Step-by-Step: Making Aliyah to Israel

Documenting the very personal process of making Aliyah (immigration to Israel) by one very atypical Israeli-American girl. Aliyah on 17, August, 2005. Roadmap: What do you mean there's no roadmap?! Hang on, we're in for a bumpy ride! Ole!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Oh the trash they print..

Photo exposes continue apace. Just about everytime you check back on blogs such as Little Green Footballs, The Riehl World, EU Referendum, and Hotair you see yet more faked or staged photos that have been splashed across a news source near you. This one I think is hysterical, from over at Hotair. As you can see, it was the cover of U.S. News
and it was taken by our friend Adnan Hajj. It purports to show the results of an Israeli airstrike that caused mayhem and damage. Our friend Hajj was fond of fire and smoke as you recall. But a close-up of what is burning reveals...Ta da!! It is a garbage dump! They are burning tires! In another photo shot (available over at Hotair) you see the brave Hezbollah fighter shooting at...no, not Israeli troops but --those flaming tires! Staged? Nahhhhhhh.

And our friend Hussein Malla of AP also just happened to stroll down this road and catch this same Hezbollah militant sniping away at that dangerous burning rubbish heap as his photo on The Guardian site in the U.K. shows. Just astounding how these photographers just happen to happen upon the same people over and over again, like the old woman and her many houses many weeks apart.

Honestly, the number of suspect and clearly faked and staged photos being documented on blogs and in the news is now just too numerous to even think about showing or talking about them all. I'm reduced to writing up just my favourites.

****Update: From Michelle Malkin's blog:

When I saw the US News photo I knew I'd seen it somewhere else as well. This exact same scene is shown on page 45 of the July 31st issue of Time Magazine. The caption reads: "The wreckage of a downed Israeli jet that was targeting Hizballa trucks billows smoke behind a Hizballah gunman in Kfar Chima, near Beirut. Jet fuel set the surrounding area ablaze." The photo credit is to Bruno Stevens - Cosmos. Upon closer inspection the blaze indeed appears to be a tire fire.
Notice too yet another photogrpaher....

****Note: I screamed about the Guardian not retracting the 40 killed and revising it to 1 in the article linked above with photo by Malla. I was wrong. I was wrong. Apologies to the Guardian --they were talking about a different air strike.****

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