Many of of are learning that Rueters has suspended Adnan Hajj for doctoring Beirut Photos. The question is why isn't he being fired. This is not a question of incompetance or a regretable mistake this is fraud. Does Rueters even care about its own version of Jayson Blair.
A larger question should be why is Rueters even relying on Adnan Hajj and other locals at all. This is a direct result of the Hezbollah spate of kidnappings of Westerners. Even in the PA translators must be approved by the government. Are we getting honest news or State sponsored media approved by Hezbollah.
If one wants to see more malfeasence one can go to EUreferendum.blogspot.com.
This same Adnan Hajj has a lengthy history of doctoring photos and placing misleading captions. A perfect example is the labeling of heat flares rockets. Hajj also takes the same flare and paces it in the picture three times.
We also have the further adventures of Green Helmet. Is Green Helmet magically in all of these places where the press congregates. What are the mathematical odds that the same rescue worker is going to spend time at two convenient massacres. Are these photographers following Green Helmet around. Who is Green Helmet and is he a Hezbollah official?
What we are now getting is the adoption of the classic Commie tactic of media manipulation made famous in Vietnam. The difference is people have a blogosphere and the Adnan Hajjs will not get away with the tactics of the far left in Vietnam.
Is Reuters employing a local Hezbollah sympathizer? Is it time to demand more from our wire services? Maybe the answer is that the era of MSM is over there share is dwindling because people can not trust them.