Monday, June 7, 2010

Reuters Does it Again

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has released pictures of the "peace activists" involved with the Gaza flotilla while they were attempting to take Israeli soldiers as hostages.  Reuters picked up one of the pictures and cropped it before distribution.  Can you identify what is missing form the cropped picture?

Picture published by Hurriyet

Cropped picture

I assume that it is not uncommon for news agencies to crop pictures.  However, within the context of this story, the removal of the knife changes the whole context of the story, where Islamist claimed that they were not armed.  In my dictionary, a sharp pointy knife qualifies as a deadly weapon.

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