New Meaning to Ambush Journalism

Get a load of the photo tip The Guardian offers along with this AFP/Getty image:

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The photographer, Ilia Yefimovich, is in the right place at the right time and captures this dramatic scene using a large depth of field and fast shutter speed

Here's HonestReporting's more accurate "photo tip."

Photographer knew ahead of time that a car was going to be stoned and positioned himeslf  above the action, unlike (EPA and Al -Jazeera). The photographer didn't expect the driver to have the presence of mind to put his foot down and drive away, rather than be surrounded and lynched, which is what would have happened had he not accelerated.

By the way, AP's Moammar Awwad also "just happened" to be in the right place at the right time, with a position similar to Yefimovich.

When we add it all up, kids get to cause trouble for Israelis and a bunch of photographers are guaranteed great shots. I'd say the kids and the photographers colluded with each other. Gives new meaning to ambush journalism.

 

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