by Scott Creighton
While addressing some online influence peddler, I found something very interesting: CBS News not only repeated the claim that the doctor who attended Malala in the hospital said she had been shot in the throat (and of course they show an image of her with her throat covered up so you can’t see she wasn’t shot in the throat) but they then went further than that by cropping a phototo hide the image of what appears to be Malala and her father walking to the military chopper supposedly on route to have the bullet removed from her head and or back.
This is the photo as it appears on the CBS website:
This is the original photo with my own additions pointing out that it looks like Malala and her father walking along behind the first group, on their way to board the helicopter. The original photo is found at the Washington Post, here, # 7 in the series.
As you can see, either CBS or the AP cropped out the image of the two (a man and a smaller woman or girl) walking behind the group on their way to the chopper.
This action by CBS News or the AP tells me that it is indeed Malala and her father walking to the chopper and someone somewhere f*cked up in publishing the uncropped photo.
CBS claimed Malala had been shot twice, once in the neck and once in the head based on the hospital doctor’s report. They even presented a photo that showed her neck covered up so you couldn’t see it. Do you see a wound on her neck?
“Malala was shot twice — once in the head and once in the neck — but her wounds were not life-threatening, said Tariq Mohammad, a doctor at the main hospital in Mingora.” CBS News