al-Reuters Rears Their Ugly Head

And gets nailed, blogging style.

Reuters employee issues ‘Zionist pig’ death threat
Worker suspended after telling American blogger: ‘I look forward to day when you pigs get your throats cut’
A Reuters employee has been suspended after sending a death threat to an American blogger.
The message, sent from a Reuters internet account, read: “I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut.”
It was sent to Charles Johnson, owner of the Little Green Footballs (LGF) weblog, a popular site which often backs Israel and highlights jihadist terrorist activities.

Woof! (And they only SUSPENDED HIM??!!!) AND al-Reuters has gotten nailed for a lousier Photoshop job than even I could produce and Little Green Footballs is all over it.

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
…In 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.

“Improperly”? “Woof!!” again. (Call James Carville, because now THAT’S spin!) So THIS is the same fellow responsible for the same ashen faced dead babies being carried by immaculate “rescuers” through multiple scenes and that the blogo-sphere was condemned for questioning? No wonder al-Reuters is pi$$ed at Charles and the crew. Sucks when your blatant misrepresentations and manipulations are exposed like that. Bloggers are a damn royal pain in the a$$.
Thank God.
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UPDATE: Allah’s got a great round-up.
UPDATE Part Deux: The Jerusalem Post has more, including more on the Qana photos which were shot by the same, happy lensman.

…Many have questioned how a photograph that appears so clearly doctored to so many non-professional photographers made it past the Reuters photo editor who oversaw the photographer’s work. Others, however, pointed out that since the violence began, news agencies have had to increasingly rely on freelance photographers and writers to cover the breaking news events in the region.
“Everyone is culpable if this photo wasn’t vetted in camera-to-print process. Ultimately though, it rests on the photographer. Editors, while casting a suspicious eye, should not have to examine photos for forgeries and fakes for every image that comes into the system,” wrote [Photographer Jason] Fritz.

No, they shouldn’t. But it makes it easier if they don’t want to.

4 Responses to “al-Reuters Rears Their Ugly Head”

  1. That 1 Guy says:

    I hadn’t heard about the friendly threat, yet. Jesus… frickin’ suspension for a death threat. What a great place to work.

    “T1G? Oh, we had to dock him a month’s pay, and suspend him for the same. He beat the hell out of one of our field reporters. Beat him to death, actually. We’re looking forward to having him back.”

  2. When will they learn…

    When will the mainstream media learn… You go up against the conservative war machine, and you don’t have your facts right, or play fast and lose with them… YOU LOSE! Game, set, match Mofo, and they will pile on: Cox…

  3. John says:

    “Editors, while casting a suspicious eye, should not have to examine photos for forgeries and fakes for every image that comes into the system,” wrote [Photographer Jason] Fritz.”
    Uhm, yes they do, that’s their job. Especialoly when the forgery is this obvious. What are photo editors paid to do? The layout guys do the positioning. Some people need to start earning their salary.

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