The new incident involves the deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza aid flotilla on May 31. And it would appear less sinister on its face -- because it involves cropping out rather than adding something in -- except that it involves two crops that appear to be precisely tailored to omit knives in the hands of the activists aboard the "Mavi Marmara."
You needn't agree with conspiracy theorists accusing Reuters of an anti-Israeli bias to recognize that knives being held near seemingly injured and panicked Israeli commandos is a relevant detail in those two photographs, regardless of intentions. (Never mind the bloodied hand of what appears to be a second Israeli troop, highlighted here.)
Reuters has its own Photoshop rules and guidelines posted on the web, including the specific rule that's got the blogosphere up in arms:
-- Central Newsroom