reuters photo fraud

reuters news service is accused of, with some pretty damning evidence, knowingly on many occasions having practiced deceit in the form of-

1. Digitally manipulating images after the photographs have been taken.

2. Photographing scenes staged by Hezbollah and presenting the images as if they were of authentic spontaneous news events.

3. Photographers themselves staging scenes or moving objects, and presenting photos of the set-ups as if they were naturally occurring.

4. Giving false or misleading captions to otherwise real photos that were taken at a different time or place.

for example, this photo, which appeared in u.s.news and world report, the cover even, was captioned as

"A Hezbollah gunman aims his AK 47 at a fire caused by an explosion in Kfarshima, near Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, July 17, 2006."

however, closer scrutiny reveals its actually a pile of tires burning, and therefore the gunman was a set up.

link to full article with all the evidence laid out- zombietime.com/reuters_photo_fraud
pretty dispicable

No comments: