Reuters Accused of Anti-Israel Propaganda


Photos by Reuters

Is Reuters showing its anti-Israel bias? Or is the mini furor over some cropped photos the result of over-reaction and paranoia? As you can see above, the photo on the left shows an Israeli soldier surrounded by Turkish pro-Palestinian activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship. In the image on the right you can see the knife in the activist’s hand — a much more ominous scene. The photographer was later identified as Turkish journalist Adem Ozkose.

The blog Little Green Footballs exposed the omitted knife, and Reuters quickly addressed the issue, saying the image was cropped at the edges, as is the usual practice, and the knife was “inadvertently” removed. LGF says it’s not the first time “Reuters has been caught altering photos for propaganda purposes,” citing a 2006 photo of doctored smoke in a photo from Beirut. Meanwhile, Yahoo published the photo unaltered.

It’s no wonder there will never be peace in the Middle East.

Article from Little Green Footballs

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