Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Playing Doctor

Eqyptian Paper Caught Doctoring Photo of Middle East Peace Talks

This just goes to show that you must never take everything that appears in a "trusted" news source at face value. Newspapers, magazines and web sites often use Photoshop and similar programs to "enhance" images, often altering the lighting or color balance to make someone they support appear more attractive and those they oppose to look more evil or less healthy, but this goes beyond the trivial. This fake photo actually attempts to alter the physical facts of the scene it purported to capture. I'm glad that Drudge linked to this story -- maybe exposing such fraud will help prevent future incidents.

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