This Is Why You Should Always Check You’re Not Photoshopping Boston Bombing Victims

“Imploding. Always.”

1. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph put together a mock newspaper page on Thursday, making light of rival Sydney Morning Herald and the resignation of veteran journalist Mike Carlton.

2. But Bill Walters on Twitter noticed that the Daily Telegraph’s graphic artists had photoshopped Mike Carlton’s face, with a Arab keffiyeh, on to a disturbing photo.

3. One of the more iconic photos of the Boston bombings, the photo shows the severely burned James Costello dazed and seeking help.


4. The Daily Telegraph’s editor, Paul Whittaker, issued an apology via Twitter on Friday.

Part 3 of 4 > “I was unaware that particular image had been partially used.”

— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph)

Part 4 of 4 > “It is an inadvertent but regrettable mistake for which The Daily Telegraph apologises unreservedly.”

— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph)

8. The Sydney Morning Herald enjoyed broadcasting the apology to its own readers.

Daily Telegraph apologises for putting image of Mike Carlton's head on bombing victim's body.

— (@smh)

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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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