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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

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    Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political MotiveThis thread is not about Fox News and whether or not they crop out pictures. Now either get on the topic or points are going to start being given out for the constant derailing attempts

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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Am I missing something here, I see the knife in the had in the original photo, but what 'blood' are they talking about?

    And why would Reuters (the news organization) want to portray the activists as less-violent. At what level in the news-delivery process was the decision to crop the photo made?
    Ahh, of course.... all that red stuff on the Israeli soldier is lipstick from one of the "peace" passengers aboard the ship.

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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    The one person I agree with in this thread is wiseone.

    Based on the original picture, how can you come to the honest conclusion that Reuters cropped the photo out of anti-Israeli bias? If a commando is lying on the ground with blood on him then it's clear that the people on the ship attacked him. How would the presence of the knife in the photo change that?

    Also, who is holding the knife? Are they the one who stabbed the soldier? Are they simply a bystander who picked up the knife which was lying on the ground? Maybe Reuters couldn't pinpoint this information. I agree, the addition of the knife could be important, but if you don't have the facts about the knife, I can see why it would be decided to remove the knife from the picture. If the knife is shown, then we assume that the person holding it is the one who attacked the soldier, but that might not even be true.

    I see a lot of bias in this thread. A lot of you are assuming it was an anti-Israeli move because you are so fervently pro-Israeli; but comparable cases happen in the media where Palestine is painted in a positive light and it's immediately written off as bias.

    And I won't apologize to the mods for bringing this up, but Fox news does have similar practices, except we know it's blatantly geared towards pro-Israeli rhetoric. CNN and MSNBC are also agenda-ridden. Instead of fighting this fact, we should all come to the understanding that the media, as a whole, has an agenda and we need to use critical thinking to overcome the blindness that can easy trap our thinking. If you look at the OP photo objectively, it doesn't betray any new information, but it does offer many new potential slants to a story already known.

    This is the reason why both sides of the issue have become deaf to one another. You've all just decided to not listen.

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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    We know Reuters is anti-Israel for some of their lies and other editing issues. Why edit the photos at all? Why is it with both pictures the knives are gone? If their argument is that the "peace" activists on the flotilla were unarmed and attacked, they would have to portray them that way and without having weapons. From the FoxNews article exposing Reuters they show 3 other pictures where this had happened. One was during the Israeli bombing of Beirut. A Reuters editor shopped the photo to add darker smoke and more of it to make the damage look greater than it was (presumably to make Israel look like harsh bad guys). They also took a picture of a destroyed building and claimed it was some woman's home that was destroyed by Israel. This turned out to be a lie, as the building had been destroyed before the air strike.

    Reuters doesn't report, they try to shame reader's opinions by selectively reporting, editing photos, and out right lying. The media bias against Israel is in large number and truly disgusting.
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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Considering that Reuters usually has a spotless record, I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt to Reuters and say it was accidental. Frankly I wouldn't have seen the knife if someone hadn't pointed it out.

    Honestly I dont see what Reuters would gain by intentionally cropping the image
    You're kidding right ??? Reuters was caught photo shopping numerous photos during the last Israeli-Palestine war.

    It's obvious that they cropped the knife out of the photo so it wouldn't appear that the passengers on the vessels were armed. If they were peacemakers, why come armed?

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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Speaking as an expert in photography (undergrad studies at Pratt grad studies at NYUin photography) this cropping issue is really much to a do about nothing.

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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Speaking as an expert in photography (undergrad studies at Pratt grad studies at NYUin photography) this cropping issue is really much to a do about nothing.
    If that was true then why crop the photo to leave out the knife?
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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    The one person I agree with in this thread is wiseone.

    Based on the original picture, how can you come to the honest conclusion that Reuters cropped the photo out of anti-Israeli bias? If a commando is lying on the ground with blood on him then it's clear that the people on the ship attacked him. How would the presence of the knife in the photo change that?
    Well that's quite easy to answer.
    The IDF has produced photos of knives, crowbars and many other cold weapons taken on board of the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship where the violence has occurred at.
    The activists and their friends have claimed that those were kitchen knives, meant to cut the food for the activists.
    Not that anyone rational has taken these claims seriously before, but by cropping the pictures it is clear that Reuters was aiding the activists in their claims.

    Now as I said before, was that occurring only one time, was Reuters cropping only one image, it could be seen as a mistake.
    Perhaps if it has happened two times it could be considered as a repeated mistake as well.
    But the news agency has cropped three pictures, I find it difficult to buy the whole "it was a mistake" argument.
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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    You're kidding right ??? Reuters was caught photo shopping numerous photos during the last Israeli-Palestine war.
    Proof?

    It's obvious that they cropped the knife out of the photo so it wouldn't appear that the passengers on the vessels were armed. If they were peacemakers, why come armed?
    First, why would Reuters do that?

    Second, I carry a knife everywhere I go. Shanking people is not first on my list of reasons to do so. Knives have PLENTY of utility uses outside of sticking them in people.
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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If that was true then why crop the photo to leave out the knife?
    One reason could be because not all formats are proportionate.

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