Monday, August 07, 2006

Reuters Pulls All Ten Years Plus of Hajj Photos

From Reuters:
LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah.
The final straw:
It established on Monday that a photograph of an Israeli F-16 fighter over Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon and dated Aug 2, had also been doctored to increase the number of flares dropped by the plane from one to three.

Yes, Reuters "established" that the photo was faked after Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report established it for them. And how does Reuters thank Rusty for ferreting out what Reuters' eleventy-seven layers of editors failed to notice?
Several blogs, including a number which accuse the media of distorted coverage of the Middle East conflict, said the photograph had been doctored.
Via Michelle Malkin, who skewers Reuters here and here.