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August 7, 2006
If we can’t trust the pictures, can we trust the numbers?
Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah.
That pretty much sums it up. Hizbollah’s credibility is now non existant. See Michelle Malkin for links, updates, etc.
That’s only a part of the problem. Even the numbers of dead and wounded need to be scrutinized. Arab media this morning declared yet another ‘atrocity’ that claimed 40 dead.
As is turns out, there was only one casuality. Apparently, Lebanese authorities and Al Jazeera were late in coordinating statements.