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    Thursday, August 10, 2006

    Newswire: Media Fakes News

    The Rise And Fall Of US Media
    More from the Associated Press Department Of Made-up News:*
    AP Headline - Mon July 24th: Oil prices rise after refinery snags*

    Oil prices jumped to $75 a barrel on Monday following reports of several refinery snags that helped push gasoline futures higher."

    AP Headline - Mon July 24th: Oil prices fall as Rice visits MideastFor the former:"
    "Oil prices dropped Monday, reflecting traders growing belief that the violence in Lebanon and Israel is unlikely to spread across the oil-producing region.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices_13
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices_9

    The Media Makes Up The News.
    Get The Picture?
    The made-up news department of Reuters released a photograph showing the great damage that Israel had done to Beirut. But eagle-eyed observers noticed the picture was doctored. That the same burning building appears twice in the picture and the smoke swirls are identical in several sections, something that is physically impossible. Reuters now admits the photo was fake.

    The Reuters "stupidest excuses in the world department" explains what went wrong: "... [the photographer] was trying to remove dust marks and that he made mistakes due to the bad lighting conditions he was working under."You can see the picture at http://lerman.biz/pics/Gallery33.html

    Of course, now that the alaskan pipeline is going to be shut down for a bit, prices really will go up. :/ But we already knew the "news" was a bunch of corporate lies and propaganda, right? *grin*

    1 comment:

    TheRambleman said...

    Of course, now that the alaskan pipeline is going to be shut down for a bit, prices really will go up. :/ But we already knew the "news" was a bunch of corporate lies and propaganda, right? *grin*

    Well, I don't trust most of "the media" these days, especially anything closely related to "the mainstream" media, you know the ones. *grin*