeli attack on Gaza on January 3, 2009. Two prominent leftwing websites -- Raw Story and Democratic Underground -- displayed this video for hours before a poster at Reddit exposed the hoax (h/t NBer Blazer). A gruesome propaganda video uploaded to LiveLeak that purported to show the aftermath...
  • News Media Shows Slanted Facts Rather Than Truth About Gaza War

    01/05/2009 2:58:16 PM PST · by truthandlife · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Koenig International News ^ | 1/5/08 | Bill Koenig
    The Palestinian terrorists in Gaza are expert at manipulating the news media to their point of view. Already, the top media outlets have filled television screens with human interest stories of Palestinian women and children being blown to bits by the overpowering and relentless Israeli Defense Forces. Story after story appears with frantic Palestinian women crying out that their lives are disrupted by these terrible bombing raids, that there is no food to feed their families, that their husbands are missing. And while they are talking, there is chaos in the background of bombed out buildings and B-roll of children...
  • Gaza War Videos You Won't See on Mainstream Media

    12/30/2008 8:42:46 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 1,544+ views
    PMW/Sderot Media/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/30/08 | Yidwithlid
    The MSM is busily showing video clips of the damage in Gaza many of them falsified. Palestinian Media Watch has reported this example: A Palestinian journalist has complained that the media and others are manipulating the images going out to the world "A mother of one of the martyrs stood by the door of the intensive care unit while crying... relatives and those around her were telling her what she should say to the television cameras: 'Say your son [before he died] prayed and went out.' Another tells her: 'Curse the Arab leaders'... The journalists [in the hospitals] are going...
  • Paparazzi Photog Gets a 'Pec-tacular' Obama Shot

    12/24/2008 9:32:05 AM PST · by marthemaria · 33 replies · 2,280+ views
    More than a dozen photographs of a bathing suit-clad President-elect Barack Obama surfaced online Monday showing the shirtless Chicagoan accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters on the white-sand beach in front of their vacation home. Reporters, photographers and television camera operators traveling with the Obamas have been banned by the Secret Service from approaching the oceanfront estate in nearby Kailua where the family is vacationing. But an enterprising paparazzi photographer wearing a Hawaiian shirt apparently strolled along the beach, saw the Obamas, took out his long-lens camera and started shooting. The photographer was less than 200...
  • North Korea presents more "evidence" of recovered Kim

    12/18/2008 8:07:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 808+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/16/08
    North Korea presents more "evidence" of recovered Kim Tue Dec 16, 9:37 pm ET SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign to prove leader Kim Jong-il is well and in control by showing him looking at an electronic copy of a newspaper dated Tuesday in a series of photos released through its official media. U.S. and South Korean officials have said Kim, 66, suffered a stroke in August, raising questions about leadership in Asia's only communist dynasty and who was making decisions about the North's nuclear program. Despite re-emerging in early October in official media reports about making...
  • Election Night: Whiteboards Out, Holograms In

    11/06/2008 8:08:18 AM PST · by outfield · 56 replies · 2,561+ views
    TIME ^ | 11/5/08 | James Poniewozik
    The mind reels at how news organizations might employ this technology in the future. Will we see holograms of reporters standing outside in hurricanes?
  • Dirty Astroturf at Republican Rallys

    10/10/2008 2:54:38 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 9 replies · 1,041+ views
    http://munydews.blogspot.com/ ^ | 10-10-08 | Muny Dews
    What is political astroturf? When a political movement portrays itself to be grass-roots, and later we find out it was actually planned and coordinated by a political party or candidate. This is usually done in support of the cause or candidate behind the astroturf effort. The Republicans are now being attacked by a new type of fake grass: dirty atstroturf. Democratic activists are infiltrating Republican rallys pretending to be Republican grass-roots supporters. The Democratic activist's goal? Discredit Republican grass-roots supporters. Their tactic has been to yell vile statements about Democratic candidates, hoping it would smear Republican grass-roots supporters. So far,...
  • Indecent Wire Service Pictures of Sarah Palin

    10/09/2008 7:42:25 AM PDT · by WilliamReading · 72 replies · 5,703+ views
    Are these decent pictures of Gov. Sarah Palin published by Reuters and Associated Press?
  • Photo Ops in Politics

    09/29/2008 2:06:32 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 286+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 29, 2008 | Irene Warren
    Photo Ops in Politics by: Irene Warren, September 29, 2008 Big-name news celebrities shared center stage at the Brookings Institution recently to host an exclusive presentation with Kiku Adatto, author of Picture Perfect: Life in the Age of the Photo Op, as they explored photo expressions and addressed the problems with photo ops in politics, William A. Galston, with the Brookings Institution, explained. “The event is part of the Governing Ideas series,” Galston noted, “it is intended to broaden the discussion of governance issues through forums on timely and relevant books on history, culture, legal norms and practices, and also...
  • Believe It Or Not : Weird Animals Among Us

    09/27/2008 6:49:06 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 99 replies · 10,127+ views
    27 Sep 2008 | Vanity
    Weird animals defy science: Strange But True?
  • Atlantic Mag: McCain Slandering Photographer Fired by Her Own Rep Agency

    09/18/2008 7:58:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 36 replies · 404+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 09/18/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Jeffery Goldberg from The Atlantic Magazine is reporting that underhanded, leftist photographer Jill Greenberg has just been let go by her Representing Agency, the Vaughan Hannigan photo agency. This is a perfect example of a lesson of consequences. When Greenberg admitted that she lied and tricked John McCain so that she could manipulate his image to slander him and did so in the employ of The Atlantic Magazine, she lost any future work with that magazine for her unprofessional behavior. And now, more consequences have come her way. No one is, of course, saying that Jill Greenberg isn't allowed to...
  • Exploit and Click

    09/17/2008 8:15:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 16, 2008 | Jim Lewis
    The fuss over Jill Greenberg's photography.--- The Atlantic offered an apology to John McCain this week after the photographer for the October cover, Jill Greenberg, posted doctored pictures of the Republican nominee on her personal Web site. It also emerged that Greenberg, a fierce anti-Republican, had photographed McCain for the magazine while he stood over a deliberately unflattering green light. In 2006, Jim Lewis discussed whether "the photographer who makes kids cry" unfairly exploits her subjects. The article is reprinted below.
  • Palinmania: Google Statistics Show 22,300,000 Pages When You Search "Sarah Palin."

    09/10/2008 10:14:12 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 5 replies · 240+ views
    Google ^ | 9-10-08 | Google Search
    The following statistics are found when searching Google.com for "Sarah Palin." - 22,300,000 google.com search - 3,090,000 images on google image pages - 125,386 news articles on google news - 24,337 items for sale in google shopping - 12,000 videos on youtube/google - 67,100 hits in google groups - 426,200 blog pages on google - Google Trends shows the massive interest in graphical way: http://www.google.com/trends?q=%22sarah+palin%22
  • But of course: CNN entertainment “reporter” duped by Palin bikini photoshop

    09/08/2008 9:43:20 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 46 replies · 4,799+ views
    We’ve now reached the point where gossip sites are forced to debunk rumors being circulated uncritically by the mainstream media. Keep updating, Charlie. No rest for the weary. KURTZ: But if it’s a “Lifetime Movie of the Week,” Lola, then it seems to me that it’s a very mixed picture from the point of view of a ticket that is trying to get, you know, John McCain and Sarah Palin elected president and vice president of the United States. In other words, it’s great to be a celebrity, and she’ll get a book deal out of it and maybe her...
  • Photography as a Weapon

    08/17/2008 10:50:42 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 27 replies · 444+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 11, 2008 | Errol Morris
    You have your fear, which might become reality; and then you have Godzilla, who is reality. — from the movie “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” As almost everyone knows by now, various major daily newspaper published, on July 10, a photograph of four Iranian missiles streaking heavenward; then Little Green Footballs (significantly, a blog and not a daily newspaper) provided evidence that the photograph had been faked. Later, many of those same papers published a Whitman’s sampler of retractions and apologies. For me it raised a series of questions about images.[1] Do they provide illustration of a text or an...
  • Why, indeed. [France TV 2 looses al-Dura case]

    07/13/2008 5:43:41 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 4 replies · 230+ views
    Instapundit.com ^ | July 13, 2008 | Glenn Reynolds
    WHY, INDEED? "French media loses big court case proving Palestinian propaganda false, New York Times ignores shocking story... Why?" Because it opens the door to suggestions that this wasn't an aberration, but the norm in Mideast coverage? # # # Also see related videos at YouTube: "Green Helmet Guy" in Qana (Aug 2006) Dead Children Used as Props in Lebanon (Aug 2006) Pallywood (Mar 2006)
  • More Iranian Fauxtography?

    07/12/2008 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 3 replies · 191+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 12, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Photos. The Iranian government was caught Photoshopping their tough-guy missile launch this week. Conservative blogger Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs caught it. Charles is looking at a new Iranian photo to see if it too has been altered.
  • The original spotting og the Iran Photoshop work on the July Missile launch Photos

    07/12/2008 11:05:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 747+ views
    militaryphotos.net ^ | Old 07-09-2008, 04:44 PM | bionic
    Quote: In a handout picture released on the news website of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, four long and medium range missiles rise into the air after being test-fired at an undisclosed location in the Iranian desert on July 9, 2008. Iran today test-fired a missile it said is capable of reaching Israel, angering the United States amid growing fears that the standoff over the contested Iranian nuclear drive could lead to war. G**** Images Hahaha nice Photoshop work If you dont have real pictures fake it
  • In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many (MSM picks up on the case of the missing missile)

    07/10/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 322+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/2008 | Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty
    As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites.
  • Iran's Photoshopped Missile Launch

    07/09/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 323 replies · 6,768+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 7-9-08 | Charles Johnson, hat tip webs87
    At least one of the photographs released today by Iran and published by an unquestioning Western media has been Photoshopped:
  • Muslims barred from picture at Obama event

    06/18/2008 8:30:58 AM PDT · by homeguard · 99 replies · 606+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/18/08 | Ben Smith
    Two Muslim women at Barack Obama's rally in Detroit Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women's headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate. The campaign has apologized to the women, all Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally. "This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama's commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton, who added that the volunteers were acting...
  • Iconic WWII photo honored at Berlin exhibit (proto-photo-shop)

    06/15/2008 11:26:51 AM PDT · by decimon · 48 replies · 217+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2008 | A.J. Goldmann
    BERLIN — It's an iconic image of World War II: Berlin has fallen and Soviet soldiers are hoisting the red flag over the Reichstag. What most people don't realize, however, is that the photograph isn't capturing the historic moment. Yevgeni Khaldei staged the scene on May 2, 1945 — three days after the Soviets captured Germany's parliament building. The picture is the centerpiece of an exhibit — "Yevgeni Khaldei — The Decisive Moment" — that bills itself as the first comprehensive retrospective of the photographer's World War II work. The show at Berlin's Gropius-Bau museum reveals the extent to which...
  • Digital Forensics: 5 Ways to Spot a Fake Photo

    06/04/2008 5:39:02 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 28 replies · 938+ views
    Scientific America ^ | June 2, 2008 | Hany Farid
    Features - June 2, 2008 Digital Forensics: 5 Ways to Spot a Fake Photo By Hany Farid This story is a supplement to the feature "Digital Forensics: How Experts Uncover Doctored Images" which was printed in the June 2008 issue of Scientific American. Lighting Composite images made of pieces from different photographs can display subtle differences in the lighting conditions under which each person or object was originally photographed. Such discrepancies will often go unnoticed by the naked eye. For an image such as the one at the right, my group can estimate the direction of the light source for...
  • Poll Worker Says 'Tight Pants' Contributed to Gaffe

    05/20/2008 10:02:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 134+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 5/19/2008 | THOMAS B. LANGHORNE
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The poll worker who called a polling place "Obama's house" in front of a television news crew apologized -- then accused the local TV station of altering its footage to incriminate her. Kim Minor also told the Vanderburgh County Election Board that her "tight pants" were partly to blame for the remarks broadcast by WTVW-FOX7 and posted on YouTube. Afterward, Election Board members Tom Massey, David Shaw and County Clerk Susan Kirk voted 3-0 to turn over WTVW-FOX7's unedited tape of the incident to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office for investigation. Bob Walters, news director of WTVW-FOX7,...
  • Obama in a sea of people - creative editing from the folks at AP.

    05/18/2008 8:28:27 PM PDT · by xDGx · 145 replies · 867+ views
    NY Times, Salem News, KPIC ^ | 5/18/2008 | Larry Rohter
    [quote]Obama Draws Record Crowd in Oregon An estimated 75,000 gathered on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland on Sunday to see Barack Obama. “Wow! Wow! Wow!” were his first words, as he surveyed the multitude, which included people in kayaks and small pleasure craft on the river.[/quote] Two pictures were included to show Obama in a sea of people:
  • Two-year-old Ali Hussein is pulled from the rubble of his family's home

    05/01/2008 9:22:51 AM PDT · by hadit2here · 36 replies · 1,075+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2008 | ASSociated Press
    Two-year-old Ali Hussein is pulled from the rubble of his family's home in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The child, who later died in hospital, was in one of four homes allegedly destroyed by U.S. missiles. More than two dozen people were killed when Shiite militants ambushed a U.S. patrol in Baghdad's embattled Sadr City district, bringing the death toll in area on Tuesday to more than 30, a U.S. military spokesman and Iraqi officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
  • Reuters Fakes Another Photo

    04/23/2008 12:59:57 PM PDT · by YourAdHere · 76 replies · 102+ views
    The story is about climate change, and when I saw the accompanying photo of a fish lying at the bottom of a dried lake, I immediately screamed fake. Take a look, there's no way the buzzards or other predators wouldn't have picked it clean in the time it took for the lake to evaporate.
  • Identifying Manipulated Images: New tools that analyze the lighting in images help spot tampering

    03/17/2008 11:15:29 AM PDT · by Stoat · 42 replies · 1,179+ views
    Technology Review (MIT) ^ | March 17, 2008 | Erica Naone
    Identifying Manipulated Images New tools that analyze the lighting in images help spot tampering. By Erica Naone   True or false? The tool used above spots whether an image has been manipulated by modeling the lighting in the image based on an analysis of visible surfaces. To analyze an image, a user indicates the surfaces to consider using contour lines (shown above in white). The system checks for inconsistencies in the way that those surfaces are lit. Credit: Micah Kimo Johnson, Hany Farid Photo-editing software gets more sophisticated all the time, allowing users to alter pictures in ways both...
  • AP Beginning New Crack Down on Blog Critics? Shuts Down Blog With Legal Threats

    03/01/2008 8:12:13 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 20 replies · 442+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3/1/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    AP Shuts Down Blogger With Threats of Legal Action Well, here is what might be a landmark case for the blogosphere, for the Internet, and for the future of our new media, citizen journalism. The AP has just sent a cease and desist letter to Brian C. Ledbetter telling him to stop using their copyrighted images on his website, snappedshot.com. Snappedshot.com is a site predicated on criticism of photo-journalism. In pursuit of his criticism, Mr. Ledbetter uses photos from across the web that he thinks are doctored or misleading in some way. He then reports his opinion on the bias...
  • China: Editor quits, paper apologizes over doctored photo

    02/26/2008 6:09:48 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 26 replies · 852+ views
    China Daily Xinhua ^ | February 19, 2008
    Editor quits, paper apologizes over doctored photo Updated: 2008-02-19 07:56 A newspaper apologized Monday and its chief editor resigned over a fake picture scandal, in which a photographer manipulated images to show Tibetan antelopes roaming under a bridge on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Photographer Liu Weiqiang's fake shot that appears to show Tibetan antelopes crossing near a bridge on the Qinghai-Tibet railway as a train passes. [china.com] The Daqing Evening News, based in the oil city of Daqing, Heilongjiang province, said in a statement on its website: "We sincerely apologize to Chinese Central Television (CCTV), Xinhuanet and other media that published...
  • Reuters Fauxtography Alert: Spreading Hamas Propaganda With Fake Power Outage Photos

    01/26/2008 3:26:31 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 21 replies · 156+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 1/26/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Photos Posted Below the Fold The Jerusalem Post caught another fauxtography scam out of the mideast this week. It appears that Hamas legislators have staged fake power outages to illustrate how oppressed they are for the benefit of journalists. The Journalists were treated to a photo op of the Hamas legislators sitting in their halls of power surrounded by burning candles in rooms with curtains drawn. The scene was set to show how they have had their power cut by the eeeevil Jews. Only problem is, midday sunlight can clearly be seen against the curtains. So, the candles were unnecessary....
  • Who does 'Pallywood' photos for EuroNews? (Muslim "Santa" hits Israeli security guards)

    12/26/2007 2:12:20 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 135+ views
    Who does the 'Pallywood' photos for EuroNews?   Dec. 26, 2007   The latest bias "report" out of: http://EuroNews.net. TV.    Euro news has a feature of 'no comment', it is at the bottom of each round-up round, usually intended to show a message: "a picture is worth a thousand words". http://www.euronews.net/index.php?page=nocomment&lng=1   The only problem is that when a picture is not spontaneous but orchestrated, a picture is then worthless of course.   Too bad that EuroNews doesn't "know" this, to show a latest example of outrageous anti Israel bigoted propaganda, just another 'Pallywood' [http://seconddraft.org] piece, the Islamo-Arab "Palestinians" realizing...
  • Pulitzer Prize In Terrorism

    12/10/2007 2:41:17 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 34 replies · 328+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 9, 2007 | Jim Hanson
    AP photographer Bilal Hussein was on the radar screen of US forces prior to his being detained in a chance encounter April 12, 2006. He was a stringer working in Fallujah who filed numerous reports and photos that seemed to need a high degree of cooperation from the terrorists. He has been in custody for 19 months and will soon face trial by the Iraqi government on charges related to his activities with Sunni insurgents in Fallujah and Ramadi. Evidence against him is expected to be given to the Iraqi government this week. Geoff Morrell, Pentagon Press Secretary had this...
  • Railroading A Journalist In Iraq {AP photographer-terrorist}

    11/24/2007 7:01:25 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 15 replies · 139+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2007 | Tom Curley
    At long last, prize-winning Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein may get his day in court. The trouble is, justice won't be blind in this case -- his lawyer will be. Bilal has been imprisoned by the U.S. military in Iraq since he was picked up April 12, 2006, in Ramadi, a violent town in a turbulent province where few Western journalists dared go. The military claimed then that he had suspicious links to insurgents. This week, Editor & Publisher magazine reported the military has amended that to say he is, in fact, a "terrorist" who had "infiltrated the AP." We...
  • US Plans Case Against AP Photographer

    11/19/2007 2:00:24 PM PST · by YoungCorps · 19 replies · 123+ views
    Briebart ^ | Nov 19, 2007 | Brian Murphy
    NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. military plans to seek a criminal case in an Iraqi court against an award-winning Associated Press photographer but is refusing to disclose what evidence or accusations would be presented. An AP attorney on Monday strongly protested the decision, calling the U.S. military plans a "sham of due process." The journalist, Bilal Hussein, has already been imprisoned without charges for more than 19 months. A public affairs officer notified the AP on Sunday that the military intends to submit a written complaint against Hussein that would bring the case into the Iraqi justice system as...
  • Al Dura Affair: Did the Raw Footage Sink France 2's Case?

    11/15/2007 6:21:57 AM PST · by gridlock · 10 replies · 99+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/15/07 | Nidra Poller
    Has the Al Dura trial had its Rosemary Woods missing tapes moment? It certainly sounds that way. PJM’s Nidra Poller has the latest on the ongoing trial in Paris over what has been called “The Mother of All Fauxtography.” The Mohammed Al-Dura drama reached a climax as France 2’s auteur, who had up till now not appeared in court, took the stand. Charles Enderlin came to court personally today to defend the images shot by his trusted cameraman Talal Abu Rahma at Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip on September 30, 2000. The cameraman had declared under oath that he...
  • Al Dura Trial Takes Huge Turn - UPDATE (French TV ordered to hand over unedited tapes!!)

    09/20/2007 9:54:12 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 14 replies · 62+ views
    PAJAMASMEDIA ^ | 20 September, 2007 | Nidra Poller
    PJM PARIS….FLASH: The French Appellate court trial of Phillippe Karsenty in the matter of Mohammed Al Dura - the epochal case of the Palestinian boy allegedly shot by Israeli troops in 2000 - took a huge turn today. Photos of the boy have been accused of being the birth of fauxtography. For the first time the court has ordered France 2 to produce the original tapes that could prove the whole enterprise a fake. FIRST DISPATCH Appellate Court Presiding judge Laurence Trébucq has demanded that France 2 hand over the 27-minutes of raw footage shot on the afternoon of September...
  • HEH: The AFP photo editor must have been fresh back from happy hour . . . .

    08/15/2007 7:46:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 353 replies · 12,744+ views
    AFP/Wissam al-Okaili ^ | August 15, 2007 | Glenn Reynolds
    Terrorist Propaganda Picture of the Week. An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.
  • Hell on Earth: The never before seen colour photographs of the bloody battle of Passchendaele

    07/17/2007 2:32:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies · 2,230+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/07 | Victoria Moore
    They are the most remarkable pictures of one of the most hellish places on earth. Never seen before, these astonishing photographs, lovingly hand-touched in colour to bring to life the nightmare of Passchendaele, were released this week to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the battle that, between July and November 1917, claimed a staggering 2,121 lives a day and in total some quarter of a million Allied soldiers. Killing field: A German machine gun unit strafes No Man's Land at Passchendaele as artillery shells churn up hte ground and mustard gas billows over the front What was once pretty countryside...
  • Study: Hizbullah won propaganda war

    04/30/2007 10:52:44 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 889+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04-30-2007 | GEORGE CONGER
    Hizbullah won the Second Lebanon War by achieving a propaganda victory over Israel, a Harvard University study has concluded. Aided and abetted by a compliant and credulous press, Hizbullah achieved victory by convincing the world that Israel was the aggressor and that Israel's retaliatory offensive was a "disproportionate" response to the kidnapping and killing of its soldiers.
  • Paper Photog Quits Over Altered Picture

    04/09/2007 3:39:02 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-9-2007 | John Seewer
    Paper Photog Quits Over Altered Picture Monday April 9, 2007 11:01 PM By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A staff photographer for The Blade who digitally altered a front-page photo has resigned, the newspaper said Monday. Allan Detrich had told Blade editors that he altered a photo of a college baseball team for his personal files and mistakenly sent it to the newspaper. The photo showed Bluffton University players kneeling March 30 at their first game after a bus crash killed five players in Atlanta. Photos of the team in other Ohio newspapers showed the legs...
  • LA Times Publishes Iran Propaganda Claim, Ignores Fauxtography (MSM busted AGAIN)

    02/19/2007 9:14:16 AM PST · by pissant · 52 replies · 2,008+ views
    LGF ^ | 2/19//07 | staff
    The Los Angeles Times gives credence to Iran’s bogus claim that the US is behind two recent attacks in Iran: Iran alleges U.S. link to militant attack. TEHRAN — Bullet cartridges bearing a U.S. insignia and English lettering were among the weaponry seized last week from Sunni militants suspected of killing 11 members of Shiite-dominated Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, Iranian officials said Sunday. A photo of the cartridge box, along with an array of other ammunition, was published by Iranian newspapers and news agencies. Iran did not provide access to the weapons and explosives, drawing skepticism from analysts, and there...
  • Iranian Fauxtography Bust

    02/18/2007 4:14:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 1,426+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 02-18-07 | Charles
    At Iran’s Fars News Agency, LGF readers tipped me off to a blatant Photoshop fraud in an article claiming to have discovered US weapons in Iran: Terrorists Use US-Gifted Arsenals. (Beware. The Fars News site resizes your browser window without asking, and may attempt other more sneaky things.) TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Following a Saturday report about the use of US manufactured weapons in the recent terrorist operations in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, a security official provided FNA with a photograph of the said weaponry.These arsenals have been confiscated during a raid on the hideout of a...
  • Reuters Quietly Fired Top Editor During Photoshop Scandal

    01/18/2007 7:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 4,084+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | January 18, 2007 | lgf
    new information about the Reuters Photoshop scandal: Reuters fired a top photo editor for the Middle East during an internal investigation of two doctored photos from the Israel-Lebanon war that were published last summer. The editor was the second casualty of the photo manipulation controversy surrounding Reuters freelancer Adnan Hajj. Two of Hajj’s photographs showed obvious signs of digital alterations. Facing a storm of criticism last August, Reuters terminated its relationship with Hajj and pulled more than 900 of his photos from its archive. A Reuters spokesperson said Thursday that the company would not release the name of the editor...