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And now it's 'Reutersgate'; News agency sacks photographer
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Date: Aug 9, 2006
Start Page: A.7
Section: News
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In doing so, he compromised Reuters - already derided by the right as "al-Reuters" for its reluctance to use the word "terrorist" - and, by extension, all photojournalists risking their lives in war zones. At the same time, he has given more ammunition to the right- wing flogosphere to complain of media bias, and to shift the story away from the carnage in Lebanon to debates over Photoshopped images and staged pictures.

Since [Adnan Hajj]'s work was discredited, the right-wing blogosphere has shifted into high gear, seeking out other potential instances of photo manipulation. Many are examining images from Qana, the site of an Israeli bombing last week where at least 28 civilians were killed. Others are digging into events in Gaza, claiming images from that Israeli-Palestinian conflict have been staged or edited for the cameras. Right-wing bloggers have dubbed that "Pallywood."

ADNAN HAJJ PHOTO This photo showing an Israeli F-16 warplane firing missiles during an air strike on Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon on Aug. 2 was doctored to show three flares being dropped by the plane, instead of just one. Reuters News Agency has withdrawn the image. ADNAN HAJJ PHOTO This photo showing an Israeli F-16 warplane firing missiles during an air strike on Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon on Aug. 2 was doctored to show three flares being dropped by the plane, instead of just one. Reuters News Agency has withdrawn the image.

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