Washington Post Corrects Tweet, Blogpost Claiming Obama Ohio Pic Photoshopped

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The Washington Post corrected a blogpost and a tweet that claimed a photo of U.S. President Barack Obama was Photoshopped.

As visual journalist Charles Apple pointed out, the Washington Post tweeted August 22 “Don’t be fooled. This photo of Obama is photoshopped” with a link to a story. Later, Apple wrote, the Post “retracted its accusation.”

In an August 22 tweet, the Washington Post wrote: “Correction re: that Obama photo. We were fooled,” with a link to this Washington Post blogpost on the photos of Obama with three others using their arms to form the letters “O-H-I-O.”

That post also carries a correction that states: “Correction: There are different photographs of Obama’s attempt to spell Ohio from a similar angle. We incorrectly stated the first one appeared photoshopped.”

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Washington Post Corrects Tweet, Blogpost Claiming Obama Ohio Pic Photoshopped

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  1. Rick says:

    So, with no evidence or sources, a “journalist” automatically assumed that the photo was doctored and unequivocally broadcast that as a “fact.” Hmmm. Someone has revealed their clear bias and lack of media ethics. If the reporter is fired, then it’s the reporter. Probably the WaPo too, but they’ll have covered their butts. If the reporter is not fired, then it is both the reporter and the WaPo who have reveled their bias and lack of ethics.

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