|08-09-2006, 10:58 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Looks like Reuters not the only one with photography issues
Makes me wonder how long this crap has been going on before there were bloggers and the net able to catch this stuff? From Neal Boortz's site:
NOW THE AP HAS A PHOTO PROBLEM
Fresh off the Reuters photo controversy, people have begun taking a closer look at the photos provided by the Associated Press. The first photo under scrutiny is of a woman in front of a pile of rubble. The caption for the photo, published by Reuters, reads "A Lebanese woman wails after looking at the wreckage of her apartment, in a building, that was demolished by the Israeli attacks in southern Beirut." Poor lady. Too bad those mean, evil Israelis leveled her house. What will she do now?
Hold on just a sec ... there's a problem. Two weeks later, along comes the Associated Press with a photo of the same woman. This time she's standing in front of a different pile of rubble, with a caption that reads "A Lebanese woman reacts at the destruction after she came to inspect her house in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon." Now, as one bloggers pointed out, either this is the unluckiest homeowner in Beirut, she's a huge real estate investor, or something fishy is going on.
Wait ... it gets better. This time it involves another AP photo. They ran a photo of several bodies in a row with sheets on top of them. Again, murdered innocents by those evil Israelis. The only problem? One of the "dead" bodies in the photo is sitting up. Last time I checked, dead people don't sit upright with a sheet on their head. Which means the photo was obviously staged and nobody in the photo is probably dead. The person sitting up just didn't get into position fast enough. (Taranto updated the story to note that this may be explained by the body being in rigor in a sitting position.)
Then there's one involving the New York Times, and this is priceless. They ran two photos...one of a man being "rescued" from the rubble of a demolished building. But then they ran another photo, this time of the same man doing a little rescuing himself. Once again, obviously a staged photo.
Isn't the Internet great? For decades, the mainstream media has gotten away with anti-Semitic propaganda like this, but now they're being called on it. Can you imagine the thousands of photos that are now going to be exposed as frauds? Priceless.
|08-09-2006, 11:04 AM||#2|
GIVE ME SOME MORE ORANGE
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Helmand province, Afghanistan
Good find, I'm definitely taking a double look at everything the "main" stream media is putting out these days. I wonder if CBS, NBC or ABC will do a front line story on this? Doubt it.