Bonus gem

Today is a BP day. Warning: this is also a gem that may hurt and cause nausea. BP finally rolls out a formal apology, admitting to doctoring a photo to enhance activity at its Gulf oil spill command center in Houston. What happened?

"[BP] spokesman Scott Dean said yesterday that three screens were blank in the original picture and a staff photographer used Photoshop software to add images."

But wait, it gets better. There's no press release on the BP site (this would call too much attention to it, naturally--being BP, they'll just let the story run like wildfire through the blogosphere and then inexorably spread to the front pages of every major newspaper and newswire service in the world). But there are additional spokesman 'comments', such as this winner:

'"We've instructed our post-production team to refrain from doing this in the future," said the spokesman in an e-mail to the Washington Post.'

And this winner:

"Mr Dean added that the photographer was showing off his Photoshop skills and there was no ill intent."

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