Reuters Photoshopping Photographer Fired

Via HonestReporting and Gawker: Reuters fired Adnan Hajj after publishing a heavily photoshopped image of his that made bombing damage in Lebanon look much worse than it actually was (by "cloning" the smoke). The question is - how many misleading photographs has Hajj taken over the years that have impacted people's thinking about the situation in the Middle East? And did Reuters know about this and only stepped in when it became painfully obvious that Hajj was doctoring his photos? I try not to be too paranoid, but Reuters has been guilty of misleading Mideast coverage before...


p.s. Gawker, of course, is more upset by the crappiness of the Photoshopping. I mean, c'mon - this is supposed to be a serious news organization! Reuters should be able to hire the best in the business when it comes to producing fradulent imagery.

p.p.s. The Jawa Report has a hysterical take on this whole thing. I knew the Israelis were using X-Wing fighters!

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