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BBC Accused Of Doctoring Image Of John Swinney To Make Him Look Like Hitler

‘The large cuff would have seemed less authoritarian in my opinion.’

Scottish Nationalists have claimed the BBC doctored an image of the country’s Deputy First Minister to make him resemble Hitler.

YES Scotland’s Future posted a screenshot on its Facebook page of Reporting Scotland during which a still of John Swinney appeared behind presenter, Sally Magnusson.

Derek, a page admin of the group, immediately seized upon changes made to the picture as evidence of BBC bias.

He questioned why the image was reversed and in black and white and highlighted a “dark shadow” under Swinney’s nose.

Another admin, Martin, later added to the conspiracy theories claiming Swinney’s shirt cuff had been photoshopped to make him look “more authoritarian”.

It has indeed been reversed, presumably so it is not obscured by Magnusson and the “authoritarian cuffs” appear to be shadows rather than Third Reich-inspired photoshopping.

As for the “shadows under the nose”, this also appears in numerous other photos of Swinney from the event, possibly as a result of overhead lighting. 

Regardless, many fans of the page are convinced the adjusted picture is evidence of BBC bias against Scottish independence.

Source: The Huffington Post.

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