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Reuters News Idiocity


Reuters, a news agency, is so sucked into propaganda they appear unable to vet their own disinformation for obvious signs of manipulation. 

Israel has been defending itself and attempting to influence Palestinian Law Makers by controlling resources.  To emphasize how downtrodden they are the Palestinians, with the help of Reuters, staged a photograph with their lawmakers being forced to hold Parliament under candle light.

One problem, the blinds clearly show it is daylight outside.  Opening them would let in plenty of light.  One of two possibilities are on display in the photograph.  Perhaps Palestinians are so stupid they don’t realize windows with blinds pulled back, will let in light, abolishing the need for candles.  OR, the event is staged.  Hmmm…

EDIT: There is a third possibility as pointed out by attendingtheworld, that this event represents something entirely different.  Perhaps a candle light vigil.  In that case, the reporters were lied to by the Palestinians about the event…..which seems unlikely.

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Staged Power cut photo
Palestinian lawmakers attend a parliament session in candlelight during a power cut in Gaza January 22, 2008. Israel agreed to allow some fuel, medicine and food into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Tuesday, at least temporarily easing a blockade that has plunged much of the territory into darkness and sparked international protests. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)
  1. January 27, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    This was already posted by someone else…

    And I’d like to point out again, since you seem more knowledgeable than journalists, that the photo you NaZionists are using, is not what you try to make of it. You notice the photos these peple are holding? The Candles are for a Vigil for the dead: killed by Israeli Nazis.

    So it has nothing to do with “power cut.” And it’s funny that no one has mentioned the photos of the dead!

    The “idiocity” as you call it, seems to be in your attempt to twist the truth!

    ATW

  2. January 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Nice try but it is you who are a little off base. Reuters news service is the one who posted the picture with the caption. It is Reuters who claimed the picture was due to a power outage, not me. Come out of the dark friend.

    Lets say you are right, the vigil is for the fallen. If so, then Reuters is still stupid since they missed the point and posted the picture with the caption about a power outage. It is not I who tried to make the photo something it is not. It is Reuters. Your beef is with them, not me. Next time read to comprehend otherwise you look silly.

    On a side note, there are some excellent third party add ons for browser based spell checking. Let me know if you need a referral.

  3. January 28, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Nice try!

    But the title is YOURS and not Reuters! eh?

    And the source you is Todd Huston and he refers to the Jerusalem Post! A pro-Israeli reporter and newspaper? What a laugh!!!

    And we all know who this idiot is (Todd Huston), don’t we?

    As usual, you’re attempt to still wanting to twist the truth, survived but a very short while.

    ATW

  4. January 28, 2008 at 8:17 am

    It is obvious you can not read English to comprehend therefore, I doubt you really understand what I am saying.

    Reuters has blown it. If YOU are right they are still wrong and therefore are idiots. If they were TOLD it was a candlelight vigil for the fallen yet posted the pictures as a power outage then they blew the story and should be held accountable.

    Again, think hard now and read slow. The TRUTH is Reuters posted a picture of individuals in a room with candles. Reuters claims they are doing this because of a power outage yet, it is obvious, the sun is shining and if they pulled the blinds they would have plenty of light. No truth was twisted by me. If what you say is true it was twisted by Reuters. I did not twist the truth. I posted what Reuters claimed the picture was about.

    Reuters either got the story wrong, intentionally misrepresented the event or are completely incompetent. Either way, its on them.

    Ask yourself one easy questions.

    What did Reuters say the event was about? Answer: Power outage. Last time I checked my name is not Reuters.

  5. January 28, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Click “Story” on your blog just above the photo. The portion below will launch…

    Regardless, at least you acknowledge in your “Edit” that it is a possibility. That’s all I’m saying. It maybe Reuters photo, but who is doing the reporting?

    You may choose to “attack me” and be insulting and not very credible, or debate in a civil manner. Your choice.

    Reuters Fauxtography Alert: Spreading Hamas Propaganda With Fake Power Outage Photos
    Photo of Warner Todd Huston.
    By Warner Todd Huston | January 26, 2008 – 13:53 ET <<<<<<<<<

    Photos Posted Below the Fold

    The Jerusalem Post caught another fauxtography scam out of the mideast this week. It appears that Hamas legislators have staged fake power outages to illustrate how oppressed they are for the benefit of journalists. The Journalists were treated to a photo op of the Hamas legislators sitting in their halls of power surrounded by burning candles in rooms with curtains drawn. The scene was set to show how they have had their power cut by the eeeevil Jews. Only problem is, midday sunlight can clearly be seen against the curtains. So, the candles were unnecessary. All they had to do was open the curtains and they would be able to see just fine. Obviously Reuters (and others) allowed Hamas to manipulate the facts. But that didn’t seem to bother any of these so-called journalists who were quite happy to go along.

  6. January 29, 2008 at 8:04 am

    You sir are the one who attacked first by stating, “The “idiocity” as you call it, seems to be in your attempt to twist the truth!” The fact is I was not twisting the truth. AGAIN, Reuters captioned the photo. The Jerusalem Post caught the captioned photo out of the AP wire. Sure, the Post is reporting the story but they are reporting the misstatement of REUTERS.

    YOU SHOULD BE PISSED AT REUTERS WHO SET THE STAGE FOR THIS! Yet for some reason, they escape scrutiny and you go after the Post. The Jerusalem post did not print the caption to the photo. They are simply reporting what Reuters says the photo is about.

    As far as insulting you. When you set the stage by questioning my credibility your going to get it with both barrels. This is a blog. It is based on opinions. If you don’t agree with something I say you are free to challenge it. The problem with this little “debate” is that you were holding me responsible for something Reuters did. I am simply relaying the information with a skeptical twist about Reuters motives.

  7. January 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    You just seem adamant about having the last word and/or being correct. Good for you. Enjoy your opinions.

    🙂

    ATW

  8. January 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Thats because I am correct. I am trying to show you that it is not me who got the picture wrong. It is Reuters. The Jerusalem post did not get it wrong. It is Reuters. You choose to throw me and the Jerusalem post under the bus for something Reuters did. My outrage is with Reuters who either allowed themselves to be manipulated or missed the story completely. Either way Reuters screwed up which is the point I am trying to make.

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