***11am EDT 6/13 update: Mark Finkelstein e-mails that Al Jazeera Publishing has changed the photo***
On June 3, I called attention to a false photo in the Times of London that purported to show victims of Haditha slaughtered by US Marines. The photo was of fishermen executed in a Haditha stadium by terrorists six months before the Nov. 19 incident under investigation by the US military.
On June 6, I called attention to the use of that same false photo by the Chicago Sun-Times.
On June 7, I reported that the Sun-Times had apologized.
But as I said of the London Times’ apology, “some smears aren’t so easy to take back–especially when the image is as searing and damning as the bloody image the Times wrongly attributed to our Marines. Despite the correction, the image has been burned into the public memory.”
“Shameless liars.” Look in the mirror, propagandists, and retract this bull.
When you click through to the article permalink, here’s the caption underneath the photo reprinted a second time:
Liars. Damnable liars.
Sheikh Zayed Road,
PO Box 31303
United Arab Emirates
Tel (UK): +44 20 7504 8672
Fax: (UK): +44 870 762 5487
Go here to add a comment to the website article. Hurry.
One last assignment:
Make sure feckless State Department apologists hear from you. Will they “engage in dialogue” with our “friends” in Dubai and defend our troops against the lie?
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service)
Hat tip: Ben Shapiro and Spiritbuilders
Update: Thanks to everyone who wrote, called, and e-mailed. The photo has been changed.
Reader Brian notes:
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The caption has not changed. They have also posted at the end of the article the following:
Al Jazeera Magazine’s editorial team deeply regrets and apologizes for the previous mistake of publishing a wrong picture for this story.
Al Jazeera also removed most of the comments that appeared in the original
version of the article, many of which were highly critical of it and called AJ to
task for the fudged photos.
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