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al-Reuters earns its name again

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 17, 2006 04:00 PM

What is it with Reuters cameramen? Via Arutz Sheva: On Tuesday, a Reuters cameraman was remanded to prison until trial for his part in rock-throwing attacks on security forces in Bil’in, where the separation fence is a constant target of protesters. The cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat, was arrested and charged as a result of […]

Fauxtography updates

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 10, 2006 04:30 PM

Two interesting items for you: Not what it appeared to be Tyler Hicks, photographer of the fake Lebanese Pieta, explains himself in a short piece at PDN and posted at the Lightstalkers website (hat tip – Solomonia): My caption, as filed to The New York Times, was verbatim as follows: “TYRE, LEBANON. WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, […]

Mullahs get punked

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 8, 2006 09:45 PM

Hah. Somewhat related: William Beutler looks at other political fauxtoshop jobs. Barely related, but just have to link: The People’s Cube and Allah. Like this:Like Loading…

Travel day from hell

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2006 07:40 PM

Posting was light today because I’ve been trapped in travel hell. Been hustling back and forth across the Chicago airport for the last three and a half hours waiting for “tornado” conditions to pass. Just venting. Speaking of “Vent,” there’s lots of good stuff over at Hot Air: Kathleen of Rightwingsparkle gets Kinky. Bill Clinton […]

AP vs. the “so-called blogosphere”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 20, 2006 02:20 PM

It’s spin time. The Associated (With Terrorists) Press is now waging a p.r. campaign against what it calls the “so-called blogosphere” over detained photographer Bilal Hussein. After five months of stonewalling, the “so-called reporters” at AP finally reported what this blog reported on April 12–that Hussein had indeed been captured by the US military in […]

9/11 pledge: “I will not submit”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 11, 2006 01:27 PM

The above phrase in Arabic is “lan astaslem.” It means “I will not surrender/I will not submit.” (Thanks to Rusty, Laura, and Daveed for translation help.) This is the last line of my 9/11 column and it’s my 9/11 anniversary message to the convert-or-die jihadists. And yes, I’ve got t-shirts in the works as a […]

Notes on the San Fran rampage

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2006 05:30 PM

Readers, you know of my strong views and work debunking the “myth of the lone Muslim avenger;” reporting on the rash of “lone” Muslim shooters who have murdered Americans; and combating P.C. whitewashing of jihad. Most recently, I’ve extensively covered the Jeep Jihadi Mohammed Taheri-Azar in North Carolina and Seattle’s Jew-hating killer Naveed Haq. But […]

Code Pink fasts…on beer

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2006 09:47 PM

Remember the anti-war “hunger strike?” You know, the one that allows you to consume sherbet-loaded Jamba Juice, ice cream, and coffee? Well, Smash reports another staple of the moonbat deprivation plan: Beer! Wonder if Katie Couric has been “fasting” on the Cindy Sheehan plan, too? Like this:Like Loading…

Reuters roof rusted & more fauxto folllies

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2006 04:06 PM

Bloggers take a closer look at the alleged Israeli strike on a Reuters news van from last week: See Power Line, Snapped Shot, and Hot Air. Update: Hot Air affiliate David Lunde applies some Adnan Hajjian Photoshop work to the Reuters roof… *** Related: Allah looks closely, very closely, at that NYTimes cheesecake shot. Greg […]

Futility, Thy Name is Kofi

By mmguestblogger  •  August 14, 2006 08:19 AM

Mornin’, everyone. Thanks to Michelle for letting me hang out a bit. For a little lady, she has quite big shoes (really, that’s why they only show her from the waist up on TV, little-known fact), so bear with us while we try to fill them. One of my first reads this morning was the […]

It’s not just Reuters

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 9, 2006 12:15 PM

***update – results: The NYTimes issues a correction to its pieta online photo caption: “A picture caption with an audio slide show on July 27 about an Israeli attack on a building in Tyre, Lebanon, imprecisely described the situation in the picture. The man pictured, who had been seen in previous images appearing to assist […]

“Fauxtography” alert: NYTimes and USNews; plus Time and Reuters’ Issam Kobeisi

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 8, 2006 08:58 PM

***scroll for updates…8/9 – The New York Times corrects…*** Case study number one: The NYTimes and the Lebanese pieta Take a close look at the above photo. (Pay close attention to his shorts, his dustless chest, muscular torso, the dust on his hands, and the hat tucked in the crook of his arm.) You’ve probably […]

“Fauxtography:” It’s all in the framing

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 8, 2006 04:58 PM

Here’s a relevant flashback to Feb. 2004. Scene of an anguished Palestinian woman: Now look at the photo from a different angle: Like this:Like Loading…

Not so fast, Reuters

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 8, 2006 11:04 AM

***update: Reuters has photo fraud detection software…guess they forgot to turn it on…in related news: Ace of Spades revealed…*** I had about 30 seconds to talk about the Reuterization of war journalism on O’Reilly last night, which is just the way it is on cable TV. Thankfully, there are no time limits or topic constraints […]

Breaking: Reuters withdraws all Hajj photos;second photo doctoring confirmed

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 7, 2006 10:57 AM

***update 12:12pm Eastern…Rush Limbaugh right now: “Reuters ought to be investigated. They should investigate themselves…The second doctored photo is a ‘doozy’…Once again, as in the Dan Rather case, it was the blogosphere that brought this to light…It’s devastating, folks…this is the tip of the iceberg, not just Reuters…”*** ***update: Rush audio here and CNN vid […]

Reuters: The clone stamp news service

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 7, 2006 08:15 AM

(Photoshop credit: HA affiliate David Lunde) I think Reuters should adopt the above image as its new logo. The little icon on the right is, as any recreational Adobe Photoshopper will tell you, the clone stamp tool. It’s what was used to digitally alter the smoke billows in Adnan Hajj’s infamous photo killed over the […]

A smoke-clearing blogswarm

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 6, 2006 08:06 PM

***scroll for updates…keep sending your finds and i’ll keep adding to this post (which I’ll send to Reuters’ global picture editor tomorrow for comment)…second Hajj Photoshop unmasked below involving Israeli F-16…will Reuters address the second photo? Contact info here…1120pm Eastern: another catch from Power Line…Beth at MyVWRC has a caption question…*** Thanks to reader THX […]

Reutergate: “Picture kill”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 6, 2006 10:01 AM

The images of the day, thanks to the indefatigable Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs—arch-nemesis of the truth distorters at al-Reuters: Reutered: Corrected version: Reuters’ “correction,” reported by Ynet.news, leaves some unanswered questions. Who altered the photo: the photographer or an editor? The photographer has been suspended pending an investigation. They better be combing his […]

Where there’s smoke, there’s Photoshop?

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 5, 2006 10:50 PM

***scroll for updates…a reminder about Reuters’ news-gathering policy from the Reuters website: “Our policy is to send news to our customers only after scrutiny by a group of production editors who ensure quality standards are maintained across all our news services. When we get something wrong, our policy is to be honest about errors and […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  February 5, 2006 10:46 PM

Item Number One: Yahoo!/Reuters caption: Lebanese Islamists tear a Swiss flag in front of the Danish consulate in Beirut February 5, 2006. Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drew condemnation from European capitals and moderate Muslims. REUTERS/Adnan […]

NY Times: staging the news

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 16, 2006 10:13 AM

What’s wrong with this picture? (Click on it to expand.) Thomas Lifson points out the obvious. (Hat tip: Lucianne.) More from Jeff Taylor and FR. Looks like the Times wants to secure its position as 2006 Idiotarian of the Year early. *** The only thing that would have made this staged news better: A canoe. […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  May 17, 2005 11:54 AM

It just doesn’t end. Barcepundit has the scoop: Shortly after March 11, ABC had a world exclusive: a photograph of the only backpack that hadn’t exploded and which had ‘m[y]steriously’ appeared the night after the blasts in a police station, in a room where all personal belongings that had been recovered were carried to. The […]

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