The Jerusalem Post offers a nice summation of media inaccuracies covering the Israeli-Lebanon conflict:
Two pictures used by The Associated Press and Reuters, in which the same woman appeared to be crying over the destruction of her Beirut home. Distinguished by a red-checkered scarf and scar on her right cheek, the woman was pictured crying in front of two different locations two weeks apart.
Several photographs of a bombed bridge in Beirut which appear on Reuters and AFP with the different captions stating that the bridge had been bombed on July 18, July 24 and August 5. Bloggers claim that the striking image was photographed to look like several different bombings in order to make destruction in Beirut appear more severe.
In The New York Times photo essay ‘Attack on Tyre,’ a photograph of a man who appears dead is accompanied with the caption reading ‘bodies were still buried under the rubble.’ However, in a later photograph in the same series, the same man appears to be walking in the foreground of a photo. The Times issued a correction for the first photograph, stating that the man was injured.
It appears the media is often willing participants in the anti-Israel propaganda campaign.
I’d be interested in a content analysis of newspaper coverage to see how many pictures show damage from the Hezbollah rockets in Israel compared to how many pictures show Lebanese destruction caused by Israeli attacks.
I can’t recall ever seeing a picture of damage from a Hezbollah rocket attack.