Saturday, June 03, 2006

UK Times lies about Haditha photo

[Scroll down for updates - Chicago Sun-Times and Jack Higgins pick up the fifth column torch.]
It has become commonplace for the left to manipulate photos in a way that would make Joe Stalin, the left's patron saint, proud.

The latest example comes from the UK Times regarding Haditha.

The Times published this photo on June 1, 2006, with the clear implication that the American Marines killed these people after blindfolding them.
June 1, 2006 - UK Times

This episode was all set to become etched in MSM/DNC theology as an article of faith until Joe from Coonass in Texas discovered the very same photo in a 2005 edition of Newsweek.
May 2005 - Newsweek

The original photo contains the following caption:
Insurgents in Haditha executed 19 Shiite fishermen and National Guardsmen in a sports stadium

Michelle Malkin has more, including what you can do about it.

Our catchphrase for observing the MSM/DNC is "we can't be sure of anything we see . . . anything we do."

Both Joe and Michelle Malkin refer to this incident in terms of "slander" and "bias" and "slanted coverage". This lie amounts to more than mere "bias" or "slander". The UK Times is acting as a fifth column. It is acting as a propaganda mouthpiece for the terrorists. The Times promotes the pullout of the American troops with false stories and manipulated photos.

The only result from the this propaganda campaign could be the pullout of American troops and the takeover of Iraq by Al Qaeda. Does the UK Times want Al Qaeda to take over Iraq? Why would any westerner want this result? How deeply does the left's hatred of the West run?

See previous examples of photo manipulation - Sgrena's car, Goodnight Moon, NY Times use of WWII artillery shell photo, Condoleeza's eyes.

Leftists apparently mistake this book for an instruction manual instead of a history book:

update - Atlas comments.

Chickenhawk provides details and recent history.
update - 6-7-06 Jack Higgins picks up the fifth column torch.

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