What’s burning?

September 13, 2010


There is a widely distributed image credited to Reuters. Honest reporting dictates that you tell us what is burning in the background.

To be more clear, this was a protest against the planned burning of the Koran in Florida, and most of us believe that they are burning Bibles in the background.

Your photographer was there and he would know. Please let us know or you are not reporting the whole story, which would be a dereliction of duty.

Captain C.

Let me get this straight. You’re asking what is burning, but “most of you believe” it’s Bibles?

The smoke in the background here is from burning car tires, according to our photographer, who as you point out, was there.

Some of our photos from this same protest showed, and made clear in the captions, that a U.S. flag and an effigy of Pastor Terry Jones were also burned during this demonstration.

Our photographer saw no books being burned: GBU Editor

Pakistani men protest in Multan in Punjab province September 10, 2010 against plans by Pastor Terry Jones, an obscure U.S. Protestant church leader, to burn the Koran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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The smoke is black, which could not be possible if books were being burned. The smoke engendered by burning paper is white or grey.

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