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Did China's state news agency forge a photo? (Picture: photoshopped Hu Jintao photo-op)
France24 ^ | 07/24/08

Posted on 07/26/2008 12:31:07 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Did China's state news agency forge a photo?

China media photojournalism

A Chinese blogger has exposed the official news agency Xinhua for what appears to be a forged image. He noticed that two of the people present in the photo look remarkably similar.

The photo was taken during a visit from President Hu Jintao to the official Olympics site in Qingdao, where the watersports contests will take place. The site has been under the spotlight since it was overrun by a dangerous and polluting algae not long before the opening of the games. Hu Jintao came to the site to show the local press that the situation was under control, and to encourage athletes and organisers to double their efforts in the remaining weeks before the competition starts.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008olympics; boycottchina; boycottolympics; china; hujintao; olympics; photoshop; xinhua

Besides, if you see the ground, you can easily see that tile pattern to the left of Hu and one to his right are different in the following full photo.


1 posted on 07/26/2008 12:31:08 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maui_hawaii; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; ...
Lazy journalism or overzealous journalism? I want to know.
2 posted on 07/26/2008 12:31:57 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Probably both. The photo guy may have thought, “Oh! Some empty space! Let’s beautify it with more faces!” ;)


3 posted on 07/26/2008 12:36:09 AM PDT by compound w
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To: TigerLikesRooster

One face was used twice, but the more interesting question is - Who’s face got removed, and why?


4 posted on 07/26/2008 12:43:16 AM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: HAL9000

Or maybe they’re twins?


5 posted on 07/26/2008 12:45:01 AM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The angle of the faces differ a little. This of course could be photoshopped, but it’s more than just copy and paste.
Could it indeed be twins?


6 posted on 07/26/2008 12:49:24 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
A mobile execution van awaits the blogger.


7 posted on 07/26/2008 12:49:31 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: SolidWood

Same guy photographed in two different positions and photoshopped into the same image.


8 posted on 07/26/2008 12:50:40 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

The Chicoms can't have an original thought...

9 posted on 07/26/2008 12:53:58 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: HAL9000
Or maybe they’re twins?

Do they even permit Twins to be born? It's a seriously question, I mean, what happens when the law is "one child per family?"

I could easily see them compelling an abortion. Pre or post-birth.

Just curious. Shame on you for making me think...

10 posted on 07/26/2008 1:58:45 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

My guess... in true commie scumbag fashion, the person replaced in the photo fell out of favor with the murderous government after the photo was taken and now is either dead or languishes in some dank, deep jail cell.


11 posted on 07/26/2008 2:29:39 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AnnaZ; SevenofNine

12 posted on 07/26/2008 3:31:45 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: SolidWood

Looks like the blue stripe on the shirt is on different sides unless there is a stripe on both sides of the shirt and we can only see one side clearly.


13 posted on 07/26/2008 4:11:26 AM PDT by depenzz (Get the most out of life, its not a dress rehearsal)
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To: depenzz

On second look at the other picture, I believe there is a stripe on each side.


14 posted on 07/26/2008 4:13:59 AM PDT by depenzz (Get the most out of life, its not a dress rehearsal)
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To: HAL9000

Are we sure it is not two different people?


15 posted on 07/26/2008 4:16:25 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: monkapotamus

Good job. But why did you stop there?


16 posted on 07/26/2008 4:18:00 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: SolidWood

It’s just mirrored (flipped horizontally).
It does seem odd to add a person. I think the other poster is right, it’s more likely he was pasted on there to cover up something or someone.


17 posted on 07/26/2008 4:24:34 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us -nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: HAL9000

Pod People!


18 posted on 07/26/2008 4:26:51 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: BJungNan

OMG, they’re Asian Mormon Pod people! <8^0


19 posted on 07/26/2008 4:29:49 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

They might even be cloning Asian Mormon Pod people!


20 posted on 07/26/2008 4:31:07 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: HAL9000
Maybe it was someone singing “Hu Let The Dogs Out.”
21 posted on 07/26/2008 4:33:47 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I don't understand why this is such a big deal. Don't all Chinese people look the same?

/ducking for cover/

Modern Chinese proverb (not really): "You are truly one in a million . . . so if you live in China, there are more than a thousand people just like you!"

22 posted on 07/26/2008 5:34:09 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: compound w

Hi ChiCom, looks like you’ve already infected this thread. No propaganda this time around? Or are you merely playing innocent so that you can get an then give the name of the blogger to your PLA masters?


23 posted on 07/26/2008 6:20:57 AM PDT by indcons
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To: BJungNan; MARKUSPRIME; TigersEye; Virginia Ridgerunner; Army Air Corps; HungarianGypsy; jmc813; ...

“Are we sure it is not two different people?”

LOL

Hi BJ - long time.

Hey folks - look who’s back!!!!! compound w has a fellow traveller now.


24 posted on 07/26/2008 6:24:48 AM PDT by indcons
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To: monkapotamus

LOL - Looter Guy sure does get around.


25 posted on 07/26/2008 6:30:30 AM PDT by Allegra (Ain't it grand? I'm back in the sand...)
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To: HAL9000

You are right, just to left of lady in red an image was ‘erased’ and look to the far left, there is an image of a man who looks like the man in the foreground in the blue shirt or is that Harry Reid?


26 posted on 07/26/2008 6:33:38 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: Caipirabob

I read somewhere that if twins are born, the government will not bother with you. Some people use fertility pills to have several babies at once as a way to get around the “one child” policy.


27 posted on 07/26/2008 7:34:45 AM PDT by Fishing-guy
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To: TigerLikesRooster
They are actually Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins, separated, alive and well....and on exhibition at public events in the Glorious Peeeple's Republic.

Leni

28 posted on 07/26/2008 7:39:20 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home or vote Barr for Obamination, more Taxation, Regulation, Litigation and Ginzburgization)
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To: Fishing-guy

OH, that’s good to hear, and a big relief - Thanks!


29 posted on 07/26/2008 7:55:56 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: monkapotamus

OMGGG MONK Looter guy hanging out with Mitt Romey why LOL!

I thought nice respectable African American businessman like Looter guy wouldn’t be hanging out with trash like MITT


30 posted on 07/26/2008 10:28:20 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: indcons; compound w; BJungNan

Talk about two people actually being one. compound w has been posting the same propaganda to me that BJungNan has almost verbatim.


31 posted on 07/26/2008 11:27:09 AM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: TigersEye

TigersEye, good to see you again. How goes it my friend? BJN


32 posted on 07/26/2008 11:38:51 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hey, at least they are adding people - unlike Stalin’s Soviet Union, where executed enemies of the state were retouched out of official photographs.


33 posted on 07/26/2008 11:42:49 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: BJungNan

Very good.


34 posted on 07/26/2008 12:30:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: TigersEye; BJungNan

BJ probably came back to the forum under the express orders of the PLA Comrade-in-Chief in its region. The new trolls have been exposed because of their blatant (and untrue) ChiCom propaganda and BJ has been sent here to quell the dissent.


35 posted on 07/26/2008 1:37:53 PM PDT by indcons
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