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The ugly side of politics II

I’m late getting to this, but did you see the “Editors’ Note” in today’s New York Times? To wit:

The cover photograph in The Times Magazine on Sunday rendered colors incorrectly for the jacket, shirt and tie worn by Mark Warner, the former Virginia governor who is a possible candidate for the presidency. The jacket was charcoal, not maroon; the shirt was light blue, not pink; the tie was dark blue with stripes, not maroon.

The Times’s policy rules out alteration of photographs that depict actual news scenes and, even in a contrived illustration, requires acknowledgment in a credit. In this case, the film that was used can cause colors to shift, and the processing altered them further; the change escaped notice because of a misunderstanding by the editors.

Nothing about making Warner’s teeth look too big for his head, but it’s a start.


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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    I don’t think the teeth were doctored. You can find other photos of the guy with an extra-wide smile here:http://www.virginiabusiness.com/magazine/yr2000/nov00/graphics/politix2.jpgOr here:http://www.all4ed.org/events/2004HSConference/MarkWarner.JPG

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