From reading the thread, it seems Mufti Taqi sahib, Mufti Rafi sahib etc do not class images displayed on the tv as pictures, and have never done so. Mufti Rafi's stance on video recording(of himself) is evident from the link Mufti Javed posted. Also on the link, Mufti Rafi sahib makes a clear distinction between being recorded on video to a picture being taken for the newspapers.
So ultimately, we just accept their stance. Agree or not is ones own personal issue.
Anyone listened to Radio Islam on saturday just gone(10am UK time)?