AP, Reuters Reportedly Post Bibi “Heil” Photos

The Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper flags two photos of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the UN, which were reportedly pushed out on the AP and Reuters wires. They show Netanyahu waving his hand, but the camera caught him mid-hand gesture, making it appear that he’s doing the Nazi salute (except with his left arm). Halper writes:

Two shocking photos coming off the wire of Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the United Nations .

 

Of the hundreds of professional photos taken at this speech, the AP and Reuters decided to push these onto the wire.

 

The first is from the Associated Press:

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Associated Press

The second is from Reuters:

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Of the hundreds of professional photos taken at this speech, the AP and Reuters decided to push these onto the wire.

Maybe the Associated Press and Reuters didn’t catch the inference of the photos before blasting them out, though you would think it would be obvious that these pictures are offensive on multiple levels.

Netanyahu’s persistence on Iran isn’t making things easy for Obama right before the election, so there’s sure to be a big media push in the coming days to dismiss Bibi as a warmonger, a reckless saber-rattler, an extremist and so on. Get ready for plenty more where this came from.

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Topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, UN General Assembly