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June 06, 2010

LGF Uncovers New Reuters Faux-Pas

Little Green Footballs, the blog that first uncovered the Reuters fauxtography scandal during the second Lebanon war, again raises the red flag, pointing out that Reuters cropped out a knife held in the hand of a Mavi Marmara passenger. The image in question was first published today in the Turkish paper Hurriyet. The original photograph is followed by Reuters' cropped version:

Hurriyet soldier beaten 1.jpg
reuters cropped knife.jpg

As LGF notes:

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.

Posted by TS at June 6, 2010 02:08 PM


Who's side is the media on??? Why are they doing this? They are so corrupt and cynical we need to let them know their job is over and soon. Thank GOD for the intertubes!! Again I ask...WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA AND WHY ARE THEY LYING TO US!?!

Posted by: jannn at June 6, 2010 03:24 PM

I'm so disgusted with the anti Israel bias.. especially the SPANISH media

Posted by: Spain at June 6, 2010 10:38 PM

Cropping is not "fauxtography".

Posted by: Tom at June 9, 2010 12:18 PM

It is faux, Tom -- in the loose sense of the word. Standing over someone empty-handed is not the same as standing over someone with a knife. When that piece of evidence is cropped out, then the picture is essentially false or faux.

Posted by: anon at June 17, 2010 11:17 AM

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