More photo-manipulation trickery in the news

by Anonymous on Nov. 07th, 2008

Uh-oh. North Korea is trying to pull a fast one on everyone by posting a photograph of a "healthy" Kim Jong-il that appears to have been doctored. Look at the image accompanying the story and see if you don't agree that something fishy is going on. In recent months, rumors have abounded regarding the North Korean leader's failing health, although the government there continues to claim otherwise. This recent picture doesn't really help their case.

Since the advent of digital photography and image manipulation programs such as Photoshop, it's becoming more and more difficult to trust the veracity of photographs. We covered a similar ethics incident on the Buzz involving the a photo showing the launch of Iranian missiles.

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