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Think Progress Issues Fake Racist Pics To NAACP
Bob Parks: Black& Right ^ | 7/15/10 | Bob Parks

Posted on 07/15/2010 8:01:43 PM PDT by bocopar

In yet another display of disrespect to black people, Think Progress has apparently provided fake pictures of Tea Party 'racism' to the NAACP.

In the PR Newswire story 'CAIR Backs NAACP Resolution on Tea Party Racism', a link is provided to the NAACP website story of their resolution against the Tea Party. That story contains many jpegs of Tea Party participants holding signs with racist verbiage. One problem: the pictures are fakes.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: naacp; thinkprogress

1 posted on 07/15/2010 8:01:47 PM PDT by bocopar
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To: bocopar
The artifacting around the lettering might be an indication of alteration of the images. Another clue is the fact that, if you trace the piece of wood on which the "Pork" sign is held, you realize that there cannot be anyone holding it at the bottom end. The guy who is obscured by the "Willis" sign has his arm bent, with his elbow down and close to his side, and so there is no way he could physically be holding that sign. Also, if you look at the "Willis" sign, it's just too straight, and again, there is no-one holding it. The simple conclusion - Occam's Razor - is that those signs were composited on top of another image. The images are almost certainly false and fraudulent. But, what else would you expect from 'Rats?


2 posted on 07/15/2010 8:15:31 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: bocopar
CAIR and their running buddies at the NAALCP would fake pictures???

I'm shocked - shocked I tell you!

</sarc>

3 posted on 07/15/2010 8:17:18 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: bocopar

It will be interesting to see who falls for it first.


4 posted on 07/15/2010 8:17:41 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: bocopar
"Upon close inspection you can see the digital artifacts around the letters on the signs in question. Clearly the resolution of the signs don’t match the smoother, higher resolution of the jpeg’s background. The other pictures on the site are equally suspect."

The damage is done. The way things work today is the corrections and the retractions are never ever recognized by the public, if they are even published. JUST DO THE DAMAGE, is the motto of the radicals (and the RAT party). They can always count on Olderboy and Spittle mouth to push their agenda.

My God there was a caller to one of the talk shows last week rattling on about the spitting and racial shouting at the Congressional march across the capitol grounds (you know the one where piglosi had the 10 foot long gavel), and when the talk show host told the caller it was a false accusation and what proof did he have, the caller responded with "well the tea party activist was arrested so the talk show host only needed to look up the police records".

This is what passes for journalism today - whatever they hear on the old dying lying lame stream media has to be "true", after all the messiah is controlling it!!! /sarc
5 posted on 07/15/2010 8:19:55 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: bocopar

Good eyeball. I’m part of the uniformed audience when it comes to Photoshop, and I don’t know enough to be able to point to anything that says they’re fakes.


6 posted on 07/15/2010 8:20:42 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

uNinformed audience that is.


7 posted on 07/15/2010 8:21:02 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: bocopar
Hey, if it's photoshopped, it's racism. Play that race card. No one cares about the truth anymore.

But they WILL care about the truth after November 2010.

8 posted on 07/15/2010 8:25:12 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: bocopar

I believe that Obama is going to try to touch off a race war one of his last acts in office. He may try to bring islamic terrorists to the “party” as well.

His helpers in radical organizations here and abroad will try to pin it on conservatives, through faked evidence like this. What they will try will make Rather-gate look like grammar-school stuff.


9 posted on 07/15/2010 8:25:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: bocopar
I could be dead wrong about this, but I'm thinking the mood of the country right now, as well as "racism" fatigue, is going to mean that even if some proof is substaniated about TEA party participants using epithets, it just ain't gonna make no difference.

Like the EverReady bunnie, the TEA party movement is just going to keep on coming. The NAACP, NBPP, et al are wayyyy past the "boy who cried wolf" scenario with this racist-behind-every-tree bull$#i+.

If there were as many racists around as those groups claim, we'd be in a 1960's civil rights redux right now.

But I think the people of America have bent a lot further backwards to accomodate civil rights, and Lord knows every other law passed is some extra right, or more taxpayer money for minorites...not to mention preference in most everything.

After a while when you do your best to put your best foot forward, sacrifice, and try to accomodate, and you still get slapped in the face daily with accusations which aren't true...you just friggin' quit trying anymore.

So based on the rhetoric, the racial epithets, the false accusations, and threats of violence to ourselves and our children, I hereby declare that I will immediately stop any support that will go to any black organization. This includes, but is not limited to, college funds, funding drives, crossroads collections, etc.

All they seem to want to do to "crackers" is either kill them, or take everything they have and re-distribute it. With that in mind, why should I donate anything to an enemy who wants to kill me and my children.

That would make me the world's biggest "sucka"...and I refuse to do it.

We have tried and tried...walked on eggshells for 50 years, given up jobs, promotions, and tax money...for what? To be called "cracker" and receive threats and intimidation?

Obama wants to divide the country...and he's doing a damn good job of it.
10 posted on 07/15/2010 8:25:38 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: bocopar

If I remember correctly, the “NIGGAR” sign is for real, and the guy holding it is a kook.

Google Dale Robertson. He claims he founded the tea party movement.


11 posted on 07/15/2010 8:35:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: smokingfrog

http://lonestartimes.squawkboxnoise.com/?p=1288


12 posted on 07/15/2010 8:37:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: bocopar

Who cares about this rubbish???


13 posted on 07/15/2010 8:38:24 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: bocopar
The fakes....


14 posted on 07/15/2010 8:53:04 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: bocopar

The argument that they are fake is not very persuasive.

To get any traction, we’d need to hunt down the unaltered originals.


15 posted on 07/15/2010 8:54:03 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: nhwingut

I really don’t see any evidence that they are fakes. There are always a few bad apples in a crowd to be exploited, and that’s what these photos are, imo.

All I see are normal compression artifacts, probably from cellphone cameras.


16 posted on 07/15/2010 9:05:03 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: FrankR

Well said.. I have to be interviewed on the radio about this “racism” issue. I have been a TEA Partier long before TEA was the thing to be. The media around here (Buffalo) know me very well and have never painted us that way.


17 posted on 07/15/2010 9:07:07 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: The Mayor
The strange thing about most of those signs though - assuming arguendo that they're real - is that none of them is racist except for the one that says niggar (and that one has spelling issues, too). The broader point here is, I think, that the Left has simply defining anything it doesn't like as racist, regardless of whether or not it is, in fact, racist.
18 posted on 07/15/2010 9:09:34 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: ltc8k6

I agree. I think they’re probably real.

But even if they’re real, it doesn’t mean much because:

1) there’s always a few bad apples, and if this is all they’ve got, it appears the Tea Party has very few bad apples

2) “What you talking about Willis” is tame stuff. The one with “niggar” is equating tax payers to slaves and congress to slave owners, which isn’t racist. “Long legged mack daddy” is pretty tame. The only one that’s racist is the one that that stupid kid is holding, the “monkey see, monkey do” one. And there you’re back to the occasional bad apple. This is the worst they’ve got on the Tea Party? Pretty weak if you ask me.


19 posted on 07/15/2010 9:24:26 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: bocopar

If Photoshopped fake certificates of live birth are good enough be be elected potus, then Photoshopped fake pictures smearing true patriots should good enough, too.


20 posted on 07/15/2010 9:24:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bocopar

I was chuckling at the NAACP website misspelling of the word “vile” in their press release. Or am I being racist by pointing that out?


21 posted on 07/15/2010 9:31:45 PM PDT by JayNorth
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To: bocopar

Following in the footsteps of the Danish imams who sent fake Mohammed cartoons to majority-Muslim countries.


22 posted on 07/15/2010 9:34:04 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: ltc8k6
The argument that they are fake is not very persuasive. An explanation doesn't need to be a lecture and a whole lot of words weren't necessary.
23 posted on 07/15/2010 9:45:09 PM PDT by bocopar (Author's Response)
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To: bocopar

You need a pretty good explanation if you are going to accuse people of manufacturing such images, imo.

Well, that’s the way I was raised, anyway.


24 posted on 07/15/2010 10:02:15 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Yardstick
The only one that’s racist is the one that that stupid kid is holding, the “monkey see, monkey do”

I'm sorry, but calling the monkey sign racist is ridiculous, since there are a lot of people who equate 'monkey see monkey do' with a lack of intelligence or direction.

Anyone who thinks it has anything to do with race in exceptionally thin-skinned, IMHO.

25 posted on 07/16/2010 4:35:52 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Dear GOP - "We Suck Less" is ~NOT~ a campaign platform)
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