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BP Badly Photoshops Command Center, Denies Responsibility

BP Doctored Photos
Thanks to one investigative blogger, BP has proven itself to be just as unethical as ever. Monday, John Aravosis at AmericaBlog demonstrated that a promotional photo, which allegedly depicts BP employees poring over video feeds of the leaking oil well, had been photoshopped -- and poorly at that. Not only was the photo clearly doctored, the blog claimed, but it wasn't even current. The image's information, as one reader found, strongly suggested that it had been created in 2001.

After the news spread across the Web like oil across the Gulf, BP finally (sort of) addressed the situation. The Washington Post reported yesterday:
Scott Dean, a spokesman for BP, said that there was nothing sinister in the photo alteration and provided the original unaltered version. He said that a photographer working for the company had inserted three images in spots where the video screens were blank.
Although BP has taken down the doctored photo, Dean has not acknowledged its problematic 2001 date, nor has he agreed to post a high-res copy of the "original unaltered version. There's also the slight problem of this other doctored promotional photo. [From: AmericaBlog and Washington Post]

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