What Harm Can A Crop Make? (Updated)

It’s all in the crop as they say. Guess which version of this photo is more widely disseminated on the seedier anti-Israel and BDS web sites?

whats that lying on the ground

Source: Reddit and imgur

Update: With a bit of digging. it turns out the maliciously cropped version is not widely used. There are a few auto-generated news sites that crop it but even the hate Israel crowd hasn’t been doing this.

So the lesson to learn this time: check. Those of us supporting Israel don’t need to resort to these kinds of manipulations to make our case.

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  • http://www.israellycool.com/ Aussie Dave

    I have to tell you, I saw this on Facebook and got annoyed. Because I think the second version is the one more widely disseminated. The only time I have seen version one, is on pro-Israel sites trying to make the point about cropping. Correct me if I am wrong.

    As you know, they don’t get more pro Israel than me. But a pet gripe of mine is when people on our side spread things that can easily be refuted. It harms our case.

    I don’t blame you, Brian, for posting this, but we need to be careful.

    • http://www.israellycool.com/author/brianoflondon/ Brian of London

      You want to add your comments above the fold?

      Mainstream this probably hasn’t had much use but the hate sites do use the maliciously cropped version.

      • http://www.israellycool.com/ Aussie Dave

        Perhaps link to some of the hate sites (“nofollow” of course) to which you are referring. But I am not sure the first version is “more widely disseminated”

  • walt kovacs

    dont you fret, the ap will run the cropped version soon and for years to come

    • Max

      That’s more like something that Reuters would do, as they’ve been caught doing multiple times before.

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