Wednesday, October 26, 2005

USA Today Runs Doctored Condi Rice Photo

USA Today’s online photo editor got busted playing a little politics with a picture of Condi Rice. Michelle Malkin has the pictures up on her original post:


USA admitted that the pictures were doctored and replaced it with the original and an editor’s note per P&E:


Per USA Today spokesman Steve Anderson:

"It came up today," Anderson said. "Someone called me this afternoon and that's when I personally heard about it." USA Today also placed an editor's note at the top of the story explaining the changes.

"The photo of Condoleezza Rice that originally accompanied this story was altered in a manner that did not meet USA TODAY's editorial standards," the note concedes. "The photo has been replaced by a properly adjusted copy. Photos published online are routinely cropped for size and adjusted for brightness and sharpness to optimize their appearance. In this case, after sharpening the photo for clarity, the editor brightened a portion of Rice's face, giving her eyes an unnatural appearance. This resulted in a distortion of the original not in keeping with our editorial standards."

Take a look at the doctored photo and the liberty that USA Today took with the doctored picture. It’s amazing that they would even consider doing such a thing, simply amazing………………………………………………..