Jul 31 2006
Graphic Warning – Pictures of Carnage
When are we as a nation going to take the media to task for publishing staged propaganda as if it was news. Check out this AP photo at Yahoo of a picture of a young girl laying ‘in the rubble’ of a mosque. Clearly there is no dirt or dust on the photo which was just as clearly laid on the debri to make a propaganda image. Or how about this amazingly well parked tricycle in an AFP Photo which apparently was barely disturbed by the blast in the wall behind it. I don’t know about you, but these are the cleanest rescue workers I have ever seen. Even when wearing dark clothes, as in this AFP Photo, these folks never get any dust or dirt on them (check out the body verses the men carrying the stretcher in this AP Photo). Anyone think this Reuters Photo reallsy shows a mannequin that was able to land in the street upright with the dress it wore barely disheveled? Staged photos should be flagged and the offending media organization taken to task.