posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:41 PM
reply to post by HangTheTraitors
media photos of the "shooter" were digitally altered to make them appear deranged.
I'm sorry, being a professionally trained journalist and media photographer (with the student loans and fancy pieces of paper that go with them) I
will have to take issue with this statement as it applies to the US.
Yes, I will agree that this did apparently happen in Australia; apparently rules for journalism ethics there are way different; remember Rupert
Murdoch, owner of Fox News and UK's The Sun fame, is an native Australian. Murdoch has absolutely no moral ethical code when it comes to journalism.
I refuse to watch Fox News. And I sincerely mean no disrespect to you or any other Australian (other than Murdoch) by saying this.
That being said, AP (Associated Press) - the national wire service has actually fired photogs for digitally altering photos; they even went head to
head with the DoD in 2008 a couple of times 'cause DoD has a penchant for altering file photos supplied by them to the media (gee go figure right--
When did DoD ever tell the truth about anything?!:@@
AP Suspends Use of U.S. Army Photos Over Digital Alteration
AP drops freelance
photographer who Photoshopped his shadow out of image
AP's director of
photography Santiago Lyon said, "For us, there's a zero-tolerance policy of adding or subtracting actual content from an image."
AP pictures must always tell the truth. We do not alter or digitally manipulate the
content of a photograph in any way. The content of a photograph must not be altered in Photoshop or by any other means. No element should be
digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph. The faces or identities of individuals must not be obscured by Photoshop or any other editing
Our local paper the Charlotte Observer fired their photog for photoshopping the color on a pic of a sunset backlighting a firefighter in 2006; the
Sacramento Bee just fired their photog for altering an image of a snowy egret and a frog.
Fired for Manipulation: The Importance of Maintaining Honesty in Images
It is not just the fact that they are manipulating the images, but they are lying to the readers. ....What you’re seeing is my lens, my
perspective of the world, or how best I can interpret it to you...... If I ever find myself questioning whether or not to alter an image, then
perhaps the image wasn’t that great from the start.
If your gonna play the game here in the US you gotta know the rules, and here in the US Rule #1 is don't fu## with the photo. Rule #2 is basic
Investigative Journalism 101 folks - always consider your source.
Now with that off my chest, yes I agree, but it's not so much the eyes as it's the smile; that "I've got a secret and I'm not gonna tell you"
dastardly smile. Downright eerie.
edit on 21-7-2012 by SCGrits because: typo
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