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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Familiar flap

I see there's a bit of a brouhaha going on down in Texas over a political candidate who ran a campaign ad with his own head Photoshopped onto the image of a politician with a much trimmer body than his own. Although this obviously raises some serious issues, the problem is nothing new. Indeed, this sort of trick photography is sometimes seen in our own region.

Comments (5)

Damn tax lawyers... can't trust 'em. Wait, Jack, aren't you... oops, never mind :-)

On a serious note: "He may appreciate that we took a few pounds off him," Broschart said. "I think the voters are more concerned with the issues as opposed to pretty photo shoots."

Ummmmmmmmmm... if that's the case, why are you photoshopping in the first place??


Although the article points out that the practice is not illegal, I would think that this sort of misrepresentation would get him in trouble with his state bar.

Even in Texas.

Wow. I figured Randy Leonard was probably pretty buff, what with being an ex-firefighter and all. But I would never have expected him to have overworked his pecs like that.

Nice 6 pack, though.

The article didn't include a real photo of Dean Hrbacek so it was impossible to tell how much the fake photo had been doctored. Here is a photo I got when I googled his name.

The best part is the top "news" story on his website where he accuses his opponent of embellishing his resume. Granted, resumes and photos aren't the same thing, but I found that rather amusing.

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