The big dogs of the blogosphere are all over Adnan Hajj, the Reuters photographer who has the amazing good fortune to be on the scene, camera at the ready, at the latest Israeli atrocity in Lebanon. He was in the forefront in Qana last week, and now he has a truly dramatic photo showing the results of Israel’s bombing of Lebanon.
“Dramatic” in this context apparently means “the best I can fake up under deadline pressure.”
I’ve played with Photoshop, as many others have, but I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert. Fortunately, there are plenty who are. Worthies such as Charles Johnson, Allahpundit, Jeff Harrell, and Rusty Shackleford have the kind of expertise I can only dream about — and they are bringing it to the table with devastating conclusions.
I’ve been an adherent to the belief that Reuters is heavily biased against the West for some time, but this is so flagrant, so egregious, so heinous that it should be their “Texas Air National Guard” moment — heads MUST roll, or the entire organization’s credibility is forever gone.
But, sadly, that’s simply not the way things work in the modern media. “Accountability” is something they demand from others, not themselves.