August 07, 2006

Caught Again...and Again: Media Fakes Another Picture

Yet, one more faked photo from Lebanon courtesy of Reuters....
found here and here at "The Jawa Report."

This one involves the alteration of a picture of an Israeli F-16 dropping a defensive flare to decoy surface to air missiles; but, the picture was altered by adding multiple copies of that flare for dramatic effect, and then the picture's caption said that these were actually missiles being fired from the jet against a city in southern Lebanon.

This fake reporting makes things worse. It inflames passions and wrongly increases public opinion and world pressure against the United States and Great Britain to modify and moderate mideast policies to suit the phony reports rather than the real situation. The press, in effect, rallies the public for its agenda rather than that of our nations--and, they're not the same.

This irresponsibility of major media should be a concern of the left rather than whether or not it gives fodder to conservatives. From Dan Rather's MemoGate to now, it has gotten to the point where I have to check the bloggers who catch the lies before I can believe the articles from the major media.

The world needs honesty in reporting, and we're not getting it.

Found at Woody's Blog (No, not mine. His.),
referencing The Jawa Report

Posted by Woody M. at August 7, 2006 03:00 PM | TrackBack

Linked to your post from It's not Photoshopping - it's al-Taqiyya

Posted by bernie at August 7, 2006 04:42 PM

SO the real question becomes: Does any of this ever get play on the nightly news or does it just make the rounds of the folks who are disposed to check out what GM, Woody, Ace, etc. have to say? This Nation just keeps getting pulled further and further apart and I don't see any answer. I don't worry about the Michael Moore's and Cindy Sheehans, but how can you get this kind of treachery across to the average citizen?

Posted by MLSmith at August 7, 2006 05:40 PM

Here is a portion of a comment by KG on the blog. It is very relevant to this whole series of events, and most appropriate:

"Again and again and...again:
The left and their poodles, the media are the enemy we must first defeat in order to win this war.
Their combined efforts are crippling the efforts of the West to fight back.
We're trying to fight a war against an enemy even more barbaric and merciless than the Japanese of WW2 with one hand tied behind our back, paralysed by the whole touchy-feely pc rubbish that has been allowed to infect the West.
Which means we're losing.
This war won't be won or lost on a conventional battlefield, it will be lost right here at home at the ballot box. Right now the troops from the U.S. Britain, Australia and Canada are dying for nothing because there simply isn't the political will to do what's necessary and do the job properly. We're fighting a rearguard action until the left can arrange a dignified surrender."

In my opinion, that prettymuch sums it up.

Posted by Vulgorilla at August 8, 2006 06:56 AM

Just want to remind you that there's a difference between the misreporting caused by self-promotion or "if it bleeds it leads" attitudes and some kind of anti-American, anti-Bush admin, or anti-military bias. The effect of these errors may not aid Bush admin policy (though lets be honest, if the policy was working, a few flare photos wouldn't matter at all), but they aren't aimed at undermining it either so to charge the media with attacking the president is hysterical and polarizing.

Posted by Mavis Beacon at August 9, 2006 10:11 AM

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