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Down the Rabbit Hole ( More NY Times Photo fauxtography ? )
Little Green Footballs ^ | August 09, 2006

Posted on 08/09/2006 4:17:50 PM PDT by george76

this New York Times photograph of a crowd of Lebanese refugees:

This is probably nothing.

If it’s photo manipulation, it’s certainly an incredibly mundane example, and I can’t think of a reason why anyone would do it.

I’m tossing this to the lizardoid community for comment from the other photoshop geeks out there, without rendering any judgment yet.

In other words, I am not saying this is a definite fake; I know we’ve got quite a few experts at digital manipulation among our readers, and I’m sincerely asking for their opinions.

But look at the image of the man in the lower right corner; the more I examine it, the more it resembles a man’s head crudely pasted onto the body of a woman. Note the scarf under his chin, the outlines of something else at the right of his head, and more artifacts at the top and left of his head.

And note the rest of the clothing, which resembles the other women’s clothing much more than the men’s. The lighting of his face seems off, as well.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
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1 posted on 08/09/2006 4:17:50 PM PDT by george76
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2 posted on 08/09/2006 4:18:28 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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Indeed odd.

3 posted on 08/09/2006 4:20:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: george76
zoom in version.


4 posted on 08/09/2006 4:20:26 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
I've uncovered the unedited original.


5 posted on 08/09/2006 4:20:52 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (It's like déjà vu all over again)
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To: george76

The kid in pic #3 is missing a scarf?


6 posted on 08/09/2006 4:21:32 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: george76

Rodney King.


7 posted on 08/09/2006 4:22:05 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: george76

Obvious fake. A bit of background wasn't cut off - it obscures part of the blue clothing in the backgound.


8 posted on 08/09/2006 4:22:13 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: george76

More pictures here.

http://hotair.com/archives/the-blog/2006/08/09/new-lgf-photo-controversy-debunked/


9 posted on 08/09/2006 4:22:24 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Caption: Aw Lawdy! I is amongst terrahrist!


10 posted on 08/09/2006 4:22:37 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: george76
Sandmaggots recruiting in the black community? "You're one of us certainly would go well with black community...

Incidentally, what does this group image purport to represent?

11 posted on 08/09/2006 4:22:58 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: george76; 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; ...
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12 posted on 08/09/2006 4:23:15 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: george76

If thats a fake picture to imply all races are being terrorized by the Israelis this story could be hugh...very hugh....


13 posted on 08/09/2006 4:24:10 PM PDT by samadams2000
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To: george76
They need to give up on photography and work on painting...

Paul Klee

14 posted on 08/09/2006 4:24:14 PM PDT by woofie
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To: george76

OK where's Waldo?


15 posted on 08/09/2006 4:25:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (I'll have the duck with mango salsa.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Where s Waldo?


16 posted on 08/09/2006 4:25:02 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: george76

Also, where's the brother's neck? And why does he face look like it's sticking out about 6 inches from his body?


17 posted on 08/09/2006 4:26:29 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture


18 posted on 08/09/2006 4:28:13 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
ROTFLMAO ~ NYT strikes again.

What's going on here is an attempt to elicit sympathy from African-Americans ~ it's like, well, all these A-rab pictures look like white folks!

No doubt the NYT picture-guy saw one of a black-African IDF soldier.

I think this picture shows such an individual:

Although the Palestinian propagandist (who posted this picture on the net) hoped to lead us to be concerned about the little kid, it's pretty clear the NYT picture-guy saw it entirely differently. Little did the propagandist know that NYT people have hard hearts when it comes to kids (the abortion-thing doncha' know ~ can't get all smurfy about kids either), and are much more concerned with PC stuff, like "proper count of racial types" in their photos.

Sometimes I have to pity these funny little foreign people as they attempt to dealve into the American Liberal psyche. It's not at all the same as the Islamofascist terrorists with whom they normally work ~ it's just wierd!

19 posted on 08/09/2006 4:28:38 PM PDT by muawiyah (-/sarcasm)
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To: george76

They needed a "racial diversity individual" (as in token black) to please U.S. libs.


20 posted on 08/09/2006 4:28:43 PM PDT by kcmt01 (Youth is wasted on the wrong people.)
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To: george76

There is writing on the man's shirt. Could that explain why he's photoshopped in? A message to somebody?


21 posted on 08/09/2006 4:29:55 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The new axis of evil: The UN, the terrorists, and the American Democratic party.)
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To: muawiyah

Ah, but the whiney little Jihadi peed his pants, so all the libs will have sympathy with him any way.


22 posted on 08/09/2006 4:31:11 PM PDT by kcmt01 (Youth is wasted on the wrong people.)
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To: george76

That is totally insulting.


23 posted on 08/09/2006 4:31:38 PM PDT by Godzilla (OK, who stopped payment on my reality check?)
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To: george76

I'm afraid this is an attempt to paint Israel as an agressor toward Blacks....specifically ...Afro-Americans??!!


24 posted on 08/09/2006 4:31:53 PM PDT by mo
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To: JustaCowgirl

I think it says "Vote for Al Gore for President".


25 posted on 08/09/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: george76
and I can’t think of a reason why anyone would do it.

To a Moslem, smoke is symbolic of prophecies

Huzafa narrates that Mohammed (pboh) said: "Qiyamah (LAST JUDGEMENT) will not come till you see ten signs, which are: Smoke which spreads throughout the East and West for forty days; Dajjal; Da'aba, a four-legged beast of the length of 60 yards. He will have the stick of Musa [Moses] and ring of Sulaiman [Solomon]. In running he will have no equal. He will strike Mu'min with Musa's stick and will mark the word Mu'min on his face and similarly put the stamp of Kafr [Star of David] on the face of the Kafr; Rising of the sun from the West; Descent of Isa ibn Maryam [Jesus]; Juj and Majuj [Gog and Magog]; Sinking of the earth at three places, East, West, and Arabian Gulf; Fire which will emanate from one side of Aden and drive the people to Hasr.

http://www.rexresearch.com/prophist/phf5mos.htm

26 posted on 08/09/2006 4:33:03 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: george76
How tall do you reckon this man would be? 4'11" 5'2" maybe, kinda short for a full grown man.
27 posted on 08/09/2006 4:33:36 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Bigh4u2

It probably says 'Al says global warming is real'


28 posted on 08/09/2006 4:35:35 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The new axis of evil: The UN, the terrorists, and the American Democratic party.)
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29 posted on 08/09/2006 4:37:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: kcmt01

Why was Garrett Morris there?


30 posted on 08/09/2006 4:39:06 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: george76

Ok, I checked out the picture at Little Green Footballs, and here's my best guess.

The original picture was a doctor, maybe a US doctor, who didn't want his picture in the paper. The place was a hospital, and it looks as though that could be hospital scrubs over the left shoulder and a brown, collared shirt over the right shoulder, and possibly a hospital type mask pulled down around the neck. I have no idea why the poster didn't put the brown shirt over both shoulders.


31 posted on 08/09/2006 4:39:09 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Raycpa

Read twice post once.

Sorry, I thought this was the claim that the smoke in the city not being all that big a deal.


32 posted on 08/09/2006 4:39:35 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: muawiyah
The tourist guy was there, too.


33 posted on 08/09/2006 4:40:04 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Follow the link off of LGF to The Daily Mail, and check out the photo of all women, sitting on the floor ... Hospital5JWN_350x235.jpg

There's a woman wearing a sweatsuit in the exact shade of light teal, with a black and white headscarf.


34 posted on 08/09/2006 4:41:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: muawiyah

http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p=ambao&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-news-t-t500&c=news_photos


35 posted on 08/09/2006 4:42:29 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: george76; All
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36 posted on 08/09/2006 4:43:29 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi

From actual footage of Sen. John Kerry wind surfing.

37 posted on 08/09/2006 4:45:18 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: RegulatorCountry

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/galleries/index.html?in_gallery_id=8325&in_image_id=274005&in_page_id=1055


38 posted on 08/09/2006 4:47:07 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: george76

I'm not an expert, but being a novice PS dabbler does make me an expert on what looks crappy. That head doesn't go in that picture. The white dot on the top of his head matches the white scarf under his neck. The stuff on the right of his head is just a bad lasso tool application. Besides that, his head is twice as big as the people standing next to him.


39 posted on 08/09/2006 4:47:53 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: kcmt01
"Ah, but the whiney little Jihadi peed his pants..."

That "whiney little Jihadi" has been so thoroughly indoctrinated with propaganda that he believes the Israelis are about to drain him of all his blood. They will then rip his face off and eat it. Who knows what else?

I wouldn't be surprised if he dropped a load as well.
40 posted on 08/09/2006 4:49:34 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is, hitting what you aim at!)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Yes, I agree. This looks fake. The stuff on the right of his head (the viewer's right) looks like it was background retained from the photo from which the head was clipped.


41 posted on 08/09/2006 4:50:54 PM PDT by pushforbush
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To: george76
"Burqa Lady" sure does get around, doesn't she?


42 posted on 08/09/2006 4:51:35 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Something doesn't look right with that version. The guy in the back, his eyebrows are too close together. I'll study it a bit more. :-)


43 posted on 08/09/2006 4:52:22 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: andy58-in-nh

No kidding.


44 posted on 08/09/2006 4:52:41 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: RegulatorCountry

45 posted on 08/09/2006 4:53:38 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: CounterCounterCulture

At least it isn't the Burger King plastic guy.


46 posted on 08/09/2006 4:55:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: george76
My guess:

The photoshop was to cover up a woman who didn't have her head properly covered.

A similar thing was done in the U.S. by CAIR, and nobody really cried foul. Here's the before and after:

Source

47 posted on 08/09/2006 4:57:15 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: JustaCowgirl

Message says "eat mor chikin".


48 posted on 08/09/2006 4:58:50 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Godzilla
That is totally insulting.

Would you like the roast duck with the mango salsa?

49 posted on 08/09/2006 4:58:57 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: 6SJ7

It probably says 'Vote for Cynthia McKinney. She hates jews too.'


50 posted on 08/09/2006 5:00:42 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The new axis of evil: The UN, the terrorists, and the American Democratic party.)
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