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Snapped Shot in the news!

David Frum has cited us (kind of) in the Canadian newspaper National Post today. Many thanks to reader Helene for sending it in! David has a followup blog entry as well. Whoa! Thanks for the mention, David!

If you have a National Post membership, you can read the article here. Otherwise, here's the pertinent information:

Counterfeit News
David Frum, National Post
Published: Saturday, August 26, 2006

Perhaps you saw the images in your newspaper or on television:

"A Lebanese man counts U.S dollar bills received from Hizbollah members in a school in Bourj el-Barajneh, a southern suburb of Beirut, August 19, 2006. Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shiites and embarrassing the Beirut government. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (LEBANON)"


But this knowledge was disregarded by the news organizations who queued up to publicize Hezbollah's pseudo-philanthropy. The passing of counterfeit bills was detected not by the reporters and photographers on the spot, but by bloggers thousands of miles away:, MyPetJawa and Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs. These sites magnified photographs and showed them to currency experts and detected irregularity after irregularity in the bills. (Links to all the sites mentioned here can be found at


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#1 captainfish 27-Aug-2006
woohoo more.. MORE
We want more of this in the press corps of all westernized nations.

Do not be afraid to search for the truth. Yes, yes, you can still post those photos saying that Isreal killed press reporters. But at least dig a little deeper and state that even though someone died, the evidence and play-acting by those present lead you to believe that something is "off".
#2 Raphael Shimon 06-Sep-2006
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