Thursday, April 07, 2005

The AP's Pulitzer Prize-winning Photos

Click here for AmazonThe Cassandra Page posted a very popular blog entry entitled, "The Top 10 categories of MSM/DNC bias" on April 2nd. With excellent linkage to real (and, often, nearly unbelievable) incidents, it quickly became one of the most popular blog entries in the last few weeks. Well, it's now up to 20 categories... and counting. Read the whole thing.

I bring the Cassandra post up because of the recent Pulitzer Prize awards. Twenty news photos from the AP received awards.

Riding Sun (hat tip: LGF) and the Jawa Report have examined all of the photos... and what they found was more disturbing than the concept of "Governor Gary Coleman".

I looked at the twenty photographs and broke them into groups on the basis of content. Here are my results:

*U.S. troops injured, dead, or mourning: 3 (2, 3, 11)
* Iraqi civillians harmed by the war: 7 (4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 18)
* Insurgents looking determined or deadly: 3 (6, 15, 20)
* US troops looking overwhelmed or uncertain: 3 (7, 12, 14)
* US troops controlling Iraqi prisoners: 2 (16, 17)
* Iraqis celebrating attacks on US forces: 2 (1, 19)

Equally telling is what the photos don’t show:

* US forces looking heroic: 0
* US forces helping Iraqi civillians: 0
* Iraqis expressing support for US forces: 0
* Iraqis expressing opposition to insurgents: 0

After analysis, Jawa states, " two... photos clearly show that the AP has ties to terrorists and insurgents fighting the U.S." The accompanying photo is a case-in-point. The AP just happened to be there when insurgents dragged some civilian innocents out of a vehicle and capped them in the middle of a busy road.

The AP - collaborating with the enemy? Who'da thunk it?

Riding Sun: Analyzing the AP's Pulitzer-prize-winning Photos

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