BP faking photos of response to oil spillRodney 9 comments
The self inflicted PR disasters for BP just keep on getting worse and worse. Now it appears they have been caught faking photos of their so called "oil spill crisis command center".
In an attempt to make their crisis command center (if it even exists) look far more serious and efficient than it actually is, these amateur photoshop jobs have been released - and promptly caught out. There are many more at the link above, along with a detailed analysis of how the fakes were caught out.
None the less, as you can see from these images, BP is trying to give the impression that some kind of super command centre exists, where perhaps none actually does?
As you can see in the image above, the screen has simply been pasted onto the wall without even bothering to fit it to the appropriate box. Honestly, I could probably have done a better job than this.
BP has since apologised for the fake images and issued a statement saying the changes were only made to try to enhance details in the images, to allow the public a clearer view of what is going on inside their centre. In an effort to verify this, they released an "unedited photo" of the command centre:
However making matters so much worse, it appears that the photo's meta data indicates it was taken in 2001, not 2010, bringing it's authenticity into question, as well.