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Monday, October 30 2006

Photo-Ops Are Childs Play

AP and Reuters photographers attended the same Hamas rally in Hebron and captured nearly identical images of the same masked boy holding a toy gun. The difference lies in what one caption says and the other omits:


The Reuters caption:

A masked Palestinian boy holds a toy gun during a rally in support of the Palestinian Hamas government in the West bank city of Hebron, October 27, 2006. (Stringer/Reuters)

The AP caption:

A boy wears a face mask made from an Islamic flag and holds an toy rifle with live rounds attached to it, as he poses for the photographers, during a rally of thousands of Hamas supporters in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Friday Oct. 27, 2006.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)




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