Friday, October 1, 2010

"This is what the corrupt regime's media has been reduced to..."

Another example of altering photos for political purposes.

According to the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11313738, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram ran this photo of the recent Mid-East talks in Washington:


It was not the photo that appeared elsewhere:

The independent daily, al-Masry al-Youm, reported that the state-run daily had "carried out surgery" on the photo "to show Mubarak leading and the rest behind".

"This is what the corrupt regime's media has been reduced to," it said in a statement on its website, adding that the paper had "crossed the line from being balanced and honest".
Al-Ahram has since replaced the image on its website with a picture of the assembled leaders seated on chairs in the Red Sea resort.
Officials at the paper could not be reached for comment".