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October 06, 2006

Questionable Captions

The New York Times last week published a photo of a Palestinian rally, with a caption claiming that the Palestinians were protesting Hamas's refusal to recognize Israel. In fact, they were protesting Hamas policies unrelated to Israel. To the newspaper's credit, it ran a correction after CAMERA pointed out the error.

A few days later, the Snapped Shot blog discovered another caption—this one written by the Associated Press—that seemed to misrepresent what's actually happening in the photo.

The AP caption reads: "Palestinians hold banners against United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visit ...."

But the banners appear to refer to inner-Palestinian issues rather than to Rice's visit. "DECISION MAKERS! ENOUGH POLITICAL CORRUPTION," one sign says. Another sign, which isn't shown in the AP photo but is visible in a Reuters photo of the same rally, seems to say: "No to Palestinian fratricide!"

Check out the pics and commentary at Snapped Shot.

Posted by GI at October 6, 2006 10:35 AM


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