Fauxtography – Reuters Uses Photoshop

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on June 9, 2010

NOTE:  Reuters [News Service] … [appears] to have cropped news photos to favor the image of Muslim flotilla attackers.  The photo Reuters published … show[s] one of the attackers without a knife. [The original photo], …includes the knife in the hand of the attacker…  The pictures show the attackers trying to take an [Israeli] IDF Navy commando hostage on the Mavi Mamara ship, which was stopped by the [Israeli] Navy from continuing on course to Hamas-controlled Gaza [last week].  The attackers’ use of a weapon in the clash is an important news item because the “peace activists” claimed they were unarmed. … (from israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137924)


One picture cropped to remove a knife might be explained as incompetence or a simple mistake.

But now we have two pictures from the “peace activists” that were cropped by someone at Reuters to remove knives in the hands of the activists, as they attempted to take soldiers hostage.

Reuters has published this picture from the activists:

The picture [above] is a cropped version of this photo [below] from the IHH website (IHH is the Islamist group whose members rioted aboard the Mavi Marmara):












What did the Reuters photo editor crop out? A big knife and a big pool of blood.  [Notice the two red squares … added on the right side of the picture. One shows a knife in the hand of one of the terrorists and the bloody hand of an Israeli soldier. The one on the bottom right shows the blood of the soldier who was dragged to the ground after being stabbed. from yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2010/06/reuters-brings-fauxtography-to-gaza.html]


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