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  1. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    Aparently in one of Bush's new campaign ads he photoshopped a crowd of military to make it look like more were there. It is the same people over and over. :eek:

  2. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    I don't doubt it... I used to be in the industry and it is a common practice...

    Usually at the editor's discretion... btw... it is a VERY poor job as it looks like tiled wallpaper...
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

    INDIANOLA, Iowa - President Bush (news - web sites)'s campaign acknowledged Thursday that it had doctored a photograph used in a television commercial and said the ad will be re-edited and reshipped to TV stations.

    The photo of Bush addressing a group of soldiers was edited to take out a podium, aides said, and a group of soldiers in the crowd was electronically copied and used to fill where the podium had been.

    "There was no need to do that," said Mark McKinnon, head of Bush's advertising team who shouldered the blame. "Everyone technically works for me so I accept the responsibility."

    Democrats said it is fitting that Bush would fabricate an advertising image.

    "This administration has always had a problem telling the truth from Iraq (news - web sites) to jobs to health care," said Kerry spokesman Joe Lockhart. "The Bush campaign's advertising has been consistently dishonest in what they say. But today, it's been exposed for being dishonest about what we see. If they won't tell the truth in an ad, they won't tell the truth about anything else."

    McKinnon said a video editor he declined to identify was told to edit the picture to focus on a young boy waving a flag. On his own initiative, the editor removed the podium and copied the faces, McKinnon said.

    "I didn't even know it was done," he said. The doctoring was first revealed on an Internet site. "There was no intention on anybody's part to try to represent anything that wasn't true," McKinnon said

    The Bush campaign noted that Bush was addressing a large group of troops in both the original and edited version.

    "Bush is talking to the troops, the troops are real," said Bush spokesman Steve Schmidt said. He noted that the crowd the president was speaking to was much larger than depicted in the ad.

    The ad, released Wednesday, is an emotional appeal in which Bush defends his decision to go to war and empathizes with fallen soldiers and their families.

    The ad is running on national cable networks and in local media markets in at least one state, Ohio.

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