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   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Monday, August 07, 2006

Reuters ruse rooted out by blogs

In case you missed it this weekend, the MSM did another Danny Rather/ Mary Mapes double-shuffle two-step. This time it was Reuters doing the dancing with a doctored photograph using fake plumes of smoke over Beirut to make an Israeli air attack seem far more devastating to humanity.

Here's a breakdown of the story with most of the credit for uncovering the fraudulent propaganda going to Little Green Footballs.

Here's a link to the LGF post that first uncovered this. Please click on it and view the photographs. The blatant manipulation is just astounding.

And if you think this is merely an aberration for Reuters, think again. Ed Driscoll has the goods on them.

I really don't have much to say about all of this other than I'm one who's rather cynical when it comes to media and this does not surprise me. What's frightening is to ponder how many times this happens when we are unaware of it.

Did Dan Quayle really misspell "potato" or did an MSM operative manage to slip him a phony flashcard from which he read, "potatoe"? (It's actually true that Quayle's spelling error was triggered by his reading a card with the wrong spelling written on it.)

...Maybe the Senate voted to impeach Clinton too but it was simply never reported. Hmmm...

...Maybe Newt Gingrich isn't really the devil's spawn.

...Maybe Nixon was a right guy. Nah...they couldn't have taken this stuff that far could they?

Update: Here's the latest Reuters photograph of a besieged Beirut set for print tomorrow:


Blogger stewdog said...

You beat me to that one, WD. I also heard that the LGF blogger received a threating email that originated at Reuters and someone has been suspended.
Nice to know that the world enjoys an objective press.

August 07, 2006 7:45 AM  

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