Friday, April 19, 2013

They Doctored Gory News Pictures Too!

Gory... Covered or stained with gore; bloody.

The media zoos of the world are still transfix over the Boston Marathon Explosion, Google that phrase and you are returned with TWO point SIX Billion hits!

After the horrific event, every newspapers in the world tried their best to display the BEST news pictures depicting the horror on their front page; virtually all the front pages selection were gory, bloody.

The front page of the New York Daily News featured a gory decisive moment shot of the bloody aftermath, captured by Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki.
I was a stunning and horrific news picture, except with the leg of the woman lying on the pavement, top left; WAS DOCTORED! Photoshopped!
Readers are outraged that the gory photo was edited to make it "more palatable"!

The doctored image on the top left of the front page shows a horrific scene of a man helping the injured woman on a bloodied pavement.

In the original shot the woman has a huge leg wound, but in the Daily News reproduction her wound has been cloned out to appear covered by her black pants

Picture on the left is a crop from the unmanipulated original. See her bleeding leg wound?  Is it that gory that you risked the REPUTATION and the INTEGRITY of your paper for?

Charles Apple, an editor for the Orange Country Register in California who exposed the manipulation, said it was unacceptable to alter reality in such a way.

"Looks to me like somebody did a little doctoring of that photo to remove a bit of gore. If you can't stomach the gore, don't run the photo. Period.

Daily News initially refused to comment on their action but later released a statement.

"The Daily News edited that photo out of sensitivity to the victims, the families and the survivors,"

"There were far more gory photos that the paper chose not to run, and frankly I think the rest of the media should have been as sensitive as the Daily News." Said their spokesperson.

Of course they do, not forgetting photographers have been manipulating pictures since the medium was invented!  ;)

In some way bosses at the Daily News should be please that their paper is not being criticised near as much as the New York Post!

New York Post jump the gun and published a front page picture showing two men they identified as suspects in the bombing.

The only problem was the men were innocent!!

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