Monday, October 3, 2011

Philippines Officials Photoshop Themselves into Typhoon Cleanup Photo

On 30 Sep 2011, officials from the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways were embarrassed when a blogger discovered that they had Photoshopped three officials into a clean-up photo of Typhoon Nesat.

The blogger had apparently noticed that the picture "didn't appear quite right" and upon careful scrutiny realized that the three officials' (Undersecretary Romeo Momo, Director Rey Tagudando and District Engineer Mikunug Macud) images has been superimposed onto a scene to make it appear that they were assessing the damage of the typhoon.

More proof that we operate in a perfect information environment and that, as communicators, we need to be 100% truthful.

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