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City digitally adds black guy to Fun Guide cover to make it more ‘inclusive’
National Post- Canada ^ | Allison Hanes

Posted on 06/23/2009 10:16:43 AM PDT by Daffynition

The smiling, ethnically diverse family featured on the cover of Toronto's latest edition of its summer Fun Guide was digitally altered to make the photo more "inclusive," which city officials say is in keeping with a policy to reflect diversity.

A spokesman for the department that publishes the guide listing recreation activities confirmed the publication was doctored to insert the face of a different father.

"He superimposed the African-Canadian person onto the family cluster in the original photo. It was two photographs and one head was superimposed over the original family photo," said John Gosgnach, communications director for the social development division.

"The goal was to depict the diversity of Toronto and its residents."

The cover shot caught the eye of a National Post graphics editor, who ran it through a program called TinEye that detects visual enhancements to standard art.

The program showed the original image was of a laughing family of indeterminate ethnic background.

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(Excerpt) Read more at network.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Local News
KEYWORDS: celebratediversity; diversity; fakephotos; fathersday; fauxtography; fraud; getridofthedad; photoshop; poorphotoshop; revisitonisthistory; savethemales; toronto
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1 posted on 06/23/2009 10:16:43 AM PDT by Daffynition
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...this is from the Onion, right? That is a HORRIBLE Photoshop! The lighting doesn’t match, the angle’s wrong, and the guy’s got this “what the heck am I doing in this picture?” look.

Toronto should farm their Photoshopping out to the Iranians. They’d do a better job!

}:-)4


2 posted on 06/23/2009 10:18:38 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Daffynition

OMFG!

The Onion once did this exact same article eight years ago, but they did it as a JOKE.

Amazing.


3 posted on 06/23/2009 10:18:42 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Daffynition

I’ve seen the Palestinians do better photoshops than that.


4 posted on 06/23/2009 10:19:29 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Daffynition
Geez, I've seen better jobs with Looter Guy.


5 posted on 06/23/2009 10:20:01 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Gasoline has gone up 60% since the Osama inauguration.)
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To: Daffynition
indeterminate ethnic background

But definitely not white - you know THAT was a requirement.

The replacement Photoshop job is technically a disaster to say nothing of pathetically PC.

6 posted on 06/23/2009 10:20:48 AM PDT by relictele
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7 posted on 06/23/2009 10:21:00 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Daffynition

Could they at least hire somebody who knows how to Photoshop, even I could do a better job just using Microsoft Paint.


8 posted on 06/23/2009 10:21:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

9 posted on 06/23/2009 10:21:19 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Seriously. The Freeper Photoshop contingent could whip up something better than that in about 10 minutes.

}:-)4


10 posted on 06/23/2009 10:21:32 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!


11 posted on 06/23/2009 10:21:53 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: relictele

They look Mediterranean to me—Italian descent, maybe? Or possibly Hispanic. Not that it really matters.

}:-)4


12 posted on 06/23/2009 10:22:36 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Daffynition
It looks like the same guy Wisconsin used.


13 posted on 06/23/2009 10:23:30 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Daffynition

Notice they put the “LEARN TO SWIM” right under the added black guy, implying he, like many blacks, can’t smim?

THAT’S RACIST!


14 posted on 06/23/2009 10:24:36 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Moose4

It looks like my work! LOL


15 posted on 06/23/2009 10:24:41 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: Daffynition

That’s creepy! The guy looks like a child molesterer — look at that evil grin on his face.

“Sure, kids. I’ll teach you how to swim...”


16 posted on 06/23/2009 10:24:47 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Daffynition
The lefties like to alter reality to suit their purposes.


17 posted on 06/23/2009 10:24:51 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache.)
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To: Daffynition

Hispanic mom, Hispanic kids, grinning black guy thinking he’s won the lottery. Funny.


18 posted on 06/23/2009 10:25:33 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: VeniVidiVici

“Hooray beer!”


19 posted on 06/23/2009 10:26:06 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Daffynition

That is a terrible Photoshop job. I’d be embarrassed to release something like that! It’s so obvious!


20 posted on 06/23/2009 10:26:49 AM PDT by Sister_T
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To: Daffynition

Bwhahahaha - what a creepy look on that guy’s face!


21 posted on 06/23/2009 10:27:08 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Dumpster Baby

They were always the foremost experts at that!


22 posted on 06/23/2009 10:27:34 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Daffynition

a few hundred years ago, the Dutch suffered from “Tulip Mania”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania

It sounds nuts now—wonder if our society’s “diversity” and multiculti hogwash will be regarded the same way in a few hundred years—if there’s anyone left to read about history then.


23 posted on 06/23/2009 10:27:52 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

The “It’s worth a try” under learn to swim really makes it racist. It’s like the Toronto government said, “Yeah, we know blacks don’t float, but try anyway.”


24 posted on 06/23/2009 10:28:31 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Daffynition
The Soviets did this sort of thing too:


25 posted on 06/23/2009 10:29:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Daffynition

Of course it could have been worse, they could have Photoshopped the woman’s picture with another guy.

Guess I shouldn’t give them any ideas.


26 posted on 06/23/2009 10:29:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Moose4

They couldn’t stage a photo with an actual “black guy?”


27 posted on 06/23/2009 10:29:17 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Daffynition
My wife and I enjoy looking at the mail:

"Oh, look honey! There's a negro on the cover of this catalog!"
"Why! So there is! And look! This magazine also has a negro on the cover! And so does this one!"
"Hey! It looks like clothes for negroes are on sale! There's a whole flyer here advertising them!"

28 posted on 06/23/2009 10:30:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: Daffynition
Lootie at chappaquiddick Pictures, Images and Photos
29 posted on 06/23/2009 10:32:21 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: GSWarrior

They bought a stock photo from an agency, I guess?

}:-)4


30 posted on 06/23/2009 10:32:34 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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31 posted on 06/23/2009 10:32:40 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: Daffynition

Toronto has like a dozen black people. If they wanted diversity they should have used an Asian...much more representative of the city.


32 posted on 06/23/2009 10:33:22 AM PDT by Rokurota
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To: Daffynition
Well, of course......

They needed him to point out when things went wrong so he could be the obligatory guy to say, "Damn.....that's WACK."

Now we can have fun.

33 posted on 06/23/2009 10:33:33 AM PDT by edpc (01010111 01010100 01000110 00111111)
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34 posted on 06/23/2009 10:34:30 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Dumpster Baby

Excellent!


35 posted on 06/23/2009 10:34:35 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: GSWarrior

That’s what I was thinking. They couldn’t in all of Toronto (of all places) find a multiracial family??? Liberals ARE BIGOTS! And RACISTS! Period.


36 posted on 06/23/2009 10:35:10 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: dfwgator

HAHAHAHAHA!


37 posted on 06/23/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: Daffynition
From the article: "We're in one of the most diverse cities in the world. I hope that doesn't pose a problem for anybody. Capturing that diversity is not difficult. That's been our general experience."Like I said, damn racists! If your city is so diverse, you could have found a family or used a more natural "diverse" stock photo.
38 posted on 06/23/2009 10:37:57 AM PDT by Clock King
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they could have cut-and-pasted a head shot from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and it would have looked more realistic than that photoshop...

(I thought that Toronto was the most ethnically diverse city on earth....what gives?)


39 posted on 06/23/2009 10:45:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Daffynition

Why didn’t they put ozero in the picture. Oh,wait, cooter is his stand in.


40 posted on 06/23/2009 10:45:58 AM PDT by Texas resident (Texan by birth and by choice.)
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To: Daffynition

That it toooooooo funny! Thay have him looking down the lady’s shirt!


41 posted on 06/23/2009 10:58:27 AM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Texas resident

Enuf! Who wants to see an image obamashopped?


42 posted on 06/23/2009 10:58:48 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: passionfruit

MILFed?


43 posted on 06/23/2009 11:00:24 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: Daffynition

Scary stuff! The USSR comes to mind.

And that Seinfeld episode where George alters the photo to airbrush someone out.


44 posted on 06/23/2009 11:04:54 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Moose4

........or the NK........


45 posted on 06/23/2009 11:04:55 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: Daffynition

Doesn’t this make the original male model ashamed that he was not dark enough??? What about his self esteem?


46 posted on 06/23/2009 11:07:37 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Daffynition

LMAO!


47 posted on 06/23/2009 11:07:37 AM PDT by One_American
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To: Daffynition

Well I just had lunch. Now feeling queasy. Thank you, Rainbow Sprinkles.


48 posted on 06/23/2009 11:07:49 AM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: Snickering Hound

LOL!


49 posted on 06/23/2009 11:08:42 AM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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HAHAHA! You remember? HAHAHA!

Hey! I had it legally changed and all. I un-diversified myself LOL


50 posted on 06/23/2009 11:11:27 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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