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Stirring up debate - what do you think should happen?
Martin McNeil, Photographer
London | London | United Kingdom | Posted: 11:48 AM on 11.11.12
->> In the wake of the Hargreaves Review here in the UK, I'm left scratching my head (though not at all surprised) at how the following could happen

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A7bxbgJCcAEwuoy.jpg

Yes, the photograph of Miss Harris' face on the left-hand side of this image was retrieved as-is from her Twitter account, by myself, and superimposed on top of a scanned copy of an article that ran in print on November 7 here in the UK.

Looking at the *similar* photograph that appears as an inset on the article itself... well, you don't need to have taken a Kelby course in Photoshop to know that some tomfoolery has occurred.

More worrying still is that, apart from what appears to be a heavily manipulated photograph, the article itself is shot full of inaccuracies and exaggerations verging on a work of pure fiction.

Amongst other things, It makes reference to the bout as having been three five-minute rounds of full-contact 'cagefighting'... whereas there is a video of the actual match up on YouTube that shows it as being a single round of grappling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5XsQvPIiV0&feature=youtu.be

So, in the interests of debate about standards and ethics - what do you think should be done about this?
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 12:34 PM on 11.11.12
->> Seriously? Is this the tabloid you're talking about. A porn version of The National Enquirer? LOL!!!!!
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 12:46 PM on 11.11.12
->> Well while the USA braces for the possibility of a bacon shortage it appears that the UK is currently in the midst of a Jello shortage... Seriously what did I just watch and why?
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Sam Morris, Photographer
Henderson (Las Vegas) | NV | USA | Posted: 12:57 PM on 11.11.12
->> I've never heard of Sunday Sport, but judging from the description on Wikipedia, I don't understand what you are asking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Sport

"Sunday Sport is a British tabloid newspaper, published by Sport Newspapers, which was established in 1986. It prints plainly ludicrous stories, such as a double-decker London bus being found frozen in the Antarctic ice, or a World War II bomber found on the moon. Defenders of the paper pointed out that it was not intended to be taken seriously . Its controversial content also includes a high quotient of softcore female nudity and extensive advertising for sexual services."
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 1:37 PM on 11.11.12
->> Okay, so I was at the correct site. Nothing but boobies and stories like the 17 foot crocodile living in some of the waterways around london. good god. and you're worried about some photoshopped photo? nothing to see here...move along...unless you want some soft porn on your sunday.
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 5:56 PM on 11.11.12
->> What? Alligators with 17-foot boobies?
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Doug Strickland, Photographer
Texarkana | TX | USA | Posted: 2:36 PM on 11.12.12
->> Sounds like the British version of the now-defunct Weekly World News. Oh, Bat Boy, how we miss you...
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Martin McNeil, Photographer
London | London | United Kingdom | Posted: 6:05 AM on 11.15.12
->> Turns out that enough of a stink was caused by the article that the publisher is going to print an apology AND run some adverts / columns about this particular fight promotions next event and the sport of mixed martial arts in general.
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David A. Cantor, Photographer, Photo Editor
Toledo | OH | USA | Posted: 10:04 AM on 11.15.12
->> can admin add a WGAS button?
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 12:06 PM on 11.15.12
->> It's the Sunday Sport, what do you expect? (To US readers the Sunday Sport is to journalistic integrity and probity as Tom Delay is to George Washington).
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G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 1:41 PM on 11.15.12
->> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vnZec964c

(apropos to this discussion, fast forward to 2:58)
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