Alrighty for those of you that are unawre the Reuters fauxtography situation has given rise to a competition at Ofre’s Politics designed to test what will get though their rigorous vetting procedure and pretty much to take the piss out them.
All you have to do is photoshop this gnome into any image of Lebanon and get Reuters to publish it to win.
Here’s some of the attempts which so far haven’t quite squeaked through…
First up from 123beta, he swaers it’s genuine but frankly that guy running looks pretty sus to me.
Next from Swamp Blog we have what is clearly a group of Terrorgnomes out planting IED’s as part of terrorist operations in Southern Lebananon. Again those Reuters guys were just too good and spotted the faked flags. Damn.
From Drunken Wisdom we have this;
But those eagle eyed editors pinged them for photoshopping in the palm tree into the background to make it look like its taken in ME when in fact this shot was taken just of Picadilly Circus in London.
Finally this effort from the Ogre himself almost made it but Reuters discovered that in the origional there was smoke every where and thats been completely matted out in this version.