Go go reuters.

Go go reuters.
August 6th, 2006  

Topic: Go go reuters.

Go go reuters.

This just kinda makes me vomit in my mouth a little bit.
Rest of the story at the link.

Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

Reuters withdraws photograph of Beirut after Air Force attack after US blogs, photographers point out 'blatant evidence of manipulation.' Reuters' head of PR says in response, 'Reuters has suspended photographer until investigations are completed into changes made to photograph.' Photographer who sent altered image is same Reuters photographer behind many of images from Qana, which have also been subject of suspicions for being staged
Yaakov Lappin

var agt=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();var is_major = parseInt(navigator.appVersion);var is_ie = ((agt.indexOf("msie&quot != -1) && (agt.indexOf("opera&quot == -1));var is_ie5 = (is_ie && (is_major == 4) && (agt.indexOf("msie 5.0&quot!=-1) ); function txt_link(type,url,urlAtts) { switch (type){ case 'external' : if( urlAtts != '' ) {var x = window.open(unescape(url),'newWin',urlAtts)} else {document.location = unescape(url);} break; case 'article' : urlStr = '/articles/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html';url=urlStr.replace('to_replace ',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; case 'yaan' : urlStr = '/yaan/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html';url=urlStr.replace('to_replace ',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; case 'category' : urlStr = '/home/0,7340,L-to_replace,00.html'; url=urlStr.replace('to_replace',url); if( urlAtts == '' || !urlAtts) {document.location = url;} else {var x = window.open(url,'newWin',urlAtts)} break; } } function setDbLinkCategory(url) {eval(unescape(url));} A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.

The photograph showed two very heavy plumes of black smoke billowing from buildings in Beirut after an Air Force attack on the Lebanese capital. Reuters has since withdrawn the photograph from its website, along a message admitting that the image was distorted, and an apology to editors.

n the message, Reuters said that "photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvience."
August 6th, 2006  
Well, you'd think after seeing a Palestinian "victim" fall off and remount a litter about four times, that some reporters would wise up.
August 7th, 2006  
Well I am not entirely sure trusting a news agency clearly associated with one of the combatants gives an unbiased view either so to "even" things up here is Reuters take on the problem.


Seems the arguement is a lot of smoke and mirrors (yeah bad pun)


The manipulated image is on the left.
Go go reuters.
August 7th, 2006  
Don't you think that media always reports truth?
Huh just joking.
Figment is easy.
Pick up a photograph from somewhere and write up a creative and touching article about it.
That is very reasonable to buy journalists.
August 9th, 2006  
Reuters is like the AP so they don't want anything to happen that could damage their wire service reputation. They're not a network and they get their money from subscribers who pay a lot of money for a lot of information of global events. The fact that they took it off so fast means that they were quick to react when bloggers pointed the pic out.

But lebanon is still burning nonetheless.

Similar Topics
Reuters cameraman held indefinitely at Abu Ghraib
Sri Lanka signs tsunami aid pact with rebels (Reuters)
Palestinian leader hospitalised in Jordan (Reuters)
Kidnapped Turk Killed in Afghanistan -- Witness (Reuters)
Two Proposals for UN Security Council Reform (Reuters)