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Thursday, April 29, 2010

News Roundup for 4/29/10

Adobe Photoshop box
Where a lot of the GOP's public support comes from

-Headline of the day-
"Ohio GOP Photoshops Very Big Sign Into Tea Party Rally."

The teabaggers love Ohio Republican candidate for the House of Representatives Steve Stivers thi-i-i-s much!

Faked image from teabagger rally

So how much is thi-i-i-s much? According to the report, the Stivers sign at that rally "would have to be 30-50 feet high" -- So I guess a lot. However, since no one can actually remember this Godzilla-sized sign, there's some suspicion out there that this might be the result of a super hightech thing called "Photoshop" -- suspicions the Ohio GOP has confirmed.

"This isn't the first piece of political mail in which Photoshop was used," says Ohio GOP spokesman John McClelland. "I've got plenty of mail pieces on my desk where the Democrats, from the Ohio Democrat Party and the DCCC, have used Photoshop against Steve Stivers. So criticizing the use of Photoshop in political mail, I don't think the Democrats have any political room to be criticizing." Yeah, it's not showing a candidate as the hero of the tea party movement that's dishonest, it's the software you use to do it. Democrats are using fakie pictures to make people think things that didn't happen actually happened, too. McClellan sent this over to Ben Smith at Politico to prove it:

Photoshop of Stivers hooked up to lie detector

See? Using an image to make an editorial point and using an image to make people believe Stivers is supercrazy-popular among wingnuts are totally the same thing. (Talking Points Memo)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, we don't have to worry about illegal aliens anymore, thanks to Police State Pete! Yay Pete!

Police State Pete
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Ok, so maybe that didn't work out so well, but better safe than sorry! (

-Bonus HotD-
"FOX News' Triumphant Ad Touting 'The Most Powerful Name In News' Leaves Out Glenn Beck ."

Know who Bret Baier is? Not ringing a bell? He's that guy who sits in when Shepard Smith has lunch.

Apparently, he outranks Glenn Beck at FOX. (Think Progress)

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