Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reuters Should Disband

Charles Johnson at LGF has forced Reuters to admit that its employees issue traceable death threats and that it publishes faked pictures. So what's the point of this evil, dishonest and incompetent organization?

The expose started when a Reuters employee in London sent a death threat to LGF. After some prevarication the management suspended an unnamed employee - possibly this guy, said to work in their IT department:
In an additional twist, Johnson traced the movements of the sender of the threat, and found direct parallels between the internet locations of the sender and Inayat Bunglawala, Media Secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain. Y
Any IT professional should be able to send a decent anonymous death threat, so if Bunglawala is the man, he's appropriately named.

Now today it turns out that its not just their IT department that's evil and incompetent - their photographers and editorial chain are too:
Reuters withdraws photograph of Beirut after Air Force attack after US blogs, photographers point out 'blatant evidence of manipulation.

' Reuters' head of PR says in response, 'Reuters has suspended photographer until investigations are completed into changes made to photograph.

' Photographer who sent altered image is same Reuters photographer behind many of images from Qana, which have also been subject of suspicions for being staged
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This was an LGF expose again, and it reveals the partisan dishonesty not just of the photographer, but of the entire team involved in publishing this obvious Photoshop.

Reuters should confirm they staged their pictures of dead kids, and then disband the whole rotten outfit.