Sunday, August 06, 2006

Photoshopping for war

The photographer Adnan Hajj, that was also involved in the Qana photo controversy is apparently at it again, this time with the following photo:

[Photoshopped image of Beirut]
Click here to see the original context of the image (original link removed from the net)

It is obvious that there is something amiss in this photo, the repeating patterns in the smoke and upon closer examination buildings are being duplicated as well. This doesn't bode well for the photograph and it will be interesting to see how Reuters who is responsible for publishing the photo will react to this...

For more information about the photo and how it was doctored see:

Reuters have three options now as I see it:
  1. Apologize for being duped and getting rid of Adnan Hajj
  2. Show conclusively that we are all mistaken and that the photo is genuine (and pigs can fly)
  3. Act as if nothing have happened and lose credibility as the story spreads even wider

Also don't miss the Qana Director's Cut


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