JonSr: Damn American Journalism to lead the charge in fakery in public images. OJ Simpson photo was my eye opener and then on I realize that ALL photos are touched. Therefore ALL FAKE. Current acceptance of HDR is totally inexcusable, too. Damn the industry and all its contributors in making photo worth a toiler paper. I trust 4chan photo far more than anything on the mass media. Shame on us.
Are you making this statement in regards to photojournalism only? If it takes a wider scope to include all photography, you are one seriously uptight, self-righteous moron.
Photojournalism should be performed with the highest regard to honesty. Anything else is art and should be open to allowing the artist's (photographer's in this case) vision and the path s/he chooses (HDR for example) to get their.