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Published on June 12th, 2010 | by Ido Kenan


Flotillta Photos: Israeli Media is Full of Crop

Little Green Footballs found that Reuters has cropped two photos taken aboard the Mavi Marmara, removing blood and knives held by “peace activists.” Reuters admitted its wrongdoing and distributed the uncropped photos the same day.

Israeli media were all over this, as Reuters had already been caught red handed doctoring photos of Israel bombing in Beirut.

One would expect the Israeli media, being mostly pro-Israel in the flotilla story, would use the uncropped photos. Well, one would be surprised. Maariv daily newspaper used a cropped version for its cover the following day (June 7). A day later ynet news site used one, too. For days passed, and Haaretz news site fell for the cropped reality.

(Hat tip: Ice, Photoshop Police, Aharon Feuerstein, okok4, Eran Belinsky)

This post in Hebrew

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Ido Kenan is founder of Room 404, a longtime Digital Culture journalist and a raiser of two cats

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