Monday, September 04, 2006

Today's Hezbollah staged photos (9/4)

Hezbollah cannot easily stage pictures anymore - there are too many reporters who can roam freely in Lebanon again - but some stringers sure seem to be willing to do Hezbollah's propaganda job for them..

Today's featured photogapher is Mohammed Zaatari, who contributes these:

Lebanese Kamila Hassan stands in the backyard of her house in the village of Blida, near the southern town of Bint Jbeil, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, in front of parts of exploded and unexploded Israeli ammunition that her son Hassan has collected following the 34-day long Hezbollah-Israeli conflict. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

So her son collects bombs that have not yet exploded, she allows him to place them in her backyard, and reporters come over to photograph them? Nah, this doesn't sound contrived at all!

And, exhibit B:

Lebanese woman Zeinab Beydoun sits in her house that was damaged in an Israeli attacks during the 34-day long Hezbollah-Israeli conflict in the southern town of Bint Jbeil, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Let's see - the fighting ended over two weeks ago, and she likes to sit in her house without picking up a single piece of rubble, or putting any plastic over the giant hole in her wall. (Or looking towards the cameraman who is inside her house.)

She must be friends with the revelers at tea party.