Fox News has removed digitally altered photos from its website one day after the Seattle Times reported on the misleading images of the takeover of several city blocks by Black Lives Matter protesters.
On Saturday, Fox News posted an editors note at the top of at least three stories on its website covering the city’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) apologizing for the errors.
Editor’s Note: A FoxNews.com home page photo collage, which originally accompanied this story, included multiple scenes from Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” and of wreckage following recent riots. The collage did not clearly delineate between these images, and has since been replaced. In addition, a recent slideshow depicting scenes from Seattle mistakenly included a picture from St. Paul, Minnesota. Fox News regrets these errors.
There have been numerous incidences in the last few years where the media has used old images in current stories to add emphasis to their stories and mislead the public.
This behavior whether or not it is intentional or inadvertent only leads to further erosion of the public’s trust of the media and should not be tolerated by either side of the political spectrum.