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    BP digitally alters press photo, confesses it's a fake


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    Articles like this make me happy. The more of these type of articles the general public see, the sooner they will start assuming that EVERY image they see is manipulated.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Indeed.

    But i don't think this one has much newsvalue. It's just something to look at.

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    BP also prevented media from getting too close to the spill. It's all damage control. They're just building distrust with the public.

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    Agreed, BP has taken a colosssal hit as far as trust is concerned, I have not seen a company twist the truth like they did.....the constant sidestepping reminds me of our great polititians.

    All in all it is a sad time for the Gulf folks as well as the country.

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    BP also prevented media from getting too close to the spill. It's all damage control. They're just building distrust with the public.

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    I doubt if BP management spends time Photoshopping PR photos. It was done by the photographer/art director in whose lap this hot^H^H^Hwarmed-over potato should land. As usual, we have met the enemy and they is us.
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    I'd be more impressed if the manipulation was actually covering something up, or altering something that mattered.

    As it is, it's a story about nothing, or rather, something that could have been about something, but was nothing, but someone wanted it to be something, so they made something out of nothing.

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    What this suggests to me is that BP cuts corners in more areas than just safety.

    They clearly hired on the cheap for their PR/photo freelancers, and tried to pull a fast one in terms of oversight. Hardly surprising, given the corporate culture today.

    That said - BP is not a journalistic organization. They aren't bound to the ethics and expectations of a news outlet. However, given the public interest and scope of the situation, the onus is on them to be 200% upfront with the public...something they fell quite short of, clearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishutteratthethought View Post
    I agree!

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    Someone found a second photo with screens added....

    http://www.americablog.com/2010/07/b...hoto-this.html
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