I haven’t had time to blog on the developing doctored and staged photo scandal at Reuters. The blogosphere has done a fantastic job of exposing this, but, as Anne Althouse asks, how many
other faked and dishonestly presented photos are out there? If
photojournalists have any respect for their profession at all then they
need to do something, right now. I suggest they begin with the measures outlined in this post at A Jacksonian:
Note to the MSM, RE: Images, still and motion, veracity of same.
I agree completely with with that post. In fact, I suggested a similar solution during the last wave of photo fakery. Unfortunately, for now the media outlets and wire services seem to be trying very hard to look the other way. Their stringers send in those juicy action-packed photos. Why spoil a good thing by asking too many questions about how they got them or if they’re real? I can’t trust them anymore.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, begin here. Michelle Malkin has a great retrospective roundup of this whole sordid business, with lots of links to other bloggers covering the story. And Ed Driscoll looks at the big picture (no pun intended).