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Situation Room Photo Fake! (Obama photoshopped in!)

Posted on 12/08/2011 6:15:06 AM PST by Bon mots

Obama photoshopped into Situation room

What's wrong with this picture?


Can you see it?

This is not one of my 'Photoshops', this is one of the most viewed photographs ever on Flickr, and it was posted by the Whitehouse on their official WH Flickr account. A popular Swedish program has uncovered something very funny about it.
Notice how small Obama is in the picture? Much smaller than all of those who surround him.


All over Sweden they are laughing at it, and how gullible we all were, that up until now, nobody else noticed.

Afton Bladet (Sweden) - Original Article (From Today!)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conspiracy; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; fraud; lies; notfake; obama; photoshop; propaganda; tinfoil
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Obama is just over 6 feet tall. He is approximately 6'1" (185cm.) tall.

In this famous photo, he is the smallest midget in the room. Directly to his right is Biden, who at 6'0"(183cm.) is smaller than Obama... yet, he makes Obama look like "mini-me" in this crappy photo-shop job.

He obviously, was not there, and his propaganda department photoshop experts, who messed up his BC - and got away with it, also did this crappy Photoshop job.

1 posted on 12/08/2011 6:15:09 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

Not only that, but he has the biggest head of anyone known, but it looks quite small in this picture.


2 posted on 12/08/2011 6:17:23 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Bon mots

The WH already said this was not a real picture, there was nothing on the screen when it was shot. They said it was staged.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 6:18:01 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Bon mots

Note, too, the guy in the back with the light of heaven shining on his shoulders.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 6:18:35 AM PST by Helen
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To: Bon mots

That’s true. Everyone’s head is bigger - even the gal at the very back of the room.

Weird!


5 posted on 12/08/2011 6:20:05 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: Bon mots

What, another Dan Rather/Mary Mapes/SeeBS moment?


6 posted on 12/08/2011 6:20:36 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman.)
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To: Bon mots

Just like his fake birth certificate.

The Kenyan lizard was playing golf while Osama was getting a hole in one.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 6:21:33 AM PST by y6162
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To: Bon mots
(Gasp!) The Swedes are laughing at us? Oh no!

ODrama is also leaning forward and is some 5 or 6 feet further back from Plugs (who may not have put on deodorant that day). That's why he looks smaller. There was a photoshop of this photo before... Hillary and come woman in the far back were both edited out.

8 posted on 12/08/2011 6:22:21 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Bon mots

Did the analysis take forced perspective into account? If Obama is sitting back away from the table, he’s going to look smaller than he is. Without a second angle, it’s hard to tell by how much.

And of course, as noted above, the photo was staged anyway.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 6:22:53 AM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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To: Bon mots

I always thought this pic looked bogus


10 posted on 12/08/2011 6:23:09 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Bon mots

Incredible shrinking man.


11 posted on 12/08/2011 6:24:22 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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Fascists and Photoshop... it's even a website. :)

12 posted on 12/08/2011 6:25:56 AM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Bon mots

He is tall but of slight build and he is hunching forward.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 6:26:15 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Bon mots

People see what they want to see. I’ve seen “Experts” argue for days over this kind of thing. One says it’s OBVIOUS one way and the other one says it’s OBVIOUS the other way.

The only pertinent fact is that he was golfing 20 minutes before our troops went in.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 6:26:39 AM PST by DManA
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To: Bon mots

Most FReepers knew it was a fake when it first came out.

It is hard to miss.


15 posted on 12/08/2011 6:26:41 AM PST by dforest
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To: Bon mots

Someone else here said when this was first published, Obama makes it look like ‘take your kid to work day’ at the White House.


16 posted on 12/08/2011 6:26:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Bon mots

Interesting. I remember the day the photo came out, (I hadn’t seen it yet) and Rush was amazed that somebody released it. He said “He looks like the smallest guy in the room!” Rush didn’t suspect a fake, but he thought it made the kenyan look insignificant.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 6:27:03 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: svcw

“The WH already said this was not a real picture, there was nothing on the screen when it was shot. They said it was staged.”

Didn’t realize they’d said this.


18 posted on 12/08/2011 6:27:48 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Bon mots

Similar article was posted here on FR close to the time of the killing of Osama.

Same photo, but I do not remember the source. Suspect it was from here in U.S.

Same conclusion then.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 6:28:23 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Bon mots

Someone questioning this photo yet his FAKED birth certificate gets no attention?

I thought when I first saw this photo that it was ODD. Here we supposedly have the POTUS sitting on a stool? while the Air Force guy is sitting in the biggest office chair I ever saw. No one says “ here, Mr. President have the best chair in the room and the one with the best view of the action”.

“Never mind I’ll just sit over here on this milk crate”.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 6:28:51 AM PST by faucetman
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To: Bon mots

It looked fake the minute I saw it. Obama in the corner?


21 posted on 12/08/2011 6:29:02 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Bon mots
UH OH WOOPS NUMBER 1,247,365
Not to worry the MSM will let it slide just like all the rest including the 57 States Gaff.
22 posted on 12/08/2011 6:29:34 AM PST by DeaconRed (I am VERY disgusted with the field we have to choose from. Another hold my nose general election.)
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To: Bon mots
I never did trust that picture...


23 posted on 12/08/2011 6:29:44 AM PST by avacado
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To: Bon mots

For a good laugh, check out this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2715492/posts


24 posted on 12/08/2011 6:30:03 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Bon mots
"Shopped"?? It IS possible. Here is the REAL photo taken before the WH artists went to work on it.


25 posted on 12/08/2011 6:30:03 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Bon mots

So I went to that site and they’ve photoshopped a picture of a much larger-looking guy in between Biden and Obama. Do you know what’s up with that?


26 posted on 12/08/2011 6:30:13 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: kevkrom
If Obama is sitting back away from the table, he’s going to look smaller than he is.

The wide angle lens used would also enhance that perception.

27 posted on 12/08/2011 6:31:05 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Bon mots

Fake president, in a fake photo.


28 posted on 12/08/2011 6:31:32 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Bon mots

This isn’t photoshopped. He looks just as small, useless and irrelevant as usual.


29 posted on 12/08/2011 6:32:17 AM PST by albie
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To: Bon mots

Stalin had Lenin ‘photoshopped’ into this old pic. They were not sitting together on that bench at all.

More Fascists and Photoshop... they know the value of lies and propaganda...


30 posted on 12/08/2011 6:32:40 AM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: svcw

When did they say this? Do you have a link? I recall reading that someone had said that the operation was not on the screen at the time the picture was taken, but not that they had said that Obama wasn’t there and that the picture was a photoshop.


31 posted on 12/08/2011 6:32:47 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Bon mots
Much smaller than all of those who surround him.

In so many ways that is true, even without any Photoshop.

32 posted on 12/08/2011 6:32:51 AM PST by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: Bon mots
Stalin had Lenin 'photoshopped' into this old pic. They were not sitting together on that bench at all.

More Fascists and Photoshop... they know the value of lies and propaganda...


33 posted on 12/08/2011 6:33:05 AM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: kevkrom
Here's a link to a high-res version of the photo in question: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/5680724572/sizes/o/in/photostream/

If that's a Photoshop job, it's a damn good one. The saturation of shadows and depth of field feels correct. I agree that Obama's size is due to the forced perspective of the photograph. He's probably about 4 feet behind Biden, which would make him look smaller. What I'm curious about is the purposely pixel-redacted document sitting on Hillary's laptop. A photo of Bill caught in the act??? LOL

34 posted on 12/08/2011 6:33:43 AM PST by reegs
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To: 1010RD

I thought that too when it first came out. However, Obamas chair is much smaller than the one to his left which would diminish his size.


35 posted on 12/08/2011 6:34:15 AM PST by Toespi
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I’ll try and find it. This info came out when the WH said that they were going to stop refilming those walks that BHO does down to the podium to speak. You know that shot with the long hall in the back ground, evidently they practice those until he “looks good”. Just weird.


36 posted on 12/08/2011 6:35:07 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: knittnmom

Teeny Ears. That’s the giveaway.


37 posted on 12/08/2011 6:35:52 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: indylindy

Notice that the shadow cast by everyone’s nose is long, while Obama’s is short. Strange.


38 posted on 12/08/2011 6:36:10 AM PST by Laserman
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To: Bon mots

It’s actually worse than photoshopped. They dragged him off the golf course, got a folding chair, and got the potus into the picture. If only slipped into the background. It is more telling than a photoshop.


39 posted on 12/08/2011 6:36:55 AM PST by Yaelle (Excuse the mobile device errors please.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Are you sure that's real? I don't see evil Bert, or even Ernie for that matter.
Everything else looks legit.
40 posted on 12/08/2011 6:37:34 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Bon mots

I think its real...if they faked it, they wouldn’t make O look like he had just been yanked off the golf course. Although tall @ 6’1”, he always looks tiny...like in the iconic photo of him hanging drapes, or quite frankly any photo of him next to his wife.


41 posted on 12/08/2011 6:38:34 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: sonofagun
The wide angle lens used would also enhance that perception.

Ding ding!

But it's more fun to speculate that it's 'shopped.

42 posted on 12/08/2011 6:39:22 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: reegs
If that's a Photoshop job, it's a damn good one. The saturation of shadows and depth of field feels correct. I agree that Obama's size is due to the forced perspective of the photograph

Also, if you'll look, the camera was focused on Hillary's face. Given the depth of field that appears in the photo, Obama appears to be out of focus by about the right amount.

43 posted on 12/08/2011 6:40:03 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: avacado

too good


44 posted on 12/08/2011 6:41:29 AM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Voter#537

MSM will let it slide just like all the rest including the 57 States Gaff.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Also remember that BO and MCLAME either both had an obvious gaff or were ‘slow’ and/or incoherent in answering during a debate.

“THEY” said John was old and senile (true) but pooh pawed BO off with “He is tired and on a tight schedule” or some other such trite.


45 posted on 12/08/2011 6:41:29 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I like this one: Obama in the Situation room

46 posted on 12/08/2011 6:43:49 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Bon mots

No mystery here, DumBO had to photoshop his presence here to cover the fact he pulled the trigger on bin Laden in Pakistan.


47 posted on 12/08/2011 6:43:57 AM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

OK, I think I recognize everybody except one...

Who’s the lady right in front of Mr. Clean?


48 posted on 12/08/2011 6:44:49 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: sonofagun

The fact that every other “expert” on here chimes in to say why it’s def photo shopped, astounds me.

Staged or posed is one thing, but they certainly have the people available to appear in a photo, there is no need to photo shop.


49 posted on 12/08/2011 6:46:18 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Bon mots

What leads me to believe (as I did then) this was a fake is that anyone as Narcissistic and so full of himself as Dear Leader is, would NEVER cede the position of “honor” to anyone, especially a “Military” person; he would have insisted a pic be taken only after he assumed his “Rightful” place as Community Agitator in Least!!!


50 posted on 12/08/2011 6:46:49 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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