January 06, 2009

Reuters: In The Service of Hamas

I've got post at Pajamas Media highlighting Reuters using deceptive captions to suggest that photos capturing the deployment of defensive flares (uses to thwart heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles) are weapons being fired on targets in Gaza.

This is an Israeli helicopter deploying a weapon (a Hellfire, most likely), as is this. No one with any competence could ever confuse a bomb, missile, or rocket with a flare.

Associated Press photographer Ariel Schalit can ever photograph and properly label both missiles and flares in the same picture.

Reuters, masters of fauxtography, don't even try.

It doesn't serve their interests of cashing in on anti-Israeli propaganda by selling biased and inflammatory photos to an always-enraged Islamist-friendly media in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 6, 2009 08:34 PM

So - what else is new?!?!

Posted by: SShiell at January 7, 2009 08:06 AM

"No one with any competence" pretty much excludes Al Reuters.

Posted by: Old_dawg at January 7, 2009 10:30 AM

I can't recall where, but I recently saw some MSM bit of hackery referring to Israel deploying "flare bombs". Uh, yeah.

Posted by: Pablo at January 7, 2009 10:31 PM