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Friday, October 26, 2012

Is the Romney Campaign Manipulating Images to Make Events Appear Larger Than They Are?

Posted by on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

BuzzFeed thinks the Romney campaign's photo of a Nevada rally has been Photoshopped to appear larger than it really was. They can tell from some of the pixels, and from seeing quite a few shops in their time.

Huh. I thought manipulating reality to make Republican events seem larger was Fox News's job.

 

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It looks more like a tragic result of poorly using the built-in panorama tool in iOS 6, although it still reflects poorly that someone on his staff didn't bother to take 30 seconds to check the quality of the result before blaring it out to the world.

Of course, that's part-and-parcel with most of his policy positions...
Posted by sevenless on October 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM · Report this
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*facepalm* At first glance, I could tell it had been altered. I've been to concerts there and it's just not nearly as big of a space as it looks like in that picture. And then I looked closer and...ogod. That is a terrible, terrible photoshop job.

This is so shameful.
Posted by Zuulabelle http://www.mellophant.com on October 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM · Report this
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1 is right. It was dumb for them to release it, but I don't think it was purposely altered. More like accidentally altered because the 22-year old intern with their new iPhone can't keep it steady.
Posted by pbelamy on October 26, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
originalcinner 4
ROMNENENEY. LOLZ.
Posted by originalcinner on October 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
Chip 5
Yeah, I'm with @1 - this is too obvious to be deliberate.
Posted by Chip on October 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Pick1 6
You can tell because of the pixels.

Or because you have eyes.
Posted by Pick1 on October 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM · Report this
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The Romney campaign always gets a pass on crap like this. "Oh, it's not a *lie*, it's just a bad panorama." "Oh, the governor misspoke when he said he supported X -- don't worry, he actually supports Y."

Is the Romney campaign evil or just incompetent? They'll never tell, and, even if they do, they'll issue a press release denying it tomorrow.

The whole damn Romney campaign is a baffle-em-with-bullshit routine that apparently works on a large segment of the American populace.
Posted by rainbird on October 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM · Report this
venomlash 8
I see what you did in the second sentence there...
Posted by venomlash on October 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this
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Well its not like they have an extensive records of double-checking things.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on October 26, 2012 at 3:17 PM · Report this
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Why Republicans lie...

Karl Rove said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore." He continued "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
Ron Suskind, Esquire Magazine
Posted by elbowman on October 26, 2012 at 3:33 PM · Report this
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Why Republicans lie...

Karl Rove said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore." He continued "We're (Republicans) an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

Ron Suskind
Esquire Magazine
2004
Posted by elbowman on October 26, 2012 at 4:16 PM · Report this
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i'm just here to big up the 4chan reference.
Posted by deepconcentration on October 26, 2012 at 5:10 PM · Report this
watchout5 13
When you're a guy like Mitt Romney going against such a big opponent like Obama he's going to need all the photoshop skillz he can buy from a foreign country.
Posted by watchout5 http://www.overclockeddrama.com on October 26, 2012 at 6:35 PM · Report this

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