Monday, May 4, 2015

Hey CNN - your bias is showing!

The mug shots of the Baltimore police officers who were charged in the death of Freddie Gray:


Here are the mug shots that CNN put on their "news" report:


You know, I'm starting to wonder just how straight they report the news ...

10 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

No way.

ASM826 said...

Starting to?

genericviews said...

Bias aside, I suspect this is a simple mater of the photo editing software they use automatically lightening if the image is darker than a certain threashold. So, in this particular case, it's nore Adobe being biased (against darket colors) than CNN.

burt said...

Actually, this does a lot to show CNN's intentions: if they can't find a white person to be blamed, use a photo editing program to *create* a white person to be blamed.

It's about "fairness", right?

Aaron said...

Wow, that's impressively blatant, even for CNN.

Old NFO said...

Yep, that IS a tad BLATANT!!! :-(

Rick C said...

If you didn't want to link to CNN, I can understand that, but I wanted to see for myself. I found this article, which has individual pictures farther down, as well as pictures of at least 4 of the 6 in the video. The three pictures were not lightened, unless someone edited the story:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/01/us/freddie-gray-officers-actions/index.html

armedlaughing said...

Remember the OJ lightening/darkening flap?
Everything that's old is new again!

gfa

genericviews said...

I know that when some dark men and women gt photo-rendered the result is so dark that it looks like an inkblot. lightening the hue is neccessary just to make the face features printable. This case may be exagerated. But I still think it is close enough that there was no deliberate human involvement in selecting the contrast levels.

LSP said...

White Face. Interesting...