Fox News pulls a Photoshop fail reporting fake news

Jun 22, 2020

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Fox News pulls a Photoshop fail reporting fake news

Jun 22, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Faking news and doctoring images is easier than ever nowadays, but sadly, it’s not reserved for “light” stuff that people share on Instagram. Fox News was recently accused of reporting fake news, and they got busted thanks to badly photoshopped images. And I mean really badly!

Fox News covered the news about Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) which was established in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests. However, the Seattle Times noticed that something was off. In one of the articles, there was an image that was quite clearly altered. It makes it look as if a gunman is standing in front of a sign reading “You are now entering Free Cap Hill.” But just look at his left arm (and everything else on this photo mashup, honestly).

https://twitter.com/DM_ME_YOUR_CATS/status/1271754092688310272

According to the Seattle Times, Fox combined two different photos that were even taken on different occasions. What’s more, Fox also published a photo that shows a man running through the streets of a burning city. It was titled “CRAZY TOWN” and also related to the news on the George Floyd protests. But as the Seattle Times writes, the photo was actually taken at St. Paul, Minnesota, on 30 May.

The same source points out that Fox’s site had no disclaimers to clarify that the photos had been manipulated. After they reached out to Fox News, the network reportedly removed both images from the article. They also issued an apology saying that “Fox News regrets these errors.”

At the time of writing this article, neither of the altered images is no longer on Fox News’ website. I’ll withhold from commenting, but I’ll just use this case to remind you to always think critically and double-check the images you see in the news. But honestly, with Photoshop fails like this one, even a single glance is enough.

[via FStoppers]

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6 responses to “Fox News pulls a Photoshop fail reporting fake news”

  1. Jamie Avatar
    Jamie

    They photoshopped the fires, looting and destroying of property also. Move along now, nothing to see here.

  2. Daniel Scott Avatar
    Daniel Scott

    Fake news from faux news – is anyone really surprised? More proof of their dodgy practices

  3. Kevin Lane Avatar
    Kevin Lane

    There isn’t a single mainstream news organization that doesn’t flat out lie every single day. Fox is far from the worst of them.

    1. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
      Adrian J Nyaoi

      Kevin Lane lies is not confined to mainstream media; look at youtube, fb, etc, those posting mostly lies. And even when they don’t, they do: because selective reporting is just as bad.

  4. Don Insley Avatar
    Don Insley

    Fake pics on their news last week also.

  5. Shannon Der Aldinger Avatar
    Shannon Der Aldinger

    Reminds me of the photos showing Trump putting kids in cages, that were taken back in 2015 or 2016.

    None of the media companies have any actual journalists, investigating and vetting takes money, much cheaper to hire activists that can be their own anonymous sources.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/top-der-spiegel-journalist-resigns-over-fake-interviews