Why Would BP Photoshop Its Crisis Command Center?

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Devin, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Aug 17, 2009
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    The Nexus
    First up, the Photoshopped image as it originally appeared on BP's website:
    Next, the updated image posted last night, purportedly unaltered, which shows three blank ROV screens in place of the underwater images that had been pasted into the original photo.


    Seems a little suspicious, to me. Apparently, the photographer photoshopped the image to make the scene look more dramatic.
  2. Julian Sidewind

    Julian Sidewind GBAtemp Regular

    May 17, 2009
    lol they could have, at least, not taken pictures that were already on 3 other screens
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    This. XD

    They didn't even bother cropping them correctly, the text is cut off or misaligned.
  4. amptor

    amptor Banned

    May 2, 2003
    United States
    oh boo BP doesn't care blah blah... they care enough. kinda tired of hearing people cry and moan about this company. if you don't like BP don't buy their oil but on the other hand by not supporting them, you aren't supporting the clean up. so it is a toss up. either way you buy oil or not you are contributing to the problem. If my 76 was still BP guess what I would buy BP so they could have more funds going to the clean up effort although.... the clean up is futile, the damage is already done and it is permanent so crying over it doesn't make it any better.

    who cares if they shopped two screens, that doesn't make any bit of difference. They probably are covering up more leaks and I'm fairly sure of it but what does it matter? again, the damage is already there and you can see it. there's very little they can do to cover anything up at all.
  5. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Jan 22, 2009
    United States
    Exactly Amptor.
  6. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I agree with RoxasisSora. He says it looks suspicious. I think the exact same thing.
  7. Richy Freeway

    Richy Freeway GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 9, 2006
    Suspicious of what? They covered two blank screens up with a copy/paste from another feed.

    So what?!


    Go watch all the live feeds yourself, they're not covering anything up at all. They're sharing it all with us.

    It's pretty boring now but when they were down there initially with oil pissing out everywhere it was interesting to watch them repairing it.
  8. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Jun 19, 2010
    The Tibetan Himalayas
    So what? The three screens blanked out were the same as the others, just repeated. Frankly, this is not much of a problem.
  9. antwill

    antwill Better Than You

    Dec 24, 2006
    OH MY GOD YOU GUYS! It's a conspiracy, they photoshopped 3 blank screens! They're hiding something. What was on those screens that they didn't want us to see?!

    ... Seriously? This passes for 'news'?!
  10. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    The "blank" screens are also photoshopped, the actual feed shows Godzilla.

    Or maybe they're watching porn.

    Or maybe there's aliens.

    Or the "security" camera feed from the ladies' room.

    Or reruns of Santa Barbara.

    Or maybe they're watching a McGyver marathon, looking for solutions for their own problem.

    McGyver would totally plug that leak with clingfilm and duct tape and seven paperclips.

    EDIT: Or maybe they added some worried-looking employees to hide the fact that everyone's on a coffee break and nobody's doing any work.
  11. TwoBladedKnight

    TwoBladedKnight GBAtemp Fan

    May 17, 2009
    :/ Sometimes I wonder if they even thing before doing these things...
  12. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Fresh™

    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    The point is that they lied and tried to cover up something that had no reason to be covered up. If they pull crap like this when they have absolutely no reason to, what do you think they'd do if they HAD a reason to cover something up? Dishonesty is dishonesty, and I for one have very little trust in anyone that will tell lies just for the sake of lying.

    And to those saying "if you don't buy from BP, you aren't supporting the clean-up", fudge you. No way in hell I'm going to give any of my money to the very cause of the problem. Their own lax rules, monitoring practices, and half-assed repairs are what got 11 people blown to bits and killed hundreds of thousands of wildlife creatures. BP must follow the Pottery Barn law: you break it, you buy it.
  13. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Dec 9, 2007
    Because everyone uses photoshop these days. Jeez you guys. I photoshop my pictures sometimes to adjust shit.

    Jesus guys.
  14. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ The savior of the broken

    Sep 13, 2009
    Another reason for the Cat boy not to like BP [​IMG] Personally I wish someone would shut them down already.
  15. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    Its Photoshopped to show that there not just wasting money on loads of monitors and not using them [​IMG]
  16. SkankyYankee

    SkankyYankee GBAtemp Advanced Skank

    Mar 16, 2008
    United States
    In front of the PC
    This combined with the Lockerby bomber release is definitely assuring that I never buy anything from bp for the rest of my life. Releasing Britain's #1 terrorist for oil contracts, yeah that is incredibly ethical.
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