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January 30, 2013

Yahoo Runs Deceiving Photo with Reuters Article

WARNING: READER BEWARE! YAHOO IS NOT A TRUSTWORTHY SOURCE OF INFORMATION!

A Reuters article was posted today on yahoo.com,with the headline "Israel Hits Target in Syria Border Area: Sources" under which was posted a large photo of children carrying a dead body. The Israeli strike was on a Syrian convoy transferring weapons to the Hezbollah terrorist group in Lebanon. And the photo, in fact, had no connection whatsoever to the article about the Israeli strike.

We traced the origin of the photo. It was taken by a Reuters stringer on Jan. 25, 2012 and it showed children carrying the body of a friend killed by shelling during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and the forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad in the Jobar district of Damascus. Here is the screen capture of the article, as it appeared around noon, Jan. 30, 2013 on Yahoo's news site.

The question is which editor at Yahoo made the decision to run an old photo of an unrelated death to falsely insinuate that Israelis were responsible for the death of the child? It represents journalistic bias at its worst.


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Posted by RH at January 30, 2013 05:38 PM

Comments

tHAT IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!! tHEY SHOULD BE FINED FOR SUCH MIS-REPORTING!

Posted by: brynababy at January 31, 2013 12:36 PM

Journalistic bias at its worst. This is an old photo. So who among you are again picking on the wrong people. I hope that person get blessed with a next door neighbor to your home like Israel has to hers.
You are not doing the world any good with sloppy journalism. Get the facts right.

Posted by: paula at January 31, 2013 12:55 PM

The photograph looks odd anyway. Why would kids be carrying a bier, and in such an uncoordinated fashion. The 'body' looks exceptionally thin, and I doubt if there really IS a body under the shroud.

Posted by: Denis MacEoin at January 31, 2013 12:58 PM

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