A collection of fake imagery in the media- Busted.

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A collection of fake imagery in the media- Busted.

Unread postby Equinox on Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:31 pm

In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many

Link- http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0 ... -too-many/


Clearly someone thought 4 missiles would be 33% more scary than three… I know that missiles aren’t a laughing matter, but this really is funny. The bigwigs in Iran try to be all tough, but a crappy Photoshop job just makes ‘em look like 1st graders. I’ve seen kids do better photo doctoring than that!

Why didn’t they just Photoshop an entire army? Ha-ha


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Unread postby Equinox on Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:42 pm

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.


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Link- http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 66,00.html

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Link- http://dreadpundit.blogspot.com.au/2006/08/faked.html

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Re: A collection of fake imagery in the media- Busted.

Unread postby Equinox on Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:07 pm

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Re: A collection of fake imagery in the media- Busted.

Unread postby fbenario on Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:57 am

Another great new thread, Equinox!
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Re: A collection of fake imagery in the media- Busted.

Unread postby Libero on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:06 pm

Are 4 missiles really more scary than 3? And the media tattling on another of its own. I doubt that even the so-called original is even real. But that is just me. Regardless, this is a great topic... It shows that they are proven to deceive whether partly or completely.
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Unread postby hoi.polloi on Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:53 am

Yes, I think we've demonstrated in September Clues research that many of the obvious fakes are there to mislead the news endorsers into thinking the fakery is skin-deep, when in fact it's the entire operation of the news. Governments often collaborate politically to invent stories whole cloth, and then give each localized version of the story a bit of specialized home patriotism. I.e.; bad fakery and exaggeration on top of already cooked up intrigue.
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Re: A collection of fake imagery in the media- Busted.

Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:07 am


Historical Campaign Ad: Whatever It Takes (Bush-Cheney '04)

Description - Final ad of the 2004 campaign season, with the President discussing the war on terror at the Republican Convention

Source- http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=651836n

Whatever it takes… alright. :lol:

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Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:57 am

Evening Standard Finally Admits Using Faked Photos

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Source- http://www.whale.to/c/evening.html


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London’s Evening Standard has admitted to having doctored photos of Iraqi’s jubilantly greeting US forces as they entered Baghdad. The photo in question appeared on the front page of the Evening Standard on Wednesday, April 9th. However, the Evening Standard only acknowledged using doctored images on Thursday July 24, and even then its acknowledgement was buried in small print on page 18. Worse still, it didn’t even apologise for having presented readers with faked images. Instead, it blandly assures them that: “some extra people were added to the image in order to fill the space left by the removal of logos from the picture. In our opinion this did not alter the clarity of truth of the picture's message but we are happy to make this clear.”




Right. So this was all done in the pursuit of the truth.

as one reader wrote in to us: “If the Evening Standard will provide the original unaltered image capture perhaps we can see this 'clarity of truth' for ourselves. Until then I will believe that they have manipulated this image to generate the acceptance of a lie.”
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Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:12 am

The Kronen Zeitung---Assad's Army rolls with tanks to the mother of all battles.
Source- http://gizmodo.com/5929952/newspaper-us ... se-somehow

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Syrians Flee Aleppo as Opposing Forces Take Position

Source- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/world ... nears.html

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Source- http://i.imgur.com/IonBF.jpg
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Source- http://gizmodo.com/5929952/newspaper-us ... se-somehow
The Kronen Zeitung is Austria’s largest newspaper, with a daily readership of around three million people. Yesterday, those readers were treated to the image on the left of war-torn Aleppo, bombed out and desperate — but that wasn’t the scene at all. As one sharp-eyed Redditor points out, it was just another Photoshop job.
Just to be clear, the family in the photograph is actually in Syria; the original photo (on the right) came from the European Pressphoto Agency. But merely fleeing a city ravaged by guns and mortars apparently isn’t quite dramatic enough on its own. The editors of the Krone — as it’s commonly called — needed this baby to sing.



Using Photoshop to make actresses and models look unrealistically attractive is bad enough. Using it to make a part of the world that has enough problems as it is look even more apocalyptic? That's just disgraceful.
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Unread postby reichstag fireman on Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:09 am

Equinox wrote:
as one reader wrote in to us: “If the Evening Standard will provide the original unaltered image capture perhaps we can see this 'clarity of truth' for ourselves. Until then I will believe that they have manipulated this image to generate the acceptance of a lie.”
:lol:

That could be me. Back in 2003, I wrote to the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission about this front page photo fraud. A reply came months later advising that no evidence could be found of intention to deceive!

"There are none so blind as those who will not see!"
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Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:20 am

Another Fake Reuters Photo from Lebanon

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Source- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adnan_Hajj ... ontroversy
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The story keeps developing. More photos have been uncovered as fakes. More importantly, it looks like dozens of photos were also staged. Please go to MAIN PAGE and scroll down for lates updates.

Another photo by Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj has been shown to be doctored. The photo, which proports to be of an Israeli F-16 firing missiles on Lebanon has been doctored to make the photo seem more sensational.

Here is the original Reuters photo along with its caption. (source)

An Israeli F-16 warplane fires missiles during an air strike on Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon, August 2, 2006. (LEBANON)

02 Aug 2006 REUTERS/Adnan Hajj

The F-16 in the photo is not firing missiles, but is rather dropping [ed update: not chaff] flares designed to be a decoy for surface to air missiles. However, a close up of what Hajj calls "missiles" reveals that only one flare has been dropped. The other two "flares" are simply copies of the original
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Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:11 pm

Wagging The Dog: BBC Airs Footage From India & Says It Is Tripoli, Libya


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full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vViUQnxfbJA
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Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:13 pm

Equinox wrote:Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

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Link- http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 66,00.html

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Link- http://dreadpundit.blogspot.com.au/2006/08/faked.html



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Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:18 pm

reichstag fireman wrote:
Equinox wrote:
as one reader wrote in to us: “If the Evening Standard will provide the original unaltered image capture perhaps we can see this 'clarity of truth' for ourselves. Until then I will believe that they have manipulated this image to generate the acceptance of a lie.”
:lol:

That could be me. Back in 2003, I wrote to the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission about this front page photo fraud. A reply came months later advising that no evidence could be found of intention to deceive!

"There are none so blind as those who will not see!"


Ha classic. :lol:

" Seeing is believing... and a picture says a thousand words... But what happens when the image is fake?"
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Re: A collection of fake imagery in the media- Busted.

Unread postby Equinox on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:28 pm

Equinox wrote: In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many

Link- http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0 ... -too-many/


Clearly someone thought 4 missiles would be 33% more scary than three… I know that missiles aren’t a laughing matter, but this really is funny. The bigwigs in Iran try to be all tough, but a crappy Photoshop job just makes ‘em look like 1st graders. I’ve seen kids do better photo doctoring than that!

Why didn’t they just Photoshop an entire army? Ha-ha


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Sunday Times Runs 2008 Doctored Photo with 2012 Story

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Link- http://www.imediaethics.org/News/3182/S ... _story.php
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The News Corp.-owned Sunday Times used an old, doctored photo with its July 1 story "Iran Issues Stark Threat to Israel," Honest Reporting wrote. Honest Reporting serves as a media watchdog for reporting on "the Arab-Israeli conflict" and identifies itself as independent from "any government or political party or movement."

The photo had been identified as doctored in 2008 when it was published with photos of "missile test-firings" in Iran and Agence France-Presse retracted the picture, The New York Times wrote at the time.

The photo of four missiles was faked by duplicating missiles, and was busted as phony when compared with a "nearly identical photo from the same source" run by the Associated Press, according to The New York Times. As The New York Times wrote, before being retracted, the photo was published on many international news sites and newspaper front pages, including its own website.

Honest Reporting questioned why "The Sunday Times reprinted it in 2012" given the 2008 reveal it is "a piece of fauxtography meant to bolster Iranian propaganda" and called for readers to contact the Times about the error.
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