Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

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    The British-based Reuters news agency has been stung for the second time by charges that it edited politically sensitive photos in a way that casts Israel in a bad light. But this time Reuters claims it wasnÂ’t at fault.

    The news agency reacted to questions raised by an American blogger who showed that Reuters' photo service edited out knives and blood traces from pictures taken aboard the activist ship Mavi Marmara during a clash with Israeli commandos last week. Nine people were killed and scores were injured in the clash.

    The pictures of the fight were released by IHH, the Turkish-based group that sponsored the six-ship fleet that tried to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

    In one photo, an Israeli commando is shown lying on the deck of the ship, surrounded by activists. The uncut photo released by IHH shows the hand of an unidentified activist holding a knife. But in the Reuters photo, the hand is visible but the knife has been edited out









    FOXNews.com - Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive




    well they are officially on par with MSNBC,.lost any credibility they ever had.
     
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    Reuters uses stringers. Like most other news services

    [oops!]Reuters claims the stringer cropped the photo.[/oops!]

    Reuters has to go with what it gets, and what it gets is quite often staged. They do have an axe to grind, and it does interfere with the QC process.

    But this is no way as bad as it used to be. Remember green helmet guy?
     
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    green helmet guy? heck remember angry white racist white guy with a gun who turned out to be a black dude?:lol:
     
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    yea, that's what I'm talkin bout willis.
     
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    That would be Kevin Neish, a 53 year-old retired civilian engineer with the Canadian Department of Defense, who was on the Mavi Marmara when Israeli commandos arrived last Memorial Day.

    Kevin was on the second deck "with a good view of the stern" when the IDF assault began "with percussion grenades, tear gas, and a hail of bullets."

    From an enclosed stairwell on deck four, Kevin put his camera to good use as casualties were carried past him to a makeshift medical station.

    "I took detailed photos of the dead and wounded with my camera...There were several guys who had two neat bullet holes side by side on the side of their head--clearly they were executed."

    While he never saw a single paint gun or sign of a fired paint ball, Steve did see severe bullet wounds:

    "There was one older guy who was just propped up against a wall with a huge hole in his chest.

    "He died as I was taking his picture."

    Reuters should crop that photo.

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    Not having seen any of the pictures Kevin claims to have taken, and reading that he was located while in Israeli detention when he answered his cell phone, I tend to receive all of this with a bit of doubt. I'm sure he has a political agenda...and would lie to promote the cause of hatred against Israel.

    Show me the pictures.
     
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    Reuters is a left wing radical media. and jew haters. they've helped Hamas and Hezbollah edit they're fake vids for years. so nothin' new here
     
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    Love your source. :cuckoo:
     
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    its called Fauxtography

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    I cant believe this is shocking to any of you. This kind of False biased reporting is commonly used against Israel by those in the liberal press.

    Now they are starting to use methods like this more and more against the American People. Just ask the Tea party people who watched as CNN and other Cameras specifically picked out the most radical signs and people to talk in an effort to paint the whole movement as a bunch of racist radicals.

    Nothing More the SOP for the Liberal press. Wake up America.
     
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