Clowns & Jokers

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reuters Photo Edit

...Reuters have pulled a photo of Beirut because it was photoshopped to skew the impression of Israeli air strikes....isnt it great that we can rely on our news outlets for such balanced reporting?

***update -
Im not sure if this is old blog news or not but whilst googling the Reuters photo fixes (see J0nz in comment section here for second one..) I came across this blog discussing another photo fix..

And turns out Power Line link to Drinking from Home
who has covered photo staging extensively...(small blog world)


At Sunday, 06 August, 2006, Blogger associatecontributor1 said...

Pretty poor PhotoShop job. Now I don't feel so bad about how my stuff comes out.

At Monday, 07 August, 2006, Anonymous Maggie said...

Balanced reporting...did you hear Anna Botting (Sky News) demand from the Israeli soldier...are you going to apologise to the people of Kana? I didn't hear anyone asking the Hezbollah or Lebanese spokespeople the same question re deaths of Israelis.

Re can tell people they are fake even produce proof but in the end they will believe what they want to believe.

At Monday, 07 August, 2006, Blogger Wolfie said...

What kind of numb-skull editor couldn't see through such obvious doctoring is beyond me.

These days news is a veritable propaganda-fest and its best to remain highly sceptical of the lot of them as they're all at it to some degree.

At Monday, 07 August, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

AC1 - your stuff is art.

maggie - i just saw some clips from somewhere of muslim kids handing out chocolates and celebrating the deaths of those young reservists. Think it was Reuters news clips.

wolfie - youre right about the risks - consider the editor of the mirror...but also i think its great blogs are having an effect.

At Monday, 07 August, 2006, Blogger Eric said...

I think I could have done a better job at doctoring that photo. And I'm about as skilled with Photoshop as I am with brain surgery.

At Monday, 07 August, 2006, Blogger Mike's America said...

I think the Reuters photographer was trying to send smoke signals with his retouch job. The nearest I can make out the message is:"Iran, please send more rockets."

Did you also know that it was a Reuters camerman who was a chief "witness" to the "massacre" by US Marines at Haditha in Iraq?

The problem here is that we have tragic sensational news coming out of places like Lebanon, Gaza and Iraq and if and when we do get to the truth, the story of another Western-led atrocity is already out there. The genie is out of the bottle.

I put up a short video clip from "Pallywood" showing how Palestinians faked a funeral after the Israeli "massacre" at Jenin in 2002. The problem is that the "corpse" keeps falling off the stretcher, only to get up and climb back on.

At Monday, 07 August, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 2nd photo has been pulled!

Reuters caught faking again

Incidentally is excellent for indepth coverage.

While i was over there I saw a report on Ehud Olmert giving a speech about Jewish solidarity

At Monday, 07 August, 2006, Anonymous Maggie said...

Jonz...saw and listened to Ehud Olmert's speech too. After having listened to all the mind blowing left winged drivel spoken by so-called experts...I thought it was pretty statesmanlike. Wish I could say the same of Mr G W Bush,who spoken earlier today, and seemed unable to string two words together coherently. If only he had the 'gift of the gab' like Tony Blair the propoganda war might be in better shape. Well done to all the bloggers bringing the fake pictures to our attention.


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