August 06, 2006

Caught Again! Media PhotoShops War in Lebanon

The left has enjoyed days of rejecting and attacking conservative bloggers who claimed that photographs and film clips from Lebanon were phony. GM Roper's (the GENIUS behind this blog) blog-father Marc Cooper stepped in with: The five days of shameless, nauseating speculation by the right side of the 'sphere that the massacre in Qana was somehow staged now comes to a crashing halt. Cooper's minions joined him and attacked G.M. Roper, too.

Well, now it's time to look at the shameless manipulation of the truth by the media and how it "now comes to a crashing halt"...and, as caught by bloggers in the U.S. at that! How embarrassing!

Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

Reuters withdraws photograph of Beirut after Air Force attack after US blogs, photographers point out 'blatant evidence of manipulation.'

Earlier, Charles Johnson, of the Little Green Footballs blog, which has exposed a previous attempt at fraud by a major American news corporation, wrote: "This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation. Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop “clone” tool to add more smoke to the image."

The Sports Shooter web forum, used by professional photographers, also examined the photo, with many users concluding that the image has been doctored.

Adnan Hajj, the photographer who sent the altered image, was also the Reuters photographer behind many of the images from Qana – which have also been the subject of suspicions for being staged. (Emphasis mine)

Oops. That last sentence must hurt the self-righteous left which attacked the right for pointing out inconsistencies. Our leftist buddy, Randy Paul, titled lgf as the Little Green Fascists on Marc Cooper's post. Well, it looks like the "fascists" got it right on this one. Here's more if you enjoy this: PJM's ReuterGate!

Oh, don't think that hatred and disdain of conservatives that you observe is isolated.

Reuters employee issues 'Zionist pig' death threat

The message, sent from a Reuters internet account, read: "I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut." It was sent to Charles Johnson, owner of the Little Green Footballs (LGF) weblog, a popular site which often backs Israel and highlights jihadist terrorist activities.

But, the left wants to attack bloggers who catch their lies. They want to concentrate on a drunk Mel Gibson, an actor, instead of a journalist who manipulates the news for a major outlet. Does anyone wonder why I distrust the major media and why it has become less and less relevant as a source of information?

I'm beginning to believe that Reuters represents many of the individual and collective views and expressions on the left. Those on the left hate light being shined into their dark corners of deceipt. Otherwise, where is the outrage?

Posted by Woody M. at August 6, 2006 11:10 AM | TrackBack

I added the GENIUS part... couldn't help myself...

Posted by GM at August 6, 2006 01:25 PM

George, you're too modest, LOL.

Woody, great post. I could find no alternative but to link to it. :-)

Posted by Seth at August 6, 2006 06:15 PM

The alterations to the pix are so amuteurish as to be comical. In my previous job I was a graphic artist at a small rural newspaper, circulation 10,000. We had 5 or 6 graphic artist. Any of us could have done a much better job. Smoke is one of the easist things to alter inconspicuously. I've made entire cars disappear and no one be able to tell.

Posted by DADvocate at August 6, 2006 07:05 PM

DADavocate, here.... Try altering GM's Corner with this link:

Posted by Woody at August 6, 2006 07:15 PM

That hilarious. LOL Just about the same level as Reuters.

Posted by DADvocate at August 6, 2006 08:33 PM

Great post. Now add the photo's from Captains Quarters to the list. Seem the photo used to hype the death of children in the building collapse was also used several days before the Israeli attack (terrorists leading CNN reporters who followed most willing) that was blamed for bringing the building down. It now makes sense that 'green helment' is an agent of the lebanon government and robbed the bodies he was showing from a cemetary. No wonder they looked like they had been dead for days, they had.

Posted by Scrapiron at August 7, 2006 01:45 AM

We've just about hit George Orwell '1984' style manipulation of news media. Yeah, I know, you're probably quite surprised to hear your resident liberal say that, but it's true and it cuts both ways too. Propaganda is propaganda no matter which "side" is doing it.

Posted by e. nonee moose at August 7, 2006 05:33 AM

Gotta love our resident liberal... call's it like he/she see's it... ;-)

Posted by GM at August 7, 2006 06:11 AM

That's why they've become known as "Al-Reuters", along with AP (Associated Phables). And the TSM (Terrorist Supporting Media - old MSM) wonders why consumers are deserting them in droves. Why would I want to spend time reading/listening to fairy tales from the TSM when I can scour the web and find out what really happened? It will take years, if at all, to even start to regain any semblance of credibility. They've just become one big propaganda machine for the far left ... nothing more.

Posted by Vulgorilla at August 7, 2006 06:47 AM

The same photographer at Qana? I'm shocked! Shocked! (not really)

Posted by Always On Watch at August 7, 2006 02:19 PM

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