Check out an article on the issue if you don't know what I'm talking about
I mean, since this is supposed to be a forum on photography.
I don't really understand though - what's wrong with alternation of newspaper photographs if you have taken, especially when it doesn't harm anyone?
It's like some small white lie thing, and I know some people here frown upon removing distracting elements, etc, but I do do it now and then when I know for sure that there was no way in hell that I could have gotten the shot without those elements; note that this is in no way connected to any false impressions that I am a photojournalist and thus the same rules apply to me, just attempting to create a general discussion here.
I do get the point from the media world - that modifying one's photographs gives the false impression of the situation.
BUT - does it really? I guess that is food for thought.