Monday, August 07, 2006

The Media Fakes It Again

It's hard to know what's real and what's been faked in the coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, as evidence continues to develop (no pun intended) that the "mainstream media" has faked multiple photographs.

Michelle Malkin (above), Power Line, and Rush Limbaugh are among the many sites offering in-depth coverage. It is worthwhile to spend some time visiting these sites and absorbing the details, as a sobering picture of the bias of the news media against Israel emerges. It is deeply disturbing that due to that bias, the media is attempting to influence events and world opinion through fakery.

Members of the media have recently attempted to defend their coverage against criticism from bloggers and talk radio hosts, but methinks they doth protest too much. Editors at Reuters and elsewhere have been all too willing to let certain pictures reach print, no questions asked.

The media obviously learned nothing from Rathergate, but at some point they're going to have to figure out that they can't keep faking the news in the Age of the Internet.

Update: James Taranto of Opinion Journal summarizes some of the fake photos and captions discovered to date.

More from Jack Kelly at Real Clear Politics.


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