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Date: 05/03/10 07:01 AM

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  1. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 2:04 am
    Link: How The Media Can Manipulate Us - An interesting look at how the media changes how we see things, just by simple editing and some Photoshop...
  2. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:11 am
    It`s not really editing, it`s more just cropping.
  3. Profile photo of Taipan
    Taipan Male 18-29
    156 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 7:12 am
    OH DAMN!
  4. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 7:14 am
    The don`t show the urine filled canteen int he first pic
  5. Profile photo of neosophist
    neosophist Male 18-29
    138 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 7:15 am
    yay pink!!! you got it posted
  6. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:41 am
    It`s not really editing, it`s more just cropping.

    I hate to go grammar on your ass, but cropping, among other things, is one way one can edit something.
  7. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 7:42 am
    did this come from a real news story or something? More info?
  8. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:45 am
    Why would they be simultaneously watering and threatening a person with a gun?
  9. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:51 am
    smh
  10. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:52 am
    woah, thats kinda amazing
  11. Profile photo of ignotus
    ignotus Male 18-29
    58 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 7:53 am
    editing = Changing.

    if you do anything that somehow changes the property of the original picture, then it is editing.

    cropping,removing a lens flare, or adding a huge bear in the background is editing.
  12. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 8:06 am
    ...guy in the middle`s kinda cute.
  13. Profile photo of FoSchizle
    FoSchizle Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 8:16 am
    Tainted:

    Because he`s an enemy combatant? Good grief these people were trying to kill our soldiers and you expect them to just handcuff them?

    They`re treated humanely, but humanely doesn`t mean all rainbows and butterflies.
  14. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 8:21 am
    "Why would they be simultaneously watering and threatening a person with a gun?"

    Seriously?
    Maybe the guy they just...arrested? captured?...asked for water cause he`s thirsty.

    What`re they gonna say? No? We prefer our captives to have heat stroke and die of dehydration?
  15. Profile photo of pzzulingmind
    pzzulingmind Male 18-29
    5 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:24 am
    Inaria,

    If you look closely, the gun is closer to the foreground. It is probably a foot or two closer to the camera than the man.
  16. Profile photo of Skadi
    Skadi Female 18-29
    82 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:27 am
    The gun doesnt point at the man. Its just the angle which made it look like.
  17. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2010 at 8:28 am
    It`s called a P.O.W at least we`re not cutting his head off.
  18. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 8:51 am
    It doesn`t require a gun to restrain a handcuffed, sitting man surrounded by 3 people.
    If the gun is in the foreground that makes slightly more sense but to have it pressed against his head is unnecessary.
  19. Profile photo of bklynusa
    bklynusa Male 30-39
    216 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:55 am
    DRINK, MUTHAFU**A, DRINK!!!
  20. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:00 am
    Why would they be simultaneously watering and threatening a person with a gun?

    The threat is probably less than it seems - perspective skews distances in a 2D image of a 3D reality. You`ve probably seen those "playing with perspective" photos in which someone appears to be as big as (and holding up) the leaning tower of Pisa, or that famous one from the middle east with the camel spiders a couple of feet long. I think that gun is between the camera and the man on the ground, not a few inches from his head.

    Even if it is pointed right at his head, it`s still sensible. The soldier giving the water is in a vulnerable position. The enemy on the ground might still be a threat. They could be faking to get an opportunity to kill, or they could be injured but still able and willing to kill. Taking that into account is reasonable caution.
  21. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:30 am
    msnbc would show the left showing war=bad, fox news would show the one on the right showing US Soldiers=good, and cnn would show the middle one and give a little of both sides.
  22. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:33 am
    Come to think of it, a couple of inches away would be wrong anyway. If you`re pointing a gun at someone, you want to be a little further away to ensure that it`s not possible for them to push or grab the gun before you can shoot them. I`d expect a soldier to know that.
  23. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:47 am
    To be fair, the image on the left is so horrendously cropped that noone would use it. And the image on the right is a fair reflection of what`s happening. Sooo bad example.
  24. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7425 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 am
    topperhey, thats not true, some sources will use any image, no matter how bad, to get their point across.
  25. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 10:10 am
    The gun is in the foreground. You can see the hand of the soldier. The gun is not being placed up against his head. It`s possible that he`s just holding it, but due to the perspective it looks like he`s aiming at the man.
  26. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 10:31 am
    @TopperHey The Associated Press regularly used altered and "staged" photos when it came to "reporting" against Israel, eh?
    Here`s Some Edumication
    Even after they were caught, they still pretended it was OK to do.
  27. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 10:36 am
    ZOMG! They`re torturing him! That`s not water, it`s... Dr Pepper!!!
    Oh! The inhumanity!
  28. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 11:14 am
    5Cats. You forgot FoxNews Hannity did the same thing with a teaparty protest. Wanted to beef up their persepective. I got to agree with pui. This dosn`t have any back story. There`s no telling where this was printed outside of the internet.
  29. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 11:14 am
    "...guy in the middle`s kinda cute."

    If only the rest of America could see things like Nido.
  30. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Damn media
  31. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 11:23 am
    John Stewart

    the only name in media that tells it like it is no matter how much you pansies don`t want to hear it.
  32. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Stewart is a comedian not a newscaster, His writers are comics. He`s still better than Olberman, Matthews or Maddow.
  33. Profile photo of Nerdfighter0
    Nerdfighter0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    Well poo.
  34. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    How about that gun`s in the foreground and not pointed at his head? Apparently perspective and spatial relations just go went out the window.
  35. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Madest: This ? DC Tea Party Protest 2009 Or This ?
    Austin Tea Party Protest
    Or perhaps there ? More DC Tea Party Protest

    The media tried to downplay how many people attended, But it`s obvious it was well over 200,000. Also Note: There are no confederate flags, swastikas, or racist signs in any of these, Despite the smears.
  36. Profile photo of weee328
    weee328 Male 18-29
    8 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    yeah no way that gun is on his head, nice try
  37. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    How about that gun`s in the foreground and not pointed at his head? Apparently perspective and spatial relations just go went out the window.

    Do you think the majority of braindead America actually is intelligent enough to know the difference?

    I`m glad those of us on IAB can easily see what`s going on. and wouldn`t be fooled, but if this picture were to appear in the news, I doubt ours would be the majority opinion...
  38. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    its a point of view alright! Never believe things at face value anymore!
  39. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    COOL.
  40. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    it doesn`t matter if the gun is pointed at his head or not (which it isn`t) its about the fact that if those two things were going on, shifting the picture one way or the other creates two totally different ideas
  41. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
    1048 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    Completely off the track here - why are there ads popping up in the comments all of a sudden?
  42. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    > Kiwigirl2
    > Completely off the track here - why are there ads popping up in the comments all of a sudden?

    Actually that`s completely ON-track because this post is all about the media and advertising and all that lol. But the answer is - IAB gets hit by about 20 spambots a day, every day. The mods usually remove the posts and permban before you see 90% of them, but lately these shoespam douchebags have been using rotating random IP`s for their bots so every time we ban one, another takes its place.

    My suggestion is go to their site, extract the email address from the `Contact Us` link, and paste it into every pornspamming site you can think of.
  43. Profile photo of lordpoee
    lordpoee Male 30-39
    101 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    Look carefully in this picture, The barrell only appear to be pressed against the PoW`s head. The soldier directly in front of the PoW has his hand on his knee and is leaning toward him. Directly behind him, is a soldier carry a rifle in an "at rest" position. Which places the barrel of the gun more than four feet from his head and pointing at the ground approximately three inches from the PoW`s knee. Apparently whoever shopped the picture realized that the vantage point of the camera would steal away from this soldiers act of kindess as it has clearly done. The only deception here is your own bigoted point of view.
  44. Profile photo of lordpoee
    lordpoee Male 30-39
    101 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    @gothmo good point. I see what you mean.
  45. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    ah, thanks for explaining that gothmo and lordpoee
  46. Profile photo of billy66bare
    billy66bare Male 18-29
    289 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    Lionhart, you are a genius!
  47. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    5Cats. You forgot FoxNews Hannity...
    Ah madest, troll of the month! You`re equating a single newscaster with two News Agencies (Reuters and AP) is that the way the liberal mind works?
    Bizzare...
    CrakrJak & I are still awaiting out apologies, eh? Yeah I know, hell/freezing/over.
  48. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    That`s how the media works !
  49. Profile photo of Animecha
    Animecha Male 18-29
    147 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    "Ah madest, troll of the month! You`re equating a single newscaster with two News Agencies (Reuters and AP) is that the way the liberal mind works?"

    I suspect a big Straw-man, and that you know full well that it isn`t one news caster on Fox that spins stories or selectively chooses what goes on air.

    "Madest: This ? DC Tea Party Protest 2009 Or This ? "

    Trying to fool us or did you just accidentally pull up the wrong pic? That big one is an anti Bush rally against the war in Iraq, just look at the signs lol.
  50. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    @Animecha the points are these:
    #1 AP and Reuters are companies which provide the "news information" which TV, Radio, newspapres &etc use for their broadcasts. All over the world! If AP&R are faking the news, this is obviously bad, yes?
    #2 madest, as usual, makes a dissenting remark with no link to criticize my link. He`s a reaction troll who loves to "get a rise" out of other commenters.
    As for "strawman" THAT would be madest`s "arguement" eh? It`s OK if Reuters passes photoshopped pictures as real, because FoxNews spins it`s pictures too!
    ANyhow, my origional post was to provide an example of how news agencies DO USE spin in their reporting, so madest is agreeing with me!
    8-)
  51. Profile photo of Animecha
    Animecha Male 18-29
    147 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    @5cats
    I see, I thought you were defending Fox News and I just reacted. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
  52. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    You know, I`m not sure what they`re trying to do in the center pic.
  53. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    OOooooh, I see.
  54. Profile photo of mogman45
    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    that isn`t the camo US uses anymore
  55. Profile photo of IQover
    IQover Male 13-17
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    May 4, 2010 at 2:25 am
    Reminds me of `Exo-Politics` from Muse: `Fully loaded sattelites. Will Target Nothing but our minds.`

    I love them
  56. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 4:40 am
    Animecha: Ooops... Guess I linked the wrong one there, Mistakes happen.

    This One Better ?
  57. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 4:52 am
    Worst part is, its not even editing or photoshop-they just cropped the picture.

    and LOL lion! I would do that, but i cant help but wonder if the email adress that they give is even a real one that they check.
  58. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 5:38 am
    @Animecha NP, happens a lot at IAB eh?
  59. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    So, what IS happening in this picture?
  60. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    Photoshop? Try scissors.
  61. Profile photo of darkevilsin
    darkevilsin Male 13-17
    343 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    IQover, YES! A Muse fan!! "As conspiracies unwind,
    Will you slam shut,
    Or free your mind,
    or stay hypnotised."
  62. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    May 5, 2010 at 6:03 am
    sbeelz: "Photoshop? Try scissors."

    You gonna cut out all the colour as well?
  63. Profile photo of Decor
    Decor Male 18-29
    72 posts
    May 5, 2010 at 6:22 am
    MrsPoods they`s offering aid, just this guy is stood between the camera and the soldier at such an angle it looks like he`s pointing his rifle at the civi.

    Like when people pretend to lean on the leaning tower of pisa
  64. Profile photo of howfnnyizdat
    howfnnyizdat Male 13-17
    5 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    @Decor

    Not to be a jerk or anything but then how come the gun is blocking out the hair on the guys head? That means the gun is on his foreheaad or aimed a little lower...ouch

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