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Thursday, July 1 2010

Wire Services: Cream of 'The Crop'

Elder of Ziyon had a helluva spot comparing Reuters and Getty photos (and captions) taken at the funeral of Bassam Badwan. I'm adding AP to the mix because they're no better than Reuters. 

Exhibit A: Associated Press:

Badwan_AP

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Bassam Badwan, a militant from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), out of his family house during his funeral in Gaza City, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Badwan was killed Monday in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

Exhibit B: Reuters:

Badwan_reuters

Palestinians carry the body of militant Bassam Badwan during his funeral in Gaza City June 29, 2010. An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip on Monday killed at least one Palestinian militant, Badwan, and wounded two other people, medical workers said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said a military aircraft had "targeted a Palestinian who fired a rocket-propelled grenade at soldiers" that struck inside Israel. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Exhibit C: AFP/Getty Images, which didn't crop out the more interesting context.

Badwan_getty

Press photographers crowd around Palestinian mourners carrying the body of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) militant Bassam Badwun duirng his funeral in Gaza City on June 29, 2010 after being shot dead by Israeli forces. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Not only do there appear to be more photographers than mourners, EoZ adds that some of the outstretched arms seem to be coming from the journalists!

 

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And another example of Reuters chicanery:

http://r-mew.blogspot.com/2010/06/fauxtography-or-shucks-we-forgot.html

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