Wednesday, February 21, 2007

To pixelate or not to pixelate. That is the question

This morning, both the Daily Telegraph and The Times have seized on David Cameron's interview on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours yesterday where he said he was looking to send his daughter to a Church of England state school rather than one of the big non-faith based primaries.

Now I'm sure this is big news for many but what I thought was interesting was not the story but the picture. Both the papers carried a picture of David and Samantha Cameron with said daughter by their side. The Times however chose to pixelate Nancy Cameron's face, whilst the Telegraph didn't. Is this significant? I don't know, it's just something I spotted and found interesting.


Buenaventura Durruti said...

Presumably that was a posed picture taken and used with permission so don't know why anyone would pixelate.

Personally, I wouldn't have used the picture. Again personally, If I had been DC I would not agree to my child being posed for any picture for publication; it just seems a sensible line for a parent to draw so lines are clear when she does something stupid as a teenager when he's still a public figure.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't use/allow the picture - he may be PM one day and she could be a target for all kinds of nasties.

Anonymous said...

For heaven's sake, as if it would be so hard to find out what she looks like.

I am sure she will enjoy seeing these pictures in years to come.

Anonymous said...

i had the same thought. You have to admit the children of celebrities have their face pixelated out. Who knows perhaps there is a new wave of morals creeping into fleet street. LOL.

Anonymous said...

I agree, they do, but it is absurd.