Photo manipulation is becoming an art. However, the photo below depicting a large pro-US crowd in Iraq took no art at all. Instead, it is a ham-fisted doctored photograph reminiscent of Sen. Joe McCarthy’s famous cropped photo of the 1950s, Alexander Haig’s claim that a 1981 photo showed the Sandinistas burning bodies of the contras in Nicaragua (in actuality, that lie was later exposed when the full photo showed that it was of the International Red Cross burning diseased corpses in Africa), the infamous “concentration camp” photo in Bosnia (It was not a concentration camp; the men in the photo were posed for the picture, and the photographer had taken it through the one strand of barbed wire that extended along one side of an outhouse), or Madelyn Allbright’s and Colin Powell’s numerous attempts to hoodwink the United Nations with satellite photos that showed nothing of what they claimed.
So, my question is: Do they really expect us to believe their photos, when, with a little more skill they could concoct more believable and much harder to expose photographs? So why don’t they do that? Are they doing some mass psychological experiment on us trying to ascertain just how much we will be willing to accept no matter how improbable?
Check it out for yourself by clicking on the link, below.
– Mitchel Cohen