Among the Little Green Footballs crowd, the Reuters News Service is often referred to as “Al-Reuters” because of their obvious leanings towards anti-Israeli and anti-American organizations and people. You can file this Al-Reuters photo of Beirut under the CBS memo category of “fake but accurate” because it is just as fake.

Fake Smoke

In case the link above doesn’t take you to the Reuters’ photo, you can see what the page looks like here. If the forged nature of the picture isn’t blatently obvious to you, check out the photo at Little Green Football as they show evidence of forgery.

UPDATE (8/6/2006 8:50:18 AM): And Al-Reuters pulls the photo with the comment of “Photo editing software was improperly used on this image.” Well, duh!

Here is the corrected photo as posted by Al-Reuters. Notice the foreground as well as the smoke had been altered.

Rerelease