Saturday, August 12, 2006

Media Manipulation

Just in case you missed it- more evidence from LGF of fauxtography. This time it's the image of a bloody young girl being carried into a hospital, apparently killed by an Israeli airstrike on Gaza. According to AP and Reuters that is.

Problem is, it's a complete lie. She actually fell from a swing and received her head wounds that way.

Another dead child, more anti-Israeli propaganda.

If you have the stomach for it, you can see just how "civil defence" worker Green Helmet does his job; by parading the body of another child for the world's press to see.

I don't know what's worse- that Green Helmet and his cohorts behave like this or that the Western media laps it all up? If it hadn't been for bloggers like LGF and EU Referendum, do you think that the BBC, CNN or any of the others would have exposed this blatant and disgusting propaganda? Or would they just go on, keeping quiet about the manipulation and happily publishing the results?

Just before I go- the latest from EU Referendum is the practice of actually digging bodies up so that they can be laid out for the photographers. The link he provides is currently down- capacity exceeded. Here's the quote from photographer Bryan Denton-

"i have been witness to the daily practice of directed shots, one case where a group of wire photogs were choreographing the unearthing of bodies, directing emergency workers here and there, asking them to position bodies just so, even remove bodies that have already been put in graves so that they can photograph them in peoples arms. These photographers have come away with powerful shots, that required no manipulation digitally, but instead, manipulation on a human level, and this itself is a bigger ethical problem."

As they say, this is a developing story.

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