Tuesday, August 22, 2006

BBC Admits To Staging Photograph

The BBC (inadvertently) admits to posing photographs for sensational effect, under the guise of "recording the scene for posterity".

Interior of a bombed house
When Um Ali Mihdi returned to her home in the southern Lebanese city of Bint Jbeil two days ago, she found a 1,000lb (450kg) Israeli bomb lying unexploded in her living room.

The shell is huge, bigger than the young boy pushed forward to stand reluctantly next to it while we get our cameras out and record the scene for posterity.

Always ready to endager children's lives for a story -- thats the BBC way!

Hat tip: USS Neverdock.