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When is a man, more than a man?

The body of a man lays on a road in southern Lebanon... shortly after gunfire was heard in the area. Israel began slowly pulling forces out ... the declared ceasefire has already been tested by various skirmishes between combative forces. (AP Photo/Riza Ozel, Anatolia)
When is a man considered something more than a man? It would seem that the bar is set infinitely high when dealing with Hezbullah, as I've tried to illustrate previously.

This photograph offers another prime example: The caption mentions nothing about the body lying next to the car, other than identifying it as a "body of a man."

Does the reporter bother to note that the "body" is wearing camouflage, and carrying what appears to be two AK-47's? Although to a casual observer, this would seem to indicate that the body belongs to a Hezbullah militant, our intrepid photographer doesn't seem interested in pursuing that line of thought... along with any thought of reminding the reader that only one side is really instigating skirmishes.

Many thanks to FR's PajamaTruthMafia for pointing this out!

 Tags: riza ozel type4fraud fauxtography AP Israel/Lebanon War 2006

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