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May 12, 2011

Photoshopping the news … send in the clones

The camera may never lie, but Photoshop can tell some outrageous porkies.

Mel Campbell — Freelance journalist and critic

Mel Campbell

Freelance journalist and critic

The camera may never lie, but Photoshop can tell some outrageous porkies. This week Di Tzeitung, a Brooklyn-based ultra-orthodox Jewish weekly newspaper, digitally removed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason from an official photograph taken in the White House’s situation room during the Osama bin Laden mission. Posting the original image on its Flickr account, the White House had explicitly specified: "The photograph may not be manipulated in any way."

The original Situation Room photograph (Source: Pete Souza/The White House)

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3 thoughts on “Photoshopping the news … send in the clones

  1. klewso

    And we can point to “Afghanistan” and that war, for what “we’ve done for their women”, as a justification …..?

  2. Douglas Gration

    Less serious, but there’s a much better manipulation of the photograph here http://www.mamamia.com.au/weblog/2011/05/the-photo-of-the-year.html

  3. AR

    Di Tzeitung begs to differ. “The readership of the Tzeitung believe that women should be appreciated for who they are and what they do, not for what they look like, and the Jewish laws of modesty are an expression of respect for women, not the opposite,” said the newspaper in a statement,. This is precisely the same wording used by Islamists, stating hot is cold and water flows uphill.
    As has often been pointed out the Koran is simply the Torah edited for the Arab mind.

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