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Reuters caught cropping incriminating flotilla photos

Yid with Lid:

News service, Reuters is back to its old tricks.  You may remember during the second Lebanese war Reuters was caught making news pictures look worse than they were with a little touch of Photo Shop.


Reuters is now doctoring its pictures from the violence aboard the Guerrilla Flotilla.

You'll need to see it to believe it.

Or if you're a Hamas supporter, you'll need to not see it to believe it.

Reuters is to news wires what Helen Thomas is to journalism.

A joke... that's not funny... at all.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.


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Comments (22)

If your unfortunate enough ... (Below threshold)

If your unfortunate enough to be Helen Thomas, you wont believe it even when you see it.

Rick, the name is Al-Reuter... (Below threshold)

Rick, the name is Al-Reuters.

Well if Albert Einstein opp... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

Well if Albert Einstein opposed Zionism, that's all the proof I need that the doctored photos won't doctored!

Hey, bryanD, I head somewhere that Marylyn Monroe had an affair with JFK. Does that prove that the Holocaust never happened? I only ask because I want to understand the ground rules in this little fantasy world you've created.

obviously, bryanD clicked o... (Below threshold)

obviously, bryanD clicked on the link, saw albert, and ran in fear. otherwise he would know that the pictures in the blog post actually do aid his case. what with knives being cropped out of the photos.

Let me save Lee ward the tr... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Let me save Lee ward the trouble.

Republicans didnt mind doctoring photos until a black man got into the white house.

bryanD evidently has that k... (Below threshold)

bryanD evidently has that keffiyeh wound a little too tightly around his head, cutting off oxygen to the brain.

Bryandhere let me ... (Below threshold)
retuired military:


here let me save you the trouble

"Reuters caught cropping photos??? Hey umm look over there. A jewish man ran over a black man in Chicago in 1945 so therefore jews hate blacks."

It seems Reuters is still u... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

It seems Reuters is still under the delusion that it can get away with altering photos, and even if discovered, retain its credibility. Of course they'll make up some excuse, but the lesson here is to never trust the accuracy of photos published by Reuters, particularly ones they have had time to edit.

BTW BryanD<a href=... (Below threshold)
retired military:

BTW BryanD


Reuters claims that the knife was cropped out accidentally.



A letter was sent to Reuters chief Tom Glocer on Monday expressing the "grave concern of the government of Israel" over the cropping of photographs taken from the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship last week by Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs MK Yuli Edelstein.

The photos, which were published on Sunday in the Turkish Hurriyet daily, showed images of the commandos, their fatigues stained with blood, subdued by passengers aboard the Mavi Marmara ship but excluded the knives held by the aid activists.

At the popular blog LittleGreenFootballs.com, which initially took note of the missing knife, the blog's founder Charles Johnson posted the story along with exhibits of both sets of pictures to the site.

Describing the cropping of the images of an "abuse of photo-imagery by Reuters," Edelstein wrote, "I am sure you are aware that pictures - originally produced by the violent activists aboard the Mavi Marmara and published in the Turkish media - clearly show the use of knives against Israeli servicemen. However, when these pictures were initially distributed on the wires by Reuters picture service they were cropped to exclude the knives and blood that bore evidence of the violent intentions of those who participated in the attacks, and provided vital evidence in support of Israel's claims."

The letter was cc'd to David Thomson, Chairman Thomson Reuters, and Alistair MacDonald, Reuters Jerusalem Bureau Chief.

While acknowledging that Reuters has since "distributed the original images," Edelstein added, "There is of course great concern that the altering of the images distributed could have been done with intent rather than due to mistakes in the editorial process."

More from the Jpost article... (Below threshold)
retired military:

More from the Jpost article

"After the allegations surfaced, Reuters announced that it had ended its relationship with Hajj, who claimed that he had been trying to remove dust marks from the photos and had made mistakes due to bad lighting conditions.
Reuters also pulled more than 900 of Hajj's photos from its archive and fired its chief photographer for the Middle East."

Yeah sure and he as a bridge in brooklyn he wants to sell you. Do they actually think people will believe this? I mean people other than BryanD?

"On Monday, a Reuters representative attributed the cropped photos to "normal editorial practice" and added that once the omission of the knives was realized, the original photos were also released for print."

I guess normal editorial practise means to crop all the knives out of Arabs hands when they are standing over wounded Israelis. That should explain it.

"Reuters is committed to accurate and impartial reporting," the representative's statement read.

Sure they are. I mean where are the cropped photos that benefit Israel? Oh wait they dont exist.

"All images that pass over our wire follow a strict editorial evaluation and selection process.

BAHAHAHAHA In other words "our strick editorial evalaution" is a crock of shit.

Before anyone has a chance ... (Below threshold)

Before anyone has a chance to say it:

"What happened to BryanD's comments?"

Jay Tea mulched them. Like he has been for months, and will continue to do so as long as there are BryanD comments to mulch. So don't bother to answer him; his comments won't last.


JayTea You have my... (Below threshold)
retired military:


You have my eternal gratitude.

Jay Tea's victory garden is... (Below threshold)

Jay Tea's victory garden is going to be the biggest in the world, with bryanD donating all that mulch.

ZBryanD Here let m... (Below threshold)
retired military:


Here let me save you some typing.

"Reuters admitted the photos were cropped?? Hey umm Look over there. DId you see that Jewish guy walk right by the black beggar. Racism at its worst"

Me thinks BryanD would have... (Below threshold)

Me thinks BryanD would have a great SS officer back the day and would have enjoyed his job.

Me thinks BryanD would have... (Below threshold)

Me thinks BryanD would have a great SS officer back in the day and would have enjoyed his job.

Public Health Notice:... (Below threshold)

Public Health Notice:

Its OK to mulch BS, but CHS [Crazy Human...] needs to be flushed and sanitized. You can spread major diseases otherwise.

Not to fear, Epador -- I'm ... (Below threshold)

Not to fear, Epador -- I'm donating all the mulch to Michelle Obama's White House Garden.


Jay Tea, since you deleted ... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

Jay Tea, since you deleted BryanD's comment, could you delete mine as well? Without Bryan's post providing the proper context, as it were, I don't think my sarcasm comes across and it sounds a bit, well, strange.

Sean P, your sarcasm would ... (Below threshold)

Sean P, your sarcasm would seem streange only to those of us who haven't previously been treated to one of bryanD's, um, interesting comments.

Maybe hemoreuters could cro... (Below threshold)

Maybe hemoreuters could crop Helens face to look like the invisible girl.

It's more than Reuters and ... (Below threshold)

It's more than Reuters and Helen Thomas and the New York Times and M.I.A. :::






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