August 6th, 2006


Reuteirs "фотошопит" картинки из Бейрута

Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

    Photo: (с) Reuters

    Digitally altered photograph of the aftermath of an IDF attack on Beirut.

The Reuters news agency issued a statement acknowledging that "photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvenience."

Не знаю - кому как, разумеется - но меня больше всего впечатлила последняя фраза в цитируемой выше Объяснительной Записке:"We are sorry for any inconvenience."

Поскольку заметное число людей в мире не согласны оказались рассматривать лабораторного изготовления "новостные картинки" в качестве всего лишь временного неудoбства (inconvenience) для потребителей инФормационной продукции, то Reuters опубликовало тогда уже и более подробные об том отмазки:
Tkanks panikowsky for these links</ul>
Впрочем, ничего - качественно - нового. По сути то ведь обычнaя для всех лево-либеральных медиа фабрикация под социальный заказ - в "домашних" условиях - новостного фото-ряда из горячих точек планеты.

Ничем в этом отношении Рейтерс не отличается от аналогичного типа изготовления - теми же методами а иногда и круче - проарабских фотоматериалов NY Times, Associated Press и пр. CNN.
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PS. Ставшая было попервости печально знаменитой фраза "False But Accurate", произнесенная одним из столпов либеральной теле-журналистики США в пояснение почему он дал в эфир предвыборной дискусии заведомо фальшивый документ ("обличающий Буша"), уже давно стала восприниматься (на всех языках мира), как всего лишь слэнговый термин, определяющий особого рода "творческий метод", наиболее характерный для ведущих СМИ американских либералов.

"Выкрест" - краткая предистория информационного агенства - "Reuters"

    Baron Paul Julius von Reuter (1816-99), founder of the first news agency (now Reuters Group PLC), born in Kassel, C Germany, оf Jewish parentage.

    Israel Beer Josaphat became a Christian and adopted his new name in 1844. He published political pamphlets, moved to Paris during the revolution (1848).

    First a bank clerk, he started in 1849 a pigeon post service, which bridged a gap in the telegraph line between Aachen, Germany, and Verviers, Belgium and sent news items back to German newspapers via a pigeon carrier service (1850).

    In 1851 he went to England, where he was later naturalized, and soon opened a news office in London. In 1858 he persuaded English newspapers to publish his foreign telegrams. He then extended his influence and soon had worldwide cable connections.

    In 1865 he converted the Reuters agency into a joint stock company, and he was governing director until 1878.

    He was named a baron by the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1871

"The gospels did not cause anti-Semitism,

but they licensed it, to Christian Europe".
    Bigotry pins blame on Jews: What was Mel Gibson's catch-all solution to his woes? `Jews are bad.'
    © 2006, Chicago Tribune, By David Mamet. Published August 6, 2006

Many Jews are upset with Mel Gibson because they believe in something called "the public relations war."

Israel, these co-religionists think, is endangered because the Arabs, sworn to the annihilation of the Jewish state, are, somehow, putting a better spin on their case.

Israel is a sovereign nation, founded under the United Nations charter in 1948. Since then, she has been chronically and acutely under attack. Since 1948, Israel has staved off those invaders dedicated to killing the Jews and each time, after each war, Israel has given back to those invaders the land acquired in Israel's defense.

Israel wants peace, the Arabs want Israel gone (in 2000 Yasser Arafat [по соглашению, которое Мадлен Клинтон уже практически выбил из Барака на переговорах в Кемп-Девиде - примеч. от abcdefgh], on the eve of ending a territorial dispute that would have given him 98 percent of the land he desired, withdrew and went to war). Yet most of the Western press, European and American, picture Israel as, somehow, the aggressor, and the Israelis as somehow inhuman, and delighting in blood.

There is no "cycle of violence." Israel wants peace behind the 1949 armistice borders, with some relatively minor variation. There is no indictable "disparity of force." Israeli civilians are being bombed. Hezbollah knows where the Israeli military bases are, but chooses to bomb civilians. Hezbollah puts its armaments exclusively in the midst of civilians. The Israeli aim is not to invade Lebanon (Israel left Lebanon) but to force Hezbollah to stop killing the Jews.

That the Western press consistently characterizes the Israeli actions as immoral is anti-Semitism. What state does not have the right to defend itself--it is the central tenet of statehood.

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David Mamet's book, "The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-hatred and the Jews," will be published in October.