What the eye doesn't see

We’ve all heard the old adage; what the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t worry about.
There has been a very interesting story buzzing about the web in the last couple of days. It seems that Reuters were caught with their fingers in the jam pot yet again when they had to admit to ‘cropping’ photos released by the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper after being called out due to the diligence of bloggers and other key figures. The photographs were altered to remove all trace of the weapons used by the so-called ‘peace activists’ aboard the Mavi Marmara – according to Reuters ‘inadvertently’.
Elder of Ziyon has much more on this story.
Given that most of us remember that Reuters have ‘form’ as far as this type of creative venture goes, one would think that such a story would be of interest to the Guardian reading public. And given that the Guardian has been very quick off the mark over the last eight days to provide florid descriptions of pure- as- the- driven- snow peace activists attacked mercilessly by big bad Israeli commandoes, one would think that they might be interested in correcting the balance somewhat now that photographic evidence from Turkish sources (which presumably are not subject to the same knee-jerk suspicion as Israeli-supplied photographs and film footage appear to be) has been made available.
Well knock me down with a feather: at the time of writing I could find nothing on the Guardian website about Reuters from later than 2007. It seems that the story has been and gone and Reuters have managed to apologise and correct the problem before the folks at the Guardian have even got their Birkenstocks on.
If Reuters can respond so quickly, why can’t the Guardian?

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