Something we haven’t seen before: the view from behind the “paramedics” who paraded with bodies for hours, staging and arranging them for an obviously very eager world media.
Remember ‘Green helmet man’ and the recycled bodies, the ambulance that never got hit by a rocket and the smoke over Beirut?
* Exposed thanks to Little Green Footballs
Why was this picture left in the editor’s kill file until now?
Because it really wrecks the suspension of disbelief that actors need to convince the audience.
It’s like seeing the scaffolds and lights and fake landscapes behind the scenes at a theater, in the middle of a performance.
The Qana photographs are some of the most gut-wrenching, heart-breaking images you could ever imagine. And that’s why it’s important to recognize that there are people with souls so dead and intentions so evil that they will cynically use these photographs to manipulate your feelings.
But imagine if pictures like the one above had the same 24/7 coverage as all those pictures with a weeping rescuer running alone down a dusty road. Context, anyone?
Ahh, lest we forget:
AP and the 67 news stories from ‘Jamil Hussein’ who couldn’t be found to this very day?