Herald in World’s Worst Photoshop 93


Is this the world’s worst photoshop?

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Mr Clerkin appears to have a shrunken head. And the light cannot be shining on Mr Clerkin from top right, and on Murphy from the opposite direction.

The Herald headline is that political leaders are lining up to condemn the six anti-Labour demonstrators for being noisy. Are political leaders also lining up to condemn the total lack of journalistic ethics of the Herald?


93 thoughts on “Herald in World’s Worst Photoshop

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  • fred

    “(assuming 35mm stock, which is almost certainly not the case as the camera will be digital and the sensor a different size) ”

    The photo was taken on a canon EOS-1D X, nice piece of kit.

    Timestamped 04/05/1015 11:26:39

    I have all the exif data.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Ok, it’s 35mm format (36X24 sensor). Ought to be bloody good at £5K a pop…micro 4/3 is good enough for me.

    Murphy’s still a shitbag, though.

  • fred

    ” Getty isn’t the photographer; that will be a photo-hack who sells images to agencies like Getty.”

    The photographer was Carl Court.

  • BrianPowell

    Actually Clerkin is shouting at the man behind Murphy, and is to Murphy’s left, if the photo is taken as seen.

  • Bert

    @ Andy (5 May, 2015 – 11:47 am)
    the Herald photo doesn’t have a caption and isn’t attributed to anyone. Is it somewhere else?

    The photos on the Huffingdon Post link in the first comment (on this thread) are credited to ‘Danny Lawson/PA Wire’.

    Mr Lawson’s website (Biography) tell us that Danny has been ‘…photographing the troubles in Afghanistan and Iraq’, so he would have had nae bother with the kerfuffle at St Enoch’s.

    Some other observations:
    * The Youtube videos (links posted upthread) showed Labour MP & (now quietened) campaigner against child abuse, Tom Wateton MP.
    * How come Channel 4 sent News reporter Alex Thomson up to Glasgow? Was it already planned that a story would arise?

  • Phil

    A few years back Izzard announced his new political career on a r5 show with Alexis Sayle. Sayle grew up in an organising family and understands the left well.

    Izzard was a political ignoramus wrapped up in an incontinent puppy. He could run marathons so he could do anything. It was his duty. Mayor of London? Why not. Yes, I’m fairly certain I recall correctly that Izzard voiced, in all seriousness, aspirations to be mayor.

    Sayle gently said Izzard was in for a surprise and should prepare for some ugly compromises.

  • Andy

    @Bert, that photo at Huffington post isn’t the same as the one at the top of the page.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Brian Powell

    “Actually Clerkin is shouting at the man behind Murphy, and is to Murphy’s left, if the photo is taken as seen.”

    __________________

    At last!

    Amazing how those one and a half lines dispose of the reams of guff which has been “written” on the subject so far.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    …Izzard voiced, in all seriousness, aspirations to be mayor.

    He did. And I think they are still current. I guess after Johnson got in he thinks the only qualification needed is to be a fucking comedian. Perhaps he will replace the Underground with a random train of thought.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “Murphy outshouted. Yawn.”

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    Yawn indeed. You should tell your fellow-Eminences and Useful Idiots, who have spent a lot of tile and energy “commenting on it. LOL

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “Murphy outshouted. Yawn.”

    __________________

    Yawn indeed. You should tell your fellow-Eminences and Useful Idiots, who have spent a lot of time and energy “commenting on it. LOL

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “Perhaps he will replace the Underground with a random train of thought.”
    ________________

    Or even Levitra.

    Sorry, perhaps I meant MagLev.

  • Aussie F

    The image has not been photo-shopped. The distortion is due to gravitational lensing, a phenomenon well known to physicists in which light is bent by a huge inertial mass, in this case Mr Jim Murphy’s ego.

  • Bert

    @ Andy,

    The Huff post pics are Press Association; a bigger version of the photo at the top of the page was on the D.Mail site here & was/is credited to ‘Getty Images’, although on the Telegraph, the photographer is named as ‘Carl Court’ (as Fred above stated).

    There is a similar photo to the ‘Carl Court’/’Getty Image’ on this page.

  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    Certainly hope and expects that the securocrats are taking good care of SNP leader Nicola Spurgeon.

    If anything serious happens to her, it will show the UK as being just an unreformed banana republic.

  • ------------·´`·.¸¸.¸¸.··.¸¸Node

    Frd : “One of the protesters who had nothing to do with the SNP has been suspended by the SNP.”
    Storm in a Teacup (part 94)

    I saw the video where Nicola said “it was nothing to do with the SNP.” At the time it seemed to me that she wasn’t denying that some of the culprits were involved with the SNP – clearly she would have been briefed and aware of the circumstances and that a denial would be counterproductive.

    I believe she was responding to accusations that the SNP was behind the stunt. The context of the interview would make this clear. I’ve searched for the video but can’t find it. Some circumstantial evidence in favour of my belief is that none of the dozens of media websites who quote her as saying “it was nothing to do with the SNP” have included the video of her saying it. They surely would if it didn’t contradict their headlines.

  • ------------·´`·.¸¸.¸¸.··.¸¸Node

    Fred (sorry for depriving you of an E above)

    And by the way, what she said was ….

    That protest has absolutely nothing to do with the SNP.”

    NOT

    Those protesters have absolutely nothing to do with the SNP.”

    You and so many media outlets all misquoted her in the same misleading way. Funny that.

  • doug scorgie

    Aussie F
    5 May, 2015 – 5:01 pm

    “The image has not been photo-shopped. The distortion is due to gravitational lensing, a phenomenon well known to physicists in which light is bent by a huge inertial mass, in this case Mr Jim Murphy’s ego.”
    ………………………………………………………..

    Nice one Aussie F

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Node

    Nice defence of Nicola there, Ganglion.

    In recompense she might give you one.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Node

    “Storm in a Teacup (part 94)”

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    And you and your fellow Eminences and Useful Idiots have been responsible for the first 93 parts.

    Previous posts refer.

  • fred

    @Node

    But didn’t Sandra White say on twitter “To set the Record straight people at Murphy event were not SNP members”?

    Now two of them have been suspended.

  • ------------·´`·.¸¸.¸¸.··.¸¸Node

    Fred : “But didn’t Sandra White say on twitter “To set the Record straight people at Murphy event were not SNP members”?”

    I’ve no idea. Did she? I’m afraid I haven’t got time to check all your (mis)quotes.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Ganglion

    “Fred : “But didn’t Sandra White say on twitter “To set the Record straight people at Murphy event were not SNP members”?”

    I’ve no idea. Did she? I’m afraid I haven’t got time to check all your (mis)quotes.”
    _________________

    Nice cop-out, Ganglion!

    You daren’t argue with me and now you’re chickening out of arguing with Fred as well.

    Careful you don’t run out of people not to respond to! 🙂

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