I wrote a blog (below) about a photo-op I attended earlier in the week at Toronto General Hospital. It was brought to my attention that I miss-used the term 'placebo'. In among those who actually received a shot that day were several people who posed for photos pretending to get a vaccination but in fact did not. They did not receive a 'placebo' injection but did not receive the H1N1 vaccine either.
I apologize for the inappropriate term but the fact remains that all too often there are official photo-ops and gatherings where certain events are fed to the media inappropriately and then the media is blamed for the lack of truth in journalism.
I think we all should try to do better-media included.
Richard Lautens/Staff Photographer