Photo fakery at the New York Times

January 16, 2006

Is a fake staged photo fit to print? What if it staged in a way that makes the US forces fighting the War on Terror look cruel and ineffective? The evidence argues that yes, it can run, and in a prominent position – at least in the case of the New York Times website.

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One Response to “Photo fakery at the New York Times”

  1. alexs Says:

    I put this comment up on digg, but I’ll put it here as well so that maybe you’ll learn something about how the news media works:

    “umm… the New York Times bought the picture from Getty Images, and ran Getty Images’ original caption verbatim. see:
    http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=56592382&cdi=0

    Getty Images has since corrected their caption.

    This is not a political thing, it was just a photographer who didn’t know what they were looking at (or possibly a photo desk editor at Getty Images who misread the image).”

    That’s what I posted on Digg.

    So basically you started a shitstorm by claiming that the New York Tiimes “faked” and “staged” when in fact they just bought a miscaptioned one. Your tagline “not just another blog” is no longer valid, please find a more accurate one.


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