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Complainant Name:
Mr Michael Thomas

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


Mr Michael Thomas complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the photograph used in the article had been distorted in order to imply that the cooling towers emitted gases rather than steam.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the photograph from the online edition of the article. The bank of steam in the photograph appeared darker because of a shadow cast by an object that was not within the frame of the photograph as published. The newspaper agreed to remove the image in order to avoid further confusion.

Date Published: 11/05/2010

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