by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
One of the things that's getting to be really annoying is the quantity of news LIES from Gaza. In a classic example of the serial liar who can't seem to help but lie even when the truth could serve his cause, the news media continues to publish obvious falsified stories and photos out of Gaza (obviously falsified if you pay attention, which the media assumes people don't take the time to do.)
Today's example is a photo by Kevin Frayer of the AP. Come, look at the destruction of the Hamas parliament chamber...
Clearly, some serious bombing has gone on. First to mention is the pose, yes pose - as in prepared position, of the person in the photo. Kind of prayer like and contemplative - great photography work if you're doing a wedding or religious occasion. You can just hear the photographer saying "stand there, no a little to the left, now put your hands together, no more prayer like, and look up. No, not at me, at the sky." If it was just the person it wouldn't be tooooooo bad, but...
Take a careful look at these photos. Amazingly, they all just happen to be facing us. Miraculously, while all surfaces are covered in a thick layer of concrete dust from the blast damage, these photos are all clean. The one in the top right even perfectly clean! Now, if one looks closely, one will see that each portrait is not covered with the dust pattern upon which they sit (in particular see the portrait on the white strip, and the clean one on the top right). Two of them are even standing up when everything else in the building is knocked flat!
Meaning, these portraits were removed from the rubble, cleaned off, and place there. The frame of the one in the top right must have been too dirty, so it was removed from the frame and placed on the table.
And thus we have an award winning faux news photo from Gaza. Man (in perfect suit) standing praying in cathedral like chamber next to photos of his (fallen?) comrades.
When truth is lies and lies are truth.
Monday, February 02, 2009
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