Monday, August 07, 2006

All the "News" that's Unfit to Print


I guess that by now, every person that owns a computer is aware of the Reuters controversy. If not you can get a glimpse HERE at the EU Referendum blog.






Its said, ad nasum, that truth is the first casualty of war.

That being said, we expect it from propagandists but we should not have to put up with it from supposedly "neutral" sources.

This poses the rhetorical question; isn't a "news agency" acting as the agent of the enemy when it willfully publishes enemy propaganda? And make no mistake about it, Hezbolla is our sworn enemy and second only to Al Qaeda in the deaths of American citizens.

Now a very real question, Why aren't these people treated as enemy agents and collaborators by the governments of The UK and USA?

The MSM has become a showplace for a never ending stream of Islamo-fascist propaganda in the guise of reporting the "news". Staged events and pictures make the headlines and it seems as though the editors of these purveyors of lies are unaware of what's going on.

Well, EXCUSE ME! I'm not buying it for a minute. The main stream news rags have as much to do with truth as john browns blog. In fact, there is very little difference. They have become so used to unquestioned belief that Reuters even publishes an obviously photoshoped picture and expects us to lap it up, then acts indignant when called on it.

Other doctored photos are popping up now but the real question is, how many other photos have been doctored in a more professional manner, how many staged events are offered as spontaneous events, how much of their "news", is just a load of crap?

When the Abu Grabe photos were originally "leaked", they were bundled with other photos purportedly showing US servicemen raping an Iraqi woman. (That was before I started this blog.) Those photos turned out to be from a Canadian porn site. I was one of the first to point out they were fakes and other people ran with the story.

The "soldiers" carried no weapons, wore black tennis shoes, their "uniforms" were actually Realtree camouflaged hunters garb (not even desert camo), no rank, unit insignia, or name tags or even places where they had been removed. I enlarged the pictures and placed the examples next to real US uniforms. Even with those examples, some people refused to believe that they weren't real.

I have no doubt that those photos would have been included with the naked twister pics if they hadn't been thoroughly squashed beforehand.

As some of you know, I have some small skills in image manipulation. To me, the image is so obviously "shoped", I don't know how any editor could believe it wasn't, even with just a cursory glance.

If that's all the better that Reuters can do in their photo propaganda department, maybe they should hire me!

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rightmindeds recent loss of sanity did bring up another issue involving Muslim/Arabic veracity.

During the beginnings of the 6 day war, Egypt told Jordan that a flight of aircraft on a radar trace were Egyptians attacking Israel. This knowing full well their air force was decimated and the aircraft were Israeli returning from attacking Egyptian troops.

This convinced Jordan to enter the war and get their booties reamed.

Recently with the Mohammed Cartoon eruption in Europe, an Imam took it upon himself to include a few EXTRA cartoons, which were particularly virulent, and were actually from an Egyptian paper, to convince all the other Arab leaders to start the rioting and Diplomatic screaming about publishing these cartoons.

I am sure with a little thought all of you can come up with your own examples of Arab/Islamic duplicity. This is a part of their culture from before the Quran and endorsed and encouraged by the Quran for the ascendancy of Islam.

Until the world can get their minds around the fact that these people are WORSE than any other people/movement we have faced before in this respect, we will be losing the war of propaganda.

nanc said...

excellent, warren.

i heard michelle malkin expounding on o'reilly tonight the exact points you've made here.

they would have a great employee in you.

anonymouse - there are people worse than these muslims and they are those complicit in the aiding and abetting of their rise to the forefront! we live amongst them.

Anonymous said...

nanc,

most of our LEFTIES are stupid enough to believe their OWN lies!!!

The Merry Widow said...

Choose to believe a lie, leave yourself open to greater and greater deception! Each lie leads to a bigger one, accept that one, then another and another, ad nauseum... Deception is insidious!
Good morning and G*D bless!

tmw

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
Other doctored photos are popping up now but the real question is, how many other photos have been doctored in a more professional manner, how many staged events are offered as spontaneous events, how much of their "news", is just a load of crap?

I'm not a betting woman, but I'll take odds that many doctored photos and staged events are knowingly foisted upon the reading and viewing public.

George Orwell's 1984 has become a reality as far as controlling what the trying-to-be-informed public has access to.

I've also noticed that many high-school and college students today believe what they see on the screen. They're all good a manipulating graphics but somehow never make the connection that the media are taking them for fools.

Of course, news slant has always existed, but today the media have reached a new low. Many news programs (CBS Morning News, which I'm watching right now. Where is that remote control?) clearly have a leftist agenda. I liken these msm stations to Al-Jazeera.

Anonymous,
Great comment!

Until the world can get their minds around the fact that these people are WORSE than any other people/movement we have faced before in this respect, we will be losing the war of propaganda.

It took me a while to get that fact of what the West is facing. It get it now! Pure evil!

And I remember that fraud perpetrated during the Six Day War. At that time, we had a conservative newspaper here in the D.C. area, and they had a huge article about that particular flight of aircraft. At that time, I wasn't an avid reader of newspapers, so I must remember it because I had a school project on current events.

Elmer's Brother said...

I am building a bunker in my back yard, I have some room.

Warren said...

An interesting aside about the Six Day War.

The Israelis said nothing about their victories during that brief period of time. Later an Israeli General was asked why they let the Arab propaganda go unchallenged.

He said; We knew that as long as the UN thought that Israel was losing nothing would be done but if they thought Israel was winning, condemnations would quickly follow.

Its been said that the Israelis faced two kinds of Arabs during that war, those that ran away and those that stopped to take their boots off so they could run faster.

Brooke said...

Warren, you are right... This didn't just 'slip' by...

Russet Shadows said...

Welcome to the age of Disinformation, one and all. Behold the great three-ring circus of lies, untruths, and half-truths! Watch in amazement as reality bends and distends upon touching one of the rings, and how black becomes white! We control the vertical; we control the horizontal. Digest and obey. Digest and obey. Digest and obey.

nanc said...

check this out, via dudrat:

http://www.zombietime.com/reuters_photo_fraud/

zombie is an expert.

morning everybody.

Jason_Pappas said...

There’s much truth to the notion that leftists believe their own lies. This is, in part, because chronic lying corrupts one’s ability to see the truth. But more importantly, the left believes in lying on principle. I wrote about how the left admitted “Fahrenheit 911” was a lie but praised it as being a good lie because it would destroy Bush. As we all know, for the left, the end justifies the means. They embrace a post-modern philosophy that sees “truth as the tool of the ruling class” and lies (or "our truth" as they say) as justified in the fight to destroy Western Civilization.

No wonder the left gets along with our Arab and Islamic enemy. As anonymous (comment 1) points out lying is a common acceptable practice in Arab culture (see Raphael Patai’s “The Arab Mind”.)

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American Crusader said...

One has to wonder how much other propaganda and falsehoods have been printed as "facts" in the war against terrorism. I'm sure these latest Photoshop pictures are only the tip of the iceberg. CBS, CNN, New York Times, Times Magazine etc. etc. have all been caught exaggerating the truth or outright deception.

DHS Doyle said...

Whether they're dead or alive, I still love to fondle babies.

I'm not sure what to make of this comment.

Anonymous said...

American Crusader,

It is just John Brown projecting his proclivities on Beakerkin who DOES work for the DHS.

Obviously John Brown has "issues."

nanc said...

fyi - mr. dipippo offered a reward for someone who was harrassing his wife and lo and behold somebody came through for him. of course, he had pictures of the guy.

the story can be seen at autonomist.

guess if we published brownie's ip addies all over the place somebody would recognize them - especially his employer - oooops - i didn't mean to spill that many beans...

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nanc said...

eyes on you brownie >^..^< raerrrrr!

Elmer's Brother said...

From what I understand AP has been caught photoshopping photos as well.

nanc said...

warren - four trollborts for me today.

FLORIAN said...

New York Times just got busted for forging photos as well according to Drudge.

Always On Watch said...

The NYT too? I'm not surprised at anything leftists do.

Guess I'd better head over to Drudge to check out what Florian mentioned.

Warren said...

Nanc,
Tally revised including 9 for Janice.

scheduled outage in 1/2 hour, supposedly lasting for 45 minutes.

Warren said...

Jason,
I was talking to a serviceman with two Iraq tours. I'm a good listener so he did almost all the talking.

One of the things he said was how struck he was by how easily and casually the Muslims lie.

He said; "You can't believe anything they say even in casual conversation."

MissingLink said...

For the left facts and truth aren't important only the perception.
In their own eyes theirs is the noblest goal and means to reach it ..anything goes.

nanc said...

warren - orangeducks said basically the same thing in a post he made at autonomist a couple of months ago.

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nanc said...

eyes on you, brownie - nothin' better to do today.

eyesallaround said...

"I've also noticed that many high-school and college students today believe what they see on the screen. They're all good a manipulating graphics but somehow never make the connection that the media are taking them for fools."

We were out with a couple of liberals one night and they were all worked up about the way the oil companies treat their workers in Saudi Arabia. You know where they got their information? The movie "Syriana"!!!! *GAG*

So I tried watching the movie and it was the most boring piece of sh*t I've ever seen. I couldn't even finish it, but to these 2 moonbats, it was the gospel.

Don't ya wonder how much stuff from Iraq was staged, doctored, etc????? Lebanon might only be the tip of the iceberg.

JINGOIST said...

To Warren about Muslim truthfulness. I read your comment and I have to believe it. It's considered acceptable to lie to infidels if not admirable. I found this to be true when I was there in 1990. Hopefully they will eventually understand that it's important for people to tell the truth regardless of their religion.


Morgan

Anonymous said...

Jingoist,

like most of the other negatives with Islam, it is specified and encouraged in the Quran.

Lying to the infidel is perfectly OK as long as it promotes the Jihad.

Without rewriting the Quran, and somehow convincing the Umma to accept the rewrite, there will be no improvement.

Anonymous said...

Well, there IS the Ann Coulter way.

Invade their countries, kill their leaders, and CONVERT THEM TO CHRISTIANITY!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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nanc said...

two more for me!

eyes on you brownie.

Warren said...

I count three Nanc, unless angel got one.

Rules, john brown!

Heads or tails?

LOL

nanc said...

i forgot to remember...

Anonymous said...

Whatsa matter Brown Stain, Kat got your tongue??

Warren said...

Morgan,
I've only met a few Muslims but I know that, amoung Arabs, lying is a cultural thing that goes beyond lying to infidels.

Anonymous said...

Warren,

that shows the strength of the culture. The Quran, which they quote to support everything else, tells them NOT to lie to each other!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Warren said...

Anon,
I think that "Muslim culture" is an oxymoron.

JINGOIST said...

The few Muslims I know here in Jacksonville are decent people. They're businessmen like myself who know right from wrong. That would explain why they left their dictatorial sewers in the middle east. My time in the ME was eye opening though. It seemed the only time you got the truth was when it benefitted them! Pathetic!

Morgan

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

The only culture in the Islamic world resides in a petri dish in a bioweapons lab.

Anonymous said...

Mr. BTIP said:

"The only culture in the Islamic world resides in a petri dish in a bioweapons lab."

And they had to import that too!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA