First let me confess: I, too, used photo-shopped images and I am deeply ashamed. Here are the offending images and the links to the articles that used them. If any of my readers were gulled into thinking these were genuine, unretouched photos, I apologize.
No, no, no. No photoshop here. Those little girls are all real. I just had to throw them in. All the fake stuff above was getting to me. To see more of Scarlett Johansson, just click on her..., er, on her..., anywhere on her photo.
I also used the following image in my article Things Thirteen 07/27/06 but I cannot swear that it was indeed photoshopped:
If you are new to Islamic Deception, or Taqiyya, please read Video Explains it all - al-Taqiyya: Muslim dissimulation. The reasons Muslims do not tell the truth is because Muslims cannot Handle the Truth.
Gates of Vienna found the real cause of the destruction of Beirut. Seems it was cropped out in order to blame the Zionists.
13 Jun 2006,
Gaza Beach Libel
It is now becoming clear that, despite the claims of the Palestinians and the international media's rush to blame Israel, the deaths of seven Palestinian civilians on a beach in Gaza on 9 June were not caused by the IDF. Investigations by the IDF and others over the past few days have revealed new evidence that a Hamas mine was most likely the cause of the beach blast...
Reutergate: "Picture kill"
I am reminded of the indignant attitude of MSM photography editors sneering at bloggers raising questions about their work. Remember this:The AP said information from its photo editors showed the events were not staged, and that the time stamps could be misleading for several reasons, including that web sites can use such stamps to show when pictures are posted, not taken. An AFP executive said he was stunned to be questioned about it. Reuters, in a statement, said it categorically rejects any such suggestion.
Of course, some commenters have asked, "If Israel is so brutal, so vicious, so demonic, so vile, and commits so many open acts of barbarism, then why is there a need to fake photos and stage massacres? Ummmmm?
Don Surber has a humble suggestion to solve the Arab-Israeli Conflict:
Have the international community – whatever that is – ignore the war, as it ignores African wars in which hundreds of thousands of people die. Let them slug it out. Perhaps what is needed is for Israel to just take over Arabia and run the joint.
Whoops - Another "Massacre" That Wasn't
Buried at the bottom of a news article about other dead people, CNN squeaks out this correction about a reported massacre of 40 people:Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Monday that one person was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the southern village of Houla, not 40 as he had earlier reported.
"The massacre in Houla, it turned out that there was one person killed," Siniora said. "They thought that the whole building smashed on the heads of about 40 people … thank God they have been saved."
is it just me ,
Polls, Media, and Propaganda
Imagine a party of "American peace activists and true patriots" led by someone of the ilk of Cindy Sheehan. Wouldn't those that seek the destruction of the United States love to see the likes of her in power? At the same time, it is both laughable and deplorable. Laughable, because no nation has ever come to power and sustained it led by a pacifist. Deplorable because, so many sane people are tired of facing the dilemma we have with Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea to name a few, an easy way out becomes very appealing. "Just say no" was a term coined by Nancy Reagan. It is being echoed in this lead-in editorial note by a propaganda spewing anti-Zionist who would rather see our heads cut off or filled with fluff that sounds good, but will ultimately be the death and destruction of us all and everything we know and take for granted today in the US, if acted upon by those unable to grasp the fact that this is exactly what our enemy wants us to believe.
This one involves the alteration of a picture of an Israeli F-16 dropping a defensive flare to decoy surface to air missiles; but, the picture was altered by adding multiple copies of that flare for dramatic effect, and then the picture's caption said that these were actually missiles being fired from the jet against a city in southern Lebanon.
This fake reporting makes things worse. It inflames passions and wrongly increases public opinion and world pressure against the United States and Great Britain to modify and moderate mideast policies to suit the phony reports rather than the real situation. The press, in effect, rallies the public for its agenda rather than that of our nations--and, they're not the same.
Something... and Half of Something wonders if the face in the flames was photoshopped?
Drinking From Home notes that the BBC is also having photo problems.