NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1, 2012
PHOTO ATTRIBUTED TO REUTERS / NEWSCOM

REPRESENTATION:
National Review’s October 1, 2012 cover features an image shot from behind Barack Obama as he delivers a speech at the Democratic National Convention in early September, 2012. The cheering crowd before him waves blue signs saying “ABORTION.” 

REALITY:
In the original photo, the signs read, “FORWARD.” National Review, a conservative news magazine, changed each sign to read, “ABORTION.” They credited the photographer and Reuters news agency, but failed to indicate the photo was altered.

National Review publisher Jack Fowler responded to the issue, acknowledging that the image “in both the print and various digital editions, was altered by National Review. It is not the original photograph as provided by Reuters/Newscom, and therefore should not have been attributed to this organization, nor attributed to the photographer.”


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