BP just digs deeper and deeper:
Spokesman Scott Dean says Tuesday that two screens were blank in the original picture and a staff photographer used Photoshop software to add images.
Dean says the company put the unaltered picture up Monday after a blogger for the website Americablog wrote about telltale discrepancies.
He says the photographer was showing off his Photoshop skills and there was no ill intent.
No one at BP could show off their oil drilling skills. They failed at that, too.
The original post on this controversy is here.
And, doesn’t BP pay big bucks for p.r. advice? This is the best they could do. Wow.
NOTE FROM JOHN: BP’s answer is more disturbing than it may appear. It is difficult to believe that the photographer, who is a professional with over 10,000 photos online, could have done the photoshop job himself. It’s just so badly done that I can’t believe any professional photographer could have ever sanctioned, let alone done, that kind of shoddy work. It’s difficult to explain, if you don’t know Photoshop, but the job was the quality of that done by a kid, at best. BP’s flippant answer suggests that there’s more to the story that BP isn’t telling us. Who approved of the photoshopping, who did it, and why? But a professional photographer was ‘showing off’ by doing an incredibly poor sophomoric job of photoshopping? Come on.