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5:05 AM ET, August 7, 2006

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Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Another Fake Reuters Photo from Lebanon  —  Another photo by Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj has been shown to be doctored.  The photo, which proports to be of an Israeli F-16 firing missiles on Lebanon has been doctored to make the photo seem more sensational.  —  Here is the original Reuters photo along with its caption.
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Reuters:
Reuters drops freelance Lebanese photographer over image  —  Source: Reuters  —  LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Reuters, the global news and information agency, told a freelance Lebanese photographer on Sunday it would not use any more of his pictures after he doctored an image of the aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Beirut.
Dan / Riehl World View:
Hajj Busted Again - Two Media Busts In One  —  Update: CHIT!  I just clicked back and it dawned on me DOH!  That's likely the sand showing through the door.  Dammit.  —  Fortunately, there's enough else there to, I believe, disprove the ambulance theory.
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
REUTERS CALLS THE DOCTOR, TAKE 2  —  Rusty Shackleford discovers "Another fake Reuters photo from Lebanon."  Rusty writes that "What is a passed as a photo showing an Israeli bombing raid against a 'village' is actually of an F-16 taking defensive measures."  And reader Robert Opalecky writes:
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
DFH / Drinking From Home:
Extreme Makeover - Beirut Edition  —  Either this woman is the unluckiest multiple home-owner in Beirut, or something isn't quite right. … Same clothes, same scar on her left cheek, same mark under her right eye.  Two pictures of the same woman, maybe even taken on the same day.  —  So, what gives?
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Assaf Uni / Haaretz:   Reuters admits image of Beirut after IAF strike was doctored
Jerusalem Post:
Reuters admits to doctoring Beirut photo
Discussion: neo-neocon and An Unsealed Room
New York Times:
Lieberman Makes Final Push to Fend Off Lamont  —  Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and his Democratic challenger, Ned Lamont, spent the final Sunday of their Connecticut primary race reaching out to voters at church, while Mr. Lieberman also prepared to deliver a major speech this evening on the war in Iraq.
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Amos Harel / Haaretz:
14 Hezbollah fighters killed in heavy exchanges of fire with IDF ground troops  —  Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed 14 Hezbollah fighters in southern Lebanon combat early on Monday.  —  Infantry troops from the Nahal Brigade encountered a Hezbollah cell in the village of Houla and a fierce gun battle broke out.
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Aparisim Ghosh / Time:
Baghdad Diary  —  A knot begins to form in my stomach exactly at 8 a.m., when I step into the small Fokker F-28 jet that will take me and 50 other passengers from Amman, Jordan, to Baghdad.  I know what lies ahead: an hour's uneventful flying over unchanging desert, followed by the world's scariest landing …
Reuters:
Tamil Tigers say offensive halted  —  MUTUR, Sri Lanka (Reuters) — Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said they had halted an offensive on a government-held town in the east on Saturday and were pulling back, a sign that conflict on the island may be easing off.
CNN:
CNN RELIABLE SOURCES  —  Coverage of War in the Middle East  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  HOWARD KURTZ, CNN ANCHOR, RELIABLE SOURCES: War and more war.  As the Israeli/Lebanon conflict heads toward the second month …
Discussion: Vital Perspective and AMERICAblog
Mary Pemberton / Associated Press:
Major Alaskan oil field shutting down  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In a sudden blow to the nation's oil supply, half the production on Alaska's North Slope was being shut down Sunday after BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. discovered severe corrosion in a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line.
Discussion: MyDD and The Left Coaster
Martin Peretz / Opinion Journal:
Lieberman  —  The "peace" Democrats are back.  It's a dream come true for Karl Rove.  —  We have been here before.  Left-wing Democrats are once again fielding single-issue "peace candidates," and the one in Connecticut, like several in the 1970s, is a middle-aged patrician …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com
Siobhan Gorman / Baltimore Sun:
NSA risking electrical overload … WASHINGTON // The National Security Agency is running out of juice.  —  The demand for electricity to operate its expanding intelligence systems has left the high-tech eavesdropping agency on the verge of exceeding its power supply, the lifeblood …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs and The Next Hurrah
Haaretz:
Six killed as 400 rockets pound North  —  Nearly 400 rockets were fired at the north over the weekend, killing six people.  This brings to 33 the number of Israeli civilians killed since the fighting in the north began on July 12.  —  Hezbollah fired 170 Katyushas across northern Israel yesterday.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Scott Michels / US News:
For Gays, New Math  —  Rethinking tactics after a series of setbacks nationwide  —  After the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court legalized gay marriage in 2003, and gay and lesbian couples began to wed in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., soon after, it seemed to Lisa Stone that a new era was sweeping the country.
 
 
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