I keep hearing about this Amazon thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

reuters adds smoke to image of beirut

Well whatever that is it looks like the site has been bombed as well.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
August 6th, 2006 10:09am
If the little green echochamber says the sky is blue, better go outside and look up.
Permalink Peter 
August 6th, 2006 10:23am
Again I have to ask -- what's your point? We -know- for a fact that Israel is bombing Beirut extensively, so what exactly does a poorly doctored photo, apparently, from one photographer prove? That Israel isn't actually bombing and it's all a big scam to make Israel look bad?
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
August 6th, 2006 10:44am
Go home.
Permalink trollop 
August 6th, 2006 11:06am
Most of Beirut is not hit. What you see in the media is the same pictures which are recycled many times.

The absolute number of houses hit in Beirut is actually quite small.
Permalink Oren 
August 6th, 2006 11:25am

Phew, the picture has been corrected. Now, as you can see, it includes children playing in the streets, hand in hand with their Israeli friends.


It seems likely that the photographer in question was a monumental dumbass, and he was hoping to add some "punch" to his photos (gunnin' for that super award!). I don't believe it really changed the context at all, however.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
August 6th, 2006 1:55pm
It's pretty obvious the photo is a fraud. It's also obvious that you can't trust any photographs from a media that thinks it's ok to doctor photographs to show things that aren't happening. It's also obvious that the photographer will be fired and that the next photographer will be interviewed carefully to make sure he has better photoshop skills so you guys won't be able to detect the next fake photos of children dying or whatever nonsense they are trying to pull over your eyes. It's also obvious that the people here who say this sort of news photo doctory is 'no big deal' are complete idiots who can not possibly be taken seriously.
Permalink Commandante Marcos 
August 6th, 2006 2:41pm
+1 Commandante
Permalink [x] 
August 6th, 2006 2:59pm
Oren, go form a JO-fraterneity-Jewboys with Flasher T and Me and stroke to Isralie flag.

Fucking retard.
Permalink Dan Denman 
August 6th, 2006 4:05pm
"It's also obvious that the people here who say this sort of news photo doctory is 'no big deal' are complete idiots who can not possibly be taken seriously."

You see, idiot, it's quite clear that some people are taking one idiot photographer's (or photo editor's) handywork and are trying to hold it up as if everything is completely, err, kosher in Lebanon because this one photo is a dud. That tired technique is starting to get a little old.

The situation in Lebanon is being covered by hundreds of photographers and media organizations. It isn't one guy carefully doctoring photos, presenting the singular image. That's probably why this guy restrained himself to trying to make the smoke look more impressive.

If I'm to believe you moronic take on it, I should simply discard every bit of information from Lebanon. Instead I should rely upon the truthful, informative word of yourself, Oren and FlasherT.

Um, no, I think I'll take my chances with the photos.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
August 7th, 2006 6:49am

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