Feds Photoshop? University researchers pinpoint troubling COAST GUARD images — “No place on this beach that looked anything like what appears in the Coast Guard photo”


University Group Raises Concerns About BP Oil Spill Contaminants in Livestock Feed, Chris Rodda for Truthout, September 19, 2010:

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What's up with the Coast Guard? On July 31, while the [Kean University] group was on the Pass Christian beach, a Coast Guard photographer arrived to shoot photos of the workers. The students took numerous photos of this Coast Guard photographer during the ten minutes that he was posing and shooting his photos of two workers. The students photos, a few of which are below, show exactly where the Coast Guard photographer and workers were positioned throughout the photo shoot. ...

[I]n the final photo posted on the Coast Guard website, the workers, one of whom appears to be hard at work stirring the crystal clear water with his shovel, are not standing where the students' photos show them being posed and photographed. According to the date and time listed on the Coast Guard website for this photo, there is no question that this was the photo that the students witnessed and photographed the Coast Guard photographer taking. ...

Credit: Coast Guard

Credit: Kean University

Credit: Kean University

Credit: Kean University

Credit: Kean University

According to [Dr. Norma Bowe of Kean University] and her students, who had walked this entire stretch of beach, there was no place on this beach that looked anything like what appears in the Coast Guard photo.

This is what was on the beach right where the Coast Guard photographer was shooting his photo of the workers. (The video clip... pans around to show where the students took these photos in relation to the yellow boom where the Coast Guard photographer was positioned.) [Original video posted by Chirs Rodda here. Unable to embed video via Facebook]

Here's another photo taken by the same Coast Guard photographer, on the same beach in Pass Christian a little earlier that same day, again showing crystal clear water and not a tar ball in sight.

Credit: Coast Guard

But look at this video, released by the Coast Guard itself. The video, of the same two workers, in the same spot, shot by the same photographer, on the same day, shows water and sand not nearly as clean as in the photo, with the workers finding numerous tar balls. [Original video posted by Chirs Rodda here. Unable to embed video via Facebook]

5 comments to Feds Photoshop? University researchers pinpoint troubling COAST GUARD images — “No place on this beach that looked anything like what appears in the Coast Guard photo”

  • I don't know that this is photoshop so much as photo-editing.

    The coastguard photog knows who he is working for and took the pictures that his paymaster wanted. Its pretty clear what the Federal Government, BP, etc want.

    Then of his hundreds, even thousands, of photos (I bet it was hundreds, he had them pose in a few choice places, takes longer) the photo editor and PR person took the ones which made the beach looks cleanest.

    I an alumni of the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at IU. Its corporate shenanigans like this that made me decide journalism in America was dead and take up the more honest "profession" of hippydom. If people had any idea what goes on in a newsroom, or worse a PR agents office, they would never trust anything they did not see with their own eyes.

  • goodbye, US ideals

    The first professions to get hit the worst under fascism or KGB-run government were always Journalism and Law. My friend from Moscow says the best, most ethical journalists and lawyers have been threatened, poisoned, terminated, and incarcerated without cause even in recent years under Putin... I'm sure a lot of this is going on here, too. Bush/Cheney got rid of U.S. Attorneys with appropriate allegiance to the Law and their integrity, rather than Bush political goals. Here we go....

  • goodbye, US ideals

    illegal Bush political goals, I might add! What haven't they done or set up that wasn't patently evil and ILLEGAL? 40 Iraqis bombed dead today...maybe we deserve our own Armaggedon in the Gulf? (but these fish and animals do not!!!)

  • Gary

    Thad Alvin the chipmuck is a traitor in my opinion. I can read people adn he's retired so that makes him not care about a thing. I think BP pays him also, actually I think the whole Coast Guard and government is paid by BP. I think these people are traitors as people are dying for the queeen and BP money. Yes! the queen owns BP. Al Bushomma has a special relationship with Britain, well he said"BP".

    Gulf War II and NO military

  • goodbye, US ideals:

    Yes. It's going on here too, but in a greater degree than you have imagined.

    You can find a list of dead scientist at this site:

    http://www.stevequayle.com/index1.html

    Consider the deceased scientific endeavor and why he/they may have been *suicided*.

    If you like, also click on [go to related articles]. Scroll down page and the list of articles will appear.

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