2006 Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award
Check out the sixth annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict.
Our Dishonest Reporting awards primarily focus on "fauxtography," the manipulated images, staged photos, and inaccurate captions that repeatedly tainted coverage. Space didn't allow us to elaborate on many other noteworthy incidents of skewed reporting. Visual veracity was issue of 2006.
Our intent is not to make sweeping generalizations about all photojournalists. Most are honest people admirably working under difficult conditions; many risk their lives to record history's first draft. But important questions remain unanswered. What safeguards help editors detect altered images? Where do the rush of deadlines and the speed of technology leave the slower work of fact-checking? What do ethical standards, if any, say about posed shots? Were some photographers simply duped?
The MSM has reached unheard heights of information distortion. It has now reached the point of outright lying and manipulation. News have become propaganda.
I for one enjoy seeing the MSM having trouble because of the Internet. Not only are the MSM caught in their lies, but newspapers and tv-news are no longer the only sources. The MSM is loosing readers/viewers.
And no wonder.