02/17/2011 01:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Why Did CNN Alter Lara Logan Photo?

CNN calls its nightly program "Anderson Cooper 360." But the view was rather less than complete when the network reported on the alleged crimes against CBS reporter Lara Logan on Wednesday night.

...What was especially noteworthy about the segment was the photo the CNN producers chose. It was of a grim-faced Logan, apparently amid a large crowd, just moments before the attack is said to have occurred...CNN, however, chose to blur the faces of the men in the background. The reason for the choice is unclear...By partly obscuring the image, CNN tampered with the journalistic record without explanation, leaving it to viewers to guess whether the network intended to protect or incriminate the figures in the background.

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