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Top 10 Doctored Photos
Time ^ | 9-16-2009 | none given

Posted on 10/15/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT by DukeBillie

Civil War Generals, c. 1865 Generally regarded as the world's first commercially successful photojournalist, Matthew Brady was also one of the medium's most accomplished manipulators. In this group portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman and his top officers, he added one figure. For the record, the men are, standing, from left: Oliver Otis Howard, William Babcock Hazen, Jefferson Columbus Davis and Joseph Anthony Mower; seated, from left: John Alexander Logan, Sherman, Henry Warner Slocum and Francis P. Blair.

The Original Image: Brady added Blair at the far right. One of Sherman's corps commanders in the critical final offensive in Georgia, Blair led the XVII Corps, which protected the rear of Sherman's army during the Atlanta campaign. Like the other men in the photo, he played an important role in the March to the Sea, helping deliver one of the final blows to the Confederate cause.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Conspiracy; History
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antiiraqwar; boycotttimewarner; classicthreads; fakephotos; fauxtography; hyprocrites; matthewbrady; napl; orwelliannightmare; photoshop; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; selectivememory; timelies; usefulidiots; whitesupremacists
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The Matthew Brady photo is amazingly well done considering it was before photoshop. He added both a person and a curtain.

The article shows more historical doctored photographs of Lenin, Hitler, the Beatles, Oprah Winfrey, North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, and others. My favorite is Oprah's head on Ann-Margaret's body - like anyone would believe THAT.

1 posted on 10/15/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT by DukeBillie
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2 posted on 10/15/2009 9:25:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: DukeBillie

The Oprah one is really a scream. Also, at the time I wondered if those Iranian missile photos hadn’t bee doctored.


3 posted on 10/15/2009 9:30:24 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: DukeBillie

Do they have Algore with his airbrushed package?


4 posted on 10/15/2009 9:30:30 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: La Lydia

The Iranian missiles were an obvious photoshop job. This is the first time I’ve seen the originals with an explanation of why.


5 posted on 10/15/2009 9:33:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: DukeBillie

6 posted on 10/15/2009 9:35:21 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: DukeBillie

Very interesting. Thanks for posting. Brady was, indeed, a master of his craft, considering the technology available at the time.


7 posted on 10/15/2009 9:36:17 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: DukeBillie; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ..
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Well there was Vanity Fair's fake:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0202061vietnam1.html

And Time-Lies photoshopped this:

And a hired journalist/artist photographer photoshopped this:

And USA Ptooey photoshopped this:

And the LAtte Times photoshopped this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/essays/vanRiper/030409.htm

And the Daily Mirror ran a staged photo of a British soldier (NOT in Iraq) urinating on a man the press claimed was an Iraqi prisoner (he was not).

http://www.stinkyjournalism.org/editordetail.php?id=294

But let's pretend that the media doesn't play these games in the West to slur our military efforts as they engage in naked treason.

8 posted on 10/15/2009 9:36:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: DukeBillie

9 posted on 10/15/2009 9:38:44 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: DukeBillie
They also "forgot" this photo composite made with MS-Word, a scanner, and a fax machine.


10 posted on 10/15/2009 9:40:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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11 posted on 10/15/2009 9:41:22 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: La Lydia

The press ran them as genuine. Bloggers/pajama people exposed the hoax.

The pravda media lies daily.


12 posted on 10/15/2009 9:41:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: La Lydia

They had to co-op the body of a white woman, and a dam#ed fine looking one at that, to sell Øprah magazines. Wouldn’t that be in some way racist?


13 posted on 10/15/2009 9:43:06 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: ctdonath2
Not a photoshop, this is just the Presstitutes playing their tricks to deceive the public and make them think that Tommy Dasshole is taller than he really is.


14 posted on 10/15/2009 9:45:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: DukeBillie
They left out the famous skinny Katie Couric doctoring:


15 posted on 10/15/2009 9:45:44 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NCC-1701
Hey now, there are plenty of fat white women who photoshop too:


16 posted on 10/15/2009 9:46:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: DukeBillie
There is another Beatles image they could've used. Blame the damned Smoking Nazis stamping out all historical images of cigarettes.

(the second image is from a 1984 release)

17 posted on 10/15/2009 9:52:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: DukeBillie
The following photo has been certified as undoctored by the Dan Rather Institute of Trueness:


18 posted on 10/15/2009 9:53:24 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Contribute your favorites they missed.


19 posted on 10/15/2009 9:53:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: DukeBillie

:p

Seriously, I remember one of Stalin with three people, then with two, then with one, and finally Stalin alone as the other three fell out of favor. Sorry, I couldn't find it in a hurry.

20 posted on 10/15/2009 9:54:06 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: ctdonath2

The “Dead Kennedys” logo in the back was a nice touch.


21 posted on 10/15/2009 9:56:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ctdonath2

My personal favorite, it’s the background on my Harmony remote control.


22 posted on 10/15/2009 9:57:29 AM PDT by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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23 posted on 10/15/2009 9:58:14 AM PDT by ssaftler (Borg Queen Obama: Resistance is futile!)
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To: dfwgator

Brilliant catch! Something about that symbol was gnawing at the back of my mind, but just didn’t realize it was part of the fake.


24 posted on 10/15/2009 9:58:17 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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25 posted on 10/15/2009 9:59:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DukeBillie

I find the list wildly unbalanced, and unfairly favoring the last few years. I mean, really, who cares that much about Martha Stewart?


26 posted on 10/15/2009 10:00:53 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: DukeBillie

Time is so stupid. They couldn’t realise that a photo-essay of doctored photos, would only be useful if they put the pictures side-by-side, instead of requiring a page re-load....


27 posted on 10/15/2009 10:02:07 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: a fool in paradise
Tourist Guy (photo from World Trade Center observation deck)


28 posted on 10/15/2009 10:02:34 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: DukeBillie

That was very cool, but i agree the Matthew Brady one has to be the most immpressive!


29 posted on 10/15/2009 10:02:49 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Honorable Mention goes to the plethora of doctored photos playing the meme "All Your Base Are Belong To Us".
30 posted on 10/15/2009 10:05:27 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: DukeBillie

This thread can become a classic if everyone keeps going. Can it be BTTT?


31 posted on 10/15/2009 10:07:31 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: KarlInOhio
Well, if we are going to consider staged photos:


32 posted on 10/15/2009 10:08:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: BlueStateBlues
And this isn't a faked photo, just a picture of a fake soldier and lousy mayor:


33 posted on 10/15/2009 10:09:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: DukeBillie

ping me


34 posted on 10/15/2009 10:10:53 AM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: ctdonath2

That one is amazing.


35 posted on 10/15/2009 10:12:28 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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36 posted on 10/15/2009 10:13:55 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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37 posted on 10/15/2009 10:15:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Time is so stupid. They couldn’t realise that a photo-essay of doctored photos, would only be useful if they put the pictures side-by-side, instead of requiring a page re-load....

They want twice (or more) as many pageviews for twice as many ads. The news is just there to get you to read the ads. Why do you think so many paper newspaper/magazine stories are not on a continuous list of pages?

38 posted on 10/15/2009 10:16:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


39 posted on 10/15/2009 10:16:53 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: DukeBillie
one of my fav's ...



Harry and Nancy at the nighthawk ;o)

Props to Andy.
40 posted on 10/15/2009 10:17:27 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dfwgator

I like the magnet. It’s a nice touch.


41 posted on 10/15/2009 10:18:00 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/media/pdfs/20090723ACORNReport.pdf)
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To: BlueStateBlues

The trick is sticking with GREAT doctored photos - fakes which impacted society to a non-trivial degree.

#6 caused a brief stir in international news, depicting a captured US soldier until someone pointed out the photo was of a toy.

#9 provided circumstantial evidence that something is wrong with the Obama’s eligibility for President (why post a lame fake as proof of eligibility when the real thing would resolve the issue in minutes for a few dollars?).

#10 ended Dan Rather’s long career as top news spokesman.

#11 was the first great “photoshop job”. Obvious fake/funny, but showed how a very convincing fake could be made in minutes.

#28 was allegedly found in the 9/11 WTC rubble and was a sentimental news hit - until proven a fake.

#30 became one of the great modern Internet fads.

Others above are notable for being outrageous for gall to fake & publish so publicly, but did not have quite the resounding cultural impact.


42 posted on 10/15/2009 10:18:04 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: DukeBillie
More photoshop:


43 posted on 10/15/2009 10:18:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: ctdonath2

That wins my vote hands down. That has always made me LOL.

Roland D-80 LOL


44 posted on 10/15/2009 10:19:26 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


45 posted on 10/15/2009 10:19:34 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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46 posted on 10/15/2009 10:20:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ctdonath2

#11 may or may not be a photoshop composite but the original concept of that was cranked out in the 1980s (that may be a revisit of it, I don’t know).


47 posted on 10/15/2009 10:20:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: freedomlover

Be sure to print & post a copy on a wall on November 24th.


48 posted on 10/15/2009 10:21:11 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: ctdonath2

ROFL!


49 posted on 10/15/2009 10:21:23 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: dfwgator

It’s amazing. :)


50 posted on 10/15/2009 10:21:32 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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