Exciting stuff. But a bit bizarre already. I’m pushed for time here but compelled to jump.nameofthepen 4 Jul 23 2010, 06:05 PM wrote: "BP admits it 'Photoshopped' official images as oil spill 'cut and paste' row escalates"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy ... lates.html
The Telegraph found the chopper image on ‘an American blog: http://www.siliconth.com/gallery/displa ... play_media.
God knows who’s operating this ‘blog’ or what the theme is. Seems to be a sparse collection of repetitive adverts for commercial and high-profile stuff like ‘social media’ Facebat and Twatter, ads for Upod, Shrek 9, the United Nations, and no doubt Homeland Security (though I didn’t get that far) and more for those who register. Perhaps I’m just not getting it.
Also linked is Gizmodo. It is highly commercial ‘ blog’, pushing the ‘genuine disaster’ line along with Ipud and Heinekan.
Gizmodo’s conclusion: “Obviously there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to BP. But every time they fabricate an image like this, it undermines whatever little credibility they have left, along with all of the actual documentation of the massive undertaking this has been and will continue to be. It speaks to a company still more concerned with image than reality, in charge of repairing something so terribly broken that we can't afford to treat it with anything but total candor.”
The ‘something terrible’ links to confirmation of a massive oil spill with dire warnings. ‘Stained Blue Marble' from Gizmodo.
The Giz article is serious about social awareness, “? don't forget to use the Stained Blue Marble for your iPhone's background.”
How easy would it be to get a blog under the Gawker Media umbrella and become a source for Corp Media? Maybe the T'graph is open to more startling evidence from independent web hosts of Photoshopping in the media?
Something's fishy, and it ain't the fish.