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    Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Didn't Rueters do something similar before?


    FOXNews.com - Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive
    The British-based Reuters news agency has been stung for the second time by charges that it edited politically sensitive photos in a way that casts Israel in a bad light. But this time Reuters claims it wasn’t at fault.

    The news agency reacted to questions raised by an American blogger who showed that Reuters' photo service edited out knives and blood traces from pictures taken aboard the activist ship Mavi Marmara during a clash with Israeli commandos last week. Nine people were killed and scores were injured in the clash.

    The pictures of the fight were released by IHH, the Turkish-based group that sponsored the six-ship fleet that tried to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

    In one photo, an Israeli commando is shown lying on the deck of the ship, surrounded by activists. The uncut photo released by IHH shows the hand of an unidentified activist holding a knife. But in the Reuters photo, the hand is visible but the knife has been edited out.

    The blog “Little Green Footballs” challenged Reuters' editing of the photo.

    “That’s a very interesting way to crop the photo. Most people would consider that knife an important part of the context. There was a huge controversy over whether the activists were armed. Cropping out a knife, in a picture showing a soldier who’s apparently been stabbed, seems like a very odd editorial decision. Unless someone was trying to hide it,” the blog stated.

    In a second photo the unedited print issued by IHH showed blood along the ship's railing and a hand holding a knife as an Israeli soldier lies on the deck. Both the blood and the knife were missing in the photo that Reuters released.
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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Absolutely intentional. Really makes you wonder about what they've done before and not been caught.

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

    If this is only the second or third time I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Reuters and saying that is might have been an honest mistake. Although if they have a long history of doing things like this than shame on them and it would be hard to disprove the fact it might have been political.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    If this is only the second or third time I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Reuters and saying that is might have been an honest mistake. Although if they have a long history of doing things like this than shame on them and it would be hard to disprove the fact it might have been political.
    I don't know how anyone can look at the two photos and not think it was cropped intentionally. This is simply one more example of why you can't trust the media.

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    Their classic propaganda move is to take a picture of some rubble into which they have placed a teddy bear or other child's toy.They are despicable.

    No wonder so many Brits are antisemitic.
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    Wow- I had no idea- thanks for posting! This move on the part of a major media outlet disgusts me.
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    I didn't even recognize it as a knife. Are seriously arguing we somehow see the event differently? What, the soldier did it to himself if we don't see the knife? I think some just try to hard to make little things seem to be bigger than they are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I didn't even recognize it as a knife. Are seriously arguing we somehow see the event differently? What, the soldier did it to himself if we don't see the knife? I think some just try to hard to make little things seem to be bigger than they are.
    Quite


    We see the soldier is injured, given the other information we know that the injury would have come from the people on board the ship

    In fact having the person with the knife standing where he is actually makes the image less damaging.

    In the full image we have a person with a knife standing by the injured soldier. He is not lunging to finish the job, if the person with the knife wanted to kill the Israeli soldier the photo indicates he would have had the opportunity to do it.
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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Quite


    We see the soldier is injured, given the other information we know that the injury would have come from the people on board the ship

    In fact having the person with the knife standing where he is actually makes the image less damaging.

    In the full image we have a person with a knife standing by the injured soldier. He is not lunging to finish the job, if the person with the knife wanted to kill the Israeli soldier the photo indicates he would have had the opportunity to do it.


    I'm sure the Islamist attackers will be grateful for your support, and your justification for this disgusting falsification towards that end.
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    Re: Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive

    LOL Fox News calling out Reuters .. now that is irony on a cosmic level.
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