CBS Takes a Cue from Fox, Broadcasts Doctored Footage

07.08.11 Bucky Turco

If you you thought Fox crossed the line when they video-Photoshopped a crowd during an airing of MasterChef to make it look larger than it was, wait till you see what CBS did for their July 4th coverage. The network doctored footage so that fireworks appeared in the sky above Boston’s most storied landmarks, when in reality, they were exploding over the Charles River. The executive producer of the show defended the decision to alter the images, claiming it was entertainment not news. Well, that’s certainly one way to look at it.