אשכנזי היהודי • Белый Россию
It's not whether or not Reuters fired the people involved with the incidents questioned. It is the narrative they chose to follow. That never changed.
Because they as an organization they follow an ideology rather than sticking to the facts, and presenting those facts without bias, they harmed their credibility.
Anyone that is dismissing these instances with a casual 'well, they fired the people' and doesn't realize that from that point that they continued with the narrative that fostered the dishonest reporting in the first place is just excusing it in favor of bolstering their own argument.
The motivation is easy, they are aligned with liberal thinking, and causes, and agree with them.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
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AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
It is clear-cut. Israel is a peaceable liberal democracy and Hamas is a terrorist organization that seeks to exterminate the Jews. These are the facts, and the sooner we all accept them the sooner this mess in the Middle East will be resolved.Since it's so clear cut, perhaps we can have it all worked out before the half-hour episode is over.
The arguments being brought forth by those defending Reuters are pathetic, simple-minded, and straw grasping.
Get a grip.
The point isn't to hide that the soldiers got a beat down from a mob of angry turks, the point is to hide the fact that these "humanitarian" scrubs were armed with Combat Knives. Why would a humanitarian need a Combat Knife?
We aren't trying to convict individuals of anything here, so crying about "We can't see who actually stabbed him!" and all this other nonsense is a non issue.
The fact that Reuters has a history of not only cropping/editing photos that had no clear purpose (except to change opinion) in the past, and also that both times it fell on the same side of the same struggle against the same group (Israel) is not a ****ing coincidence.
Get a grip.
Last edited by Simon W. Moon; 06-12-10 at 08:48 PM.
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I can think of ten thousand different uses for a knife beyond putting the pointy end into someone else.Why would a humanitarian need a Combat Knife?
Except when it happened, Reuters cracked down instantly on the people responsible, fired them, and apologized. If you're trying to subtly influence public opinion via Photoshop, apologizing and publically firing the responsible parties is a pretty crappy way to do it.The fact that Reuters has a history of not only cropping/editing photos that had no clear purpose (except to change opinion) in the past, and also that both times it fell on the same side of the same struggle against the same group (Israel) is not a ****ing coincidence.
And again, what in the name of fresh of holy **** does Reuters stand to gain from doing this? Why do they care?
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"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung