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Reuters Quietly Fired Top Editor During Photoshop Scandal
Little Green Footballs ^ | January 18, 2007 | lgf

Posted on 01/18/2007 7:56:49 PM PST by george76

new information about the Reuters Photoshop scandal:

Reuters fired a top photo editor for the Middle East during an internal investigation of two doctored photos from the Israel-Lebanon war that were published last summer.

The editor was the second casualty of the photo manipulation controversy surrounding Reuters freelancer Adnan Hajj. Two of Hajj’s photographs showed obvious signs of digital alterations. Facing a storm of criticism last August, Reuters terminated its relationship with Hajj and pulled more than 900 of his photos from its archive. A Reuters spokesperson said Thursday that the company would not release the name of the editor who was dismissed.

In all of Reuters’ statements and reports on the incident, they’ve never mentioned that a “top photo editor” was also fired.

Why were they secretive about this, and why won’t they release the editor’s name?

(Excerpt) Read more at littlegreenfootballs.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: adnan; adnanhajj; alreuters; antisemite; fakephotos; fauxtography; hajj; hussein; israel; jamil; jamilhussein; lebanonwar; mediawar; photoshop; reuters; reutersphotoshop; terroristmedia; waronerror; zogbyism
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To: neverdem; Howlin; weegee
Hmmmn.

Notice that the Israeli is portrayed as "reacting" to the murders, that he is saddened by what he is photogrpahing.

but the Palestinian photogrpaher is described as if he were on a crusade, on a "job" and is "driven" to report what he wants the world to see.

Interesting difference. But there's NO bias involved when Reuters USES Palestinian terrorists to GET and REPORT and DECIDE what news THEY will send to Reuters!

And, through Reuters, the rest of the world.
21 posted on 01/19/2007 8:16:49 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Here's a 5 minute clip of the 72 minute movie (from 2005) is on this film festival website:

http://fest06.sffs.org/films/film_details.php?id=83

(San Francisco International Film Festival)

http://www.context.tv/en/productions/media/calling_01.mov

Someone ping LGF to this information, it may help him in researching Reuters.


22 posted on 01/19/2007 8:47:37 AM PST by weegee (The Left is worried that '24' will have the same effect as LBJ's 'Daisy' mushroom ad.)
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To: george76
The new Reuters "guidelines" are very telling:

Where possible, ask your regional or global picture desks to perform any required further Photo-shopping on their calibrated hi-resolution screens...

(snip)

...All photographers should understand the limitations of their laptop screens and their working environments.


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Translation: We got snagged because of screen resolution. All pixel-manipulation should be performed on high tech gear to reduce the risk of being caught.
23 posted on 01/19/2007 8:53:40 AM PST by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: philetus

"If someone is dismissed but nobody knows who was dismissed, is anyone dismissed?"

Depends


24 posted on 01/19/2007 8:59:20 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Fresh Wind

Apparently Reuters freelancer Adnan Hajj produced hundreds of photos...

We are still waiting for them.


25 posted on 01/19/2007 9:29:26 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: weegee

Her husband ''just happens'' to own a big chunk of land which used to belong to the Federal Government (us taxpayers): Hunters Point Naval Shipyards.

Her protégé, Gavin Newsom, current Mayor of San Francisco, is trying to strike up a deal where the San Francisco 49ers will get that land and stay in the city, rather than moving to Santa Clara and building a new stadium down there.

But there seems to be some problem with the Naval shipyard being a Superfund cleanup site.

Stand by for developments as the blinkless wonder simultaneously cleans up corruption in Congress, and finds a way around this ''Inconvenient Truth.''


26 posted on 01/19/2007 9:31:55 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Bush's fault.

Next that pyscho Rat congressman will be blaming Rove, LGF and Free Republic for the doctored photos.


27 posted on 01/19/2007 9:34:01 AM PST by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: TaxRelief
They are going to work harder to fool us in the future :

Translation: We got snagged because of screen resolution.

All pixel-manipulation should be performed on high tech gear to reduce the risk of being caught.

28 posted on 01/19/2007 9:34:09 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: philetus; george76

"If someone is dismissed but nobody knows who was dismissed, is anyone dismissed?"

Exactly, whenever any organization says that they have punished or dismissed a wrong doer and refuses to identify them, nothing happened. It is just more BS.


29 posted on 01/19/2007 9:35:48 AM PST by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: george76
why won’t they release the editor’s name?

LOL... It's Reuters, so it's all too possible that they "fired" the unnamed editor to quell critics, then in recognition of the ex-editor's valiant effort to push forward Reuters "progressive" ideals, hired that same person as a Senior Vice President of Reuters.

/S

30 posted on 01/19/2007 10:25:49 AM PST by RJL
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To: Fresh Wind
I suspect the problem wasn't that the photos were doctored, it was that they were so badly doctored.

Getting caught = poor job performance.

31 posted on 01/19/2007 12:44:55 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: driftdiver

"If someone is dismissed but nobody knows who was dismissed, is anyone dismissed?"

Depends"

What do adult diapers have to do with this?


32 posted on 01/19/2007 6:05:56 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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