Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Adnan Hajj in the New York Times

Sunday August 5th had the New York Times using a photo by the same photographer that was "suspended" from Reuters later that day for doctoring a photograph by crudely "clone stamping" more smoke on to the site of an Israeli bombing of Beirut.

Reuters has since pulled all 920 of Hajj's shots and admitted that the photo was manipulated. The photo is still available on their online site, in a slideshow here (scroll about halfway down the page, it's in the left hand column and Hajj's shot of a man on a stretcher is close to the end of the feature).

News Flash! All NYC Street Fairs the same!

I can't believe someone spent time and money actually studying this. The Center for Urban Studies has just released a report on a study they did on street fairs and concluded that they are all the same.

No fucking shit? Really?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reuters: Oddly Enough

Reuters: Oddly Enough is a feature on the respected news agency's web site which has those stories that are just too bizarre for the regular news. Like the guard dog who went nuts and ripped the stuffing out of a teddy bear that once belonged to Elvis Presley.
Or the Masturbate-athon that was recently held in London.
Or perhaps the item about the news agency that doctored the photo of Beiruit, sloppily Photoshopping extra smoke onto the scene of an Israeli bombing strike to make it appear that the damage was much worse than it was.

Oh, wait, that's Reuters.

Read the original post from one of the bloggers that first spotted this mess here.

Want to say, "Reuters, WTF? Go here.

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