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  • YOUTUBE: Hitler Rants about Haj and His Baseball Glove

    01/08/2015 7:39:20 AM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 1-2015 | dfu
    244 died in the annual Haj stampede yesterday. I can't make some of you happy by adding a couple zeroes to the number, but perhaps I can give you a laugh by bringing back this Hitler rant. If this upsets those practitioners of the religion of peace, well, that is just too bad. HITLER RANTS ABOUT HAJ AND HIS BASEBALL GLOVE LANGUAGE WARNING! even though the offensive words are not spelled in their entirety.
  • YOUTUBE: Hitler Rants About Haj and His Baseball Glove

    10/02/2014 8:07:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 10-2-14 | dfu
    HITLER RANTS ABOUT HAJ AND HIS BASEBALL GLOVE
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Lynne Al-Nahhas
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia: As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people,...
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 3:06:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/30/2014 | Lynne Al-Nahhas
    As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people, forced non-Muslims to...
  • Liberia shuts hospital where Spanish priest infected, Ebola death toll hits 932

    08/06/2014 7:18:26 AM PDT · by EBH · 10 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | 8/6/2014
    In Saudi Arabia, a man suspected of contracting Ebola during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone also died early on Wednesday in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said. Saudi Arabia has already suspended pilgrimage visas from West African countries, which could prevent those hoping to visit Mecca for the Haj in early October. Liberia, where the death toll is rising fastest, is struggling to cope. Many residents are panicking, in some cases casting out the bodies of family members onto the streets of Monrovia to avoid quarantine measures. Beneath heavy rain, ambulance sirens wailed through the otherwise quiet streets of...
  • Crashed MH17 flight 'was 300 miles off typical course'

    07/20/2014 6:23:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 18, 2014 | Tom Brooks-Pollock and Edward Malnick
    MH17 flight feared to have been shot down over Ukraine was taking a significantly different route to the usual course for flights from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, according to aviation expert. The crashed MH17 flight took a route 300 miles to the north of its usual path, an aviation expert has said. Robert Mark, a commercial pilot who edits Aviation International News Safety magazine, said that most Malaysia Airlines flights from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur normally travelled along a route significantly further south than the plane which crashed. Malaysia Airlines has insisted its plane travelled on an "approved route"...
  • CAIR Cries Foul Over Latest Hitler Bus Ads In Washington DC

    05/19/2014 8:08:17 PM PDT · by cutty · 39 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 19, 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    Ad caption reads: ‘Islamic Jew-hatred: It’s in the Quran. Two-thirds of all US aid goes to Islamic countries. Stop Racism. End all aid to Islamic countries.’ ... Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) is sponsoring a new campaign ad that will appear on the side of 20 Washington, D.C. buses. The group is calling for the end of U.S. foreign aid to Islamic countries. The ad shows a WWII photo of Adolf Hitler and anti-Jewish Islamic leader Haj Amin al -Husseini
  • American Pilgrim Commends Saudi Govt For ‘a Job Well Done’

    10/27/2013 1:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 27 October 2013 | Siraj Wahab
    A visiting Pakistani-American radio journalist has commended Saudi Arabia for the successful organization of this year’s Haj. Qamar Abbas Jafri of Voice of America’s Urdu Service described Saudi efforts “as a job well done.” Jafri was among 200 international journalists invited by the Ministry of Culture and Information to perform Haj and report on it. “I performed Haj and did a number of reports from the holy sites,” he told Arab News on Friday before heading back to Washington, D.C. “I am really impressed; it is a wonderful experience to be here.” Jafri said this was his second Haj. “I...
  • Aqaba: A Bridge Too Far

    07/23/2011 2:07:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Egypt and Saudi Arabia want to construct a giant bridge to accommodate road and rail traffic across the Gulf of Aqaba, Der Spiegel reports. Egyptian officials say the project, under discussion since 1988, has been approved. Egypt's interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf of the ruling junta has reportedly put General Abdul Aziz, chairman of the Arab Road Association, in charge of overseeing the project. The Gulf of Aqaba runs along the eastern edge of the Sinai Peninsula. Plans call for the 32-kilometer (20-mile) bridge to cross the narrow Strait of Tiran from Ras Nasrani, near the Egyptian resort of Sharm...
  • Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world

    06/24/2011 12:57:01 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    (Dutch) Daily Standard ^ | June 24, 2011
    (Free translation) Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world The Daily Standard What amazes mostly, is that Saudi Arabian Airlines is (largely) state property. Thus Saudi-Arabia is the owner of the business that handles in a form of Apartheid. ...ways on the merits of the islamic culture and the Middle-East as whole. Apartheid is there, the order of the day...(Original text)Joden weren is kennelijk heel normaal in de Arabische wereld‎ De Dagelijkse Standaard Geplaatst door Willem Jan Hilderink op 24 juni, 2011 - 14:18 Delta zou dan meewerken aan de praktijken van Saudi Arabian...
  • Swine flu threat: Saudi Arabia may bar young and old from Haj

    08/11/2009 10:53:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 829+ views
    Sindh Today ^ | August 11th, 2009
    Saudi Arabia may bar Haj pilgrims below six years and above 65 years due to swine flu fears, a media report said Wednesday. Jeddah was yet to convey its decision to the governments across the globe that coordinate the Haj by their Muslim citizens every year, New Age newspaper said. In Bangladesh’s case, the number of pilgrims this year may be slashed by half. “We don’t have any specific information about how many pilgrims will not able to go for Haj if the ban (is) imposed, but the number can come down to half,” said Shahjahan Mia, Bangladesh’s state minister...
  • Obama’s “Christian” Grandmother to Perform Pilgrimage to Mecca

    05/04/2009 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 767+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-09 | Alec Rawls
    Sarah Hussein Obama, 2008From USA Today: Sarah Hussein Obama, grandmother of U.S. senator Barack Obama, when asked on Wednesday about recent attacks on her grandson that include the spreading of rumors that he is secretly a Muslim: "Untruths are told that don't have anything to do with what Barack is about," she said in the local Luo language ... "In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents," she said. She, too, is a Christian. Sarah Hussein Obama, 2009From Pakistani Daily Times today: US President Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother, Sara Obama, will perform haj this year along...
  • Obama's Grandmother Will Perform Hajj This Year....

    05/03/2009 10:32:24 AM PDT · by Liam2007 · 26 replies · 1,276+ views
    US President Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother, Sara Obama, will perform haj this year along with her son Syed Obama, a private TV channel reported on Saturday. According to the channel, Sara and Syed will also visit Dubai before going to Saudi Arabia for performing haj
  • YOUTUBE HITLER RANT: Hitler Rants about Haj and His Baseball Glove

    01/22/2009 11:00:49 AM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 1,446+ views
    youtube ^ | 1-22-09 | dfu
    HITLER RANTS ABOUT HAJ AND HIS BASEBALL GLOVE Hitler thinks he is signing up for Gil Hodges fantasy baseball camp. His travel agent misunderstands and sends him to Haj instead. He is very angry.
  • Rep. Ellison completes 'hajj' pilgrimage to Mecca (MN)

    12/15/2008 3:35:36 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies · 945+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-15-08 | ap
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, made the hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca last week, calling it a "transformative" experience. The Democrat from Minnesota's 5th Congressional District traveled to the Saudi Arabian city along with about 3 million people. The journey is a lifelong dream for many Muslims. "It was transformative. It was a wonderful experience," Ellison said in a telephone interview today. "I learned a lot about myself, about my faith."
  • Muslims Stone "Satan" To Death

    12/08/2008 6:26:48 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 523+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/7/08 | Yidwithlid
    You might see a picture of thousands of Muslims throwing rocks at stone pillars and believe that they ran out of 13 year-old-girls or other women to stone to death. But in this case it isn't that they ran out of rape victims to prosecute for adultery but this is an actual rite of the religion of peace. Called Stoning of the Devil the ritual is the most dangerous part of the pilgrimage because On several occasions hundreds of participants have suffocated or been trampled to death in stampedes. Read more about this ritual below
  • (Islamofascism -Global domination) Philosophy of Haj based on global government - Ahmadinejad

    12/21/2007 3:33:50 AM PST · by Righting · 2 replies · 135+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12, 2007
    Philosophy of Haj based on global government - Ahmadinejad Greetings, future dhimmis "If we would delete the ultimate objective of establishing a global system from the Haj rituals, the remainder would be deeds devoid of a soul." He said it. From IRNA (thanks to Sr. Soph): IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday on Al-Adha Eid Day in Saudi Arabia philosophy of Haj can be defined merely through considering Islam's aim at establishment...
  • The Night Before Christmas (plus modern bonus: The Haj Before Christmas)

    12/20/2007 12:33:12 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 85+ views
    Christmas-tree dot com/stories ^ | 12-20-07 | Clement Clarke Moore/DFU
    THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter's nap, When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was...
  • Pilgrims pack Mecca ahead of annual haj (bring your haj stories here)

    12/19/2007 10:42:27 PM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies · 124+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Dec. 14, 2007 | Jonathan Wright
    Pilgrims pack Mecca ahead of annual haj By Jonathan Wright Fri Dec 14, 10:11 AM ET MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - About 1 million Muslim pilgrims from across the world packed the mosque and streets around the Kaaba shrine in the holy city of Mecca for the last Friday prayers before the annual haj pilgrimage. Pilgrims trekked to the mosque hours in advance to reserve a space for their prayer mats as close as possible to the Kaaba, a cubic stone structure which Muslims regard as the centre of an ancestral monotheistic cult established by the prophet Ibrahim, known to...
  • India dismisses airline complaints over missile test [Indonesian plane packed with Muslims]

    04/15/2007 4:13:27 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 15 replies · 640+ views
    Fly South Aviation News Africa ^ | 15 April, 2007 | Fly South Aviation News Africa
    NEW DELHI: India yesterday dismissed allegations of recklessness after Indonesia said one of its passenger jets was forced to turn around in mid-air due to a ballistic missile test. The Garuda Indonesia plane, full of Muslim pilgrims en route to Saudi Arabia, had reached Indian airspace when the nuclear-capable missile flew through the sky. The incident on Thursday has triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries, with Indonesia's foreign ministry demanding an explanation as to why no warning was given. But New Delhi said this was not the case. "A notice was sent a week before the test by...
  • Singing CAIR’s Tune, On Your Dime [CAIR Occupies TSA]

    01/02/2007 8:23:41 AM PST · by Alouette · 31 replies · 986+ views
    National Review ^ | Jan. 2, 2007 | Andrew McCarthy
    As the Bush administration squanders a trust, Democrats prepare a new “Sister Souljah Moment.” By Andrew C. McCarthy On a weekend when the Bush administration achieved a new CAIR-friendly low, a prominent Democrat, following the lead of other prominent Democrats, distanced herself very publicly from the unsavory Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Transportation Security Administration is the executive agency created after 9/11 to protect American travelers. Yet, Americans viewing its website this weekend could not have felt very protected. Aghast, instead, would have been the proper response to this posting. As if snuggling up to CAIR, coercing our law-enforcement and...
  • Muslim haj pilgrims perform devil-stoning ritual

    12/31/2006 4:03:57 PM PST · by Alouette · 73 replies · 1,562+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 31, 2006 | Souhail Karam
    MENA, Saudi Arabia, Dec 31 (Reuters) - More than 2.5 million Muslim haj pilgrims performed devil-stoning rites on Sunday, amid tight security to prevent overcrowding and protests following the execution of Saddam Hussein. The 5-day haj, marred by deadly stampedes in recent years, was overshadowed by the hanging on Saturday of the former Iraqi leader, a hero to some Sunni Arabs because of his anti-U.S. stance, but hated by many Shi'ites. "The number one Satan is America," said Iraqi pilgrim Suleiman Awadallah, who described himself as "a resistance fighter", after performing the stoning ritual. "The prayers of all Muslims when...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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]
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...