Thursday, July 22, 2010

BP, Trust, Transparency

Nowadays it is common knowledge to about everyone that one should not trust to words of a politician, a business man or a car sales man. It is also pretty common knowledge that one should not trust statistics from just any source. What we still have to learn is that we should not trust what we see in the media or photos released by corporations.

In just a single week BP had to admit 3 times that photos released to the public and related to the oil spill catastrophe have been doctored and manipulated. The Washington Post published this article "More doctored BP photos come to light". Similar article from PCWorld.

And if you have been to the movies in the recent years it should also be clear, that one should not trust video footage either. Welcome to the virtual world or the world of Orwell's 1984 where words, images and video can be altered after the fact to suit any political or corporate message desired.

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