Beirut Redux?

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August 7, 2006

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Update: Reuters pulling all photos by Adnan Hajj. Over 900 of them.

That all depends on how you look at it, I suppose. Or how one dates a photograph. (click thumbnails to enlarge)

Hat tip to a reader for these.

A Lebanese man carries belongings he found in the wreckage of his home after it was targeted by the Israeli air strikes, in southern Beirut July 23,2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)

Note the tilting building in the background. This appears to have been a favorite location for Adnan Hajj, as you can also see here. The real issue is that the area was apparently bombed five days before. See link and image below.

Buildings damaged by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut, July 18, 2006. (Adnan Hajj/Reuters)

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Comments:
  1. RJ says:

    Maybe they did not go back to the area for a couple days to see the damamge. I realize this guy probably is faking these photos, but I do see a little reaching going on. Like the photo of a firefighter and the one you compared it to. That is all in your head. Those men a clearly not the same. It is important to question things during war, but lets not go overboard or you are in danger of getting your facts wrong and playing the same game they are.

  2. SinCerely says:

    Dan, keep up the good work. Thanks for not going overboard…….

  3. Mustafa-no-Brain says:

    Does anyone have a snap of this clown Adnan? The only thing google pukes up on this joker is some nonsense at a school in Lebanon. If the caption is read right, the man Adnan is in the orange suit.
    http://tinyurl.com/rax6z
    If you take a close look at the picture of the poor vagrant gathering his clothes in the bombed from last year scene, it sure as hell looks like Adnan. Nothing like setting your camera up on a tripod with a timer.
    close: http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4335/uzzhoalpc8.jpg
    closer: http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/4649/uzzhoal2sy6.jpg

  4. Old War Dogs says:

    Reutergate 5 — And the beatdown goes on

    Continued from Reutergate 4Breaking: Reuters pulls all 920 of Adnan Hajj’s photosAllahpundit As an, ahem, “precautionary” measure, while they investigate. ‘Twas Rusty killed the beast:Reuters ended its relationship with Hajj on Sunday after it found th…

  5. Old War Dogs says:

    Reutergate 5 — And the beatdown goes on

    Continued from Reutergate 4Breaking: Reuters pulls all 920 of Adnan Hajj’s photosAllahpundit As an, ahem, “precautionary” measure, while they investigate. ‘Twas Rusty killed the beast:Reuters ended its relationship with Hajj on Sunday after it found th…

  6. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again.
    If the pictures can’t be trusted, neither can the number of casualities.

  7. Photoshop 1, Reuters Editors 0

    The story is all over the net.  Im not even among the first to break the news.  But just in case you spent last weekend in a bunker somewhere, it appears Reuters has egg on its face for publishing doctored photographs of the conflict be…

  8. Phoenix says:

    The link rwilymz has: hahahaha… Ouch!
    Reuters claims they don’t have much to do with this guy. Someone puts in [citation needed]. ha ha ha….

  9. Big Sam says:

    Remember, many news organizations have admitted that they report all casualties on the Lebanese/Hezbo side as “civilian casualties.” The Hezbos are hiding among civilians and wearing civilian clothes. It is hard to sort them out.
    Col. Hunt (retired) on FSN had an additional comment today. He noted that Israel has bent over backwards to avoid civilian population centers (sending in commandos to scout or deal with the more populated areas to avoid bombing civilians). He notes that among those civilians (other than Hezbos) are often Hezbo leadership families (for strongholds leadership homes are being bombed, and the families are staying with their husbands/leaders/fighters.
    If you are willing to have your teenage daughter strap a bomb to herself, why not let her get bombed with you as well….

  10. ReutersGate/3

    Mentre i mainstream media italiani ignorano completamente “la notizia dell’estate”, il ReutersGate sbarca sui giornali di tutto il mondo. E la valanga non sembra destinata a fermarsi. The Jawa Report ha scoperto una seconda foto taroccata (sempre del…