Remember Gordon Brown's vindictive attacks on David Cameron for 'airbrushing' his election poster?
Well now we have Jim Murphy, the Scottish Secretary, having a go. The above picture was taken at a Labour student event at Strathclyde University in Glasgow in February.
A spokesman for Mr Murphy admitted the picture had been 'improved' to spruce up his looks.
"In the original picture, taken by a student, his face was so dark he looked like a member of the Addams Family, so we had to do something. But it is not a case of the picture being faked. He was at the event. It was just edited and improved to give it a lighter look."
I'm no expert on Photoshop, but to my ignorant eye Mr Murphy certainly looks doctored. In fact he looks ill. Is that associated with the crease across his chest?
If this is any improvement on his usual photogenicity I struggle to see it. Will I bother finding my glasses? Auch no. Now that I'm aware Mr Murphy wishes to deceive me by altering a photograph tells me more than I want to know about the man.