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Space Fauxtography? (Iran PhotoShops Helmet onto Female Space Tourist)
Dr. Sanity ^ | September 16, 2006 | Pat Santy

Posted on 09/17/2006 12:48:17 PM PDT by anymouse

On September 18, Iranian-born, Dallas businesswoman Anousheh Ansari (bio here) and two astronauts are scheduled to blast off in a Russian Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Ansari replaced Japanese-born businessman Daisuke Enomoto, who was pulled from the flight for medical reasons.

The Iranian news media has not made too much of the first Iranian woman scheduled to go into space, but there have been a number of reports about it and this Iranian space site has a number of pictures.

So it is interesting to me that one of the photos has clearly been photoshopped from the original Energia site:



Image from this Energia site



This photo appeared in the Iranian press and on this Iranian space site.

Photoshop manipulation of this sort is eerily reminiscent of this expose of a CAIR photo posted at LGF.

It is getting tiresome to point out how photographs are being manipulated by various media with ideological agendas, but this would seem to represent one more example of the insanity--this time culled from the space environment.

To be completely fair, other photographs of Ansari at the Iranian site and in the Iranian press show her hair without cover-up. This particular example might only be attributed to one over-zealous protector of public morals.

But just one is one too many. And it makes you wonder how much the news media is distorting truth, when it has a mind to fake the news.

UPDATE: MSNBC's Cosmic Log also discusses the alteration of this photo.

UPDATE: I received this comment from someone at the Iranian space link, which notes that they picked up the photo from ISNA and that they are not a government website:
Dear Pat Santy,
Thank you very much for your interesting to our website. I published that news and my source was ISNA. I didnt change any picture from Ms. Ansari as you can see so many pictures from anousheh without any scarf in spacescience.ir website. I just pick the picture up from ISNA and paste it in my pages.
"Space Science" is not a govermental website and we never thinking that seeing ladies hair have any problem.
We just are a Scientific NGO that are looking for Space Science and Technology Developing for peace in our country.
Please do a favor for me and let your readers know about it.
Thank you very much in advance.

Shahram Yazdanpanah
Space Science & Technology Researcher
www.spacescience.ir
Shaharm Yazdanpanah


TOPICS: Astronomy; Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Religion; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: communisttrick; fakephotos; fauxtography; goebbelswouldbeproud; iran; islam; iss; makingitup; mediabias; muslim; pc; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; revisionisthistory; space; tourist
This free Iranian-American woman going into space really has the mulahs in Iran nervous.
1 posted on 09/17/2006 12:48:18 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: KevinDavis; Shuttle Shucker

Space ping.


2 posted on 09/17/2006 12:48:42 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: anymouse

So lacking in education, the mullahs likely get nervous about a lot of things. Hopefully Ms. Ansari can cause plenty of stirs, not only in Iran but also in Washington. She did back the X Prize, after all, and now Washington's trying to defund NASA's prizes.


3 posted on 09/17/2006 12:55:22 PM PDT by Shuttle Shucker
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To: anymouse
This photo appeared in the Iranian press and on this Iranian space site.

Odd thing is, that Iranian space site has a lot of photos of women with their hair clearly uncovered.

4 posted on 09/17/2006 12:59:40 PM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian ("Don't take life so seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." -- Bugs Bunny)
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To: anymouse

I wonder how good his research is.

(Why would any Muslim government official lie?)


5 posted on 09/17/2006 1:06:21 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Celtjew Libertarian

The issue is that the Iranian press faked the photo, not the third party Iranian space website (note the inclusion of the response from the Iranian space website owner.) This was done at the direction of the Irania government.


6 posted on 09/17/2006 1:08:13 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: anymouse

Sorry... I scanned rather than read.


7 posted on 09/17/2006 1:45:31 PM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian ("Don't take life so seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." -- Bugs Bunny)
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To: RightWhale; Brett66; xrp; gdc314; anymouse; NonZeroSum; jimkress; discostu; The_Victor; ...
Mullahs are scared ping....


8 posted on 09/17/2006 5:48:18 PM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

The question is would any of them ever tell the truth ?


9 posted on 09/17/2006 5:50:49 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: anymouse

Technically speaking, will she be praying weightlessly on a flying carpet, 5 times a day, in outer space, facing Mecca? Just curious.


10 posted on 09/17/2006 6:25:07 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

Blast off in about 90 minutes.


11 posted on 09/17/2006 6:29:24 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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What does the news media have to do with truth?


12 posted on 09/17/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


13 posted on 09/18/2006 8:52:44 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: weegee; PajamaTruthMafia; abb; Milhous; Liz; martin_fierro; devolve; pissant; nutmeg; mhking; ...

More faux pictures and faux news from the Islamofascist controlled mediots.


14 posted on 09/18/2006 8:59:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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