Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hizbollah - The Opera

Richard North of EU Referendum analyses a series of photos and video screengrabs of the Qana attack. He offers a convincing argument that some of the dramatic shots that graced the world's newspapers the next day were posed by a Hizbollah stage manager and lead actor with a talent for providing the world's media with just the imagery they want.

Over on the Telegraph Blog site, Shane Richmond hits back. Very weakly. He takes one unessential and minor detail from North's argument, shows it is shaky and concludes from this that the whole affair is the over-wrought imaginings of a conspiracy theorist. It is a pathetic rebuttal.

Meanwhile, for more visually literate suffering,

Hurt Dead Man
From a New York Times photo essay, the original caption for this photo read

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)
Undeniably, a stunning image with a splendid male torso that sends you back to the Greeks and the infidel imagery of Renaissance Rome. The message, of course, has nothing to do with the Greeks. It has much more to do with those genocidal Israelis, who know no pity and no shame.

Blogswarm. NYT corrects. New caption:
After an Israeli airstrike destroyed a building in Tyre, Lebanon, yesterday, one man helped another who had fallen and was hurt.

One man helped another who had fallen and was hurt! But, of course, he wouldn't have fallen and hurt himself if not for those inefficiently genocidal Israelis.

Lots more here.

(via Dinocrat)

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1 comment:

Stephen Newton said...

Richard North has updated his piece to include, '"White Tee-shirt" seems to have changed his top, his new garment sporting a small logo on the chest (although we now know, courtesy of The Daily Telegraph that this is not the case).'

That is to say Richard North accepts he got this wrong.