Thursday, 12 November 2009

Snappers in the news

Thanks to Lib Dem Voice from bringing us these two:

David Cameron is under fire for having his private snapper take pictures of him in the Whitehall Garden of Remembrance before the Armistice Day Service yesterday.

I have to say that I don't think Mr Cameron has necessarily done that much wrong - although it has clearly hit a few nerves. Whilst Andrew Parsons (the photographer) might have breached rules about who is allowed to enter the garden to take photos, I think it is right that our politicians demonstrate their support for our troops, active and retired, living and dead. If photos help them to do so then take the photos (but stand outside the garden boundary to do so). There is a line that shouldn't be crossed, but I would suggest that is more to do with how the photos are used, rather than having them taken.

Also in the news, the Austrian politician who had himself photoshopped into a picture not once but twice.

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