Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What's the significance of this photo? Click it and find out.


Remember: Photos can lie...they never tell a whole story...they shape perspective and perception.

Update on Reuters photo and Adnan Hajj.

Another example of either shoddy photojournalism and/or agenda-driven bias.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

Yeah, the sure can lie, and as we've seen lately, often do! I think it's absolutely disgusting what Reuters did and I don't believe they didn't realize they did that.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 8:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Nicely flexed leg and abs, don't you think?! Geez...

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Wow!!! I guess we shouldn't be surprised. Its sad when photos and videos can be doctored so that even if you think you are seeing something it may not be the truth. Unbelievable!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 8:16:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Aah...and now the correction comes...

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 9:39:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hmm....I was under the impression that the NYTimes merely got the caption wrong- chalk it up to sloppy journalism. As the correct caption was posted with NPR. But then I read this:

after this was publicized on a variety of blogs, Tyler Hicks[the photographer] was interviewed on NPR which featured the same photo on its site, this time -- according to Michelle Malkin -- with an updated caption, now saying that the man "had fallen and was hurt."

Who knows?

Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:56:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

That quote was from Zombie, btw.

More:


The correct description was this one, which appeared with that picture in the printed edition of The Times: After an Israeli airstrike destroyed a building in Tyre, Lebanon, yesterday, one man helped another who had fallen and was hurt."
That's a big improvement, but many people feel the Times only backpedaled because the deceptive caption was caught by bloggers. Furthermore, many bloggers still feel that the man -- whose status was upgraded from dead to merely "injured" -- still looks like he's faking it nonetheless, feigning injury and posing for dramatic effect.

Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:59:00 AM  

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