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AJ and infowars does it again : Obvious photoshopped photo,

AJ and infowars does it again : Obvious photoshopped photo, look at the comments, what a joke. http://www.infowars.com/pro-illegal-immigration-protester-th...
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I never had an interest

in Alex Jones until recently, when they started attacking him on so many blogs. Why this much effort over someone that would hardly register on the recognition scale of Americans?

If you don't like Alex Jones

why don't you change your radio dial?

HaHAHAHAHHAHAH!

How is this image different?

I stand by my earlier comment. Maybe it was retouched but I cannot see anything from a technical perspective that shows it is an "obvious" fake. The left edge and top of the paper is lighter because the sun from the rear is glancing off the edges and creating a halo.

I pulled the image below off the net, enlarged it, and it has the same pixelation/artifacts all around the words. Not quite as much artifacts, but then it is a different image done with a different camera in different conditions. Is this image fake too?

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3375/politicalpicturesoff...

Now, as for guy who took the image and DID photoshop it to show that it can be done, I can open that image in photoshop and see that it was retouched because the paper edges are a little soft and the paper tone seems too uniform, as if the whole paper areas were blocked out and written over.

I never let my schooling interfere with my education - Mark Twain

Mythbuster says:

I do professional photography and retouching (I have done things like take a head from one body and put it on another for magazine covers) and I don't see anything that would suggest it's fake. When you take a little web resolution photo with letters contrasting against white and blow it up huge, digital artifacts around the words appear. That's normal. I even google searched for another protest sign, copied it on my desktop, enlarged it in Photoshop and it looks the same - the words have digital artifacts all around.

This is not to say someone else didn't make the sign and put it in the guy's hands. Maybe he can't even read it.

I never let my schooling interfere with my education - Mark Twain

maybe you need to take a

maybe you need to take a second look and you can tell they used the tool retouch from iphoto on the sign to try to get the photo to look more smooth. I mean its not like its letters contrasting you can clearly see the sharp round corners of the retouch tool used for blemish removal. if you cant see that I suggest you lower your price on your photography retouching.

O.K. And we are looking for?

I do see some Digital out lines on this around the letters but is this not common to digital reference?
Wait I see it! it was placed there,and very well I might add.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

well around the letters or

well around the letters or words you will notice where it changes pixel color its a common tool named retouch in iphoto on a mac. its used for blending pixels but it leaves a round edge like a spraycan.

I see that!

They could have taken the time to zoom and fix this couldn't they?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

yea but its a lot of work

I understand this but?

It would have proved you wrong,You can thank the laziness of Americans for the fact that you just proved your point.And I see what you see as a bystander.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

NOT ONLY IS THE SIGN FAKE BUT

NOT ONLY IS THE SIGN FAKE BUT THE LADY BELLOW IT IN THE VIDEO IS COINTELPRO! SCREW ALEX FOR USING A HIT PIECE LIKE THAT!!!!

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you cannot claim it is fake

~
ALIPAC is trying to determine if it is genuine, and so far no one has been able to say otherwise ...

"UPDATE: We just received an e-mail that points out the building behind the men in this picture is the Los Angeles Times Building in Los Angeles, CA right across from City Hall."

http://www.alipac.us/ftopicp-1053625.html#1053625

northstar's picture

Wow

We'll just have to wait and see 'wiz. I'm thinking it's real from what I can tell. I have much better software at home to look at it later and decide for sure if it's real or not.

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photoshopwiz's picture

yes

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it's very hard to tell, but at least the top and bottom
look like like they were written by the same person,
for whatever that's worth.

UPDATE: just saw that others came to the same
conclusion on the other thread

Yeay! More divisive BS...

Gawd! I just love it when the liberty movement throws dung at each other! "Ya know, every time this happens, a globalist get their wings!"

I'm sick of this crap on both sides. Make it easy for everybody and just all of us give up. Tyranny ROCKS! Uggh!

I have been observing this

specific phenomena for a while. I suspect that, at the very least, it is money/power motivated with a supposed quest for "Liberty" on the part of the initiators/managers only serving as a useful vehicle-at best.

At worst-this clearly coordinated effort has a far more concerning goal-derailing our movement.

You may find it interesting to cross reference those that consistently/actively deride the target of this posts derision and whom those posters promote.

By the above I do not mean occasional criticism for specific person(s)/organizations coupled with occasional kudos to other specific person(s)/organizations but those that couple consistent, active attacks on the same targets while heaping consistent, active positive promotion on the same specific love object.

The former group is what the later group is seeking to create-the usefully duped.

Our movement, as all such, attracts all kinds: what we want-people who want nothing more for themselves than what they work hard to gift to all their neighbors-AND-what we do not want, power/profit driven opportunists and infiltrating agents of the existing powers who correctly surmise we are a real threat to their power and sweet deals that they have crafted w/ that power.

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

you bone-heads

you are correct that the divide-and-conquer strategy is certainly at play here -- but it's not coming from the ones who have pointed out the forgery.

the divisive polarization is being played by provocateurs to wedge mexican descents away from the tea-party movement. or more accurately: the tea-party movement against mexican descents.

No sense whatsoever...

How are people who live off of big government gonna be for the tea party, which wants to shrink government?

The tea party poseurs love illegal immigration, we couldn't be called racist without them!

The true tea party people know we can't afford to do the wars, subsidize law breakers who bankrupt the country and cut services, and pay for social security and health care for all of these folks, who don't pay taxes...

Who is polarizing who here? Good Lord!

Who are you calling bone-heads

troy?

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

you

do you really think somebody would create this sign?

i think it's clear you allow yourself to believe somebody would actually create this sign because you already have preconceived ideas about mexican descendants being violent / aggressive.

you have fallen for the same ploy that the media outlets used on the liberals to convince the left that the tea-party movement is just a bunch of white, violent, gun-totting racists.

look at the formula. you are the one being wedged by a fake photo.

if you want a full analysis of this photo and why it is faked, i can post it tomorrow.

i think it's pointless because any clear thinking body can see that it is fake just by the sheer audacity of holding a sign advocating murder.

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"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Prove it or gtfo. thanks.

Prove it or gtfo. thanks.

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-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

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