Monday, November 20, 2006

The Commissar Vanishes

The Museum of Hoaxes has highlighted a number of recent examples of Photoshop for purposes of political expediency and has compared these activities to Stalinist photo-doctoring in which commissars sometimes vanish and scenic workers and proletarian slogans appear. At the local level, a North Carolina town representative was removed from an official photo. On the national stage, the "Mission Accomplished" banner was cropped out of video of a famous presidential speech on the White House website. See the video below for the details.

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