Thursday, April 12, 2007

Through gritted teeth.

Don't like getting things wrong - especially on this blog. But, it does look as if the Lib Dem poster I commented on yesterday has not been 'doctored'. I had their rebuttal unit on soon after I posted it, and Peter Black has posted what I have to accept looks pretty strong evidence. I have had several photographs from others which show all 5 politicians at the head of this march - but none of them destroy Peter's evidence. So much for my 'forensic' expert! I feel trapped.

I was tempted to just let it drift (the tomorrow's chip paper argument) - but I must defend the integrity of this blog at all costs. My teeth are gritted and my knuckles are white as I apologise to the Lib Dems for suggesting that they might have doctored this photograph. Actually, I did have a streak of admiration for their ingenuity - so its something of a relief that I can dispense with such an unusual and uncomfortable feeling. The comment by David Thomas, Plaid's Montgomeryshire man on yesterday's post is a much more serious charge against them - in my opinion. If that was true, it really would be shameful.

Since I posted yesterday, I have learned that 'doctoring' photographs is fairly common. I've never done it - but I know a man who has. And we all 'crop' photographs which I suppose isn't that different - so I can't be too 'high and mighty' about this sort of thing anyway. It was all so simple when I was young and the trains ran on time.

4 comments:

Tortoiseshell said...

I've doctored a lampost out of sight on my RL blog, by making a cloud appear mysteriously bigger...

sanddef said...

Ah well, it was fun while it lasted

Left Field said...

Yes shame. I thought it had some comedy value. But total respect to you for correcting the error.

Glyn Davies AM said...

Didn't want to - but dignified retreat seemed the best option.