Skip to comments.Did China's state news agency forge a photo? (Picture: photoshopped Hu Jintao photo-op)
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.
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.
Probably both. The photo guy may have thought, “Oh! Some empty space! Let’s beautify it with more faces!” ;)
One face was used twice, but the more interesting question is - Who’s face got removed, and why?
Or maybe they’re twins?
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?
Same guy photographed in two different positions and photoshopped into the same image.
The Chicoms can't have an original thought...
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...
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.
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.
On second look at the other picture, I believe there is a stripe on each side.
Are we sure it is not two different people?
Good job. But why did you stop there?
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.
OMG, they’re Asian Mormon Pod people! <8^0
They might even be cloning Asian Mormon Pod people!
/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!"
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?
“Are we sure it is not two different people?”
Hi BJ - long time.
Hey folks - look who’s back!!!!! compound w has a fellow traveller now.
LOL - Looter Guy sure does get around.
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?
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.
OH, that’s good to hear, and a big relief - Thanks!
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
Talk about two people actually being one. compound w has been posting the same propaganda to me that BJungNan has almost verbatim.
TigersEye, good to see you again. How goes it my friend? BJN
Hey, at least they are adding people - unlike Stalin’s Soviet Union, where executed enemies of the state were retouched out of official photographs.
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.
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