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  • 'PUT A MASK ON IT' Cuomo trolls Trump with mask photoshop during virus news conferenc

    06/29/2020 11:23:39 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 67 replies
    The Sun ^ | Jun 29 2020 | Fionnuala O'Leary
    NY Gov Andrew Cuomo appeared to troll Donald Trump by photoshopping a mask on the President's face. During his daily coronavirus press briefing on Monday, Cuomo included an image of Trump wearing a face covering with the message "Put A Mask On It." Explaining the reasoning behind the photo, Cuomo said the Feds needed to mandate masks amid a crippling surge in COVID-19 in at least 32 states. Initially, a picture of Trump appeared on the screen without a face covering before a mask was superimposed on his face. "The President can do two things. First, sign an executive order...
  • FSU Student Leaders Stick By Anti-Semitic Senate President

    06/20/2020 7:12:33 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    Florida State University's student senate narrowly voted to keep its president despite his history of anti-Semitic comments. FSU student senate president Ahmad Daraldik wrote "f— Israel" and "stupid Jew" in social media posts and created a website comparing the "occupation of Palestine" to the Holocaust. He defended his past behavior in a video circulated prior to the vote. "I was a child living under an oppressive occupation, where my voice was not heard. So, when I saw a post of a child with a soldier's foot on their chest and a gun to their face, I had no time," Daraldik...
  • Seattle TV Station Fires Employee After Airing Doctored (and Insulting) Video of Trump

    01/10/2019 7:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 10, 2019 | Tim Graham
    The Seattle Times reports a staffer at local Fox affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired a doctored (and insulting) video of President Donald TrumpÂ’s first primetime speech from the Oval Office on Tuesday. Local radio host Todd Herman was sent a video from a listener. As the Times reported, "The video was changed to make it look as if Trump was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences. In addition, the colors in the video look more saturated, leading the presidentÂ’s skin and hair to appear more orange." Here's a side-by-side video: Was video of President Trump's...
  • French media alters protest photo to change anti-Macron sign into pro-Macron sign

    12/19/2018 11:11:32 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 19, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a protest to change an anti-Macron sign into a pro-Macron sign France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a political protest sign to make the message on the sign the exact opposite of what is actually on the sign.The original sign (if translated to English) says, “Macron Resign.”But France3 removed the word “resign,” thus changing the meaning of the sign from anti-Macron to pro-Macron.A spokesperson from France3 said this alteration was due to “human error.”I’m not buying that. How do you “accidentally” use Photoshop (or whatever they were...
  • This Photo Claiming to be 'Cassini's Last Image' is Totally Fake

    09/04/2018 6:33:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 08/31/2018
    The image has been doing the rounds over the past few days, racking up tens of thousands of views and retweets on social media. But the image was created using computer graphics. Some people have confused the image for a real photo simply because it appeared on the NASA website, but the description of the image makes it clear that it’s just an artist’s depiction: This artist’s concept shows an over-the-shoulder view of Cassini making one of its Grand Finale dives over Saturn. The Cassini probe was a joint project between NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency), and the Italian...
  • Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

    06/23/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Engadget ^ | Kris Holt
    Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "where's my damn dinner?" banner over a women's march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they're real. Whenever someone alters an image, unless they are pixel perfect in their work, they always leave behind indicators that the photo is modified. Metadata and watermarks can help determine a source image, and forensics can probe factors like lighting, noise distribution and edges on the pixel level to find inconsistencies. If a color is slightly...
  • Fact-checked: Viral photo of boy in enclosure taken at protest, not in detention facility

    06/19/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | Naomi Lim
    A viral photo that appeared to depict a child detained at the border over his immigration status was actually taken at a protest, according to fact-checkers. The image was shared by social media users like journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who said in the caption: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal.' Kids in cages." However, fact-checking websites Snopes and PolitiFact found other pictures of the boy wearing the same clothes at a demonstration on June 10 organized by the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac's Texas chapter in Dallas. Leroy Pena, who took the image, told...
  • Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

    06/21/2015 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | James Estrin
    Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And he’s perfectly O.K. with that. “I think there will be some unhappy people,” said Mr. Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. “That’s good. If people would stop faking photos, then they wouldn’t have to be worried about being called out.” The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have...
  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by dware · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.13.2015 | Fox News
    A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah.
  • Aftermath of Ukraine Photo Story Shows Need for More Caution (We're sorry for false photos?

    04/24/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/24/2014 (35 minutes ago) | Margaret Sullivan
    The Times led its print edition Monday with an article based in part on photographs that the State Department said were evidence of Russian military presence in popular uprisings in Ukraine. The headline read: "Photos link masked men in East Ukraine to Russia." ... The Times has published a second article backing off from the original [link at URL] and airing questions about what the photographs are said to depict, but hardly addressing how the newspaper may have been misled. ...
  • NYC (photoshop) Artist Shows Us What Famous Celebrities Would Look Like as Normal People

    08/14/2013 7:18:42 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    techeblog.com ^ | 08/04/2013 | no byline
    Thanks to the power of Photoshop and the skill of artist Danny Evans, we get to see what some famous celebrities would look like if they didn't take the Hollywood career path. Starting off, we have Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Continue reading to see Rihanna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and more.> "It was a reaction to the insanely over-retouched photos of celebrities that are everywhere," says the artist. The series started back in 2006: reacting to a crazy over-exposure of Paris Hilton, Danny photoshopped some images by putting her face on random pictures. Eventually it evolved into visualisations of...
  • [from 2004] Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Piers Morgan)

    12/20/2012 9:24:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | Last Updated: Friday, 14 May, 2004, 22:10 GMT 23:10 UK | BBC
    The Mirror board said Morgan would be stepping down immediately Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.
  • YouTube Video of Child-Snatching Eagle is a Hoax

    12/19/2012 4:40:16 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    NBCdfw ^ | December 19, 2012 | An Phung
    A video on YouTube of a Golden Eagle snatching up a toddler turned out to be fake. Students from Montreal's 3-D technology school Centre NAD came forward to take credit for the viral video that appears to show an eagle snatching a toddler in a park. The video shows a scene where a flying eagle swoops down, picks up a toddler with its talons and travels several feet before dropping the child and flying away. Students Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin made the video in a production simulation workshop class, according to a statement from the school. The...
  • CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • Fake photo fallout: Chinese officials embrace social media to explain mixup

    06/30/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    One of the worst doctored photographs in Internet history? That's the emerging verdict on a clumsily altered photo of bureacrats in the sleepy county of Huili, in southwest China's Sichuan province. In an ill-fated PR stunt, the trio of area government officials are shown appearing to float over the surface of a road, casting nary a shadow in a bid to promote a local road construction project. "The saga began on Monday when Huili's website published a picture showing, according to the accompanying story, three local officials inspecting a newly completed road construction project this month," the Guardian's Peter Walker...
  • White House: No More Photo Re-Enactments

    05/12/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | 5/12/11 | David Bauder
    The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech — a practice that news organizations have protested for years. Even though The Associated Press and other news...
  • Hasidic newspaper regrets editing Hillary Clinton out of photo

    05/09/2011 10:22:07 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 26 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com/ ^ | May 9, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Brooklyn-based Hasidic newspaper Der Zeitung has apologized for publishing an iconic photograph of President Obama and his national security team with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security team member Audrey Tomason photoshopped out. The Jewish Week subsequently suggested the photograph had been altered because including women in photographs "could be considered sexually suggestive."
  • Situation Room Photoshops

    05/05/2011 9:14:13 AM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 129 replies
    Since there are so many hilarious (and well done) Photoshops of that infamous staged Consternation Room photo, why not put them all in one place?
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • Dorothy Davidson (mayoral candidate, AL) claims Nick Saban endorsement, with altered photo

    08/19/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 8/18/2010 | Anita Debro
    For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Bessemer Councilwoman Dorothy Davidson, who is running for mayor of the city, claims she secured Saban's endorsement of her campaign three weeks ago. Davidson printed it on a color campaign flier that shows her and the coach smiling side by side on a golf course. (snip)