Skip to comments.Obama in a sea of people - creative editing from the folks at AP.
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 ...
Compared to the pix above, we see the top bit uncropped, showing the crowd does not stretch out to inifinity.
Is there more?
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
Look at that, Jon Carry the Messiah!!
On top of that,all those people are over 400 lbs making the crowd look bigger
Yep...river is on one side, and right on the other side of those trees is a 4-5 lane street....
"Don't be scared sweetie. If the mean white people try to rush the stage the nice Secret Service men will shoot them."
Run Hillary run.
What, no pictures of him throwing water bottles out to the fainting masses?
The media has finally picked its candidate.
How many bitter people had a bible or a gun in that crowd?
AP = Associated Propagandists
OUTSTANDING read on AP here...
Mrs Hussein Obama must have had to move around a lot of white people!
The media stooges.......
Look at that sea of racist white voters!
Izzat TayRayZuh wit Jon Karry?
Did the article mention the free Dave Matthews concert and free beer for all before Obama showed up?
Is this the same park that the ‘park scene’ in Kindergarden Cop was filmed at?
Is this true? Then that explains a lot about the size of this crowd?
Obama parts the Sea of Stupidity.
He turned the Evian into wine, dintja hear?
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.
The “Sea” sometimes means people or masses.
Oy Vey ........!!
He won’t be president IMO. Hopefully it’s because he loses the election.
Good post !..........Stay safe !
No. That was filmed on the Oregon coast.
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?
I think they did in Indiana, but I don’t think it was done in Oregon.
And really, without ticket sales, how does one count 75,000 people? One, two, three, four, five, six,...
Can’t help but think about this scripture when I see your headline
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.
Between photo shop technology and unabashed media bias, I wouldn’t believe an AP photograph if it showed the sun rising in the east.
I spotted it after I posted.
Never thought he would be an American though.
Between photo shop technology and unabashed media bias, I wouldnt 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! ;)
"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.
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.
The California Jam was bigger. It had more rock stars too.
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.
75K people worshipping Obama is bad enough.
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.
They also 'forgot' to 'report' that Obama's 'supporters' were dancing to an opening act, the Portland-based band The Decemberists.