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Fake photo DELETED from Infowars! NO apology or explanation given! Where are the ETHICS???

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!

http://www.infowars.com/pro-illegal-immigration-protester-th...

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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Enough already you Alex Jones wanna be!

Take a testosterone supplement or take up knitting! Enough already about the Alex Jones bashing!

If telling the truth is bashing, then I am most certainly bashin

Infowars has been caught many times using unethical tactics to spread his ideas. If pointing out these is bashing then I'm definitely bashing.

Personally I think that in the Freedom Movement there are those who are principled, and those who will do anything to propagandize for 'freedom'. I am always very wary of those who would do anything, those who think the ends justify the means.

Those unprincipled people are the weak links, the ones that will make us look like, crooks, or crazy people. Everyone should be aware of who they are to stay far from the smears that come from being next to them.

Boris in Miami

"it is good for the establishment to adopt liberty ideology, but it is not good for those who have already adopted liberty to fall to the feet of the establishment." ~ Annica2

Well, I think I'll go bash

Well, I think I'll go bash Alex Jones now...

I am out of touch with most Americans precisely because I am not out of touch with reality.

Your fingernails must be gone

from scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Didn't you know?

It's for entertainment purposes only.

If this shocks you and you need to learn more, I'm selling a DVD that will teach you all about it.

yea..

i tried yesterday to follow the link with no success.

AJ is AJ.

Take it for whats its worth and move on.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Infowars has deleted FAKE picture. DP post has been updated.

B

"it is good for the establishment to adopt liberty ideology, but it is not good for those who have already adopted liberty to fall to the feet of the establishment." ~ Annica2

haha

If you need proof infowars is 3% truth and 97% garbage, you're already brain dead. You're just hurting people's feelings with this post

"haha"

How would you know what percentage of anything is truth, with your lips permanently stuck to Sean Hannity's bum?

F-buzz = Hannity's "cabana boy"

Do you guys have pet names for each other?

borisimo, please explain this non sequitur

"To the real freedom movement, specially those who represent the same ideas as Ron Paul, the ends DO NOT justify the means. Ever."

Well, there is a hard core band of people who consider all the lies the real impediment to our liberty. To us, those who insist that letting 9-11 go for the sake of winning elections is the biggest "Ends does not justify the means" in our world.
When RP stops trying to win elections and starts trying to free the minds of the people, then your statement will make sense.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

I'm all for truth

and those among us with an agenda to spread it.

But spreading truth by operating something that sometimes resembles a clown-house, is neither right, nor overall good for "the end".

Did you see "Invisible Empire"? Not perfect, but this is how it's done the right way.
Did you see "Police State 4"? Even if every tiny bit of information in there was true, I've never seen anything that is equally unlikely to be watched until the very end, if you don't count the fanboys.
In "Invisible Empire" effects are used to present information, in "Police State 4" information is used to present effects. The effects are so dramatically overdone (and not in a good way), that it's highly unlikely to boost the spread of information. On the contrary, it mocks the (even true) information. It's often the same with Alex's show, but I'm glad not always. Also "Fall Of The Republic" is good overall. But it sometimes seems as if AJ had the intent to sabotage his credibility with infantile style.

Napolitano: "We need Ron Paul now!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k3JNRTVI0Q

Paul4won

I'm not sure I understand the point, but Ron Paul is in the business of trying to win elections, and in educating people about the fundamentals. I see him as a specialized generalist. Someone who does one part of the puzzle.

Others, such as Kokesh, specialize more on the antiwar movement, and Schiff specializes on Finance.

And finally there are those like wearechange who specialize on disseminating true information about 911.

The means we are never to use if we are to win this, are the lies, the cheating, the morally wrong ones. That is what is usually understood in the phrase 'the ends don't justify the means', We should not use unethical means like the FAKE photoshopped image mentioned in this post.

"it is good for the establishment to adopt liberty ideology, but it is not good for those who have already adopted liberty to fall to the feet of the establishment." ~ Annica2

Rulers thought they were so smart by controlling population of

its most civilized, patriotic, productive, law-abiding, educated, and moral people.

All it did was give advantage to other groups. One of the best Islamic strategies is to just out-procreate us...and wait for the tide to turn.

They aren't trying to reason with us. They aren't trying to convert us. They aren't trying to compete with us in business. They aren't trying to attack us as an army.

They just move to our countries, get on welfare, and pump out a bazillion children...knowing that given enough time, they will outnumber us in a generation or two. Yawn.

So hurry up and call your representatives. But really what can they do compared to Paris Hilton's model of infertility and greed. For Christ's sake she replaced children with a fvcking dog (so common amongst Whites).

But she'll be just fine. When the winds of change come, she'll gleefully wear a burka and suck shieks' d!cks all day long.

"It's time to play...

Troll or Schizophrenic?"

You're all wrong

this guy has obviously designed his sign using photoshop. xD

Napolitano: "We need Ron Paul now!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k3JNRTVI0Q

Cool, Calm And Uncollectivized ...

... is the picture worth examining with scrutiny and perspective. Alex may be a source of info, and at times, emphasis ... but he is hardly a model.

There's US ...

..................... and there's THEM ??

http://www.liberalsarecool.com/2010/04/sensiblity-from-right...

The exchange in the comments below between Sanchez and letmapeoplego I found to be emblematic of the Sense and Sensibility [ not necessarily in that order ;-) ] which should distinguish us in our liberty discussions when we discern and discover truth --- all in contrast to Sensationalism which 'foam - mentes' 'con - fusion' in the Infowar.

We are supposed to be the voice of REASON.

The Daily Paul is a very rare place where thinking, peaceful people meet to use the power of the hive to work towards restoring the Republic. I'm glad to be here alongside so many of you... cool, calm, uncollectivized, and at the same time uncensored.

Thanks!

"it is good for the establishment to adopt liberty ideology, but it is not good for those who have already adopted liberty to fall to the feet of the establishment." ~ Annica2

;-)

I liked your reply to paul4won above, as well.

Alex needs to adress where he

Alex needs to adress where he got the photo from or he will loose ratings.
Alex, I listen to you every day but you don´t need to go to mainstream media level. If you got the photo and had nothing to do with the editing then please say so and get to the bottom of this.

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Teach a man to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life.
Teach a man to phish and he'll clean out your bank account.
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I don´t understand why he

I don´t understand why he does this now, he must really hate illegal immigration.
Alex, please talk about this on your show.

Personally I am not even for the Arizona law that you have to carry your papers with you, this will just be closer to the Real ID.

~~
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life.
Teach a man to phish and he'll clean out your bank account.
~~

I bet whats going on is he

I bet whats going on is he has had a lot of run ins with mexicans that dont like his ideas on border clossure so this is a chance to get back at them

Yes, something like that.

Yes, something like that.

~~
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life.
Teach a man to phish and he'll clean out your bank account.
~~

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More witnesses need to come forward

If they were at the protest and saw that sign, hopefully they'll come forward and tell us what they saw.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

even assuming

the photo is not fake, and the man is not an agent provocateur, really, so what?

I mean, how is this any different then all the articles saying, so and so neo-nazi supported ron paul.

Every movement has its nuts.

Fortune Favors the Bold

Unbelievable

No where in the article does it state that the picture is real. Who is the one with the integrity problem?

Could you supply us with something more than your opinion about the veracity of the photo?

Holy hell.

I can't even describe how much you need to come back to reality.

CHA-CHING!

no whats unbelievable is the

no whats unbelievable is the sign! cause its fake as hell and so is the cointelpro agent bellow that who was yelled at by other protesters to shut up!

you know what really gets me is how alex talks so much shit about propaganda news and here he is doing the same bullshit!!!!!

What gets me

is folks spouting opinion like it was fact.