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BP Gets Busted for Alterering Photo of Its Command Center

bpblowup-175.jpgBP is having to eat more crow after a blogger revealed that a photo the company posted online of its command center had been altered.

Last night John Avarosis at AMERICAblog wrote that a picture showing several people sitting in front of a wall of monitors looked like it had been altered. Avarosis pointed out that jagged white edges around the heads of some of the individuals in the image, which could be seen only when the photo was blown up (right), indicated that something had been “faked.”

A BP spokesman subsequently told the Washington Post that a photographer had replaced blank screens on three of the monitors in the original photograph with three images (see below). The spokesman said they would remove the altered photograph and that they had “instructed our post-production team” to “refrain from doing this in the future.”


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