Wednesday, October 26, 2005

USAToday manipulates image of Condi

From Michelle Malkin I found this pretty interesting stuff over on FromThePen. Seems USAToday has decided they want you to see Condi Rice as a menacing, inhuman figure. So when they published her picture, they manipulated parts of it. Specifically, the eyes. Here's from USAToday:


And here's what the picture actually looked like, courtesy of Yahoo! Espana:


You see what I mean. The folks over at FromThePen have this to say:

::::::::You guessed it. The USA Today version on the right was deliberately altered to make Condi Rice look more menacing. Notice how the whites of the eyes are highlighted to make her BLACK eyes look BLACKER and HATEFUL. The doctored photo is here on USA Today's site (they'll probably take it down with some heat). You have to look overseas here to see an unbiased version. Under the heat of protest, will USA Today apologize? Or, don't they care about racism when directed at "house Niggas" like Condi? Rathergate, OJgate, now Condigate! What will the MSM think of next?::::::::

They're right. The image was doctored and it wasn't for clarity, either. They need to make Condi Rice look mean, untrustworthy, and literally inhuman if they can. The really fascinating part about this is that they think they can get away with it online in this day and age. On top of that, their image of Condi just looked wrong, even to such an untrained eye as mine.

Nice going, USAToday. We'll put you up for a Rather/Mapes award.