Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Christopher Walken Census Sketch | Main | Now This Is Getting Redonculous
August 05, 2006

Big Update: The Original of that Doctored Photo?

Check it out. The photo of Beirut, without the huge plumes smoke, taken on July 26.

Look familiar? Probably not completely familiar, as parts have been cropped out and shading/light adjusted.

But go to LGF (at the last update) to see the shots superimposed on each other. It sure looks similar to the doctored-smoke picture.

I've been cautioned against posting this, as it doesn't quite look right to some eyes.

I would say: Look at the blurry, barely-visible rooftops on the horizon, right as the city meets the sky. They seem to be an exact match.

They're higher than on the other photo, but then, it appears that buidlings in between the foreground buildings and the skyline have been cloned as well.

It's possible this photo was not simply duped with added smoke, but it appears to me to be the same shot, from the same angle, of the exact same section of the city-- with some photoshopping of the buildings on the ground to disguise the fact it's a duped shot.

It's possible that they are in fact two different pictures. They may have just been taken from the same hotel room.

That's possible.

But with all the obvious p-shopping going on, this looks pretty suspicious.

Where Did The Smoke Come From? Now, that thing I was saying about looking through pics for similar smoke plumes in similar pictures?

I didn't find any, but maybe the hunt should go on. These smoke plumes might have come from some other photo.

Find that photo, and someone's getting fired.

And then there's going to have to be a serious internal investigation by Reuters.

And then the MSM is going to have re-examine its foreign stringer "journalist" corps.

Allah Doesn't Buy It: He thinks, as I suggested, that all the photographers just hang out on the same balcony of the same high rise hotel, thus yielding similar shots from similar angles.

Plus, he notes LGF's "original photo" is by AP. For someone at Reuters to have easy access p-shopping, he'd need the original, right?

Undetermined, as of now. It seems more likely that this is just a similar photo from the same vantage point.

The other photo was p-shopped, obviously. But not necessarily p-shopped off this AP photo.

digg this
posted by Ace at 10:53 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
10 Bares: ""my words disappeared Posted by: rhennigantx" ..."

Notsothoreau: "I paid off the Capital One cards with the high int ..."

Skip : "Knew it was going to be snuck in early yet didn't ..."

Skip : "Tolle Lege ..."

Tonypete: "my words disappeared Posted by: rhennigantx ..."

Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - [b]again[/b]! ~ [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "[i]automated digital censorship tools will never b ..."

Military Moron: "It's a beautiful, warm day here, after a sudden co ..."

pawn: "Time wasting eye-candy for nerds: https://tinyu ..."

fd: "I've put $20k on a credit card and paid it off in ..."

rhennigantx: "my words disappeared ..."

JackStraw: ">>What would they do if they didn't have a credit ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice: "Speaking of cars, I'm seeing tons of Youtube short ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64