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December 28, 2008

Something stinks at the WaPo 'again': Palestinian children used as fautography props for casualties

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives
Clearly, the media loves terrorists and their propaganda. And as expected, now comes the "fauxtography" so prominent in the Lebanon war. and as we've all learned by now, no media outlets love to use fake news more than the Reuters, the AP, and the WaPo.

Check out this image carefully. Do you see any blood, dirt, or injuries on the children?
gaza fake 1.jpg

A Washington Post photo essay posted the two pictures above (see at link below) of the Palestinian combatants along with a picture of Palestinian wounded in a Gaza. The picture was accompanied by this caption: Palestinian children and a man wounded in Israeli missile strikes are seen in the emergency area at Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. Israeli warplanes demolished dozens of Hamas security compounds across Gaza on Saturday in unprecedented waves of simultaneous air strikes. Gaza medics said at least 145 people were killed and more than 310 wounded in the single deadliest day in Gaza fighting in recent memory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (Khalil Hamra - AP)

As I*Consult notes, the children appear healthy. Would the photographer and caption writer, Khalil Hamra, fake a picture? The answer is a resounding "Yes." Readers will find live-blogging of Israel's operation at IsreallyCool.

Posted by Hyscience at December 28, 2008 7:08 PM

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