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    Fake war photo's

    Blogs have been reporting these forever, finally hitting mainstream news. Once again Rueters uses faked photo's

    http://www.aish.com/movies/PhotoFraud.asp

    http://hotair.com/archives/2006/08/1...hammer-damage/

    http://www.rightwinged.com/2006/08/r...different.html (yes I know this is a far right blog, but the pictures were posted in the mainstream news. I got this link through http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php )
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    Re: Fake war photo's

    I brought this up in the thread over in OT ( http://forums.bigbigsavings.com/show...7&page=4&pp=15 )

    Appearently no one else thought it was note worthy.





    "Fauxtography"
    It's all in the framing

    By Michelle Malkin · August 08, 2006



    Here's a relevant flashback to Feb. 2004. Scene of an anguished Palestinian woman:


    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/photoop.jpg

    Now look at the photo from a different angle:


    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/i...photoop002.jpg

    Big hat tip to Charles Johnson for the perfect new term: "Fauxtography."

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/webl...phy_Watch&only


    MSM Fauxtography Watch ?

    Some more possible evidence of MSM fauxtography at OpinionJournal.
    http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110008766

    And at Hot Air: Another bogus photo?
    http://hotair.com/archives/the-blog/...r-bogus-photo/

    Case study number one: The NYTimes and the Lebanese pieta



    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/nytpieta.jpg

    Take a close look at the above photo. (Pay close attention to his shorts, his dustless chest, muscular torso, the dust on his hands, and the hat tucked in the crook of his arm.) You've probably seen the image before. It was part of a NYTimes photo essay series published online here. It's an iconic image of Lebanese death at the hands of Israel--even described as the Lebanese pieta. The caption accompanying the photo:

    The mayor of Tyre said that in the worst hit areas, bodies were still buried under the rubble, and he appealed to the Israelis to allow government authorities time to pull them out. (Photo Tyler Hicks The New York Times)

    Only guess what? The body depicted "buried under the rubble" appears to have been up and walking in the photographer's photo series of the scene throughout the day as a rescuer, not a bombing victim. Jim Hoft is all over it. http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/20...hezbollah.html Allah is on it. http://hotair.com/archives/the-blog/...r-bogus-photo/


    Take a look and tell me what you think:

    Slide 2:



    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/nyt2.jpg

    Slide 3:



    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/nyt3.jpg

    Slide 4:



    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/nyt4.jpg

    Silde 6:



    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/nyt6.jpg

    Judging from his clothes, his body, his unique dusted hands, and his hat, it seems like the same man in all of the above slides. Did the pole fall on him in the last slide? Maybe. But that's certainly not what the caption about "bodies buried under rubble" as a result of an Israeli airstrike implies.

    Or, as Ace asks: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/189873.php

    "Did he collapse from heat exhaustion? Or did the director here simply decided the production was long on rescuers and short on corpses?"
    Ask the Times....


    Wow. The Passion of the Toys.

    http://www.slublog.com/archives/2006...assion_of.html

    In Platoon, Oliver Stone said the first casualty of war is innocence.

    He was wrong.

    As the photos here show, the first casualties of war are...the symbols of innocence. And photographers from Reuters and the AP just happened upon many of these perfectly placed symbols of war's horrors.


    [IMG]http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...3577351291.jpg[/IMG]






    Feel the pathos. Mourn for these oh-so-photogenic and suspiciously dust-free trinkets of childhood.

    Just don't ask any questions about their veracity.

    That would be wrong.

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    Re: Fake war photo's

    Jolie....a lot of your links don't work.
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    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/nytpieta.jpg This is the link that doesn't work the rest worked fine for me. Here's another link some of you may get a kick out of.link
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    LOL @ stresseater


    Fauxtography: The media scandal continues
    By Michelle Malkin
    Wednesday, August 16, 2006



    It's the story that the journalistic elite would rather just go away. In the aftermath of Reuters' admission that one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, had manipulated two war images from Lebanon after bloggers smoked out his crude Photoshop alterations, and all 920 of his Reuters photos were pulled, evidence of far more troubling photo staging and media deception in the Middle East continues to pour in.

    Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) calls it "fauxtography."


    Reuters on Sunday withdrew an image of smoke rising from burning buildings after an Israeli air strike on the suburbs of Beirut on August 5, 2006 after evidence emerged that it had been manipulated to show more smoke. The manipulated image is shown on the left. The unaltered image, shown on the right, has since run. Reuters has told the photographer, freelance Adnan Hajj, that the agency will not use any more of his pictures One of Hajj's photos was an iconic image of a dusty dead child with a clean blue pacifier clipped to his shirt, paraded by a corpse handler at the site of an Israeli airstrike in Qana, Lebanon. Mainstream journalists have sneered at bloggers' suspicions, first raised at EU Referendum (eureferendum.blogspot.com), that some of the gruesome photos from that scene may have been staged. Washington Post photographer Michael Robinson-Chavez, who was at Qana, huffed: "Everyone was dead, many of them children. Nothing was set up." But last week, a German television station aired damning video footage from the scene showing a lead propaganda director (dubbed the "Green Helmet Guy") positioning a young boy's corpse, yanking it from an ambulance, placing it on two different stretchers for the cameras and pushing bystanders out of the way for clearer shots.

    This Lebanese version of horror film director Wes Craven was identified by the Associated Press in a softball profile as "Salam Daher," who told the reporter, "I am just a civil defense worker. I have done this job all my life." To clear-eyed readers, that's an inculpatory statement, not an exculpatory one. How many more "jobs" has Daher overseen? And how many more media stage managers like Daher are out there?

    Not all photographers overseas have their heads in the sand. Last week, Middle East-based photographer Bryan Denton, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, revealed on the professional photography website Light Stalkers (lightstalkers.org) that he had observed routine staging of photos -- and even corpse-digging -- by Lebanese stringers:

    "[I] have been witness to the daily practice of directed shots, one case where a group of wire photogs were choreographing the unearthing of bodies, directing emergency workers here and there, asking them to position bodies just so, even remove bodies that have already been put in graves so that they can photograph them in people[']s arms."
    Denton noted that he had witnessed the photo choreography at numerous protests and evacuations, as well as at an Israeli airstrike location in Chiyeh, Lebanon. Denton followed up with a second post reporting that respected photographer friends of his in Lebanon informed him that "this was not an isolated incident" and that "this has been something [I]'ve noticed happening here, more than any other place [I]'ve worked previously."

    Which is probably why bloggers have noticed so many copious examples of phony-looking scenes -- from countless pristine stuffed animals lying in the foreground of destroyed buildings (slublog.com/archives/2006/08/the_passion_of.html), to artfully placed Korans amid scenes of destruction, to a snow-white wedding dress on a mannequin standing in the middle of a street surrounded by piles of rubble, to intact cars photographed on Lebanese roadsides and dubiously labeled as being struck by Israeli missiles (see hotair.com/archives/2006/08/14/fauxtography-amazing-new-iaf-missiles-mimic-sledgehammer-damage/).

    Miscaptioning (which always makes Israel look worse, never Hezbollah, go figure) adds another dimension of fauxto deception. One Associated Press image of an anguished father carrying his dead 5-year-old daughter into a Gaza City hospital last week blamed the death on an Israeli airstrike. Charles Johnson found a correction of the caption revealing that the girl had been killed in a swingset accident. I found a Reuters photo of an 18-month-old girl with two broken legs that was pulled by the wire service in late July after being included among a photo set of hospital patients injured in an Israeli air raid. In truth, the girl had been admitted for a "routine hospitalisation." Then there was The New York Times' misrepresentation of a half-naked young man sprawled Pieta-like, appearing dead, amid Tyre rubble. The original Times' website photo caption? "The mayor of Tyre said that in the worst-hit areas, bodies were still buried under the rubble . . . " Turned out the "dead" man was a "rescue worker" who was supposedly "injured" (with his baseball cap tucked neatly in his arm as he closed his eyes and flung his head back) and had been photographed in several other scenes running around the bombing site.

    Isolated incidents? In a rare moment of candor, CNN's Anderson Cooper revealed the routine mechanics of Hezbollywood propaganda tours last week: "I was in Beirut, and they took me on this sort of guided tour of the Hezbollah-controlled territories in southern Lebanon that were heavily bombed . . . they clearly want the story of civilian casualties out. That is their -- what they're heavily pushing, to the point where on this tour I was on, they were just making stuff up. They had six ambulances lined up in a row and said, OK, you know, they brought reporters there, they said you can talk to the ambulance drivers. And then one by one, they told the ambulances to turn on their sirens and to zoom off, and people taking that picture would be reporting, I guess, the idea that these ambulances were zooming off to treat civilian casualties, when in fact, these ambulances were literally going back and forth down the street just for people to take pictures of them."

    "Just making stuff up." Remember that.

    Meanwhile, the media ostriches carry on. Joe Elbert, Washington Post assistant managing editor for photography, told ombudsman Deborah Howell smugly: "We don't use tools to change reality."


    Newsflash: You are the tools being used.


    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/M...ndal_continues
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    Re: Fake war photo's

    Jolie-none of the photos in your first post work and the links are coming up forbidden. Is is just me?
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    Re: Fake war photo's

    NYT has yanked all their "fauxtos" - if you google "New York Times Lebonese pieta" you will get some other sources that hosted the same or similar images.

    I don't understand the rest ... the photos showed up just fine when I posted them. The "forbiden" message seems to be associated with this site... If you open a fresh browser window and C&P the link there, they seems to pop up nicely.
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    I did copy/paste them when they wouldn't open up with a click. I get the same thing on several of the malkin links that aren't the NYT links(of course the url is different, but getting the same messages). Nice of NYT to try to hide it, huh?

    Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /archives/images/nyt2.jpg on this server.


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    Apache/2.0.46 (Red Hat) Server at michellemalkin.com Port 80.


    ETA-I copied one of the nyt links, but meant to do this one

    Forbidden
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    This was the only one that came up

    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/photoop.jpg

    One of the pics, with the covered bodies, has been revealed to not be a sitting up person, but a body with rigor-mortis. But with all the fakes, set-ups, etc. it's getting hard to believe ANY pic you see no matter what the source.
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    Charles Johnson reports on a damning new twist in the ongoing Middle East fauxtography scandal: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?en..._the_Enemy&only

    You’re not going to believe this one.

    All our suspicions about mainstream media slanting and distorting the news from the Middle East are confirmed in a bombshell of a post by Bruno Stevens, at the Lightstalkers pro photographers’ forum: The Lebanon ‘garbage dump’ story: complete explanation. (Hat tip: Snapped Shot.)

    His photograph, published by both US News and World Report and Time Magazine, had a caption describing the scene as the wreckage of an Israeli jet shot down by Hizballah. In this post, Stevens reveals that the captions he sent in with his pictures described the scene accurately—but editors at the magazines changed the captions to completely alter the story.

    This caption clearly says that there is no proof that an Israeli jet had been shot down and that the objective was indeed to destroy a legitimate military target.

    ...A week later TIME published this image shot at the same time as the first...

    They choose to caption it this way (I had NO control in this matter), they HAD my original caption: “The wreckage of a downed Israeli jet that was targeting Hizballah trucks billows smoke behind a Hizballah gunman in Kfar Chima, near Beirut. Jet fuel set the surrounding area ablaze.”
    The anti-Israel bias of mainstream media has never been revealed more nakedly; the editors who selected this photograph deliberately changed the caption to convey an anti-Israel message, throwing the truth right out the window to do it.

    And even more damning is the photo they chose not to publish, showing a medium range ground-to-ground missile launcher hidden in a civilian truck—on a Lebanese Army base. Stevens explains:

    This is a very important piece of evidence showing probable collusion between Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army, there is little doubt that the Lebanese Army was aware of the presence of at least one missile launcher and at least one large missile on their parking lot. The size of the launcher, destroyed a couple of days later from the ground by an unknown party suggest missiles 10 to 14 meters long.
    There were 6 to 8 large articulated trucks parked there, making it a very legitimate target for the Israeli Air Force, quite far away from civilian houses.

    As I’ve written before, mainstream media is an absolute disgrace—and this time we can’t even blame it on local stringers doing the work of Hizballah. These distortions were perpetrated by Western editors, sitting in comfortable offices, demonizing Israel and covering up evidence of Hizballah war crimes and collusion with the Lebanese Army.

    As Brian at Snapped Shot notes, we owe a debt of gratitude to Bruno Stevens for telling the truth about his photos.

    http://www.lightstalkers.org/the__garbage_...ete_explanation


    Yup. Go read the whole thing.

    Waiting for all the MSM ethics mavens to weigh in.

    Waiting...

    Waiting...
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    November 21, 2006
    Art imitates life


    I don't have a TV, but a friend alerts me to an episode of CSI which seems to have been inspired by the Lebanon Fauxtography scandal.

    Twin sisters are murdered a few hours apart. Both adopted by different families, they had never met. One was a stay-at-home mom, the other a newspaper editor.

    WARNING! Spoiler ahead!








    Wendy discovers that EPITHELIALS on the leash from Jill's bedroom don't match Gus'. Someone else was in the mix. That someone might be Jake Lenoir, a photographer from Jill's paper. The flash drive found in Jill's office held Jake's award-winning photos from the Iraq war. They're clearly composites, and not the real thing. Jill must have known the truth.
    Brass brings Lenoir in and he explains that he put the photographs together to tell the real story of the war. "I used a lie to tell the truth." Brass doesn't really care--he wants to know about his relationship with Jill. They had a romantic history, but it didn't last, according to Jake.

    At Lenoir's apartment, Warrick is unable to find Jill's laptop, leaving them only with circumstantial evidence linking him to Jill. That is, until they find a pad of paper with Jill's rough draft of an apology to the public for printing Jake's fake photo. Looks like Jake ripped a piece of it off to serve as her suicide note. Also, his dryer vents out to a thigh-high stocking that matches the one found in Amanda's purse, and inside the dryer is a shirt still stained with faded blood drops. Greg is pretty sure he knows whose blood it is.

    Apparently Jake picked off the wrong twin at the dry cleaner's, and went right to Jill's to make off with her laptop. He couldn't believe it when Jill walked into her house, and he set up her suicide on the fly. But this fake wasn't good enough either. Brass books him for the double murder.



    UPDATE: I'm watching the episode, and the photojournalist is trying to justify his photoshopping to the cop. He has an Australian accent and he looks like Michael Ware. After investigating this case I claim that one of the screenwriters reads the blogs.

    http://www.keshertalk.com/archives/2...uxtography.php

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    The reason why the journalist faked the photo captured my attention. I saw that episode and recall something along this line of thinking, his reason was because the blood-thirsty US soldiers did not have enough carnage to show for their efforts so the photo-journalist created one for them.

    It was odd to hear CBS entertainment machine imply that Iraq was not the bloodshed environment that the CBS news machine had created.

    Robert | November 21, 2006 09:58 AM

    The photog's excuse that the composite "shows the truth" despite being fake was perfectly done.

    But what made it really perfect was making him a scruffy Aussie. :-)

    Susan, his reason was that most of the time nothing happens, and you can't keep taking photos of nothing. So he put this scene together and the soldiers say, "Yeah, that's our war." Which is close to what you remembered.

    But it's a bull**** reason because there is always a lot of picturesque violence to shoot, the temptation is to make it look worse for one side or the other. I think it would have been more realistic if he had shot some carnage and then made it look like the soldiers committed a war crime because "the larger truth" is that "our presence there is a war crime." That would be the Dan Rather philosophy of journalism and similar to the kind of **** that Michael Ware was making up during his drunken rant.

    Judith | November 21, 2006 10:42 AM

    The scary thing about this phenomenon is that photos are no longer worth the proverbial '1000 words'. It might be worth a 10-word sentence, at best.
    These days, a photo is more easily manipulated than the CG we see in hollywood FX masterpieces like King Kong, et al. To stage a murder, a political coup, an assassination (see "Death of a President") is so easy to do that the photograph's power to convince and sway a people is quickly diminishing.
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    Conservative bloggers are using wiki tools to fact-check the MSM. Check out the Media Mythbusters blog http://www.mediamythbusters.com/blog/ and the Media Mythbusters wiki. It’s an Army of Citizen Ombudspeople!



    Launch of the Media Mythbusters Wiki[i]
    Jul 17th, 2007 by Lorie Byrd [/b]
    http://mediamythbusters.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

    In 2006, the Associated Press ran a story about six Sunnis who were doused with kerosene and burned alive while nearby Iraqi soldiers watched and did nothing. The source for the story was identified as Captain Jamil Hussein of the Iraqi police force. The story received wide coverage and was even cited by NBC news as the tipping point that led them to begin referring to the war in Iraq as a civil war.

    Digging by bloggers (in particular Curt at Flopping Aces) revealed that not only was the story not substantiated, nor could a “Captain Jamil Hussein” be found, but that the AP had cited Captain Jamil Hussein as the source for more than 60 other stories, most about Sunni on Shia violence. Eventually, in reaction to questions from bloggers, much of the “Sunni burning six” story was retracted and “Captain Jamil Hussein” was eventually determined to be a pseudonym. I wondered how the untrue story got reported as widely as it did, considering the suspicion surrounding the source from the very beginning. I looked for some type of online archive in which suspicious stories and sources were tracked and I was unable to find anything. In order to find previous similar stories it was necessary to search many different major and new media sources to piece together a full picture. There were already some excellent sites tracking media bias, but no one site archiving information about stories that had been found to be inaccurate or untrue.

    I tossed around the idea for such an archive with some of my blogger friends and a few liked the idea and suggested the site be in wiki format so that many contributors could post there as new information became available. The result is the Media Mythbuster wiki.

    Media Mythbusters is a place for approved contributors to archive facts and links to chronicle major journalism’s treatment of stories in which questions have arisen regarding facts or methods of reporting. Because the site is a wiki, it will always be a work in progress. Some of the listed entries consist of just a framework awaiting content to come, while others are already quite extensive. We have provided a format and some intitial posted items to serve as the beginning of a site I hope will grow considerably into a valuable resource.


    In order to make even the most mundane of everyday decisions it is necessary to have good information. The public depends on television, radio and print media to deliver reliable and accurate information. For the most part, reporters and editors do their jobs and the result is an informed public. In some instances, however, the information relayed to the public is neither reliable nor accurate. Far too often, inaccurate information is reported and repeated until it achieves a certain myth status. The goal of this site is to debunk myths that take hold as a result of inaccurate or irresponsible media reports.

    Truth Through Scrutiny -- When inaccurate information is reported in the news media, especially when it is reported on the wire services and gets repeated worldwide, it is difficult to "take back" the initial report and correct the record. With the rise of new media such as talk radio and blogs, traditional media has come under increased scrutiny and some stories that in past generations might have been left to stand, have been exposed as false. Those instances, which are often relegated to small print at the back of the newspaper, will be collected here.




    Media Myths
    Examples of inaccurate, irresponsible and/or misleading reporting will be posted on the list of Media Myths. All items included on this list will consist of summaries of stories that appeared in major media outlets, print and broadcast, selected for their recent or current importance, or telling illustration of wider and/or longer-lasting problems.

    Click on Media Myths to view the entire list. Below are summaries from several of the entries from the list.

    Captain Jamil Hussein On November 24, 2006, the Associated Press reported a story attributed to a source named as police Capt. Jamil Hussein. The story later came to be referred to by many as the Burning Six incident. The AP named Hussein as a source for more than 60 other stories which reported Shiite-Sunni violence in Iraq. Efforts to verify the identity of Hussein went on for several months, with his existence being in question part of that time. Eventually it was discovered that Jamil Hussein was a pseudonym and many of the events cited in the stories he sourced have now been disproved or called into question. This story is an example of the media using questionable sources. Click on Captain Jamil Hussein for the full entry.
    Fauxtography "Fauxtography" is a term used to describe instances of photojournalism (most coming from sources in the Middle East) in which photos have been either misrepresented by staging or other means, or manipulated with computer software. Bloggers exposing instances of "fauxtography" led to Reuters firing Adnan Hajj, a freelance photographer, and implementing new internal guidelines. The photograph below was taken by Hajj and was distributed worldwide by Reuters in August 2006. The smoke seen billowing from what was described as an Israeli air raid on Beirut’s suburbs was digitally altered, as it appears were some of the buildings in the photo. Charles Johnson of the blog, Little Green Footballs, first noticed the suspicious smoke and later uncovered additional instances of "fauxtography" coming out of the Middle East. This story is an example of the media using questionable photos provided by foreign stringers.

    Click on Fauxtography for the full entry.
    http://mediamythbusters.com/index.ph...e=Fauxtography

    Rathergate Also referred to as "memogate" is the scandal surrounding the 60 Minutes II story aired on CBS on September 8, 2004 about George W. Bush's National Guard service. Memos providing the basis for many of the claims in the report were supposedly created in 1973 and found in the files of the late Colonel Jerry B. Killian. Bloggers and blog readers investigated the suspicious looking documents which were made available to the public on the CBS website and found them to almost certainly be poor forgeries created on a modern era word processor. Four CBS employees lost their jobs over the report. Dan Rather famously defended the report, claiming the memos might be "fake, but accurate" and later went into early retirement. This story is an example of the media using questionable documents.

    Click on Rathergate for the full entry. http://mediamythbusters.com/index.php?title=Rathergate

    See http://www.bigbigforums.com/news-inf...edia-spin.html

    http://www.bigbigforums.com/news-inf...ra-affair.html
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