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Did BP Use Photoshop To Assemble a Fake Disaster Response Center

Oddly, BP is now claiming that the photo is real - but it showed blank screens, and rather than show blank screens at AP's crisis center, they instead put fake content-filled screens in the photo. Uh, a few questions. 1) Why were the screens in the crisis center blank in the middle of the crisis? Coffee break? 2) The BP spokesman claims that the photographer photoshopped the changes. Really? A professional photographer hired by BP Photoshops so poorly that a 12 year old kid could do a better job. Really? Let me show you what BP said exactly, and then the photo that supposedly this "professional" edited: Scott Dean, a spokesman for BP, said that there was nothing sinister in the photo alteration and provided the original unaltered version. He said that a photographer working for the company had inserted the three images in spots where the video screens were blank. Now here is the Photoshop job that the "professional" photographer did - this is just one part of the photo that he screwed up:

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