More Smoke Billowing From Reuters Photo Flap


Following the suspension and susequent ousting by Reuters of a photographer who improperly altered a Mideast war image, more questionable photos by the photographer, Adnan Hajj, have surfaced.

Via the Jawa Report:

The F-16 in the photo is not firing missiles, but is rather dropping flares designed to be a decoy for surface to air missiles. However, a close up of what Hajj calls “missiles” reveals that only one flare has been dropped. The other two “flares” are simply copies of the original.

For more analysis than is likely necessary:

  • Another faked photo by Adnan Hajj [The Shape of Things]
  • Another Fake Reuters Photo From Lebanon [The Jawa Report]


  • Update: Reuters Drops Photographer For Altering Image
  • Reuters Photographer Suspended For Doctoring Beirut War Image