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Obama in a sea of people - creative editing from the folks at AP.
NY Times, Salem News, KPIC ^ | 5/18/2008 | Larry Rohter

Posted on 05/18/2008 8:28:27 PM PDT by xDGx

[quote]Obama Draws Record Crowd in Oregon

An estimated 75,000 gathered on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland on Sunday to see Barack Obama. “Wow! Wow! Wow!” were his first words, as he surveyed the multitude, which included people in kayaks and small pleasure craft on the river.[/quote]

Two pictures were included to show Obama in a sea of people:


(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; fake; fauxtography; hillary; obama; picture; pictures; primaries
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Let's take a look at some other pictures of that rally to put things in perspective:

KPIC:

Compared to the pix above, we see the top bit uncropped, showing the crowd does not stretch out to inifinity.

Is there more?

Yep.

Same from the Salem News:

Now we see that the width of the crowd is also not infinite, on either side, and the crowd is also confined in front of the candidate.

And look where the photo line has been set up. See the bleachers in the foreground? They are positioned so the ONLY perspective the photographers can get is the candidate in front of people, and if the pictures are cropped creatively, a seemingly infinite sea of people.

Yahoo is running this as their lead news photo.

The ones of Hillary are showing her talking to small crowds of 'stereotypical' country folk.

Is this fair journalism or 'selectively edited' photojournalism to imply that Obama has infinite crowds wherever he goes?

Oh yes, one more to put the 'unprecedented' notion to rest, here is the Haughty John Kerry in Portland in 2004:

A savvy photo editor can even make John Kerry look like a messiah... ;)

Get this out to keep Hillary supporters from being disillusioned. She needs our help to perservere until Denver! :D

1 posted on 05/18/2008 8:28:27 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: xDGx

Look at that, Jon Carry the Messiah!!

Who knew?


2 posted on 05/18/2008 8:30:23 PM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: xDGx
Photobucket
3 posted on 05/18/2008 8:31:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: xDGx

On top of that,all those people are over 400 lbs making the crowd look bigger


4 posted on 05/18/2008 8:31:46 PM PDT by woofie
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To: xDGx

Yep...river is on one side, and right on the other side of those trees is a 4-5 lane street....


5 posted on 05/18/2008 8:32:38 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: xDGx

"Don't be scared sweetie. If the mean white people try to rush the stage the nice Secret Service men will shoot them."

6 posted on 05/18/2008 8:33:22 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: xDGx
80,000 for Kerry! the loser.


7 posted on 05/18/2008 8:34:53 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: xDGx

Run Hillary run.


8 posted on 05/18/2008 8:35:34 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: xDGx

What, no pictures of him throwing water bottles out to the fainting masses?

Some messiah!


9 posted on 05/18/2008 8:36:03 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: xDGx

The media has finally picked its candidate.


10 posted on 05/18/2008 8:36:23 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: xDGx

How many bitter people had a bible or a gun in that crowd?


11 posted on 05/18/2008 8:36:26 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: xDGx; conservatism_IS_compassion

AP = Associated Propagandists

OUTSTANDING read on AP here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2015027/posts


12 posted on 05/18/2008 8:38:15 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: xDGx

Mrs Hussein Obama must have had to move around a lot of white people!


13 posted on 05/18/2008 8:38:28 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Orange1998

The media stooges.......


14 posted on 05/18/2008 8:38:32 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: xDGx

Look at that sea of racist white voters!


15 posted on 05/18/2008 8:39:46 PM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: devolve; xDGx; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP; All
Gosh, I have to say - those pictures are almost frightening to see!!


16 posted on 05/18/2008 8:41:16 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: xDGx

Izzat TayRayZuh wit Jon Karry?


17 posted on 05/18/2008 8:44:17 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: goodnesswins
If someone has some photoshop / MS-Paint skills (I have none) and can add in the cropping rectangle in this picture, I would sure appreciate it. Just compare it with the 2nd pic in the original post and put a nice red rectangle (excuse me! a BLUE rectangle) around what was edited to make the final picture. Much obliged.
18 posted on 05/18/2008 8:46:12 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: xDGx

Did the article mention the free Dave Matthews concert and free beer for all before Obama showed up?


19 posted on 05/18/2008 8:47:19 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (McCain or Obama-Either way we get amnesty for illegals)
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To: xDGx

Is this the same park that the ‘park scene’ in Kindergarden Cop was filmed at?


20 posted on 05/18/2008 8:47:42 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Ron in Acreage

Is this true? Then that explains a lot about the size of this crowd?


21 posted on 05/18/2008 8:49:53 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: xDGx
Matt Drudge eagerly peddling the latest Obama media photo shop scam.
22 posted on 05/18/2008 8:51:17 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: xDGx

Obama parts the Sea of Stupidity.


23 posted on 05/18/2008 8:51:33 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: exit82

He turned the Evian into wine, dintja hear?


24 posted on 05/18/2008 8:54:19 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Kirkwood

LOL


25 posted on 05/18/2008 8:55:01 PM PDT by twntaipan (NOBAMA!)
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To: xDGx; stockpirate; 444Flyer; Esther Ruth; Diogenesis; EternalVigilance; ...
Obama in a sea of people

Sorry, there's just too much creepy about this guy. When I saw "sea" it reminded me of Revelation 13 again.

Revelation 13:1 KJV And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea,

Of course this is nonsensical but here's a quote from "The Omen" I remembered from years back, too. Had to look it up to find the exact quote - or from a script that is ... art imitating life? -- well, I'm just a little creeped out by the cult following this guy is all. I know this is silly, so take it with a grain of salt.

Jennings: "And theologians have already interpreted the Eternal Sea as meaning the world of politics. The Sea that constantly rages with turmoil and revolution."

Thorn: "So the devil's child ... will rise from the world of politics ...:"

26 posted on 05/18/2008 8:55:06 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: xDGx

BIG Fn deal! Bush brought in more than 25,000 at Marquette Mich the last election. And thats in a town with a population of just over 13 thousand.

They came from all over the UP to see him. Over one fifth of the total population of the UP of Michigan.

I posted the pics of the event on FR.


27 posted on 05/18/2008 8:56:12 PM PDT by crz
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To: F15Eagle

The “Sea” sometimes means people or masses.


28 posted on 05/18/2008 8:57:31 PM PDT by crz
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To: F15Eagle

Oy Vey ........!!

He won’t be president IMO. Hopefully it’s because he loses the election.

Good post !..........Stay safe !


29 posted on 05/18/2008 9:02:25 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: rawhide

No. That was filmed on the Oregon coast.


30 posted on 05/18/2008 9:03:40 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: Squantos
He won’t be president IMO. Hopefully it’s because he loses the election.

Amen to that ... (praying)
31 posted on 05/18/2008 9:05:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Ron in Acreage
Did the article mention the free Dave Matthews concert and free beer for all before Obama showed up?
LOL, did they really do that AGAIN?
32 posted on 05/18/2008 9:05:07 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: rawhide

I think they did in Indiana, but I don’t think it was done in Oregon.


33 posted on 05/18/2008 9:05:48 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights)
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To: Ron in Acreage
You just blew open the latest AP/ Drudge Report Obama scam !
We are going to dissect every single Obama PR scam. Drudge has become just an OBama PR mouthpiece. How sad.
34 posted on 05/18/2008 9:05:58 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: xDGx
In one of my former positions, we often had to estimate crowd size for the media. Always on the high side, we frequently overestimated by 10,000 or more to make it sound good.

And really, without ticket sales, how does one count 75,000 people? One, two, three, four, five, six,...

35 posted on 05/18/2008 9:08:19 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: xDGx

Can’t help but think about this scripture when I see your headline
Revelation 13
1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9If any man have an ear, let him hear.


36 posted on 05/18/2008 9:08:33 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: xDGx

Between photo shop technology and unabashed media bias, I wouldn’t believe an AP photograph if it showed the sun rising in the east.


37 posted on 05/18/2008 9:14:36 PM PDT by Spok (Ignorance is no excuse-it's the real thing.)
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To: Blogger

You need to see my post in #26


38 posted on 05/18/2008 9:17:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: ncalburt
Found another pix showing the 'massive flotilla of Obama supporters' Cripes a summer regatta in any river town would put that to shame. I did do a search for "Dave Matthews" and "portland / Obama" and didn't find any concert coincidences, but did find a few postings for people wanting to trade Dave Matthews and (I am not making this up) Dalai Lama tickets for Obama tickets. This of course could adversely affect US-Tibetan relations, should Obama prove victorious in November...
39 posted on 05/18/2008 9:17:44 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: F15Eagle

I spotted it after I posted.

Never thought he would be an American though.


40 posted on 05/18/2008 9:20:01 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Spok
Between photo shop technology and unabashed media bias, I wouldn’t believe an AP photograph if it showed the sun rising in the east.
You know that, and I know that. Everyone else doesn't. Get the word out and use the above pix as an example. Hillary needs our compassionate support now more than ever! ;)
41 posted on 05/18/2008 9:23:17 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: xDGx
From the article:

"Douglas County is among the rural Oregon counties that have suffered economically with the decline in the timber industry -- the main source of jobs in Roseburg and surrounding areas.

Obama drew cheers when he called for more research into converting wood chips into an alternative fuel source -- both to boost supplies of renewable energy and to create new jobs in timber-dependent communities.

Hmmmm. Which party is at the beck and call of the "green? movement which is responsible for the "decline in the timber industry"?

And given that decline, where are the woodchips going to come from to be converted to "an alternative fuel source -- both to boost supplies of renewable energy and to create new jobs in timber-dependent communities", which jobs have already been lost due to the Democrat-aided "decline in the timber industry".

Anyone who supports this ignorant, two-faced empty suit is certifiable.

42 posted on 05/18/2008 9:26:27 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: F15Eagle; Slings and Arrows; Knitting A Conundrum; speedy; Joe 6-pack; writer33; ...
When I saw "sea" it reminded me of Revelation 13 again...
43 posted on 05/18/2008 9:28:31 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: xDGx
I'm no Obama supporter, but that's a darned good crowd. I don't think the photographer did anything underhanded or anything. Here's a standard crowd shot from a UT game I did last year:

I used a telephoto to flatten the crowd and cropped to cut out the dead part of the stadium steps, etc.

I'll admit I get aggravated when photographers stage eight people together and crop tight to make it look like a big crowd, but 80,000 is a heck of a crowd. All they did was record it dramatically.

44 posted on 05/18/2008 9:29:38 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: xDGx

The California Jam was bigger. It had more rock stars too.


45 posted on 05/18/2008 9:29:51 PM PDT by cabojoe (God Bless Jim)
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To: Richard Kimball

I agree with you. People here are being overly sensitive, and a casual reader may think we are accusing the AP (falsely) of doctoring the photo by cutting and pasting crowds, or something underhanded like that. The fact remains that it was a bigger crowd than any Republican will get anywhere this year (2008), but still not any indication of what will happen in November.


46 posted on 05/18/2008 9:35:26 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: martin_fierro

75K people worshipping Obama is bad enough.


47 posted on 05/18/2008 9:41:02 PM PDT by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: nwrep
Agreed. Now, here's a doctored photo:


48 posted on 05/18/2008 9:42:19 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: martin_fierro

That sounds curiously close to our company slogan from a few years ago. Switch the word dumb for strong... it got a lot of mockery at the employee level I suspect (hope) that it sounded more inspirational in Japanese.


49 posted on 05/18/2008 9:42:29 PM PDT by Flying Circus
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To: xDGx

They also 'forgot' to 'report' that Obama's 'supporters' were dancing to an opening act, the Portland-based band The Decemberists.

50 posted on 05/18/2008 9:44:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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