Photoshop is apparently being enlisted in the fight against the Syrian regime. Yesterday we heard that Malala’s shooting was probably staged. Today we see a lot of images that have been attributed to Syria being traced back to Russia, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The absence of truth in reporting is undoubtedly nothing new; only the sleuthing has improved. But it does muddy the waters, no matter where one’s heart may lie.
Photoshop and the Syrian crisis
One of the most famous examples of photoshopping during the ongoing foreign-orchestrated Syrian crisis is the photo which appeared in Austria’s largest newspaper Kronen Zeitung on July 28 (first photo below) when readers were treated to the image on the left of bombed out Aleppo. The original photo on the right came from the European Pressphoto Agency and shows a Syrian family that was or wasn’t fleeing for the violence – but the Zionist media moguls apparently needed a more apocalyptic background to communicate their propaganda message against the Syrian government.
In numerous other cases photos of former war zones are used by the media as a propaganda tool in their anti-Assad campaign while photos of pro-government demonstrations in a Hollywood-esque way have been changed into photos of anti-government protestors.