09 August 2006

More media vs. bloggers intrigue

The following post is from the Drinking From Home blog:

Either this woman is the unluckiest multiple home owner in Beirut, or something isn't quite right.

A Lebanese woman wails after looking at the wreckage of her apartment, in a building, that was demolished by the Israeli attacks in southern Beirut July 22, 2006. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi (from Yahoo News)

A Lebanese woman reacts at the destruction after she came to inspect her house in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, after Israeli warplanes repeatedly bombed the area overnight.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla) (from Yahoo News)

Same clothes, same scar on her left cheek, same mark under her right eye. Two pictures of the same woman, maybe even taken on the same day.

So, what gives?

Update 10.30pm. The BBC is currently using that second picture. Twice. On one page.

(Hat tip David from the Cabarfeidh Pages)

Update Aug 7, 3.45pm. Stealth edit from the BBC:

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