Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Staged photos...now the AP gets into the act!


(Looks like I was a little slow on the draw--

Ace of Spades has the story here)

Reader "Bones" called my attention to these staged AP photos... Looks as if our "stringers" took a trip to the local "Toys R Us" before they grabbed the camera bags.

Note the incredible condition of these "toys" compared with their surroundings...

First, let's take a look at Mickey, shall we?

A child's toy lies amidst broken glass from the shattered windows of an apartment block near those that were demolished by Israeli air strikes in Tyre, southern Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. Israeli bombs slammed into a complex of buildings flattening four multi storied apartment blocks, including the one apartment that had been the target of Saturday's Israeli commando raid, whilst a civil defense ambulance was hit in the rear and slightly damaged with emergency workers who had gone to the bomb site to search for bodies being forced to flee. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Seems like Minnie never looked better:

A building is destroyed in a Hizbollah stronghold targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 28, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)

And let's not forget the incredible resilience of teddy bears holding hearts. When all else falls apart around them, these toys take a licking and remain like new:

A toy lies among the wreckage of a demolished building in the Hizbollah stronghold that was targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 26, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim(LEBANON)

Sharif Karim graces us with another photo, this time in a place where tigers perch placidly amidst the ruins (this time, it appeared the toy itself was targeted, and miraculously escaped injury):

A toy is seen in Beirut suburbs, after it was targeted by Israeli air strikes in southern Beirut July 21, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)

And now Issam Kobeisi gets into the act, documenting another attempted toy killing by the evil Zionists:

A toy is seen near Hizbollah political headquarters that were demolished in southern Beirut July 21, 2006, that it was targeted by Israeli air strikes. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi (LEBANON)

And even lowly harlequins appeared to escape the wrath of Zionists, as Reuters gets a parting shot...

Toys at a demolished building after it was targeted by Israeli air strikes in the suburbs of Beirut, July 20, 2006. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)

Call me cynical, but it look as if Reuters isn't the only one who needs to clean up their journalistic act.


Not to be outdone in theatrical circles, the New York Times features "dead men walking" over at Gateway Pundit!

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