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Worst Fauxtography Ever

We’ve written a lot of serious stuff today. This one is just for fun, via J.M. Guardia, the BarcePundit in Barcelona. Spain’s current scandal involves Alberto Saiz, director of the National Intelligence Center, who was accused of taking exotic trips on the Spanish taxpayer’s nickel. In particular, it was alleged that he went on a fishing trip off Senegal at public expense. Saiz defended himself by putting out this picture »

Chinese Fauxtography

It’s no surprise, I guess, that fauxtography is a phenomenon not confined to the Middle East. Today, Chinese authorities admitted that one of their best propaganda photos is a fake. Here is the photo, which was designed to show how a Chinese railroad to Tibet coexists harmoniously with an endangered antelope species: It turns out that the photographer, who initially claimed that he spent eight days lying in a pit, »

The Birth of Fauxtography

Back in 2003, we noted an article by »

Fauxtography follies illustrated

Professor Instapundit has written a column for TCS on the fauxtography avalanche produced by the MSM in the Lebanon war: “Don’t trust if they won’t verify.” The wonderful illustration (above) that accompanies Glenn’s column is uncredited. Where can we buy the poster? UPDATE: Ray Patnaude writes: Thanks for the kind words about my illustration for Glenn’s article today. That image, like all illustrations at TCS Daily are done by me- »

Terrorist theater, WSJ edition

Featured image Dr. Allon Friedman is a man after my own heart. He is associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a student of Palestinian fauxtography. When he saw the photo below published with this article by Joshua Mitnick in the print edition of the Wall Street Journal, he wrote to question its authenticity. Dr. Rriedman wrote the Journal: Sir, I wish »

Will get fooled again

This past Sunday the New York Times Magazine ran a photo essay by Edgar Martins titled “Ruins of the second Gilded Age” and posted an expanded slide show on its Web site. In its introduction to the photo essay the Times expressly stated that the photos had been produced without digital manipulation. What made the Times think they might be? Minnesotan Adam Gurno (“unixrat”) leafed through the photos on his »

Manufacturing Disaster

It is commonly said that by storing weapons in mosques and firing rockets and mortars from residential areas and school yards, Hamas is using human shields in Gaza, a war crime. But the truth is really worse than that. Hamas doesn’t endanger civilians in hopes that it will deter retaliation; it does so in the hope and expectation that civilians will be killed and wounded. This tactic is part of »

Best Behavior?

Generally speaking, I don’t think internet conservatives have succeeded in “keeping the mainstream media honest.” On the contrary, I think the MSM in general have become more nakedly partisan in recent years. Still, the news agencies appear to have been stung by the exposure of fakery that took place during and after Israel’s 2006 invasion of Lebanon. This time around, both the Associated Press and Reuters seem to be trying »

Nidra Poller reports: The end of the al Dura affair?

Nidra Poller is the prominent American writer living in Paris who has written extensively on the al Dura affair in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the New York Sun, the New York Post Post, Makor Rishon, Frontpage, and other outlets. She has forwarded us the following dispatch with a Paris dateline: Why should Americans take note of a verdict announced in the musty halls of the Palais de Justice in »

Death of a Reuters photographer

Reuters has been a prime purveyor of the propaganda and lies emanating from the terrorist organizations of the Middle East. In Israel’s 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, for example, Reuters was caught disseminating doctored propaganda photos that came to be dubbed fauxtography. Fauxtography includes staged and falsely captioned photographs, both of which Reuters has also perpetrated on behalf of terrorist organizations in the Middle East. Gaza in particular has »

Latest on the al Dura Case

One of the Palestinians’ greatest public relations coups was the death of Mohammed al Dura, a boy who was caught in a crossfire between Palestinian terrorists and Israeli troops in Gaza in 2000, and fatally shot. The Palestinians claimed, of course, that al Dura was shot by the Israelis. The image of al Dura and his father, captured by a film crew, has become iconic and is featured on stamps »

Reuters’s Multitalented Photographers

We’ve written many times about the stringers that news agencies hire as photographers in the Middle East. There are good reasons to think that some of them are terrorist allies, and some have been guilty of fauxtography. Via Michelle Malkin, the story of a Reuters photographer with another career on the side: Police arrested a Reuters photographer from Qalqilya on suspicion that he possessed stolen goods. According to suspicions, the »

Reuters Alleges Israeli Air Strike

Given Reuters’s coverage of the conflict in Lebanon, it would perhaps be understandable if the Israelis started firing on Reuters vehicles. Which is what Reuters now says they did: Israeli aircraft fired two missiles early Sunday at an armored car belonging to the Reuters news agency, wounding five people, including two cameramen, Palestinian witnesses and hospital officials said. The army said the troops were searching for explosives planted by Palestinian »