Thursday, August 31, 2006

Blogball (1/2 Fake) News Story

CBS slammed for slimming Couric in photo
CTV.ca News Staff
CBS is taking heat for slimming down a photo of its new prime-time anchor with digital effects, after a retouched photograph of Katie Couric appeared this week in a magazine distributed to CBS stations and American Airlines flights.

This image compares the original photo on the left, with the airbrushed photo on the right.


The photograph in the September issue of Watch! made Couric look about 20 pounds thinner. The original photo, taken in May and showing Couric at her real weight, had been circulated to the media as an official photo. To make matters worse CBS also released photos of Couric’s Anchor Competitors Charles Gibson and Brian Williams who appear on ABC and NBC respectively.

This image compares the original photo on the left, with the airbrushed photo on the right.



This image compares the original photo on the left, with the airbrushed photo on the right.

CBS Could not be reached for comment.

1 comment:

si said...

you're too amusing (and pretty good at the airbrushing stuff yourself...)