Media Manipulation For The Rest Of Us
I recently received the Spring 2005 Catalog from Best Buy. The teaser text for the photo editing software had this tagline:
"Load photo editing software onto your PC to remove red-eye, create captions and crop out the unwanted stuff. Make the moment look perfect - even if it wasn't."In other words, change the image to fit the story you want to tell not the story as-is. What the mainstream media has been doing for years - manipulating images and news stories to fit an agenda - now any average Joe or Jane can do on their laptop computer.