A picture ought to show what the camera and photographer saw. It's the essence of truth-telling. It's the basis of journalism.
Yet, it's happened again. A prominent photo has been found to be a lie. It isn't what the camera or the photographer saw. It was changed beyond recognition, tampered with, made into a "photo illustration" -- a euphemism, in this case, for "a lie."
And it didn't just happen in some podunk place where journalism is a joke. It happened in a national publication where the editors have had years of professional experience. More on this at JPROF.com.
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