November 25, 2014

Did New York Times Fall for Obviously Faked Photos of the Syrian Civil War?


Did the New York Times use obviously falsified photos on its front page? I think so. Look at the case laid out by David Steinberg, who noticed the strange pictures of the Syrian civil war, and myself, here. For those who know about Muhammad Dura case–in which Israeli soldiers allegedly shot a boy in Gaza in cold blood–which attracted international credibility and anger, these photos seem to be modeled on that falsification to a remarkable extent.

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About Barry Rubin

Prof. Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, and a featured columnist for PajamasMedia at http://pajamasmedia.com/barryrubin/. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley), and The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan)