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Where will BP's photoshopped clean-up images stop?

By Alexandra Petri

Maybe here.

bp doctored photo1.bmp

What's most disturbing about this is that the level of photo-retouching expertise demonstrated here is only slightly worse than in BP's actual altered images. And I did this in fifteen minutes, using Microsoft Paint.

Here's the original.

A blogger first discovered that BP had been doctoring its online cleanup images -- including one of its control center that showed an image of the exploded well on every screen -- and The Post has since discovered even more instances where photographs were changed.

But as long as BP was going to doctor its images, why not incorporate a plausible excuse for why the cleanup was taking so long? For instance:

Something more like this.

Just a thought!

By Alexandra Petri  | July 22, 2010; 4:44 PM ET
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That is the most stupid thing I have ever seen. The Washington Post's standards are lower than their dirtbag racist columnist, Richard "Persians Lie Like a Rug" Cohen.

Posted by: secretaryofspite | July 23, 2010 2:26 AM | Report abuse

BP has 'pledged' to spend 20 billion for compensation for the spill. I just wonder if this includes all the commercials that play all day on TV and other media saying how much they care for the gulf region. I hear they arent paying very fast. Also those cleanup crews with the white outfits, they never seem to be cleaning much in the commercials. please look into this aspect.

Posted by: maryd1 | July 23, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

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