Fauxtography

The latest example from Michelle Malkin takes the MSM to task for plastering enhanced photos across front pages in America including the LA Times and Chicago Tribune.



Here’s the version out now embedded from JS Online where one of the missiles didn’t launch:



Photojojo – a favorite on my RSS feed – had a recent link from Scientific American on how to spot photo fakes. They suggest paying attention to five points: lighting, eyes and positions, specular highlights, clones (which is the problem above) and a little more complicated: camera fingerprints.

By the way, here’s my favorite cartoon on the subject. Fauxtography has its advantages.

H/T on the Malkin post: Silent E. Speaks.