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NOT a hoax

Chrissy’s Site Bites @ http://news.webshots.com/photo/2207908900056011884YoakBg

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The Washington Post incorrectly reported that this photo had been photoshopped to make Obama look stupid. As per usual, WaPo just went with whatever version of events worked best for the Democrats.

The fact is there were several photos of the event taken by students who were there. Besides that, this would have been a bear of a photoshop, what with switching the two middle figures, whose arms overlap with the others.

(Plus … nothing could make that A right. I’m sorry, but seriously? He’s in COLLEGE? My kids learned the difference between Mr. O and Mr. A in kindergarten.)

I’ve zoomed in on the image to look for signs of tampering. What I found are signs of authenticity. Zoom in yourself and compare the shadows cast by Obama’s right arm on the “I” guy and the shadow cast on Obama by the right arm of the “A” guy.

See the problem? Those shadows are very subtly gradated and exactly the sizes they should be if the picture is authentic. If the middle two figures had been digitally swapped, the shadows on the shirts would either not match the arms casting them or else would show signs of tampering, which they do not.

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Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/244765-romney-campaign-calls-out-obama-for-spelling-ohio-wrong

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