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Bug #40021 closed:corrected

Picture This

 
This bug appeared in a news report published by Daily Mail on Apr 11, 2015. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Photo/Illustration Error

(Warning: Linked content contains graphic images)

A Mideast war correspondent notes via his Twitter account how a Daily Mail story tries to pass off an old photo as new.

 

Response

JT Cassidy has contacted Daily Mail and received the following response.

The Daily Mail didn't respond to my email query but the article has been marked updated as of 13:15 GMT, 17 April 2015 and the photo in question has vanished without explanation (after being shared 8.2k times).

Bug History

Apr 11, 2015 6:38 am Open JT Cassidy
Apr 12, 2015 4:55 am Open: Under Discussion JT Cassidy
Apr 17, 2015 10:08 am Closed: Corrected JT Cassidy
Apr 17, 2015 10:09 am Open: Under Discussion JT Cassidy
Apr 17, 2015 10:11 am Open: Responded To JT Cassidy
Apr 17, 2015 10:12 am Closed: Corrected JT Cassidy
Jun 17, 2015 10:58 pm Open: Responded To JT Cassidy
Jun 17, 2015 11:03 pm Closed: Corrected JT Cassidy

Discussion Leave a comment

 

The Daily Mail article was published on April 10, 2015, not April 11 as stated above.

Apr 12, 2015 4:55 am
 

Jim Romenesko has since picked up on this story and spotlighted it on his blog (in a much less cryptic way than it is described above) using a much brighter bulb than the one employed in this post. You can find his blog post here: http://jimromenesko.com/2015/04/12/daily-mail-uses-photo-from-2014-to-depict-recent-isis-execution-of-doctors/

Apr 12, 2015 11:29 pm
 

The article has been marked updated as of 13:15 GMT, 17 April 2015 and the photo in question has vanished without explanation (after being shared 8.2k times).

Apr 17, 2015 9:57 am
 

I reopened this briefly to note that the iMediaEthics website has also shed further light on this story. You can read its extensive coverage, "UK Mail Unpublishes Old Photo used with 2015 ISIS story," here: http://imediaethics.org/uk-mail-unpublishes-old-photo-used-with-2015-isis-story/

Jun 17, 2015 11:03 pm