Skip to comments.Trumpís Inauguration Photos Were Cropped to Make Crowds Look Bigger, Report Says
Posted on 09/08/2018 10:46:59 PM PDT by vannrox
Workers were given the impression the president wanted pictures that appeared to depict more spectators.
Shortly after his inauguration, President Donald Trump boasted about the size of the crowds in attendance, and then-press secretary Sean Spicer, in his first press conference, sided with his boss and insisted that it had been the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period.
This wasnt true, of course, but a government photographer did his best to make it seem like it was.
Newly released documents obtained by the Guardian show that a National Park Service photographer, following a request from the White House, cropped the official photographs to remove empty space where the crowds ended. The documents were produced as part of an Interior Department inspector generals investigation, but the details about the edited photos were not included in the final report, released last June.
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Bull manure. Trump is the one with the huge crowds. He is confusing everything with Hillary.
It’s great to know what kind of articles they’re going to be writing about Trump’s second term now, so we can stay ahead of the game.
Oh please, who gives a d@mn besides the druggies at Mother Jones?
Mother Jones, really? MOTHER JONES???? Suddenly Mother Jones is objective? Screw that mother, her children, nieces and nephews. Even if her life depended on it, the mother is incapable of looking at the world objectively. Nonsense.
Really? Crowd count collusion?
Thats crap, I saw the raw photos, the ones showing a sparse crowd were taken HOURS before the inauguration, the ones during the inauguration shows the massive crowd. I saw uncropped photos... what a load of horsedung.
Like Sean Spicer said, when you include TV ratings and internet traffic, Trump’s inauguration was watched by the most people ever. Period.
You got that right. Fire Marshals have to turn folks away at Trump’s events. The Left has to bus in rent-a-mobs to make sure anyone shows up to their snoozers.
They are really desperate if they are back to this one.
What did they expect the photographer to do? Get shots only showing a small area on the outskirts of the crowd? Democrats are blockheads. Butt hurt Democrat jackassery once again.
Spicer was and still is correct. It was “the largest audience”.
The photo is immaterial. And hides the reality that a lot of people that supported candidate Trump felt safer in their own homes or at local celebrations than in downtown DC for the inauguration, after how they were treated coming out of rallies by their fellow man. But Mother Jones won’t write any articles about that. We’re supposed to pretend voter intimidation didn’t happen and isn’t continuing to happen. Let’s look at photos instead.
Why and/or who felt the need to write about this a year and a half after the event? TDS. Get over it. (Not you vannrox- the author).
The Leftist Tools are just coming out with this blockbuster?
An NPS communications official, whose name was redacted in the released files, told investigators that Reynolds called her after speaking with the president and said Trump wanted pictures from the inauguration. She said she got the impression that President Trump wanted to see pictures that appeared to depict more spectators in the crowd, and that the images released so far showed a lot of empty areas. The communications official said she assumed the photographs Trump was requesting needed to be cropped, but that Reynolds did not ask for this specifically. She then contacted the NPS photographer who had covered the event the day before. . .The NPS photographer, whose name was also redacted, told investigators he was contacted by an unidentified official who asked for any photographs that showed the inauguration crowd sizes. Having filed 25 photographs on inauguration day, he was asked to go back to his office and edit a few more for a second submission.
Moreover, if you compare the actual photos streamed live from the inauguration (I saved them at the time, from multiple sources, because I was engaged in a debate over this) with those the media released, it's clear the media was portraying photos from when the crowds were still arriving as if they represented full peak attendance. Trump quite rightly asked for accurate photos rather than the misleading ones the media was posting. This new nonsense is trying to make it sound like he was asking for photos to be edited, when there is no evidence he made such a request. This is a revival of the original psyop the media was pulling at the time of the inauguration.
Actually, we all need to make plans and go to DC for the 2nd inauguration. I’m making it the first one that I’ve ever attended and already planning out my ‘trip’.
Of course Obama's Inauguration should be a helluva much bigger than TRUMP's but they were very very similar!!! This photo was from the NYTimes!!!
All Democrats had to do was walk or take the subway to the Inauguration!! TRUMP supporters had to travel to DC!!!!
Because Mother Jones is an important outlet of truth...
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