Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > The Round Table
Reload this Page Conservative group photoshoped minorities from Voting Rights mailer

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

The Round Table Have a seat at the Round Table for in-depth discussions, extended or serious conversations, and current events. From world news to talks on life, growing up, relationships, and issues in society, this is the place to be. Come be a knight.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old April 24th, 2013 (10:43 AM).
Mr. X's Avatar
Mr. X Mr. X is offline
For Money
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: London
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 2,370
Quote:
A conservative group connected to Colorado’s Secretary of State has been sending political mailers — including a picture of a darker-skinned woman whose face was digitally removed and replaced with a white woman’s face — in an attempt to oppose a landmark voting bill that may soon become law.

Colorado is currently considering a major piece of legislation to improve the state’s voting laws by implementing Election Day Registration, automatically sending mail ballots to every voter, and creating a real-time voter database to detect and prevent fraud. It passed the House last week and will now be taken up by the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a frequent speaker at True The Vote events who uses his perch to warn about the supposed threat of voter fraud, is leading opposition to the bill, which is supported by a number of Republican County Clerks and the Colorado County Clerks Association.

Now, a dark money group named the “Citizens for Free and Fair Elections”, which lists its address as that of Gessler’s former firm, the Hackstaff Law Group, is sending out photoshopped mailers in an attempt to pressure the election clerks into switching their position.

Here is the mailer:



The mailer’s background was taken from the following Getty Images photo:



Except for two key differences. The original photo included a darker-skinned woman in a white hoodie sweatshirt, but the altered version in the mailer took out her face and replaced it with the exact same face of the white woman standing alongside. In addition, a dark-skinned man standing behind her in the photo was removed from the mailer entirely.

ColoradoPols, the first site to catch the photoshop job, shows the two side-by-side:



Gessler, in a statement released Sunday evening, denied involvement in the matter.
http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/hb1303mailer-937x1024.jpg

Given what they photoshopped out, I can't help but wonder... Are they worried about the dead voting, or are the worried about the minorities voting?
__________________
Follower of Carlinism since 2008.

Come play Runescape
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old April 24th, 2013 (11:10 AM).
Kanzler's Avatar
Kanzler Kanzler is offline
naughty biscotti
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 4,829
WTF that's disgusting. Here in Toronto, we're actually photoshopping minorities into photos (Toronto FUN Guide) XD
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old April 24th, 2013 (12:31 PM).
TRIFORCE89's Avatar
TRIFORCE89 TRIFORCE89 is offline
Guide of Darkness
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Temple of Light
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 8,117
Also note the guy in the blue hood behind her has vanished
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old April 24th, 2013 (05:03 PM).
Esper's Avatar
Esper Esper is offline
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 7,859
And I thought it was bad/amusing when colleges added non-white people to their photos to appear diverse. All the attempts to confuse and restrict voting these last few years are pretty low. Even more pathetic than their photoshop skills.
__________________
タコゾネス
The Galigo Region * Avatar
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old April 24th, 2013 (05:07 PM).
Yusshin's Avatar
Yusshin Yusshin is offline
♪ Yggdrasil ♪
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Quebec, Canada
Age: 22
Nature: Brave
Posts: 2,424
I don't get what I'm looking at in that picture. Is it supposed to be the lady in the top-right? Her face looks weird (or maybe I'm over-analyzing).

Confused :s
__________________


Polaret | Fourette | Ecuret | Axew | Zorua | Nanette [Shiny]
"My scar makes me sassy, child!"
The Big Bang Theory Fan Club - Click To Join!
The French Club
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old May 6th, 2013 (06:08 AM).
ANARCHit3cht's Avatar
ANARCHit3cht ANARCHit3cht is offline
Call me Archie!
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,108
Quote originally posted by Yusshin:
I don't get what I'm looking at in that picture. Is it supposed to be the lady in the top-right? Her face looks weird (or maybe I'm over-analyzing).

Confused :s
Look more closely at the last picture. In the original, the women in the white hoodie is clearly not white in the original photo that was used. But in the one that was sent around to peoples' houses, that same women's face was altered to be white--and lazy as they were, they just took the face of the women next to her. Other minorities have also been photoshopped out of the picture or otherwise have had techniques used to obscure their presence.
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old May 6th, 2013 (08:58 AM).
Dakotah's Avatar
Dakotah Dakotah is offline
Fursuiter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Nature: Timid
Posts: 893
Never mind the fact that the editing is the poorest attempt i've ever seen. Why didn't they just cut out a model's face from a department store catalog onto the photo?
__________________
DAKOTAH
Personal Website

1693-4093-6753

"...many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." ~ Obi Wan Kenobi
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old May 7th, 2013 (06:40 AM).
hinkage's Avatar
hinkage hinkage is offline
Go make some new disaster
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 20
Posts: 378
When they wanted to replace that woman's face, why did they use the face of the person right next to her? That's just lazy LOL
__________________
(ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old May 7th, 2013 (03:27 PM). Edited May 7th, 2013 by Yusshin.
Yusshin's Avatar
Yusshin Yusshin is offline
♪ Yggdrasil ♪
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Quebec, Canada
Age: 22
Nature: Brave
Posts: 2,424
Quote originally posted by hinkage:
When they wanted to replace that woman's face, why did they use the face of the person right next to her? That's just lazy LOL
The thing is, the link provided in the OP only has ONE image. I have nothing to compare to. Where are people getting this second image from (or original, whichever)?

I just get an image with VOTE on the left, a red-headed woman on the right, and underneath is a voting line. Where is the other image, the unaltered - or altered - one?

[Edit]

Nevermind. My Acer's screen is too tiny to see the scroll on the "Code" in the OP.

That's some messed up shish right there lol
__________________


Polaret | Fourette | Ecuret | Axew | Zorua | Nanette [Shiny]
"My scar makes me sassy, child!"
The Big Bang Theory Fan Club - Click To Join!
The French Club
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old May 7th, 2013 (05:18 PM).
Tapioca's Avatar
Tapioca Tapioca is offline
ʕ´•ᴥ•`ʔ
Moderator, CS
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Missouri, why? ◉◡◉
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 8,130
Oh my god, is it bad I laughed? That's so desperate it makes me sick. But what sickens me more is the stray pixels on that fine lady's hood.
__________________

paired with DETOX • Moderator of ANIME & MANGAMyAnimeList
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links

You may also like.. (Beta)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 09:45 PM.