Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Something About this Photo Seems Fishy

During the Knightly News broadcast that aired on Monday, August 11, 2014, a brief report aired on humpback whales being spotted just off the coast of Rockaway Beach.  Here is the full video.  Here is a screen cap from that report:
The full video is only 27 seconds long

This article published in The Guardian on Sunday, August 10, 2014, the day before the Knightly News piece, covers the same topic and provides more details about the origin of the whale photo used in both reports.  

Based on The Guardian article, I was able to find the source of the photo used in both the Knightly News broadcast and the article from The Guardian.  

My beef (or, salt-beef to keep up the pirate theme) with the Knightly News regarding their coverage is that it implies the photo taken near Rockaway Beach of the humpback whale with the Empire State Building in the background was taken very recently when, in fact, it was published online in September of last year.  I shared this with a few people last night.  One person replied that it appears the staff of the Knightly News got "lazy".

Time to finish this with a sea chantey
Please forgive rhythm, meter and rhyme
Showed my work around and consensus be
The Knightly News staff must'a got “lazy”
Implying photo taken recently
Internet research allows one to see
Whale pic taken in 2013!

The Knightly News staff must'a got “lazy”
Dare you to sing this at 30 Rock-ee
The Knightly News staff must'a got “lazy”
Something, something really smart aleckly

TL;DR: I make the argument that a major television news broadcast may be misleading viewers.

1 comment:

  1. everyone got distracted when they saw that Keira pic....i'm distracted by it right now, i can't get any work done accurately...