Reuters (and AP) are at it – again!

On September 27, 2012, Benjamin Netanyahu – Prime Minister of Israel – delivered a 30-minute speech to the UN General Assembly.  The speech was extensively covered by the media, most noticeably because of the bomb illustration he used to demonstrate the need for the world to put a red line in front of Iran, in it’s quest for a nuclear bomb.

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Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu points to red line he drew on graphic of bomb used to represent Iran’s nuclear program, in New York.
As usual, dozens of photographers stood at hand to offer hundreds of professional photos of the speech to the various news agencies. 
 
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the UN Genral Assembly in New York on September 27, 2012.

Just a few moments after the speech ended, the world’s two largest news agencies, Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, both selected photos of the same moment in Netanyahu’s speech to send to their subscribers worldwide on their respective wire* services.

At the beginning of his speech, Mr. Netanyahu spoke about Israel’s contribution to the world. He went on to say: “Recently, I was deeply moved when I visited Technion, one of our technological institutes in Haifa, and I saw a man paralyzed from the waist down climb up a flight of stairs, quite easily, with the aid of an Israeli invention.”

As saying that, Mr. Netanyahu raised his left hand, his arm straight, in a gesture illustrating the story of the man climbing the stairs.

Within moments after the speech ended, AP and Reuters had sent out the news story of the speech to their worldwide wire* subscribers, accompanied by one photo.  Of the hundreds of professional photos taken at this speech, both the AP and Reuters decided to push these onto the wire*. 

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This is the photo the Associated Press (AP) selected to encapsulate Netanyahu’s UN General Assembly address
 
This is the photo Reuters selected to encapsulate Netanyahu's UN General Assembly address
This is the photo Reuters selected to encapsulate Netanyahu’s UN General Assembly address
 
Learn more about Reuters manipulating Middle-East photos, describing terrorists as ‘gunmen’, and calling a bus-stop bombing ‘an attack by militants’.

 

* The news agencies sell their reports and photos to newspapers,
websites and television stations, which are the ones who pass the
materials on to the end consumer. The agencies essentially serve as
reporters-for-hire, for news outlets that rely on them to cover the
events in a purely professional manner.

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Obama’s Rift with Israel – A By-Design Strategy: Part III

On July 13, 2009, in a meeting in the White House Roosevelt Room with influential Jewish leaders in America, Obama explained his thinking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Look at the past eight years,” he said, referring to the George W.
Bush administration’s relationship with Israel. “During those eight
years, there was no space between us and Israel, and what did we get from that? When there is no daylight, Israel just sits on the sidelines, and that erodes our credibility with the Arab states.”

 

So he created one.
[Part III of a 3-segment video*. Click to view Part I and Part II].

He has also…

Adopted Palestinian’s demands on borders and refugees and incorporated them in the 2012 Democratic party platform.

Refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Crafted the current Israeli-Palestinian stalemate

Broke an American promise given to Israel back in 2004

 

* Video curtsey of Emergency Committee for Israel

 

Obama’s Rift with Israel – A By-Design Strategy: Part II

On July 13, 2009, in a meeting in the White House Roosevelt Room with influential Jewish leaders in America, Obama explained his thinking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Look at the past eight years,” he said, referring to the George W.
Bush administration’s relationship with Israel. “During those eight
years, there was no space between us and Israel, and what did we get from that? When there is no daylight, Israel just sits on the sidelines, and that erodes our credibility with the Arab states.”

 

So he created one.
[Part II of a 3-segment video*. Click to view Part I and Part III].

He has also…

Adopted Palestinian’s demands on borders and refugees and incorporated them in the 2012 Democratic party platform.

Refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Crafted the current Israeli-Palestinian stalemate

Broke an American promise given to Israel back in 2004

 

* Video curtsey of Emergency Committee for Israel