Skip to comments.BUSTED: The Economist Photoshops Obama To Make Him Look More Depressed And Alone
Posted on 07/05/2010 4:19:51 AM PDT by blam
BUSTED: The Economist Photoshops Obama To Make Him Look More Depressed And Alone
Jul. 5, 2010, 7:03 AM
It's just not quite the same for a president to be glancing down at the water while chatting with others on the beach as it is for the president to be solemn and depressed and alone while contemplating oil-soaked sand.
But the Economist didn't have a picture of the latter. So they made one:
Et tu, Economist?
Image: New York Times
The fraud was discovered by Jeremy Peters of the New York Times
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Pravda strikes again!
Damm,did I tell Reggie to get me sprinkles on my snow cone!
Sheeesh, the cover story was about OBOZO so the photo was cropped to show only OBOZO. Seems tame enough for me...
That is why pictures are less trust worthy thanks to photoshop.
It wasn’t just cropped, it was a simple photoshop job of replacing an indistinct background where the woman was standing.
I don’t have an issue with “fixing” photos this way for aesthetic reasons but its bad form for any kind of news magazine to do so.
Speaking of pravda, time to go check the news.
Actually, I have it on good authority the New York Times photoshopped those other people IN.
I’d consider this more ‘op-ed’ than fraud. They’re obviously trying to send a message on what they think is happening to Obama, and this fake photo is a great summation of it. Kind of like a political cartoon.
This tool can be used without Photoshopping a thing.
Just use a photograph of a public figure showing an inappropriate emotion (jubilation) with an obituary or a story about increased unemployment.
Parties, travel and a little blow; unemployment might have doubled since I took office, but I still got game, what the heck it W's fault anyway, might as well enjoy myself!
The Times is throwing stones!?
As a 20+year subscriber to the Economist, I can tell you that it is and has always been a leftish eurocentric publication. There’s value in reading the pieces but all has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Go beyond the superficial Economist take on issues and you’ll find an underlying tendency to bash Americans for the “can do” attitude that many of us retain. This mag doesn’t elevate - it equalibrates according to the sensitivities of the writers. I’m sure Mr. Churchill or Lady Margarete would agree.
Does anybody have access to the Elian Gonzalez photoshopped picture? The mag referenced only shows celebrities. I’m looking for the picture that Reuters published that removed the federal officer’s finger from the trigger and changed the expression on Elian Gonzalez’s face.
“Sheeesh, the cover story was about OBOZO so the photo was cropped to show only OBOZO. Seems tame enough for me...”
It’s not that they photocropped the photo. Innocent enough. But they photocropped the photo and changed the context. That’s unethical.
The NYT is exactly right this time... Obama is not depressed and alone as a result of all these disasters he’s caused. In fact, he’s eating it up!
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