Thanks to his efforts (and the others, whose links you can follow there, including a forum of photographers who have lots of experience to offer), Reuters has been forced to withdraw its photofib, while of course blaming the photographer. “Wasn’t us.”
Fortunately, Ynet captured the “apology” from al-Reuters:
A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.
The photograph showed two very heavy plumes of black smoke billowing from buildings in Beirut after an Air Force attack on the Lebanese capital. Reuters has since withdrawn the photograph from its website, along [with] a message admitting that the image was distorted, and an apology to editors.
In the message, 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[sic].”
Yes, they really called it an “inconvenience” - or at least they meant to say that. Now there’s an MSM euphemism for you. “Getting caught” equals “inconvenience.” And fabricated stories are “fake but accurate.” And, above all, the ends justify the means. And just for your information, Word’s spell-check , when presented with inconvience offers you instead incontinence and unconvinced.
As is well known to Gates of Vienna readers, I loathe The New York Times and all its pimp-papers who copy their lies, treasonous revelations, and sanctimonious blathering. Not to mention having the worst “economist” on board. They actually pay him for his prognostications, most of which are wrong and wrong-headed. The old grey doxy puts the old Pravda to shame… maybe that’s where they learned their tricks?
I also loathe al-Reuters and its attempts to twist, manipulate and otherwise turn the “news” to their own devices. For your convenience, here is a clickable link to al-Reuters. If the spirit moves you, by all means send them a nastygram. Consider it your good deed for this fine summer Sunday.
Meanwhile, Ynet reminds us of the earlier “suspended” Reuters employee who was sending Charles Johnson several death threats from an IP address that belonged to - tah dah - Reuters. Well, I’ll be doggoned. One of Reuters’ employees thinks Mr. Johnson is a “Zionist pig”? Nah…just a misunderstanding.
Gosh, with all these Reuters employees hanging suspended in mid-air like that, it must be quite a place to work. Castles in the air? Is that the Reuters mission statement?
Ah, J-school. Where you learn to dissemble for a living.