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

It's Like Two Women For The Price Of One | Main | The Passion Of The Toys, Part II: The Pooh Strikes Back
August 08, 2006

That's Hezbollywood!: Actor Switches Roles From Concerned Rescuer To Angelic Victim!

MAJOR RETRACTION/CORRECTION: The man was identified as merely having fallen and being "hurt" in a caption running with this photo in DigitalJournalist magazine.

It appears the entirety of the story must be retracted. The assumption that the fallen man was playing a corpse is simply incorrect.

I apologize to Tyler Hicks and all readers for jumping the gun too early on this.

Original/edited post follows beyond the jump.

New Edit/Update: Rewritten to remove previous reservations. Upon checking the LARGER pics, it seems conclusive.

This is big. This is another monster body-blow to the MSM, particularly the NYT.

Definitely, definitely read Gateway Pundit's post. As someone just wrote, "The wheels are coming off the wagon now."

Read it and weep.


The same man -- same face, same build, same naked upper body, same hat, same shorts -- who begins the day as a rescuer picking through the rubble ends it as another victim among the wreckage.

Did he collapse from heat exhaustion? Or did the director here simply decided the production was long on rescuers and short on corpses?

And if he just collapsed from heat exhaustion-- how the hell did he end up so hopelessly tangled up in wires and rubble?

Not depicted: Four yards to the left, a three-legged kitten meweled, "We need an immediate ceasfire based on the principles announced yesterday by the Arab League."

Bonus: It's the New York Times, baby.

If Rummy tried to run a war on the cheap, as the media loves to quote itself sayin, is the media any less guilty of trying cover a war on the cheap? Using dubiously-credentialed, likely-biased local stringers to do most of its reporting and picture-taking, and then sending their stories and pictures out to the world as if they'd all been collected by Columbia School of Journalism graduates?

A lot of these guys seem to be hustlers. And the NYT, Reuters, et al. allowed themselves to be hustled. And then in turn hustled millions and millions of readers.

Thanks to Greerwynn.

And thanks... To commenters and yls who called bullshit on my earlier reservations, and who also pointed out I could click on the photos to see them enlarged, rather than staring at tiny slides.


Also thanks to Allah who tipped me this was more conclusive than I at first thought when I linked Gateway Pundit, with the simple word: Unbefuckinglievable.

When someone says "unbefuckinglievable," you take a closer look.

FoxNews Update: Apparently now they're showing more of my interview. Unfortunately. I have a feeling that if Gateway Pundit's catch breaks the way it looks like it will, you'll see a lot more of it (alas), because they have someone criticizing the MSM's reliance on foreign stringers already in the can.

Bigger Update: Apparently the photographer here is "Tyler Hicks."

Which is not the name of a local Lebanese stringer. (Though he may well be a stringer. Remember the American stringer killed in Iraq?)

I confess error in my assumption.

But while w3 scores a hit on me, he scores a worse hit on the New York Times.

If even American and British stringers hired by the Times are involved in conniving propaganda on behalf of Hezbollah-- that makes it even worse. Not better.

I assumed that this was due to what could be described as patriotism in local Lebanese stringers, plus differences in the Arab/Muslm media culture.

If it's simply the case that American or British stringers (or salaried photographers) are equally willing to assist Hezbollah in putting out utterly false propaganda to the world-- well, what then?

digg this
posted by Ace at 06:52 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
TheJamesMadison, riding the anarchy train with John Landis: "439 "Oh my gosh, these polls existed, but I'm goi ..."

Lance McCormick: "[i]tattoos has been a generational shift, one that ..."

Black JEM: "I won't go so far as to say we're in the opening s ..."

skywch: "Watch the video at CFP of him climbing the "tall" ..."

Pudinhead: "Biden is scooter trash. Kamala doesn't even qualif ..."

Archimedes: "[i]Kamala is in many ways worse for the Dems than ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (wse2C)[/s][/u]: "As others mentioned: Daily Caller @DailyCaller ..."

Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight: "Dang! Missed my chance to buy some popcorn when I ..."

LizLem : ">>> @EndWokeness CNN reporter to Kamala Harris: " ..."

GMan-27: "Top 10?!? ..."

Kamala, smirking: " It’s easy to get “tricked” whe ..."

Helena Handbasket: "[I]Throw out your hands Stick out your tush Hand ..."

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