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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Watch what You do with your old Cell Phone

This is some interesting material, I did not realize old messages that you deleted could be retrieved!
Seller Beware: Cell Phones' Secrets Can Betray Former Users
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
WASHINGTON — The married man's girlfriend sent a text message to his cell phone: His wife was getting suspicious. Perhaps they should cool it for a few days.

"So," she wrote, "I'll talk to u next week."
"You want a break from me? Then fine," he wrote back.

Later, the married man bought a new phone. He sold his old one on eBay, at Internet auction, for $290.
The guys who bought it now know his secret.

The married man had followed the directions in his phone's manual to erase all his information, including lurid exchanges with his lover. But it wasn't enough.

Selling your old phone once you upgrade to a fancier model can be like handing over your diaries. All sorts of sensitive information pile up inside our cell phones, and deleting it may be more difficult than you think.

A popular practice among sellers, resetting the phone, often means sensitive information appears to have been erased. But it can be resurrected using specialized yet inexpensive software found on the Internet. Read the rest.

Ramses II statue moved near Great Pyramids

I like many people have always been fascinated by ancient Egyptian culture. I even took a class on Egyptology.
Pharaoh statue moved near Pyramids

Friday, August 25, 2006; Posted: 11:20 a.m. EDT (15:20 GMT)
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Engineers on Friday moved the giant statue of Pharaoh Ramses II from a congested square in Cairo to its new home near the more peaceful Great Pyramids.

Contractors moved the more than 3,200-year-old statue from Ramses Square in an effort to save it from exhaust fumes and other environmental hazards that were causing the 83-ton structure to deteriorate.
The trip took about 10 hours from Ramses Square -- its home since the early 1950s when it was taken from a temple at the site of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis -- to its new location about a mile from the pyramids near the site of the future Grand Museum of Egypt.

"I think that today if Ramses could talk, he would say 'Thank you for moving me,"' antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told state-run television.
The statue will be renovated as it waits for its new home to be built. The museum, which also will house King Tut's mummy and other treasures, is not expected to open for at least five years, officials have said.

Ramses II was a warrior king who is credited with bringing Egypt unprecedented power and splendor during his 67-year reign. He died in 1225 B.C. Read the whole thing.
picture ramses II
Previously on this site.
New Tomb Discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Perfect Example of the MSM Liberal Bias

This article is a very detailed account of the MSM bias and agenda pushing. I think most of us are at least some what aware of how they operate. I normally do not post an article in its entirety but in this case I think it is necessary.

Election In The Streets

How The Broadcast Networks Promote Illegal Immigration

By Tim Graham, MRC Director of Media Analysis
August 28, 2006

Spurred by a passionate public outcry against the tide of illegal immigration, on December 16, 2005, the House of Representatives passed a bill to curb the flow of illegal aliens and give the federal government more responsibility for detaining and deporting them. On that night, ABC, CBS, and NBC didn’t cover the vote. But when left-wing advocacy groups for illegal aliens organized large protests against the House bill in the spring, as the Senate considered its own immigration bill, the networks suddenly, fervently discovered the issue and gave the advocacy groups not a mere soapbox in the park, but a three-network rollout of free air time. Protest coverage, often one-sided, stood in stark contrast to polling data showing that a stricter approach to illegal immigration was broadly popular in the country.

To determine the tone and balance of network coverage of illegal aliens, MRC analysts evaluated every ABC, CBS, and NBC morning, evening, and magazine show news segment on the immigration debate from the outbreak of protest coverage on March 24, 2006 through May 31, 2006. In 309 stories, analysts found the following trends emerged:

■ While they celebrated "massive" immigration protests with "huge" crowds, the broadcast networks largely avoided scientific polling data that showed the protesters were in an overwhelming minority. The USA Today-Gallup poll asked whether illegal immigration is "out of control" or "not out of control." Fully 81 percent said "out of control." Fox News asked how serious illegal immigration was as a problem: 60 percent said very serious, 30 percent said somewhat serious. That's 90 percent. These polls were never cited by ABC, CBS, or NBC. In contrast to hundreds of words emphasizing a huge "wave" of "pro-immigrant" activism, the networks aired only 16 mentions of nationwide polls on immigration that considered the opinion of non-protesters. Two of them were CBS polls emphasizing support for a "guest worker" program after a long list of conditions.

■ Advocates of opening a wider path to citizenship were almost twice as likely to speak in news stories as advocates of stricter immigration control. Advocates for amnesty and guest-worker programs drew 504 soundbites in the study period, compared to just 257 for tighter border control. (Sixty-nine soundbites were neutral). On the days of pro-illegal-alien rallies, their critics nearly disappeared from the screen. For instance, on the night of April 10, the soundbite count on the three evening newscasts and ABC’s Nightline was 43 to 2 in favor of the protesters. When the debate shifted to Capitol Hill in May, coverage grew more balanced.

■ While conservative labels were common, liberal labels were rarely or never used. In the study period, reporters referred to "conservatives" or "conservative" groups 89 times, most intensely during legislative debate in May, when President Bush was presented as having to "appease" his "conservative" base. NBC’s Matt Lauer even referred to Bush’s base as the "far right." By contrast, the "liberal" label was used only three times – all of them by ABC. CBS and NBC never used the word, even as hard-left protest organizers described the House bill on public radio as full of "horrendous and macabre clauses, fascist clauses."

■ While protests centered on underlining the vital role illegal aliens play in the American economy, the burdens of illegal immigration in added government costs or crime were barely covered. While the networks poured out their air time to the sympathetic stories of hard-working immigrant families, only six out of 309 stories mentioned studies that illegal aliens cost more to governments than they provide in tax dollars. Only six stories gave a mention to the problem of the cost or threat of criminal aliens.

■ The networks have not dropped the word "illegal" in favor of "undocumented" immigrants, although some reporters struggled to adopt clumsy liberal-preferred terminology. Groups like the National Association of Hispanic Journalists have urged their colleagues to never use the word "illegal," but the word was still more than five times more common than "undocumented." In 309 stories, there were 381 uses of the word "illegal," and 73 uses of "undocumented." But some reporters struggled to please: NBC’s Kevin Tibbles actually referred to protests by "those who critics call illegals."

The report concludes with recommendations for a more balanced picture in network news coverage of the immigration debate. Newscasters need to acknowledge that protests, even large ones, are often an incomplete measure of public opinion. Both sides of the debate deserve a chance to speak in news stories, not just voices "emerging from the shadows" that reporters sympathetically promote. On this issue, as well as many others, network newscasts ought to reflect the reality that the political debate is between conservatives and liberals, not conservatives and supposed nonpartisans painted in gauzy terms like "immigrant rights groups" – even as they decried "fascist" opponents.


I know this is not P.C. but I don't care.

ZZtop Video 'Blue Jean Blues'

As promised an extra rock video this week. An old stoner song from the 70's here is the Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". ZZtop's 'Blue Jean Blues'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Want a Haunted Memory Portrait?

For some reason did you ever want a haunted photo of yourself? Some unique custom haunted photos can be purchased at this site. But be very afraid of the price!

Monday, August 28, 2006

ZZtop Video 'La Grange'

As posting was nonexistent last week I plan on posting a few extra videos this week. Thus we have the Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". ZZtop's 'La Grange'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Many Americans do not Trust Muslims

Wow, imagine that. I wonder why they feel that way?

Gallup: Many Americans Harbor Strong Bias Against U.S. Muslims
By E&P Staff
Published: August 10, 2006 10:40 AM ET

NEW YORK A new Gallup poll finds that many Americans -- what it calls "substantial minorities" -- harbor "negative feelings or prejudices against people of the Muslim faith" in this country. Nearly one in four Americans, 22%, say they would not like to have a Muslim as a neighbor.

While Americans tend to disagree with the notion that Muslims living in the United States are sympathetic to al-Qaeda, a significant 34% believe they do back al-Qaeda. And fewer than half -- 49% -- believe U.S. Muslims are loyal to the United States.

Almost four in ten, 39%, advocate that Muslims here should carry special I.D. That same number admit that they do hold some "prejudice" against Muslims. Forty-four percent say their religious views are too "extreme."

In every case, Americans who actually know any Muslims are more sympathethic.
The poll was taken at the end of July and surveyed 1,007 adult Americans.

Torturing Saddam with South Park

Poor Saddam, he can't get a break these days. Torturing him with South Park is hilarious.

Film tyrant ... Saddam in bed with the Devil

Saddam's cartoon torture
TV Editor

TOPPLED dictator Saddam Hussein is being tormented in jail – by being forced to watch HIMSELF in South Park.
The evil tyrant is portrayed in the movie version of the cult cartoon as the Devil’s gay lover.
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was banned in Iraq on its launch in 1999 for showing Saddam as a homosexual.
The film featured him trying to take over the world with Satan.

He is currently behind bars in Iraq as he stands trial on charges of genocide.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone yesterday revealed Saddam is made to watch the movie “repeatedly” by the US Marines guarding him.
Speaking at Edinburgh TV Festival, Matt said: “I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie.
“That’s really adding insult to injury. I bet that made him really happy.” Read more.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Kenny Wayne Shepard Video 'Blue on Black'

Thursday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". A bonus video since posting was light this week. Kenny Wayne Shepard's 'Blue on Black'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

More from the Green Helmet Guy

The Green Helmet Guy is back in the news and even admits to posing bodies for the MSM media to lap up and continue to show their bias.
AP Photo: Head of Operations for the Lebanese Civil Defense in Tyre, Salam Daher, 39

Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured
By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press Writer Tue Aug 15, 6:47 PM ET

TYRE, Lebanon - A civil defense worker who has drawn controversy for holding up the bodies of children killed in Lebanon said Tuesday he was lightly injured fighting a weekend fire sparked by an Israeli bomb.
Salam Daher, dubbed the Green Helmet for the color of his civil defense headgear, said he was hit by debris Sunday when a bomb or missile fell on a building while he was helping to battle a fire at a gas station in the port city of Tyre.
The 20-year veteran civil defense worker said he shows dead children to photographers to make clear that Israeli airstrikes killed young Lebanese during the monthlong conflict. Some Internet bloggers have accused him of setting up photos and of treating the dead insensitively.
In one photograph, taken after an Israeli airstrike hit a building in the village of Qana, Daher held a dead infant over his head. The boy's blue pacifier was pinned to his nightshirt.
"I did hold the baby up, but I was saying 'look at who the Israelis are killing. They are children,'" Daher said. "These are not fighters. They have no guns. They are children, civilians they are killing.' " Read the rest if you care too.

Yes and we know terrorist like Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al Qaeda never target civilians. The Israeli's even went so far as to drop leaflets saying, "If your a civilian get the hell out." Anway Green Helmet guy continues to man his blog and even has some posters and other items for sale. See below.

ACDC Video 'Hells Bells'

Thursday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Yes I know its Friday. ACDC's 'Hells Bells'.

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Friday Fun

Blogging has been a little light this week. Sorry, was out of town on business for a couple days this week. Anyway here is a joke I got in an email, its not too bad, but not exactly funnier than hell.

Choosing a wife

A man wanted to get married. He was having trouble choosing among three likely candidates. He gives each woman a present of $5,000 and watches to see what they do with the money.

The first does a total make over. She goes to a fancy beauty salon gets her hair done, new make up and buys several new outfits and dresses up very nicely for the man. She tells him that she has done this to be more attractive for him because she loves him so much.

The man was impressed.

The second goes shopping to buy the man gifts. She gets him a new set of golf clubs, some new gizmos for his computer, and some expensive clothes. As she presents these gifts, she tells him that she has spent all the money on him because she loves him so much.

Again, the man is impressed.

The third invests the money in the stock market. She earns several times the $5,000. She gives him back his $5,000 and reinvests the remainder in a joint account. She tells him that she wants to save for their future because she loves him so much.

Obviously, the man was impressed.

The man thought for a long time about what each woman had done with the money he'd given her.

Then, he married the one with the biggest boobs.

Men are like that, you know.

There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today
than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

ACDC Video 'Back in Black'

Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". ACDC's 'Back in Black'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Green Helmet Guy?

Maybe you have seen him in the news footage from the middleast war? The same guy at every rescue scene in Lebanon. Anyway he is having way to much fun over at his blog, as evidenced below.

Damn your warmongering, Great Satan!Mohammed's boil-crusted bottom! Will you stop at nothing to steal historic Arab lands?!

T.G.I.F. News Shorts

The Perseid Meteor shower is at its peak this weekend.
This chart shows how the Perseids might appear to a person looking northeast at 11PM local time in mid-August. The meteors will appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, from which they get their name.
(Aug. 7) - The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, returns to the night sky this coming week. But moonlight will interfere somewhat with the view.
Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that the Perseid shower will reach its peak late on Friday and Saturday nights, August 11-12 and 12-13 (for viewers in North America). The rate of activity should pick up after midnight until the first light of dawn. Read more.

Updates on the foiled terror attacks on U.S. bound planes. Tighter security and National guardsmen at many airports.

National Guardsmen watch travelers at New York's JFK International Airport on Friday morning.

U.S. travelers adjusting to tighter rules
Effects of thwarted terror plot likely to linger
Friday, August 11, 2006; Posted: 1:58 p.m. EDT (17:58 GMT)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Airlines scrambled to recruit more baggage handlers Friday as U.S. travelers quickly adapted to new security measures by simply checking luggage they normally would have carried with them.
Passengers also faced a second level of security checks starting Friday, with random bag searches at the airline gates. Read more.

Seeking mega-attack, militants again target planes
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:52pm ET173
By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent
BERLIN (Reuters) - A plot to blow up several airliners flying between Britain and the United States highlights militants' long-held obsession with planes and their hunger for a mega-attack to eclipse September 11.
Uncovered by British police and intelligence, the plot triggered the highest security alerts on both sides of the Atlantic since the 2001 attacks.
Washington said the operation was in some ways suggestive of al Qaeda, which specializes in simultaneous mass-casualty strikes but has failed in the last five years to come anywhere close to its 9/11 toll of nearly 3,000 victims. Read more.

The terror plot was thwarted due to U.S. intercepts of phone calls. This will upset the MSM and the libs since they strongly oppose the NSA wiretaps of terrorists. The only people that have anything to fear from the NSA is the bad guys.
Thwarting the Airline Plot: Inside the investigation
Exclusive: U.S. picked up the suspects' chatter and shared it with British authorities; new federal alert warns that peroxide-based explosives could also be employed in future attacks in the U.S.

This news will surely rile the MSM and the libs as well. Army is still meeting it recruiting goals.

US Army seen reaching recruiting goal despite war
Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:50pm ET168
By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, which fell short in recruiting last year, made its 14th straight monthly goal in July and is expected to hit its 2006 target despite the Iraq war making recruiting harder, officials said on Thursday. Read more.

Cool Drinks in Ice Bar

A bar made from ice. Chairs, tables, walls, even the glasses are made of ice. As hot as it has been this summer, this is something somebody could make some money on here in the states.

Man Robbed of Milk by Fat Girls

This is too good to be made up! From the Smoking Gun web site. Good thing the guy didn't have cookies too, they might have killed for those.

Five Fat Girls Sought
Cops report "flurry of chubby fists" in Toledo milk heist
AUGUST 9--Robbery is never funny. Except when it's described by Toledo police officers with a peculiar sense of humor. Early this morning, Scott Gibson, 44, was returning from the grocery store with a gallon of milk when, as he told cops, he was surrounded by "5 fat black girls" in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken.
As described by officers Patrick Sutherland and Kristi Eycke in the below Toledo Police Department incident report, one of the "hefty felons" asked Gibson to surrender his milk. Believing that he was being pranked, Gibson just laughed at the request. But, as cops reported, he realized it was no joke when the "rotund robbers" began "pelting him with a flurry of chubby fists." After the assailants tore the milk from his hands, they relieved Gibson of his Motorola cell phone. He was unable to provide a detailed description of the attackers, except to estimate that the women were in their twenties. Presumably the quintet slinked off into the night looking for some poor soul carrying a box of Devil Dogs.

Police reports here.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bob Seger Video 'Mainstreet'

Thursday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Bob Seger's 'Mainstreet'.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Of Muppets and 'Kim Jong il' Aphrodisiac's

Oh no not the Muppets. Porn is every where these days, but the muppets?

Muppet, Sesame Street Creators Go Adult
By Paul Majendie
EDINBURGH (Aug. 10) - The creators of The Muppets and Sesame Street are staging a puppet show that is strictly for adults only.
Miss Piggy would blush over the antics in "Jim Henson's Puppet Improv" which spearheads a renaissance of puppet shows for grown-ups at this year's Edinburgh Fringe arts festival.
Every evening the air turns blue as the show takes off into surreal flights of fancy dictated by the audience.
Henson applauded the success on stage in New York and London of "Avenue Q" and the hit movie "Team America: World Police" which satirizes President George W. Bush's "war on terror."
"Avenue Q was very, very clever. They are specifically parodying Sesame Street with an adult twist. Team America is a more unique choice as they decided to do it with marionettes." Read the rest.

In a none related story, but just as strange, the 'Beloved Leader' now has aphrodisiac's named after him. Um, why do he and Madeleine look so content in this picture.
'Kim Jong-il' Aphrodisiac Gang Busted
Police have busted a gang that sold fake aphrodisiacs trading on the name of North Korean leader and serial polygamist Kim Jong-il.
Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency booked four people including a North Korean defector identified as Lee (44) without detention on Thursday on charges of producing and selling illegal pharmaceuticals concocted by mixing erectile dysfunction drugs and medicinal herbs.
They are thought to have made profits of W525 million (US$1=W958) by selling some 1,750 boxes of the product priced at W300,000 per box of eight tablets.
Lee worked as a bodyguard for Kim Jong-il for 10 years before fleeing the North in 2000. After settling in South Korea, he came to prominence with a book titled "I Was Kim Jong-il's Bodyguard.” Taking advantage of this background, he engaged in false advertising by describing the drug as “the miracle cure even Kim Jong-il takes” due to its efficacy treating sex-related problems including impotence and premature ejaculation. Investigators say some victims who took the product suffered side effects including headaches, swelling and heart racing. Read the whole thing.

Terrorist Plot to bring down U.S. bound Planes

The news of the day is the latest attempt at terror by the Religion of Peace. Yet the MSM will down play it while they continue to call for a cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah. I am all for letting Israel continue to pound them. These are not people that can be negotiated with.

Airline Plot Involved Liquid Explosives
LONDON (AP) - British authorities said Thursday they thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the United States using explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the terrorists planned to use liquid explosives disguised as beverages and other common products and detonators disguised as electronic devices.
Passengers deal with delays and crowds at check-in desks at Gatwick Airport, in England, on Thursday, after British authorities said they thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft in flight between the United Kingdom and the United States, using explosives smuggled in hand luggage.

Police arrested 21 people, saying they were confident they captured the main suspects in what U.S. officials said had the earmarks of an al-Qaida plot.
Officials raised security to its highest level in Britain and banned carry-on luggage on all trans-Atlantic flights. Huge crowds formed at security barriers at London's Heathrow airport as officials searching for explosives barred nearly every form of liquid outside of baby formula.
Washington raised its threat alert to its highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States amid fears the plot had not been completely crushed. The alert for all flights coming or going from the United States was also raised slightly.
Two U.S. counterterrorism officials said the terrorists had targeted United Airlines, American Airlines and Continental Airlines. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
A U.S. intelligence official said the plotters had hoped to target flights to major airports in New York, Washington and California. Read the rest.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bob Seger Video 'Turn the Page'

Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Bob Seger's 'Turn the Page'.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Kim Jong IL continues his Belligerence

As the world continues to focus on the middleast the Dear leader continues to build upon his missile technology.

6 of 7 N.Korean Missile Tests Successful

TOKYO (AP) - An analysis by Japan and the United States has concluded that six of the seven missiles tested by North Korea last month fell within their targets, a major Japanese newspaper reported Sunday.

Only a newly developed long-range missile, Taepodong-2, is believed to have failed, the Yomiuri newspaper said, citing unidentified Japanese officials.

Based on initial data from U.S. military early warning satellites, Japan's Defense Agency had doubted the targeting accuracy of the missiles, but later discovered that the six medium-range missiles actually fell inside the sea zone North Korea had marked beforehand, the newspaper said.
The U.S. and Japanese analysis, based on data collected by radar on Aegis-equipped warships and other intelligence sources, found that the six missiles traveled 185-250 miles northeast from the Kitaeryong missile base on North Korea's southeastern coast and landed inside a designated zone within a radius of about 30 miles, the Yomiuri said.Read the rest.

Mean while Kim continues to man his blog.
and has declared to have captured an unmanned U.S. submersible.

N.Korea Claims Capture of U.S. Submersible

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea claimed it has captured an unmanned U.S. submersible and put it on display in Pyongyang, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan said Monday. The U.S. dismissed the report.
The small vessel was captured during a reconnaissance mission in waters off North Korea's eastern city of Hamhung, said the Choson Sinbo newspaper, which is published by a pro-North Korean association linked to the Pyongyang government.
Last September, North Korean leader Kim Jong-IL instructed officials to put the captured vessel on public display next to the spy ship USS Pueblo, which the communist regime seized along with its crew of 82 in 1968, the newspaper said. The crew was released after 11 months.

The Pueblo, moored to the bank of the Taedong River in Pyongyang, is now the site of tours to inspire anti-U.S. sentiment among the country's 23 million people. Some 1,500 North Koreans made daily visits to the Pueblo during a recent month-long, anti-U.S. rally period, said the newspaper.Read the rest.

Bob Seger Video 'Night Moves'

Tuesday installment of "Rock Band of the Week". Bob Seger's 'Night Moves'. A little early for the Tuesday posting but since I did not post any new videos last week, I will do some extra this week to make up for it. Below each post is always a link to the complete list of video's available on the site.

Complete list of Rock Videos.

Hezbollah Supporter -Reuters Doctoring War Photo's

Long a MSM and liberal(Democratic party) icon Reuters has been caught running photo shopped pictures of the war in the Middleast. How long will it take for most people to catch on to the liberal, left, progressive MSM's claims of neutrality?
Digitally altered photograph of the aftermath of an IDF attack on Beirut.
Photo: Reuters

Aug. 6, 2006 18:57 Updated Aug. 7, 2006 13:57

Reuters admits doctoring Beirut photo
In the most recent in a series of online controversies to take on the mainstream media, a series of Web sites discredited a Reuters photograph of the fighting in Lebanon, forcing the news agency to issue an apology and remove the image from their archives.

The photograph by Adnan Hajj, which shows plumes of smoke rising from downtown Beirut after an IAF bombing, appeared to have been doctored to show more intense smoke and destruction over the city.

The Reuters news agency issued a statement acknowledging that "photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvenience."

Reuters' head of PR Moira Whittle said that "Reuters has suspended a photographer until investigations are completed into changes made to a photograph showing smoke billowing from buildings following an air strike on Beirut. Reuters takes such matters extremely seriously as it is strictly against company editorial policy to alter pictures." Read the rest.

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