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    08/07/2006 7:21:57 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 30 replies · 2,460+ views
    Neal's Nuze ^ | Monday, August 7, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Monday, August 7, 2006REUTERS PULLS ANOTHER FAST ONE Reuters. Let me think ... isn't that the news agency that has refused to call Islamic terrorists what they are ... Islamic terrorists! Yes, by golly, I think they're the ones! And Reuters has also been accused of staging photos at the site of the Israeli bombing of that building in Qana? But Reuters wouldn't do anything like that, would it? Well ... as a matter of fact, they would. Fresh off the accusations that Reuters was staging terrorist casualty photos at Qana, they've been caught monkeying with wire photos again. You...
  • Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

    08/06/2006 5:57:32 AM PDT · by MatchGrade · 69 replies · 4,648+ views
    A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.
  • Reuters drops freelance Lebanese photographer over image

    08/06/2006 2:51:43 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 234 replies · 15,983+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 Aug 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Reuters, the global news and information agency, told a freelance Lebanese photographer on Sunday it would not use any more of his pictures after he doctored an image of the aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Beirut. The photograph by Adnan Hajj, which was published on news Web sites on Saturday, showed thick black smoke rising above buildings in the Lebanese capital after an Israeli air raid in the war with the Shi'ite Islamic group Hizbollah, now in its fourth week. Reuters withdrew the doctored image on Sunday and replaced it with the unaltered...
  • Mortician Source Of Qana Death Toll Figures (Green Helmet Guy)

    08/06/2006 7:22:12 PM PDT · by Blogger · 10 replies · 1,946+ views
    Mortician Source Of Qana Death Toll Figures How many coincedences [sic] can one story have before the liberal media realizes what dupes they are? Bishop Hill has noted two sources where the same green helmetted man, who is seen parading dead children’s bodies around Qana and who is probably the ‘mortician’ from Tyre who has a refigerated truck constantly full of dead bodies, is the source of those inflated death toll numbers. Hill points to this article where a journalist was denying any direct responsibility in the Qana Theatre: As far as Qana, I wasn’t there. I don’t know what...
  • John Leo: "They's Infected My Journalism!"

    08/04/2006 5:27:20 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 14 replies · 1,026+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 26, 2006 | John Leo
    John Leo Wed Jul 26, 12:14 PM ET Washinton Post reporter Anthony Shadid is at it again. Shadid is the world's foremost practitioner of "They Killed My Baby!" journalism. His technique is to appear at a war scene after a bombing and conduct an emotionally loaded interview with someone who has just lost a child or a spouse. The despair of the grieving civilian comes to represent the amazing brutality of war, almost always the brutality of Israel or the United States. The Post headline writers cooperate by placing an over-the-top headline on his piece, which therefore takes on the...
  • The Photo That Started It All (Media lying via the camera)

    08/03/2006 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 107 replies · 5,547+ views ^ | Oct 20, 2002
    The Photo that Started it All On the day the Intafada broke out, Tuvia Grossman was riding a taxi to visit the Western Wall. He was unwittingly thrust into the international limelight -- and nearly killed in the process. On September 30, 2000, The New York Times, Associated Press and other major media outlets published a photo of a young man -- bloodied and battered -- crouching beneath a club-wielding Israeli policeman. The caption identified him as a Palestinian victim of the recent riots -- with the clear implication that the Israeli soldier is the one who beat him. The...
  • AP Rewards Qana Photographers (MSM Supports the Enemy Alert)

    08/02/2006 11:09:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 59 replies · 2,687+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/01/06 | Charles Johnson
    An LGF reader has forwarded the following email (I suppose you could say our reader “leaked” it), sent to all Associated Press employees, congratulating themselves on the propaganda photos from Qana and awarding the photographers cash prizes: "Dear Staffers: Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. AP’s extensive photo team produced a stunning series of images that day that beat the competition and scored huge play worldwide. Rumors surfaced early Sunday morning that an Israeli airstrike had flattened a house in the southern Lebanese village of...
  • MEDIA CAUGHT OVER QANA PHOTOS [Liberal MSM Caught With Pants Down Alert]

    08/02/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 262 replies · 13,287+ views
    Boortz ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Remember those photos that have been running in the media showing a rescue worker holding a dead child following the Israeli air strike in Qana? The message of those pictures has been powerful: look at what those evil Israelis did to that poor, innocent child. Well, now we learn that all may not be what it seems. Many of those pictures were taken by the photographers for wire services like the Associated Press, Reuters and the always pro-terrorist Agence France-Presse, also known as AFP. But an enterprising British blogger decided to dig a bit deeper. He looked at the time...
  • News agencies stand by veracity of Lebanon bombing photos

    08/01/2006 2:03:55 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 68 replies · 2,613+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/1/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Three news agencies on Tuesday rejected challenges to the veracity of photographs of bodies taken in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon, strongly denying that the images were staged. Photographers from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse all covered rescue operations Sunday in Qana, where 56 Lebanese were killed. Many of their photos depicted rescue workers carrying dead children. A British Web site, the EU Referendum blog, built an argument that chicanery may have been involved by citing time stamps that went with captions of the photographs. For example, the Web site draws...
  • Milking it?

    07/31/2006 8:10:13 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 15 replies · 1,119+ views
    EU Referendum ^ | 31st July 2006 | EU Referendum
    For an update on this post, see here. Certainly, the photographs are distressing, and indeed they are meant to be. As this piece tells us: Until recent years, images of civilian casualties in wars often took days to appear in newspapers, but now they can be captured and transmitted around the world to newspaper Web sites, where they are posted immediately, adding to the shock value that sketchy words by reporters often cannot capture. This happened again Sunday morning in the case of the Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana that left dozens dead, reportedly at...
  • Banner of Condi and Cana unfurled HOURS after bombing...hmmm

    07/31/2006 7:24:03 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 51 replies · 1,536+ views
    Yahoo News Photo ^ | July 30, 2006 | Yahoo News Photo
    In Arabic it says: ""The massacre of children in Qana 2, is the gift of Rice. The clever bombs..Stupid," Banner appeard in downtown Beirut. Fifty-two people were killed, many of them sleeping children, when Israeli warplanes blitzed the Lebanese village of Qana, triggering global outrage and warnings of retribution for a "war crime" as a ceasefire appeared more remote than ever.(AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
  • Imagining the Day When the WSJ Print Edition Folds (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/24/2006 6:24:25 AM PDT · by abb · 41 replies · 747+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | July 23, 2006 | Scott Donaton
    And Other Thoughts About the End Game for Newspapers in a Fully Digital Age By Scott Donaton Dow Jones will reassess its news delivery - New York Times headline, July 14, 2006 Wall Street Journal folds print edition in media-world stunner - New York Times headline, date to be determined Wow, they're going to do it. Or at least they're going to think about doing it. That's the first Many traditional media executives can't admit that they will have to explore the possibility that there are more reader-friendly and cost-efficient ways to produce and distribute their content than in print....
  • Hussein Writes to Americans, Urging Iraqi Pullout

    07/20/2006 4:03:00 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 996+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Defense lawyers for Saddam Hussein released a letter on Thursday that he recently wrote in prison that attempts to persuade the American people to demand a troop pullout because President Bush misled them into the Iraq war. The 5,000-word letter is a rambling treatise outlining what Mr. Hussein asserts are the false reasons that the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq, from weapons of mass destruction to Iraqi links with Al Qaeda. Mr. Hussein blames Iran and pro-Israel interests for helping lead the Americans into war. He invokes the specter of Vietnam and the spirit of Mao...
  • Valerie Plame is Paula Jones

    07/18/2006 7:54:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 75 replies · 2,711+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/18/6 | Debra J. Saunders
    FORMER CIA operative Valerie Plame is the new Paula Jones -- if with national security credentials and Washington Beltway savoir-faire. Both women filed iffy lawsuits that seemed more designed to discredit a president than to prevail in a court of law. Jones never could prove that then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton hurt her career as a state worker after he allegedly sexually harassed her. Hence, there were no economic damages, as Judge Susan Webber Wright noted when she ruled against Jones. The suit filed last week by Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, against Bush biggies -- Veep Dick...
  • Which Side is the New York Times On?

    07/17/2006 9:45:45 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 100 replies · 2,445+ views
    Hot Air - Vent with Michelle Malkin ^ | July 17, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    This is probably one of the most terribly disturbing photoessays you will see -- And Michelle's commentary makes it even more so. The anger I feel upon viewing this and reading the title and text of the review can only be described as seething. I know not the god referred to in the pictures; it certainly is not the Judeo-Christian God. Click the link and view the presentation and then read the description of the photoessay below. Which Side is the NY Times On?
  • "Incredible Courage"

    07/16/2006 6:07:57 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 60 replies · 2,362+ views
    Powerline ^ | 07/16/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Little Green Footballs notes one of the New York Times' "memorable photographs," which was taken by Times photographer Joao Silva. Silva was in the room with a “Mahdi Army” sniper who was trying to kill American soldiers: The Times' commentary on the photo, by Assistant Managing Editor for Photography Michele McNally: "Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage." We have written before about the wire services' use of Iraqi stringers who appear to be members of, or at the least friendly with, terrorist groups. This is a step beyond that, as Silva isn't just an anonymous stringer, but is...
  • Iraq rape trial hits religious obstacle

    07/17/2006 11:02:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 105 replies · 2,277+ views
    Fairfax ^ | 18 Jul 06 | Ryan Lenz
    US MILITARY officials fear that religious hurdles in exhuming the body of a teenage girl could complicate the prosecution of American soldiers accused of raping and murdering her. The officials said a vigorous prosecution was essential and punishment should be severe if the five servicemen and one former soldier were convicted. Five soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are accused of raping and murdering Abeer al-Janabi near the town of Mahmoudiya on March 12. A sixth soldier is accused of failing to report the crime. Three of her family members were also killed in the assault. The victim's male relatives...
  • Plamegate: Mystery Solved

    07/13/2006 2:04:42 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 42 replies · 2,514+ views
    Front Page magazine ^ | July 13, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Plamegate: Mystery SolvedBy Kenneth R. | July 13, 2006 Finally some straight talk on the Valerie Plame case, thanks to Robert Novak, the conservative columnist who first revealed the identity of the not-so-covert CIA officer three years ago. Novak’s July 14, 2003, column on the much-disputed trip to Niger by Plame’s husband, former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, triggered an FBI investigation, a federal grand jury, and eventually the appointment of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who indicted top White House aid Scooter Libby for perjury along the way. At issue was whether Saddam Hussein ever sent a buying team to Niger...
  • (Menchaca) Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim (al-Qaida-linked group)

    07/13/2006 6:41:16 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 579+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2006, 11:36AM | By JAMES PINKERTON
    Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim He doubts that Menchaca, a 2nd soldier could have been linked to rape suspects HARLINGEN - The brother of slain Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca said Tuesday that he is skeptical of an al-Qaida-linked group's claim that it killed Menchaca and another U.S. soldier more than three months after troops from their unit allegedly raped and killed a young Iraqi woman. Julio Cesar Vasquez, the older brother of Menchaca, said he does not think the suspected al-Qaida insurgents could have linked the two slain soldiers to the rape suspects. ''It could be, but how...
  • Iraq to ask UN to end U.S. immunity after rape case

    07/11/2006 10:07:52 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 52 replies · 1,664+ views
    reuters ^ | July 11 06 | reuters
    Iraq will ask the United Nations to end immunity from local law for U.S. troops, the human rights minister said on Monday, as the military named five soldiers charged in a rape-murder case that has outraged Iraqis. In an interview a week after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded a review of foreign troops' immunity, Wigdan Michael said work on it was now under way and a request could be ready by next month to go to the U.N. Security Council, under whose mandate U.S.-led forces are in control of Iraq. "We're very serious about this," she said, blaming a lack...