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Demonizing Condi (USA Today's shameful photoshop exploits)
Michelle Malkin ^ | October 26, 2005 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 10/26/2005 4:43:26 AM PDT by ajolympian2004

DEMONIZING CONDI

By

Michelle Malkin

  ·   October 26, 2005 06:41 AM

Check out the photo of Condoleezza Rice that was published by USA Today last week:

Beelzebub Condi

Notice anything peculiar about her eyes?

(Click on the Extended Entry for an explanation.)

No, Condi isn't possessed; the photo was manipulated.

This news comes courtesy of From The Pen, which found a pre-doctored version of the Associated Press photo on Yahoo! España:

Beautiful Condi

Ask USA Today's Graphics and Photos Managing Editor, Richard Curtis (rcurtis@usatoday.com), what the ^$%#@+! is going on.

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Related:

Katherine Harris vs. the Photo Doctors
Time's photo distortions


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: condi2008; condirice; foxnews; foxnewscontributor; hillary; lamestreammedia; leftistbias; leftistdeceit; leftistlies; liberalmedia; lyingliars; malkin; mediabias; medialies; michellemalkin; msm; msmbastards; rice2008; secretaryofstate; usatoday
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1 posted on 10/26/2005 4:43:27 AM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

USA Today would like her if she would follow their instructions.

So much for being an organization that respects individuals.


2 posted on 10/26/2005 4:44:56 AM PDT by saveliberty (I did not break the feed. I may have lost it, but I did not break the feed.)
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To: ajolympian2004
What did they do to Condi ............... the Uma Pemmaraju "whites of their eyes" look.

;-)

3 posted on 10/26/2005 4:47:39 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: saveliberty

Just an odd thought. Can you imagine the difference in the coverage of Ms. Rice if Billy Jeff had appointed her? Cannonized would be the only way to describe it. Man I have no respect for the LSM.


4 posted on 10/26/2005 4:48:27 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Never draw to an inside straight.)
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To: ajolympian2004

It appears that this should be as big a story as the Jason Blair fraud.


5 posted on 10/26/2005 4:49:41 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: ajolympian2004

Reminds me of this.

6 posted on 10/26/2005 4:49:50 AM PDT by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: ajolympian2004

rcurtis@usatoday.com


7 posted on 10/26/2005 4:50:23 AM PDT by bitt (THE PRESIDENT: "Ask the pollsters. My job is to lead and to solve problems. ")
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To: ajolympian2004
You are under my spell.

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Better pictures of Condi:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1350654/posts?q=1&&page=51 post

post # 84 - Condi at the grand piano!

post# 89 - Walking in front of the troops.

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8 posted on 10/26/2005 4:50:41 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: ajolympian2004

Someone here, last month, did a wonderful presentation of how Time or one of the news mags cropped a picture to misrepresent it. Excellent read if anyone can remember the link.


9 posted on 10/26/2005 4:51:01 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: ajolympian2004

Racism from the Racists who cry, "Racist!"


10 posted on 10/26/2005 4:52:43 AM PDT by RoadTest ((And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. (Mat. 23:9))
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To: Lawgvr1955; ajolympian2004
The old established/liberal/socialist media is America's most ruthless, relentless, and destructive enemy.

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11 posted on 10/26/2005 4:53:15 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: ajolympian2004

Surprised they didn't add horns to her head!

The arrogance of the MSMers knows no bounds.

Please contact your congresscritters to register your objection to the proposed "Dan Rather Protection Act" a/k/a the Federal Shield Law, intended to place the MSM completely beyond the reach of legal accountability for lies based on "anonymous sources."


12 posted on 10/26/2005 4:56:32 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: beyond the sea
The old established/liberal/socialist media is America's most ruthless, relentless, and destructive enemy.

Worth repeating.

13 posted on 10/26/2005 4:56:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: ajolympian2004

Send questions/complaints to accuracy@usatoday.com


14 posted on 10/26/2005 4:58:23 AM PDT by BufordP (Excluding the WOT, I haven't trusted W since he coined the term "compassionate conservative")
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To: Lawgvr1955

It would help, but she would have to renounce her right as a United States Citizen to dissent from the DNC.


15 posted on 10/26/2005 4:58:55 AM PDT by saveliberty (I did not break the feed. I may have lost it, but I did not break the feed.)
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To: mtbopfuyn

"Someone here, last month, did a wonderful presentation of how Time or one of the news mags cropped a picture to misrepresent it."

Not sure if this is the incident you're talking about, but I remember that Time Magazine artificially darkened their cover photo of OJ Simpson that ran when he was first accused (charged? dont' remember) of murdering Nicole Simpson and that poor other fellow whose name I am too lazy to google for.

Now, OJ Simpson was a stinking murderer however, it was and is still hard to see it as anything other than the entrenched racism of the MSM, which of course they can never admit to, as the liberals can never admit to any of their flaws because they are so completely blind that they are completely self-blind as well.

They did get busted for it, so that was something.


16 posted on 10/26/2005 4:59:15 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: BufordP
And to:

rcurtis@usatoday.com

Email address from Michelle's posting above.

17 posted on 10/26/2005 5:00:13 AM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

How old is this guy> ... because he sure needs to grow the hell up


18 posted on 10/26/2005 5:02:44 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: PGalt
Too long for a bumper sticker?

;-)

19 posted on 10/26/2005 5:03:52 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Gloria Borger is Andrea Mitchell on Peyote)
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To: mtbopfuyn
I know the thread you are speaking of, but heck if I can recall any title words.

It was a cropped photo of a child at a protest, but the bigger picture revealed, what, Palestine flags and so forth?
20 posted on 10/26/2005 5:05:46 AM PDT by Flyer (The Internet, my dog and you ~ http://dahtcom.com/masoncam/)
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To: ajolympian2004

21 posted on 10/26/2005 5:07:25 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: marktwain

22 posted on 10/26/2005 5:09:17 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: ajolympian2004

Shameful.


23 posted on 10/26/2005 5:09:58 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ajolympian2004

Good find.


24 posted on 10/26/2005 5:10:00 AM PDT by NautiNurse (So. Tampa Bay)
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To: beyond the sea

25 posted on 10/26/2005 5:10:38 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: Flyer; mtbopfuyn
"Anatomy of a photograph" from the Sept. 24th San Francisco anti-war rally:

http://www.zombietime.com/sf_rally_september_24_2005/anatomy_of_a_photograph/

26 posted on 10/26/2005 5:13:56 AM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: Peach; Mo1; radioproducer

media photoshopping shenanigans ping


27 posted on 10/26/2005 5:14:06 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: Flyer; mtbopfuyn
Anatomy of a photograph - from a post here at Free Republic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1492428/posts

28 posted on 10/26/2005 5:15:55 AM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004
Perception is reality. The media knows this. I've seen manipulation of images for years. If you can't forward your agenda with the facts, lie to us. Even if it means doctoring photos. There is a great evil in the universe ... it's called the MainStreamMedia.
29 posted on 10/26/2005 5:15:57 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: SIDENET
Did she OD on

?....:)

30 posted on 10/26/2005 5:16:08 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight)
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To: ajolympian2004

USA Today is right up there with the NY Times in terms of twisted ideology. They never miss a chance to demonize Republicans and their coverage during the election bordered on the shameful with the slant of their articles. I notice they no longer allow us to post from their newspaper on Free Republic. It must have upset them that the "dumb" public picked up on a pattern in their reporting.


31 posted on 10/26/2005 5:16:20 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Tony Snow; holdonnow

ping


32 posted on 10/26/2005 5:16:35 AM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

Thanks!


33 posted on 10/26/2005 5:17:10 AM PDT by Flyer (The Internet, my dog and you ~ http://dahtcom.com/masoncam/)
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To: ajolympian2004

Even demonized, Condi looks kinder, gentler and more Presidential than Hillary at her air brushed best.

Please run, Condi, plesae, please, please.


34 posted on 10/26/2005 5:17:46 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (How the hell could Bush have passed up a Ronnie Earle to appoint a Harriet Miers to the Court?)
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To: ajolympian2004
I canceled the subscription a few months ago. I regret that I have but one subscription to cancel for my country...
35 posted on 10/26/2005 5:18:44 AM PDT by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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To: beyond the sea

Leave Uma Alone! She's HOT!!!!!...........


36 posted on 10/26/2005 5:19:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: ajolympian2004

I don't expect accuracy from USA Today.


37 posted on 10/26/2005 5:20:35 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: prairiebreeze

I JUST saw that photograph and must not have been around when the story was published; we subscribe to USA Today and I either didn't notice it or the story came out while we were traveling. Outrageous!


38 posted on 10/26/2005 5:20:41 AM PDT by Peach (I believe Congressman Weldon.)
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To: ajolympian2004


39 posted on 10/26/2005 5:21:18 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth-Estate is a Fifth-Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ajolympian2004

cat people!


40 posted on 10/26/2005 5:21:50 AM PDT by Nooseman
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To: ajolympian2004

41 posted on 10/26/2005 5:22:36 AM PDT by maggief
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To: ajolympian2004
What I sent to R Curtis

Sir,

I refer you to the picture of Condoleezza Rice shown on the USAtoday page http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-10-19-rice-congress_x.htm

You will notice obvious photographic manipulation intended to give Ms Rice a "sempaku" look: a form of post-production formally only used in Hollywood movies to denote the presence of an alien telepath or of demonic possession.

I would like to know why quality control failed to weed out this obvious piece of visual polemic perpetrated - I have to believe - by one of your junior staffers.

regards

42 posted on 10/26/2005 5:22:49 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: marktwain

Someone should get fired, but I bet they got a promotion.


43 posted on 10/26/2005 5:22:58 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: onevoter

I put money on it that USA Today will try to blame it on a freelancer.


44 posted on 10/26/2005 5:26:58 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: BufordP

Questions and complaints will get you nowhere fast..................just stop buying their papers, and put them out of business...it is slowly happening right now.....


45 posted on 10/26/2005 5:29:22 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The light you see at the end of the tunnel is actually a train heading towards you!)
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To: Peach

You do realize don't you, that USA Today boosts it's circulation numbers by giving copies of the publication free to hotels and motels. In order to support it's advertising rates I suspect, because circulation is otherwise low.

Believe I'd re-think my subscription after this little episode. I let the Graphics and Photos Managing Editor, Richard Curtis know what I thought about this.


46 posted on 10/26/2005 5:30:04 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: ajolympian2004

The anti-war protest in San Francisco picture has been going around via e-mail as well as one of Cindy Sheehan kneeling with a bank of photographers surrounding her. Photographs have been manipulated since the first dark room - a picture is no longer worth a thousand words - if it can be manipulated it may be worth a thousand bucks. Ansel Adams was famous for his dramatic black and white photographs, some of which I dare say were manipulated in his dark room for greater effect.


47 posted on 10/26/2005 5:30:14 AM PDT by yoe
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To: prairiebreeze

We've noticed that USA Today is given away free at hotels and I've just written a note to contact them regarding their outrageous photoshopping of Condi's photo.

I'd scrap the paper in a heartbeat and Mr. Peach occasionally agrees, but our local paper is a little light on actual world news so he ultimately decides to keep it.


48 posted on 10/26/2005 5:32:13 AM PDT by Peach (I believe Congressman Weldon.)
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To: ajolympian2004

Deep inside the ratmedia knows all the fuss is bull shiite and nothing happening today will actually help the Whigs retake control. This is an example of the fear they feel.


49 posted on 10/26/2005 5:32:28 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Everything points to it so why not call them the Whigs?)
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To: ajolympian2004

e-mail sent.


50 posted on 10/26/2005 5:35:04 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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