Friday, August 11, 2006

Fauxtography again??

With the recent spate of fauxtography killing the public confidence in many news sources, one would think that the partisans in the current conflict would know better. But, apparently not.

This image has the caption:
Journalists take cover from Israeli soldiers' gunfire during an invasion of the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 10, 2006. (MaanImages/ Fadi Arouri)
It is from the Electronic Intifada website, accompanying an article How I found myself standing with the Islamic fascists
Aside from the ridiculousness of the arguments in the article (and its obvious one-sidedness), I notice in the picture that the four persons in the front "appear" to be "taking cover." Mr. White/Beige/Light Blue shirt appears to be lounging. And, the three cameramen in the back, away from any kind of protection do not appear to be concerned at all. In fact the middle of the three (in the green shirt) "appears" to be smiling.

What's up with that?


Blogger neil said...

You're joking, right? You don't actually think you can tell he's smiling, do you?

4:00 PM  
Blogger puggsthegrey said...

Wether he is or not, the shadows in his facial lines seem to point that way. Regardless, why is no one else seeking cover? The pali's love to create the impression, that Israeli's just fire randomly into crowds...

well, since no one else feels at risk in this shot, it would seem the caption isn't entirely accurate. The posture of those standing doesn't indicate any defensive stance. They aren't even looking in the direction the shots are supposedly coming from.

I've used automatic weapons, if there were rounds in the air headed that way, I'd sure as Hell duck, wouldn't you Neil? They aren't that far away, and standing out in the open, less than ten yards from the "danger".

He's right, this looks staged.

Unless you think bystanders there believe themselves bullet proof.

11:27 PM  

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