Monday, August 9, 2010

Help, Help -- I can't tell when I'm being hoaxed

I got this pic in an email along with the paragraph below:

As any American knows, we place our right hand over our heart when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  And for anyone who thinks this may be a mirror-image picture, please note the wedding rings on the ring fingers of their LEFT HANDS and the RIGHT side of the Messiah’s suit coat where the buttons are, and the lapel pin. These two morons are so clueless they can't possibly be Americans!

So, you know, even though I cannot stand socialists and wanted to believe the worst about Obama, I somehow had trouble believing that both of them graduated ivy league schools and still didn't know where to put their hand during the Pledge of Allegiance.  I don't know ... call me suspicious.  Anyway, I decided to check for a hoax and it took Google about one-half second to find the info.

I have to ask -- why do people do this?   What is it?

The Truth:   The photo is a computer manipulation from a picture taken of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during a commemoration ceremony honoring the victims of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.  The photo was simply reversed to make it appear as though they were using their left hands. The original picture was taken on September 11, 2009 on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington DC.

With the above side by side comparison we can see how a prankster manipulated photo with computer software.  Important details were missed in the process.

1 The hair of  First Lady was parted on the other side in comparison to the original photo. 

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1 comment:

ragweed said...

I normally just delete those e-mails, cause you know its been altered. Good work Klown

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