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  • Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

    06/21/2015 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | James Estrin
    Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography, which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And hes perfectly O.K. with that. I think there will be some unhappy people, said Mr. Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. Thats good. If people would stop faking photos, then they wouldnt have to be worried about being called out. The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have...
  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by dware · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.13.2015 | Fox News
    A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah.
  • Aftermath of Ukraine Photo Story Shows Need for More Caution (We're sorry for false photos?

    04/24/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/24/2014 (35 minutes ago) | Margaret Sullivan
    The Times led its print edition Monday with an article based in part on photographs that the State Department said were evidence of Russian military presence in popular uprisings in Ukraine. The headline read: "Photos link masked men in East Ukraine to Russia." ... The Times has published a second article backing off from the original [link at URL] and airing questions about what the photographs are said to depict, but hardly addressing how the newspaper may have been misled. ...
  • NYC (photoshop) Artist Shows Us What Famous Celebrities Would Look Like as Normal People

    08/14/2013 7:18:42 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies ^ | 08/04/2013 | no byline
    Thanks to the power of Photoshop and the skill of artist Danny Evans, we get to see what some famous celebrities would look like if they didn't take the Hollywood career path. Starting off, we have Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Continue reading to see Rihanna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and more.> "It was a reaction to the insanely over-retouched photos of celebrities that are everywhere," says the artist. The series started back in 2006: reacting to a crazy over-exposure of Paris Hilton, Danny photoshopped some images by putting her face on random pictures. Eventually it evolved into visualisations of...
  • [from 2004] Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Piers Morgan)

    12/20/2012 9:24:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | Last Updated: Friday, 14 May, 2004, 22:10 GMT 23:10 UK | BBC
    The Mirror board said Morgan would be stepping down immediately Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.
  • YouTube Video of Child-Snatching Eagle is a Hoax

    12/19/2012 4:40:16 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    NBCdfw ^ | December 19, 2012 | An Phung
    A video on YouTube of a Golden Eagle snatching up a toddler turned out to be fake. Students from Montreal's 3-D technology school Centre NAD came forward to take credit for the viral video that appears to show an eagle snatching a toddler in a park. The video shows a scene where a flying eagle swoops down, picks up a toddler with its talons and travels several feet before dropping the child and flying away. Students Normand Archambault, Loc Mireault and Flix Marquis-Poulin made the video in a production simulation workshop class, according to a statement from the school. The...
  • CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • Fake photo fallout: Chinese officials embrace social media to explain mixup

    06/30/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    One of the worst doctored photographs in Internet history? That's the emerging verdict on a clumsily altered photo of bureacrats in the sleepy county of Huili, in southwest China's Sichuan province. In an ill-fated PR stunt, the trio of area government officials are shown appearing to float over the surface of a road, casting nary a shadow in a bid to promote a local road construction project. "The saga began on Monday when Huili's website published a picture showing, according to the accompanying story, three local officials inspecting a newly completed road construction project this month," the Guardian's Peter Walker...
  • White House: No More Photo Re-Enactments

    05/12/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | 5/12/11 | David Bauder
    The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech a practice that news organizations have protested for years. Even though The Associated Press and other news...
  • Hasidic newspaper regrets editing Hillary Clinton out of photo

    05/09/2011 10:22:07 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 26 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Brooklyn-based Hasidic newspaper Der Zeitung has apologized for publishing an iconic photograph of President Obama and his national security team with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security team member Audrey Tomason photoshopped out. The Jewish Week subsequently suggested the photograph had been altered because including women in photographs "could be considered sexually suggestive."
  • Situation Room Photoshops

    05/05/2011 9:14:13 AM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 129 replies
    Since there are so many hilarious (and well done) Photoshops of that infamous staged Consternation Room photo, why not put them all in one place?
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.
  • Dorothy Davidson (mayoral candidate, AL) claims Nick Saban endorsement, with altered photo

    08/19/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 8/18/2010 | Anita Debro
    For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Bessemer Councilwoman Dorothy Davidson, who is running for mayor of the city, claims she secured Saban's endorsement of her campaign three weeks ago. Davidson printed it on a color campaign flier that shows her and the coach smiling side by side on a golf course. (snip)
  • Worst Photoshop Mistakes

    05/28/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies · 3,378+ views
    Grievous Bodily Charm | February 17, 2010 / May 27, 2010 | Andy Ball
    When used correctly Photoshop has the ability to make people appear thinner and more beautiful, as well as the power to give millions an inferiority complex. It seems every image in every magazine has been Photoshopped these days, and this has led to what must be amateurs being let loose on images that are going to print... 20 Worst Photoshop Mistakes15 More Worst Photoshop Mistakes
  • Iran strikes secret nuclear mining deal with Zimbabwe's Mugabe regime

    04/26/2010 7:55:11 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 14 replies · 705+ views
    Telegraph (London) ^ | Published: 10:00PM BST 24 Apr 2010 | By Itai Mushekwe and Harriet Alexander
    Iran has struck a secret deal with Zimbabwe to mine its untapped uranium reserves in a move to secure raw material for its steadily expanding nuclear programme. The agreement was sealed last month during a visit to Tehran by a close aide to Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president who last weekend celebrated 30 years in power, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. In return for supplying oil, which Zimbabwe desperately needs to keep its faltering economy moving, Iran has been promised access to potentially huge deposits of uranium ore which can be converted into the basic fuel for nuclear power...
  • Twenty Years of Photoshop: What's Real and What's Not?

    03/06/2010 12:46:59 PM PST · by AJKauf · 41 replies · 1,964+ views
    PAjamas Media ^ | March 6 | Scott Budman
    Such is the nature of how we see photographs in the age of Photoshop. Thanks to Adobe and the four employees who created the piece of software, we are able to become digital artists in almost no time flat; because of this amazing democratization of technology, though, almost nothing we see on the internet is trustworthy. From a skinnier Kardashian to a prescient preview of what Brett Favre would look like in a Viking uniform, anythings possible....
  • Al Gore Photoshops Hurricanes Into New Book's Cover

    11/19/2009 12:47:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1,967+ views ^ | 11-19-09 | Noel Sheppard
    The cover of Nobel Laureate Al Gore's new book "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" was intentionally doctored to exaggerate the appearance of hurricanes in the northern hemisphere as well as reduce the amount of ice present in the Arctic. Maybe even more ominously, Florida was so diminished it's almost totally gone. As reported by Florida State University hurricane expert Ryan Maue at the website Watts Up With That, the truth was apparently inconvenient for the Global Warmingist-in-Chief (h/t NBer Blonde): The cover opens and closes half and half - so you only see one in...
  • Uh-oh: Jon Stewart catches Fox News creative editing

    Had CNN spliced footage of a sparsely-attended Capitol Hill rally to discredit the reports of large numbers of attendees to the 9/12 rally in September, conservatives would have rightly howled about media bias. What will conservatives say about Fox News splicing footage of the 9/12 rally into coverage of Michele Bachmanns otherwise well-attended rally last week? Jon Stewart gives Fox News a well-deserved poke in the eye for fudging the footage, as well as exposing rather clearly its source:
  • Norman Rockwell: The Original King of the Photoshop

    10/29/2009 1:34:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 80 replies · 8,989+ views ^ | Oct 23 2009 | Wilson Rothman
    Back when Norman Rockwell ruled Saturday evenings, Adobe wasn't even a gleam in some nerd's eye, but a new book shows that the painter was, nevertheless, a photoshop god. Very few Gizmodo readers were even born when Rockwell painted his last Saturday Evening Post cover, but we all know them. You hear that name and suddenly you can picture those overly detailed, cartoonishly dramatic but ultimately kinda corny depictions of American life. Well, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, written and compiled by Ron Schick, has given me immense newfound respect for the man, for the meticulous photography, the real people...
  • Top 10 Doctored Photos

    10/15/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 140 replies · 6,078+ views
    Time ^ | 9-16-2009 | none given
    Civil War Generals, c. 1865 Generally regarded as the world's first commercially successful photojournalist, Matthew Brady was also one of the medium's most accomplished manipulators. In this group portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman and his top officers, he added one figure. For the record, the men are, standing, from left: Oliver Otis Howard, William Babcock Hazen, Jefferson Columbus Davis and Joseph Anthony Mower; seated, from left: John Alexander Logan, Sherman, Henry Warner Slocum and Francis P. Blair. The Original Image: Brady added Blair at the far right. One of Sherman's corps commanders in the critical final offensive in Georgia, Blair...
  • Vietnamese media use fake photo to accuse Journalist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy and to cheat public.

    10/09/2009 1:13:46 PM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 10 replies · 2,121+ views
    Self | Oct/09/2009 | DieuVan Nguyen
    An Article Published in the October/09/ 2009 by newspaper DanTri in Hanoi indicated police arrested two suspects as they committed assault other people are journalist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy and her Husband . The photo which shown an injured man Nguyen Manh Diep in the hospital (Anh Nguyễn Mạnh Điệp bị đánh vỡ đầu) actually a fake photo . The photo was taken in 2005 and later photoshop the date imprinted on the photo to Oct/09/2009 In order to make it looks genuinely as the recent date . The said photo above could be opened by using wordpad to...
  • Microsoft apologises for racism

    08/26/2009 11:56:20 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 28 replies · 1,719+ views
    India Times ^ | August 26, 2009 | AP
    LOS ANGELES: Software giant Microsoft Corp is apologising for altering a photo on its website to change the race of one of the people shown in t he picture. A photo on the Seattle-based company's US website shows two men, one Asian and one black, and a white woman seated at a conference room table.
  • Times Removes Doctored Photos From Website

    07/09/2009 6:31:52 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 14 replies · 928+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 9, 2009 | Don Irvine
    The New York Times has removed photos from its website that appear to have been digitally altered. From Fishbowl NY Editor & Publisher noticed that the New York Times had taken down a slideshow of photos by Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins that had appeared in this Sunday's magazine depicting abandoned house construction projects in the wake of the financial crisis. Now, instead of the gallery online, there is a short statement from the paper: "The pictures in this feature were removed after questions were raised about whether they had been digitally altered." It's unclear who made the original allegations of...
  • City digitally adds black guy to Fun Guide cover to make it more inclusive

    06/23/2009 10:16:43 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 83 replies · 3,410+ views
    National Post- Canada ^ | Allison Hanes
    The smiling, ethnically diverse family featured on the cover of Toronto's latest edition of its summer Fun Guide was digitally altered to make the photo more "inclusive," which city officials say is in keeping with a policy to reflect diversity. A spokesman for the department that publishes the guide listing recreation activities confirmed the publication was doctored to insert the face of a different father. "He superimposed the African-Canadian person onto the family cluster in the original photo. It was two photographs and one head was superimposed over the original family photo," said John Gosgnach, communications director for the...
  • Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

    05/28/2009 8:29:52 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies · 7,026+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 28 May 2009 | Duncan Gardham and Paul Cruickshank
    At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee. Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.
  • FRAUD: Claims Sex Vid of Prejean; But We Dig Up Dirt Exposing the Bald-Face Liar

    Highlights - The site,, now claims they have a sex tape of Carrie Prejean. - However, the sites owner has a history of making false claims and profiting from the publicity and reaction his allegations generate. - The most popular case was Kobe Bryant and Laker Girl Vanessa Curry. - No photographic evidence of a Bryant and Curry affair emerged; despite weeks of claims he would soon publish pictures. Read full report:
  • Boston Globe Publishes Fake Iraq Rape Pictures

    05/12/2004 8:46:52 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 29 replies · 4,234+ views
    Boston Globe,WRKO Radio | 5/12/2004 | Brainhose
    Recently a 'Community activist' (AKA Pain in the A**) in the city of Boston named Sadiki Cambone, brought a set of pictures purporting to be of our service men raping Iraqi women to the Boston City Council. Much like John Kerry this Sadiki Cambone throws aroundhis service in the militaryto prove his alleged patriotism, all the while undermining our troops at every opportunity. The Boston Glob(e) published these pictures as being genuine without bothering to verify them.As it turns out the pictures actually come from a fetish porn site of men in camouflage having sex with porn actress. On todays...
  • Election Night: Whiteboards Out, Holograms In

    11/06/2008 8:08:18 AM PST · by outfield · 56 replies · 2,561+ views
    TIME ^ | 11/5/08 | James Poniewozik
    The mind reels at how news organizations might employ this technology in the future. Will we see holograms of reporters standing outside in hurricanes?
  • Anger at fake Sarah Palin photos as smear campaign makes her 'look like a stripper'

    09/06/2008 6:49:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 56 replies · 13,062+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | September 6, 2008
    Anger at fake Sarah Palin photos as smear campaign makes her 'look like a stripper' Last updated at 23:52pm on 06.09.08 Skirting the issues: Clearly mocked-up photos like this are being used to undermine Sarah Palin's image as a serious politician Sarah Palin's credibility as a possible American Vice-President is being undermined by a series of spoof photographs circulated on the internet.The saucy pictures, which exploit her glamorous image, have been published amid a concerted dirty tricks campaign against the former beauty queen, following her surprise appointment as 72-year-old Republican candidate John McCains running mate. One shows her apparently...
  • In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many (MSM picks up on the case of the missing missile)

    07/10/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 322+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/2008 | Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty
    As news spread across the world of Irans provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, and many other major news Web sites.
  • Iran's Photoshopped Missile Launch

    07/09/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 323 replies · 6,768+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 7-9-08 | Charles Johnson, hat tip webs87
    At least one of the photographs released today by Iran and published by an unquestioning Western media has been Photoshopped:
  • Digital Forensics: 5 Ways to Spot a Fake Photo

    06/04/2008 5:39:02 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 28 replies · 938+ views
    Scientific America ^ | June 2, 2008 | Hany Farid
    Features - June 2, 2008 Digital Forensics: 5 Ways to Spot a Fake Photo By Hany Farid This story is a supplement to the feature "Digital Forensics: How Experts Uncover Doctored Images" which was printed in the June 2008 issue of Scientific American. Lighting Composite images made of pieces from different photographs can display subtle differences in the lighting conditions under which each person or object was originally photographed. Such discrepancies will often go unnoticed by the naked eye. For an image such as the one at the right, my group can estimate the direction of the light source for...
  • Reuters Fakes Another Photo

    04/23/2008 12:59:57 PM PDT · by YourAdHere · 76 replies · 102+ views
    The story is about climate change, and when I saw the accompanying photo of a fish lying at the bottom of a dried lake, I immediately screamed fake. Take a look, there's no way the buzzards or other predators wouldn't have picked it clean in the time it took for the lake to evaporate.
  • Study: Hizbullah won propaganda war

    04/30/2007 10:52:44 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 889+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04-30-2007 | GEORGE CONGER
    Hizbullah won the Second Lebanon War by achieving a propaganda victory over Israel, a Harvard University study has concluded. Aided and abetted by a compliant and credulous press, Hizbullah achieved victory by convincing the world that Israel was the aggressor and that Israel's retaliatory offensive was a "disproportionate" response to the kidnapping and killing of its soldiers.
  • How the Media Partnered With Hezbollah: Harvard's Cautionary Report

    04/26/2007 4:33:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies · 623+ views
    World Politics Watch ^ | 22 Apr 2007 | Frida Ghitis
    While the war between Israel and Hezbollah raged in Lebanon and Israel last summer, it became clear that media coverage had itself started to play an important role in determining the ultimate outcome of that war. It seemed clear that news coverage would affect the course of the conflict. And it quickly transpired that Hezbollah would become the beneficiary of the media's manipulation. A close examination of the media's role during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon comes now from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, in an analysis of the war published in a paper whose subtitle should give...
  • Paper Photog Quits Over Altered Picture

    04/09/2007 3:39:02 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-9-2007 | John Seewer
    Paper Photog Quits Over Altered Picture Monday April 9, 2007 11:01 PM By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A staff photographer for The Blade who digitally altered a front-page photo has resigned, the newspaper said Monday. Allan Detrich had told Blade editors that he altered a photo of a college baseball team for his personal files and mistakenly sent it to the newspaper. The photo showed Bluffton University players kneeling March 30 at their first game after a bus crash killed five players in Atlanta. Photos of the team in other Ohio newspapers showed the legs...
  • How the Sleestaks hoaxed the moonbats

    04/06/2007 12:09:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 1,871+ views ^ | 4/6/07 | Michelle Malkin
    For a hearty lunchtime chuckle: Check out my interview with Ron Ott of Coptix, one of the masterminds behind the April Fools' joke that caused a Rove Derangement Syndrome feeding frenzy.
  • Where Eagles dare, pacifists doctor and dupe (ANSWER & media exposed)

    03/25/2007 2:13:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies · 1,616+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3-25-07 | Judi McLeod
    A fawning mainstream media Where Eagles dare, pacifists doctor and dupe By Judi McLeod Sunday, March 25, 2007 My friend Jackie Gordon, who exposes anti-war ANSWER for their lies on the Internet, wants to know about pictures posted on their website that appear to be doctored.As we all know by now, the ragtag, loose knit and lovable vets called The Gathering of Eagles changed history in Washington D.C. on March 17. Traveling in great numbers from far distances, they outnumbered ANSWER three to one--but a fawning mainstream media failed to report the facts, as usual taking the side of ANSWER....
  • Can we say doctored photo?

    03/24/2007 4:46:25 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 223 replies · 10,469+ views
    Does this photo appear to be doctored to you?
  • LA Times Publishes Iran Propaganda Claim, Ignores Fauxtography (MSM busted AGAIN)

    02/19/2007 9:14:16 AM PST · by pissant · 52 replies · 2,008+ views
    LGF ^ | 2/19//07 | staff
    The Los Angeles Times gives credence to Irans bogus claim that the US is behind two recent attacks in Iran: Iran alleges U.S. link to militant attack. TEHRAN Bullet cartridges bearing a U.S. insignia and English lettering were among the weaponry seized last week from Sunni militants suspected of killing 11 members of Shiite-dominated Irans elite Revolutionary Guard, Iranian officials said Sunday. A photo of the cartridge box, along with an array of other ammunition, was published by Iranian newspapers and news agencies. Iran did not provide access to the weapons and explosives, drawing skepticism from analysts, and there...
  • VANITY: Photo of polar bears in global warming headline PHOTOSHOPPED?

    02/02/2007 11:53:41 AM PST · by OKSooner · 207 replies · 10,145+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-2-07 | Vanity
    I think it's photoshopped.
  • The Polar Bear Pic They Won't Show You

    02/05/2007 11:04:53 AM PST · by Republican Red · 173 replies · 9,090+ views
    The Polar Bear Pic They Won't Show You h/t Instapundit - Ann Althouse calls attention to an image of Polar Bears making the rounds, again - it was allegedly taken by Dan Crosbie in 2004 and is currently number one on Yahoo's photo list. The image I have up at right also involves Dan Crosbie from the same period in 2004 during a scientific trip during which they carried rifles to run off polar bears while planting equipment in the ice - ice that was much thicker than they expected it to be. (pertinent excerpted text at bottom) But...
  • Reuters Quietly Fired Top Editor During Photoshop Scandal

    01/18/2007 7:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 4,084+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | January 18, 2007 | lgf
    new information about the Reuters Photoshop scandal: Reuters fired a top photo editor for the Middle East during an internal investigation of two doctored photos from the Israel-Lebanon war that were published last summer. The editor was the second casualty of the photo manipulation controversy surrounding Reuters freelancer Adnan Hajj. Two of Hajjs photographs showed obvious signs of digital alterations. Facing a storm of criticism last August, Reuters terminated its relationship with Hajj and pulled more than 900 of his photos from its archive. A Reuters spokesperson said Thursday that the company would not release the name of the editor...
  • Reuters toughens rules after altered photo affair

    01/18/2007 7:38:49 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 19 replies · 958+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:01am
    LONDON (Reuters) - Reuters named a new chief photographer for the Middle East on Thursday and said it had tightened its editing procedures after the publication last year of two photographs that had been digitally altered. The measures were among several steps announced by David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief of the global news and information agency, following an internal investigation that he said had resulted in disciplinary action. The two photos, both of Israeli military action in Lebanon during the war there last August, were taken by a freelance photographer, Adnan Hajj. Reuters ended its relationship with Hajj following an initial inquiry...
  • How Dems Support The Troops (By using stock photos in lieu of actual troop supporters)

    10/10/2006 11:08:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies · 1,327+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | October 10, 2006
    How the Dems Support the Troops Remember that photo at the top of The Democratic Party’s page, of a crowd of people cheering and pumping their fists? The theme is that only the Democrats really support the troops, and this is the page where they previously featured a faked image of a Canadian soldier. Well, the irony doesn’t stop there, because that crowd photo doesn’t even show a real group of people genuinely supporting the US military. It’s another stock image. (Hat tip: Raymond.) Note the keywords. Several other bloggers have remarked that the crowd picture seemed oddly out...
  • DNC supports vets...but from which country? (Show Canadian troops on DNC site)

    10/07/2006 6:21:27 PM PDT · by jrooney · 144 replies · 2,501+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10-07-06 | Michelle Malkin
    A military guy e-mails a weekend website blooper: Thought you might be interested in posting this. The DNC website has a page called Veterans and Military Families where they purpo[r]t to care about the welfare of US troops. Unfortunately they couldn't even find a picture of a US soldier to post on the page. The picture in the Get Involved frame is not a US Army uniform. The soldiers in the background are not in a US uniform either. My military correspondent says the uniform in the DNC Canadian. Is he right?
  • The Power of MakeUp

    10/06/2006 1:24:49 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 42 replies · 3,369+ views
  • AP stands for Advocacy Press [Michelle Malkin takes on AP]

    09/21/2006 9:02:46 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 15 replies · 2,850+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 21, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday evening, I received a call from my column syndicate, Creators Syndicate. The Associated Press had phoned my editor to inform her that it would be sending a response to my column yesterday about detained AP photographer Bilal Hussein. (Funny how quickly they respond now. Where have they been the past five months? Oh, right: Busy covering up the news about Hussein's April 12 capture by the military at a Ramadi apartment with an alleged al Qaeda leader and a weapons cache.) The AP last night asked my editor to supply its corporate communications office with my newspaper client list...
  • Space Fauxtography? (Iran PhotoShops Helmet onto Female Space Tourist)

    09/17/2006 12:48:17 PM PDT · by anymouse · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    Dr. Sanity ^ | September 16, 2006 | Pat Santy
    On September 18, Iranian-born, Dallas businesswoman Anousheh Ansari (bio here) and two astronauts are scheduled to blast off in a Russian Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Ansari replaced Japanese-born businessman Daisuke Enomoto, who was pulled from the flight for medical reasons. The Iranian news media has not made too much of the first Iranian woman scheduled to go into space, but there have been a number of reports about it and this Iranian space site has a number of pictures. So it is interesting to me that one of the photos has clearly been photoshopped...
  • It's Me in That 9/11 Photo

    09/14/2006 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Naptowne · 36 replies · 3,628+ views
    Slate ^ | 9/14/06 | Slate
    Yesterday, Slate posted this piece criticizing Frank Rich's New York Times column about the 9/11 photo shown here. The picture was taken by Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker on the afternoon of 9/11. Calling the image "shocking," Rich suggested that the five New Yorkers were "relaxing" and were already "mov[ing] on" from the attacks. Slate's David Plotz disputed that characterization of the picture, arguing that the subjects had almost certainly gathered to discuss the attacks and to find solace in others' company. Rather than showing callousness, as Rich suggested, it depicted civic engagement. But since neither Rich nor Plotz knew exactly...