Loc: bude , cornwall
very weird. it's hard to imagine how anyone thought they'd get away with the smoke thing. you can see the photoshop clone stamping at a glance. it's worth noting though that the 'undoctored' version doesn't actually contain a lot less smoke.
this and the green helmet thing looks to me like an unscrupulus journalist maximising his profits by sensationalising his tories and fleshing them out. not a new phenomenon. just another scumbag lining his pockets on other peoples misery.
the kids in the photo would have had its head blown off whether this character was there or not. note the other people snapping away. in my opinion there is something seriously wrong with anyone who points a camera at a scene like that. thats not journalism, its morbid fascination.
i'm not sure how meaningful it is on a political level. i'm inclined to think that hezbollah would have got sympathy without the doctored pictures. i get a lot of my mainstream news on the radio, so this stuff doesn't even apply there.
I agree janimal, I think it's disgusting to show this type of stuff. Most journalist would call it "provocative" or "cutting edge". They'll claim that it's just news, but in my opinion it's gross, and I usually just tune it out.
I think that journalists should stick to telling the news, and not putting spin on anything or doctoring the photos to push an agenda. Again, I agree it's some guy's scheme to make money off the deaths of innocents.
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Originally posted by Believer: Also there seems to be a common thread with all of these disaster photos. There seems to be be this guy who has appeared in quite a few Lebonese photos as far back as 1996.
this wouldn't be the same guy who supposedly was on top of the world trade center when it was hit?
(or watching the hindenburg, or in JFK's car....)
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