Fake photo DELETED from Infowars! NO apology or explanation given! Where are the ETHICS???Submitted by borisimo on Mon, 05/03/2010 - 17:01
UPDATE: Website infowars has taken down the sensationalist article based on an obviously fake photo. Many of the comments on the page demanded that infowars delete the article for its reputation's sake.
But even after doing what needed to be done, in a further show of its lack of editorial and ethical standards, infowars failed to explain its decision to pull the article, and no apology was offered to their readers at the deleted page.
It is reassuring that most of the individuals in the Freedom Movement were outraged by these tactics by a self described Freedom Movement website, and successfully demanded that the Fake picture with the accompanying article be taken down.
Daily Paul user posted the picture with higher levels accentuating the photoshopping here: http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7342/fakej.png
Boris in Miami
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Reference: Infowars uses FAKE photo to push sensationalistic agenda. Lack of editorial standards:
another incredible show of unethical "journalism" and total lack of editorial standards, website infowars has posted an article about the text in a picture that has clearly been photoshopped to erase the original writing, and substitute it with scandalous, almost clownish rhetoric.
The round imprint of the smudge tool and the tone difference between the area of writing and the rest of the picture make this an obvious amateurish job. Any editor with five minutes of experience would have been able to catch this fake.
Clearly infowars is not in the business of journalistic integrity, but rather in the business of incitement and dissemination of sensationalistic, emotion inducing propaganda.
I believe that by now the only readers they have left are those who don't care about such tactics, or those slow enough, to not catch them. Thank god for outlets such as www.lewrockwell.com and the Daily Paul!
UPDATE: Daily Paul member 876Fearless has posted the photo after moving the contrast levels to show more clearly where the original writing was erased. http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7342/fakej.png Even though it is clear to me on the original picture that it is a fake, I moved the levels of the picture in the Picasa program, and got the same results. It has been PROVEN conclusively that this picture is a FAKE.
To the real freedom movement, specially those who represent the same ideas as Ron Paul, the ends DO NOT justify the means. Ever.
While it is sad to me to see that so many people will be apologists to infowars unethical tactics, it is greatly reassuring to see so many principled people are part of this movement. Thanks for your comments and for helping keep the Freedom Movement honest.
In a funny aside, user AAAAANDRE has contributed this photo with the same protester's sign about Ron Paul: http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2751/protestsignfakegiveu...
Boris in Miami
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