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July a Record Traffic Month

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:58 pm

Last month set a ridiculous record for traffic on this site — about 225,000 unique visitors, almost 100,000 more than the previous month’s record. I credit the Power Line guys for making this the “Blog of the Week” for two weeks running. Here’s what it looks like on the SiteMeter:


More Misleading Photo Captions

Filed under: Media Bias,War — Patterico @ 9:32 pm

Misleading pictures and photo captions just keep coming. Here is a set of buildings that was implicitly described as having just been destroyed . . . on three separate dates over the course of two and a half weeks.

L.A. Times Has No Story on the Reuters Photo Controversy

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General — Patterico @ 7:03 am

The New York Times has a story this morning about the Reuters photo controversy, titled Bloggers Drive Inquiry on How Altered Images Saw Print. There is no discussion of the issues regarding the paper’s own publication of questionable images or captions. But they’ll get around to addressing that, I’m sure.

The Washington Post has its own story, titled Blogger Takes Aim At News Media and Makes a Direct Hit.

And the L.A. Times?


I don’t subscribe anymore, so I can’t leaf through the hard copies of the paper to verify this. But you would think that if any such story was printed, it would be pulled up by a search on the paper’s site for the word “Hajj” (the last name of Adnan Hajj, the photographer whose altered image got the ball rolling on this controversy). Yet as of the publication of this post, that search reveals only two articles, both of which are unrelated to the controversy (the word shows up as references to the hajj pilgrimage). But if you scroll down to images, you can see the paper has published at least one image from Hajj.

The paper will get around to addressing this controversy, I’m sure. And I’ll be watching when they do.

Amazing Questionable Photo Roundup

Filed under: Media Bias,War — Patterico @ 12:15 am

Allah has all the good links. See also here. Ah, hell. Just skip my blog and go read his.

Here are some of the best:

Zombie doing a taxonomy of the types of deception practiced by Reuters.

Malkin with a huge roundup.

Slublog has a collection of remarkably dust-free toys sitting atop rubble. I suppose it could happen.

Just like it could be all these people happened to pose like this.

But when you start to add it up, it looks just a touch like propaganda. Just . . . a touch.

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