Further to yesterday's theme of manipulating the media to magnify the suffering, Reuters have had to withdraw this photograph of buildings burning in Beirut after an Israeli bombing. It turns out to have been crudely photoshopped to beef up the bang.
Reuters had published it with the caption,
"Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut’s suburbs August 5, 2006. Many buildings were flattened during the attack. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj".How many buildings?
Go to Little Green Footballs for some animated gifs that highlight the touch-up job. There's an article from ynetnews here.
There are also questions being raised about Qana. And yet another example.
And then there is this photo of Hizbollah 'militants' ready to roll. While they are alive, they fight the good fight. When they are dead, they are innocent civilians cruelly massacred by brutal Israelis. More here.
(via Harry's Place)
Tagged: Propaganda, Middle East