Brian Walski, a photojournalist covering the war in Iraq for the Los Angeles Times, submitted a photo in April 2003 that turned out to be a composite of two images taken moments apart. The manipulation was detected because he failed to eliminate a duplicate image of a bystander in the crowd. The paper published a correction and Walski resigned, but this incident has caused some readers to wonder whether other news photos have been altered to heighten their impact, particularly given the popularity of digital cameras. This is, of course, one of those politically charged debates, and accusations are flying as to the motivations of all participants. But it does challenge the notion that information from an established news source is more reliable than information found on a blog.
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