I’ll tell you, this story upset me greatly. Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj doctored photos of the bombing in Beirut and it just sickens me. Because photoshopping the images to be more dramatic and then publishing them worldwide has the effect of inflaming the situation. As if people aren’t stirred up enough as it is.
And I thought of Pluto’s transit through Sagittarius. The shadow side (Pluto) of publishing (Sadge). And it made me wonder how common this is. Surely, he’s not the only one.
And I thought of it in terms of another Pluto in Sadge phenomenon, the doping of athletes. Barry Bonds and the Floyd Landis and others, in the Tour De France. We have learned as a collective that doping is widespread. We are aware of this hidden, shadow side (Pluto) of sports (Sagittarius).
So what about the journalism (Sagittarius)? Will we discover this is the tip of the iceberg as far as manipulated images go? I wouldn’t be surprised. This bastard was making his career off the blood of others. What’s more repugnant than that? And as for war images in general, hey! Why put yourself in danger to get the shot when you whip up something in photoshop?
It smacks of Kaavya Viswanathan and other plagiarizers in recent history. Why do your own writing when you can use someone else’s and just slap your name on?
Click here for extensive report on the photos from The Jawa Report.
Click here for earlier Blogcritics report on how Pluto's transit through Sagittarius is manifesting in the collective.
And what do you think? Are these pictures an isolated incident? Or no?Powered by Sidelines