The 15 Most Shameless Fake Photos Ever Passed Off as Real
For as long as there have been photos, there have been clumsy and blatant attempts to manipulate them. In an age when you can’t believe what you see, ever, under any circumstances, we offer up 15 of the most poorly manipulated photos, broken down into a handy guide to the warning signs that the picture you’re looking at might not be what it appears.
Beware If It Has a Politician In It
Scientists have proven that politicians are magnetically attracted to bullshit. If you ever find yourself looking at a photo of a politician, keep in mind that the subject in the photograph is probably looking for the best way to trick you out of your vote/civil rights/a million dollars.
Michael kors handbags outlet Republicans Suck at Internet Research, Quite Good at Photoshop Though
Do a Google Image Search for Al Franken, with safe search off. The above pic of Al in a diaper with a stuffed bear is, as of the time of this writing, the 2 result. Wow, amazing that he ever won an election with a photo like that out there!
Wow, what an oddly similar facial expression.
Well, the fact that it’s Photoshop helps. When it seemed Al Franken was serious about this whole "getting involved in politics" thing in 2006, the Ohio Republican party set out to show people what a crazy, wacky nutjob he was. Republican strategists tried to find an embarrassing photo of Franken and failed, presumably because Ohio doesn’t have the Internet and had never seen a late night cut of Stuart Saves His Family on Comedy Central.
OK, so what can possibly be wrong with this picture? It’s a lady running for Mayor of New Orleans, with a standard picture of her standing in the French Quarter. Even if it’s Photoshopped, so what? Surely she’s been there before.
Ask yourself what’s the saddest possible way this could go wrong. Well, it’s sadder than that. See, in Disneyland they have a little area they’ve set up to look like the French Quarter (New Orleans Square). When her staff went looking for some generic shot to use as their background,
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Yes, not only was it Photoshop, but they accidentally Photoshopped her in front of a Disneyland mockup of the city she was running for Mayor of.
13. Republicans Suck at Internet Research, Quite Good at Photoshop Though (Part 2)
During the 2004 election, Republicans needed to smear John Kerry as a radical, war protesting Hippy. They decided the most damning piece of evidence would be a picture of him sitting right next to the queen of radical war protesting hippies, Jane Fonda.
They grabbed the two photos above, one of Jane Fonda at a political rally and one of John Kerry at an anti war rally, and prayed nobody would notice. People did, of course. But saddest of all? There is an actual real image of Jane Fonda sitting next to John Kerry at a Vietnam protest that was freely available.
What was the point? Hell, since they took the trouble, might as well have stuck a diaper on him.
12. Baby Hitler Made to Look Like Evil Baby
On one hand, this is probably the lowest political Photoshop trick possible. On the other hand, the victim was Hitler. The photo on the far left was printed in newspapers around the world in the 1930s as an image of Hitler as a baby. Look at that scowling asshole! Fuck him!
The photo was actually a retouched image of an American child (middle), because we are way more fat and evil looking than anyone in Europe. The real Hitler, above right, looked like any other (sissy) baby, full of innocence and mild confusion.
Yeah, yeah, it’s Hitler, so anything goes. But doesn’t it promote
wholesale Michael Kors handbags outlet the idea that people are born good or evil? Sort of playing into the whole Master Race thing, isn’t it?
Speaking of Hitler, another sign that a photo is a bad fake.
Watch Out for Photos Released by a Dictator
Mass murdering dictators are, in many respects, exactly like everyone else. For instance, they hate getting their photo taken, especially if that photograph embarrasses them in some way, or if they had everyone else in the photo was killed the next day.
It should come as no surprise then that they often touch up those photographs to
cheap Michael Kors remove any embarrassing spots, blemishes, stress marks and victims of political assassinations.
11. In Soviet Union, Stalin Kills You, and Everyone Else in the Photo
No one was better at this than Stalin. When he had a dude killed, he reached back and erased him from history. The above collection of four photos (from Wikipedia) is actually the same photo, as it evolved through the years and retouching. The four colleagues became three, then two, then just Stalin, as each
cheap Michael Kors handbags outlet of the other three did something to piss him off and were sent to the great Politburo in the sky.
This is probably just an optical illusion, but we swear the expression on Stalin’s face gets a little lonelier each time. Good thing those kind of shenanigans are in Russia’s distant past, right?
10. Vladamir Putin Will Make You
michael kors handbags outlet Disappear from Television
And by distant past, we mean 2007. That’s when Mikhail Delyagin appeared on the Russian chat show The People Want to Know. or maybe he didn’t. Delyagin had made comments critical of Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister who decided that the people did not, in fact, want to know anything Delaygin had to say.
He was digitally removed from the footage and in one shot (above) there are only his disembodied legs and arm in
Michael Kors handbags outlet a chair to the right of the man with the microphone.Articles Connexes：