Bitch VF: Why didn’t Getty Images add editor’s notes to other Palace handouts?

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As we discussed a few days ago, Getty Images added a disclaimer to the photo/screencap of the Princess of Wales’s cancer-announcement video. we don’t know when Editor’s note added, but it was likely to happen over the weekend and the story is spreading this week. Kensington Palace is no longer a credible or reliable source for photo agencies or news agencies, not since the Mother’s Day Frankenphoto fiasco. Several outlets are also reviewing previous photos released by KP, double-checking them to see if they were edited or manipulated. Now Getty Images is indicating that there is something suspicious about Kate’s video, which was released on March 22 but was reportedly filmed in Windsor on the 20th (or at least that’s what KP claimed Was). There’s nothing new in the story yet — but Vanity Fair has had a Getty spokesperson go on the record:

A picture is worth a thousand words, but if that photo was released by Kensington Palace, Getty Images might have a few more words to add. The news photo agency added an editor’s note to the video sharing Kate Middleton’s shocking cancer diagnosis last month, warning viewers that it “does not adhere to the group’s standards for work produced by their own photographers and videographers.” can do”.

“Editor’s Note: This handout clip was provided by a third-party organization and may not follow Getty Images’ editorial policy,” reads the disclaimer along with the caption information, without specifically stating that the record was previously unreleased. Where might the clip deviate from Getty’s policies?

A Getty Images spokesperson declined to provide further details when contacted by Vanity Fair via email. “Getty Images includes a standard editor’s note for distributing content provided by third-party organizations,” the spokesperson said.

However, this does not appear to be the case for all Handout content. For example, a 2023 handout from Buckingham Palace at the coronation of King Charles III, a family portrait taken by royal photographer Hugo Burnand, is not in the note, nor is a 2023 holiday portrait of the Wales family, a handout from Kensington Palace In. Taken by Josh Shiner. In particular, when the Christmas photo was released, viewers speculated that it might have been doctored, particularly pointing to Princess Kate and Prince William’s youngest child, Prince Louis, appearing to be That the middle finger of one of his hands is missing.

Following [Mother’s Day] Following the incident, more images were identified as being edited, including an image shared by Buckingham Palace on the birthday of the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2023. The image, which is again attributed to Kate, shows the Queen with several of her grandchildren. Balmoral. Getty Images added a note: “Editors’ Note: Image has been digitally enhanced at the source.”

A spokesperson then told VF that the agency was “reviewing the handout images and in accordance with its editorial policy are placing an editor’s note on images where the source has suggested they may be digitally enhanced.” He declined to share the scope of the review.

In the case of the new message accompanying Kate’s announcement video, Getty declined to explain when or why they added the note, nor why it was not in the royal family’s other handout materials.

“We are not commenting beyond the statement,” the spokesperson said. “As noted in the statement, this is a standard note that has now been added to handouts provided by third-party organizations.”

[From Vanity Fair]

As VF points out, there is nothing “standard” about the editor’s note – I searched for the exact words (“This handout clip was provided by a third-party organization and may not follow Getty Images’ editorial policy”) and originally, the note was only added to NASA handouts. My theory is that CNN, Getty and perhaps other outlets are still investigating the Kensington Palace handouts and they will release their findings months from now, when the cancer news will not be so fresh. Meanwhile, Getty wanted to tell them that a) KP lacks credibility and b) that there is nothing clean about the milk.

Photos courtesy of Kensington Palace/BBC Studios, screencaps courtesy of Getty Images.


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