Pictures That Lie
Status: News Article
C|Net is running an interesting article on its site about "Pictures That Lie."
They found quite a few of the images here at the Museum of Hoaxes. They contacted me about a week ago asking permission to use some of the images, but I had to admit that I didn't control the copyright on the images they were interested in, so it wasn't up to me to grant permission. (Though I said they should feel free to use the images since most of them were either in the public domain or their creator was unknown... i.e. they're "orphan" works.)
My only criticism of the article is with image number six which shows a note requesting a bathroom break
written by George Bush while at the U.N. C|Net notes: "Reuters later admitted that it overexposed portions of the note so that the message stood out better." But I wouldn't call this a picture that lies. Bush really did write the note. Reuters simply enhanced the photo to make the writing clearer. They didn't alter what was written, which would really have been lying.
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