Thursday, June 10, 2010

Did Reuters do it again?

Here's another photo of a "peace activist" aboard the Mavi Marmara and its Reuters caption:
A pro-Palestinian activist holds a bottle on board the Gaza-bound Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea early May 31, 2010. Israeli marines stormed the Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza on Monday and nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed, triggering a diplomatic crisis and an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council. Picture taken May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Adem Ozkose/Gercek Hayat Magazine via IHH/Handout

He's just holding a bottle? What could the possible purpose of the bottle be? When you are drinking your soda, do you hold a bottle upside down? And doesn't it look suspiciously empty?

Now, we know from the very first day that the "peace activists" attacked the IDF soldiers with, among other things, broken bottles.

Here is a screengrab from a Mavi Marmara video as the so-called humanitarians were preparing their weapons, showing a broken green bottle being held at a very similar angle - as a weapon:

I cannot find the original IHH handout picture from which Reuters took this, but isn't it interesting that this photo's edge just happens to be at the exact spot necessary to turn a picture of a man holding a weapon into a mere picture of a man holding a bottle?

At the very least, Reuters' caption is highly misleading - and, it appears, knowingly so.

(pointed out via email tip)

UPDATE: LGF noticed it a couple of days ago