Archive for August, 2006

US Dropping the Ball

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Russian missle parts for Shahab-3 – 1300 mile range, put Israel and US forces in the region in reach. Chinese companies have sold CSS-8 and DF-15 ballistic missiles to Iran, along with cruise missiles identified as HY-1, HY-2 Silkworm, C-201, C-601, C-801 and C-802. (Photo and caption credit. Oh, the irony.) Imagine these Iranian missiles […]

Hezbollah in Our Backyard

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

(Hat tip: little green footballs) Yesterday, 12 August 2006, there were pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel rallies in Washington, DC, San Fransisco, and Toronto. Here are images of the Socialists, Anarchists and Terrorist-supporters from all three rallies. Americans and Canadians, these are your neighbors. Europeans are already aware of the lovers of slavery that live among them. We […]

Message of the Day

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

We Don’t CAIR

Friday, August 11th, 2006

President George W. Bush addresses reporters upon his arrival to Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, on the airline bombing plot uncovered in the United Kingdom. President Bush said it is “a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to […]

Israel is OK. We’re not.

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Victor Davis Hanson has another excellent essay on the Israeli-Hezbollah war, “Worry About the West — Not Israel”. Unfortunately, his assessment is right-on. It is we — the West — who are wallowing in the muck of moral confusion, political correctness, and outright denial. There is a depressing pattern here. The sources for Western erroneous […]

New York Times: BUSTED!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

The New York Slimes have officially been BUSTED publishing Hezbollah propaganda. Yesterday, we noted an analysis, Dead Man Walking, of the New York Times slimeshow. Here’s the photo in which one of the rescuers acts like a dead victim: The mayor of Tyre said that in the worst hit areas, bodies were still buried under […]

Articles on the Reuters Scandal

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Bloggers Michelle Malkin and Rusty Shackleford have articles on townhall today on the widening Reuters doctored/staged photos and stories scandal. Michelle’s article is “The Reuterization of war journalism”. Among the highlights is this excerpt: Watch now for braying, rationalizing and messenger-shooting from the journalistic elite. You will hear them complain about the bloodthirsty blog mob. […]

Is Adnan Hajj also Issam Kobeisi?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

*** UPDATE *** Here’s a followup: It turns out that Hajj and Kebeisi are not the same person. Check the link for the details. We second what Rusty says on this matter, namely, that the linkage was highly coincidental and folks who commit fraud lose credibility. Nonetheless, it is interesting how many assignments these two […]

Reuters Commits Four Types of Fraud

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

“Reuters Commits Four Types of Fraud” is a good summary and compilation of all the reports on bogus and staged photos and stories by Reuters, AP, the NYTimes and others. Thanks, Zombie, for putting it all together for those who are confused about all of this Media Mayhem.

Message of the Day

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

More Bogus Photos

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Oh, the horror. Look closely: A tire dump is burning. BIG WHOOP! Another Hajj stage-job makes a front cover. We’ll keep posting links to bogus photos and stories as they surface. The “Bloggers Distributed Intelligence Network” (see Michelle’s article below) is scouring MSM photos and stories while scrambling photo editors are actually having to work. […]

Al-Reuters: Jihad Journalism

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Yesterday’s Investor’s Business Daily has an excellent article on Reuters entitled “Jihad Journalism?” Media Bias: Need a little anti-war, anti-Semitic buck-up? Try some Reuters coverage. The British news outlet will be only too happy to oblige. Over the weekend, a Reuters photographer was caught trying to make one of Israel’s defensive attacks against Hezbollah in […]

More Staged, Make Believe from Hajj

Monday, August 7th, 2006

*** Scroll for Updates *** Things just keep getting crazier with Adnan Hajj’s growing portfolio of manipulated and staged “photos.” And, what does one make of Reuters? Is their complicity in this unfolding saga the result of incompentency, sympathy, or did they outsource their photo editors to Iran? The latest series of staged photo news […]

Two, Staged Scenes from Beirut

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Here are the two, staged scenes being discussed in the media. Case 1: Same Buildings, Different Dates (reference: Reuters calls the doctor, take 2): The Reuters caption reads: “Journalists are shown by a Hizbollah guerrilla group the damage caused by Israeli attacks on a Hizbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, July 24 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)” The […]

How Deep is the Adnan Hajj Rabbit Hole?

Monday, August 7th, 2006

John at has this excellent commentary on photomanipulator Adnan Hajj, “Staging and Faking” It’s important to distinguish between “faking” and “staging.” Reuters terminated its relationship with Hajj because two pictures were faked, i.e., digitally altered. It may well be that those are the only faked photos that Hajj submitted to Reuters. But, in my […]

Second Doctored Photo Confirmed

Monday, August 7th, 2006

(Hat tip: Michelle) Here’s part of the second, doctored photo by photographer Adnan Hajj published by Reuters. Oh boy, Reuters has stepped in it Big Time! A second, doctored Reuters-published photo by Adnan Hajj has been discovered, prompting Reuters to pull all of Hajj’s photos from their database. Reuters withdraws all photos by Lebanese freelance […]

Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

(title sung to the tune of “Barbara Ann”) It’s time to bomb Iran. We need to take out as much of their nuclear infrastructure from the air that we can; take out the mullah’s and the special forces; use the element of surprise while we still can. So says Barbara Lerner in this article, “We’re […]

Doctored Beirut Photo: the First Draft

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

OK, this is HILARIOUS. You must see it! *** Previous: Reuters Dumps Photographer/Manipulator Yep, al-Reuters Doctored the Photo Has Reuters been “Ratherized?”

Reuters Dumps Photographer/Manipulator

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

little green footballs reports that Reuters will no longer accept photos from Adnan Hajj who wins the prize for the “Worst Excuse of the Decade”. (From Reuters drops freelance Lebanese photographer over image): LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Reuters, the global news and information agency, told a freelance Lebanese photographer on Sunday it would not […]

Yep, al-Reuters Doctored the Photo

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Reuters issues a picture kill of the doctored photo. Last night we ran the Reuters photo of Lebanon that had quite obviously been doctored. little green footballs initially broke this story, and kudos to the good work of that blog. This morning, little green footballs has this update: Reuters admits altering Beirut photo. (Hat tip: […]