We’ve seen this before at NRA Annual Meetings with the ‘shading’ of videos and pictures of Everytown and Bloomie’s syncopats.
Here are some other examples from around the world!
It’s enough to make one wonder about what IS the real truth out there… And who is presenting what version of their particular truth…
In the first series of pictures the red sneakers should be circled in two of the pictures. In my mind, that is what really ties them together.
I’ve been in the Senate gallery and seen those speeches given, that appear on TV, yet the senator is virtually alone in the room.
Future ad dollars are at stake. Must not offend.
Inform the public? Surely your jest.
Honesty in Journalism. Hell, Photoshop if need be. America is too dumb to notice. And Trump has standing room only and outside crowds wherever he goes. MAGA!
In 1984 Mondale & Ferraro began their post-convention campaigning in Merrill, WI. I lived in (well, near) Merrill and the family decided to go see this event. It took place at the county fairgrounds, but NOT at the grandstand. That would have looked empty even with a fair crowd. Instead a smaller venue was set up to make it seem crowded (and was admittedly overall closer). It’s not that I think any other party would have done different, but it revealed how what is shown was staged for cameras.
I also recall a fellow who did cropdusting being upset at news about a certain chemical that showed a cropduster. His complaint was that that was erroneous – even without the then-current concern, that particular chemical was ground-application only. Cropdusters didn’t deal with the stuff. But the news had file footage and…
Other things have happened that I’ve been ‘up close’ to and coverage and reality are almost orthogonal.
Aaaannnddd the MSM still can’t figure out why we the public don’t trust them, and their income keeps dropping. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google, politicians, too…
Just like the buggy-whip and slide-rule manufacturers, you can still get them, but their time has passed.
Hey Old NFO;
Most of the people accept on face value what they see on TV or print, the phrase “1 pic is worth 1000 words” comes to mind. Until people get smarter and do some research, they will continued to get played and played for rubes.
All- Thanks and other good examples!
Posted from my iPhone.
Which is why the internet is so important and played such a role in the 2016 elections. Truth actually got out there about crowd sizes and real news.
Which is why, of course, the reason the major internet giants are so busy shutting down anyone more to the right of Lennon, or Lenin. 🙂
The Leftists/Internationalists have always moved to control the current media. Whether it was print, radio, tv or now the internet. Those who control the method control the content.
Trust nothing you can’t verify. Trust nothing you can verify by current means if it causes you to question what you actually know is real. Examples are all the ‘statue’ protests. News reported the crowds that attacked the statues like they were thousands. Reality was usually tens to maybe a hundred, all easily controlled by 5-10 cops, if they were allowed…
Not saying trust the conspiracy kooks, but being sceptical of everything is pretty much the first step to seeing reality, rather than the fantasy they are spinning for us.
Back before the Blog Wars, I learned a lot when several bloggers caught Reuters using faked photos. One memorable one had been so badly Photoshopped™ that the little curls of smoke (Clone Tool abuse) lined up perfectly. Another managed to catch the “dead victim” smoking in the back of the group of Hezballah “medics” rushing the dead away from a bombing. Fakery has gotten better, but not always much better.
Ain’t NO trustin’ the enemedia!
Beans- Excellent point!
TXRed- Yep, I remember that. It was almost as bad as the ‘dead bodies’ that showed up in three or four separate stories from different countries.
It’s like fine print…
The tight shots giveth and the wide shots taketh away.
I scroll past the close up photos in news stories now. They don’t tell the story.
Sam/JMI good points!
I still appreciate the video The Dissident Frogman made, after AFP released a world-wide story about the U.S. Army shooting an Iraqi woman’s home. The accompanying photo put lie to the whole story. An early example of a blogger forcing the MSM (AFP) to acknowledge the truth.