August 6th, 2006

Dragon b/w

Journalism heading for a fall...

These photos at Little Green Footballs show signs of doctoring in order to "enhance" their dramatic effect.

According to this article on,
Reuters said that "photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvience."

Ace of Spaces notes that photojournalists seem to be having an incredible lucky streak.
Apparently American media organizations aren't particularly interested in how foreign stringers keep getting these poignant constrasts of the innocence of childhood and the grimness of war over and over again.
I guess they're just lucky or something.

The American media is setting itself up for a massive scandal. One day, it will in fact come out that they are guilty of willful blindness and a deliberate avoidance of asking their stringers tough questions to maintain their own plausible deniability.

And they'll have to answer some hard questions, such as, "If you're so vigilant against being 'used' by the American government for its 'propaganda,' why are you so blithely nonchalant about being worse-used by America's enemies?"

(Hat tip: Betsy's Page.)