Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

The folks at Little Green Footballs appear to have uncovered a major photo scam by a Reuters stringer working out of Lebanon. The photographer in question, 'Adnan Hajj, apparently doctored a photo using Adobe Photoshop rubber stamp clone effects to add more clouds of smoke to a picture of Beirut. The same photographer also took many of the photos from Qana. There is no evidence that any of those photos were doctored in any way, but many bloggers have drawn attention to a man who appears prominently in many pictures with the corpse of a dead child raised above his head. It has been shown that those pictures were taken at time intervals of several hours. The full story, including the role of LGF and other bloggers in uncovering this fraud, can be read on Ynet News.


Anonymous said...

Siete peggio di Berlusconi

John said...

Thanks for the compliment :) I think you're overrating the circulation of our blog, though, if you're comparing us to Berlusconi...

M. Simon said...

The Hizbollah story of Qana is unraveling further.

A French language Lebanese publication, citing an unnamed source in Hezbollah, has claimed that the organization placed a rocket launcher on the roof of the notorious building in Qana to provoke an Israeli attack and brought invalid children inside to serve as victims and blacken Israel's name.

The wheels are coming off.


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