I guess this is what Rachel Maddow would refer to as ‘color consciousness’:
Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields held an emergency news conference Wednesday to control the damage wrought by revelations her mayoral campaign had doctored a photo in a multicultural campaign flier to include two unknown Asian nonsupporters.
The composite photo, first reported in the New York Press last week, shows the Manhattan Borough president at a news conference standing beside several people, including an Asian man and woman — selected by Fields’ ironically named direct mail company, Winning Directions.
“By and large, I knew all of [the people in the montage], except the two Asians in there, I don’t know them,” said Fields, who conspicuously surrounded herself with Asian backers on the steps of City Hall.
Via Cynical Nation, who has the picture before and after the editing.
*** Update ***
Via Mr. Furious, another amusing photoshopping incident:
Bret Schundler, the right-wing darling running for governor of New Jersey, has gotten busted. That’s right: his campaign used the crowd shot from a Howard Dean presidential rally as the doctored backdrop for a Schundler campaign photo.
Please leave the photoshopping to FARK.
Dumb, but not quite as dumb (or funny) as this.
Here’re the photos.
Oh, and of course, there was this one courtesy Bush/Cheney ’04.
Wow, just when I was disapponted no one else was clicking into this thread, John goes ahead and gives me a mainbar link! Hoo-ha, I better get over to place and make sure there’s something there!
That wasn’t a very smart move by Schundler considering that he’s 6’4″ and Howard Dean is shorter than Gary Coleman.