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  1. #1 Did Reuters Crop a Photo to Remove a Peace Activist's Weapon? 
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    Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 9:05:59 am PDT

    A Turkish newpaper has released photos taken by the “peace activists” aboard the Mavi Marmara, showing them attempting to take injured Israeli soldiers hostage.

    Here’s one of the pictures; notice the knife held by a “peace activist” in the lower right corner:

    And here’s the same photo as released by Reuters earlier today:

    That’s a very interesting way to crop the photo. Most people would consider that knife an important part of the context. There was a huge controversy over whether the activists were armed. Cropping out a knife, in a picture showing a soldier who’s apparently been stabbed, seems like a very odd editorial decision.

    Unless someone was trying to hide it.

    And this would not be the first time that Reuters has been caught altering photos for propaganda purposes.

    (Hat tip: KT.)
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    Can you re-post the photo's? It didn't work the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Guy View Post
    Can you re-post the photo's? It didn't work the first time.
    You'll have to go to the link then to see them. Sorry.

    ETA - he seems a bit . . . chunky for a commando . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    You'll have to go to the link then to see them. Sorry.

    ETA - he seems a bit . . . chunky for a commando . . .
    And he's wearing Speedos. I would have thought he'd be going commando.
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    Looks like the peaceful protesters aren't so peaceful after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    And he's wearing Speedos. I would have thought he'd be going commando.

    Now that's funny I don't care who you are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    And he's wearing Speedos. I would have thought he'd be going commando.
    I figured it was a jockstrap . . . . but now that you mention it . . . . It does look like bikini briefs. Then again - those are very popular in Europe . . . . Just ask Hamps. I'm sure he wears them all the time. . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Guy View Post
    Looks like the peaceful protesters aren't so peaceful after all.
    Meh. It's just a knife. Not like it was an AK-47 or any type of firearm. I carry a knife with me all the time. No big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Meh. It's just a knife. Not like it was an AK-47 or any type of firearm. I carry a knife with me all the time. No big deal.
    and you generally stand - quite innocently - over stabbing victims with an unsheathed knife in your hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    and you generally stand - quite innocently - over stabbing victims with an unsheathed knife in your hand?
    Do you see blood on the knife? I don't.
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