Wednesday, October 26, 2005

USA Today photoshops Condi's eyes

USA Today's photoshopped picture:

The real and authentic picture:

An attempt to "Demon-eyes" Sec. Rice, perhaps?

Well, the blogosphere lit a fire under their sloppy asses hotter than Janet Reno at a Waco barbecue. How did USA Today polish their turd? Like this:
Editor's note: The photo of Condoleezza Rice that originally accompanied this story was altered in a manner that did not meet USA TODAY's editorial standards. The photo has been replaced by a properly adjusted copy. Photos published online are routinely cropped for size and adjusted for brightness and sharpness to optimize their appearance. In this case, after sharpening the photo for clarity, the editor brightened a portion of Rice's face, giving her eyes an unnatural appearance. This resulted in a distortion of the original not in keeping with our editorial standards.
I took a course in college called "Deciphering MSM bovine feces 101", and I can properly translate the Editor's Note for you:

We still underestimate the impact of the blogosphere, and grossly miscalculated the number of people who would notice our less-than-subtle attempt to portray an administration figurehead in a highly unflattering light. Getting caught red-handed is not in keeping with our editorial standards, and quite frankly, we're running out of ways to keep from continually getting caught like this. We have to use euphemisms like "unnatural" instead of "hideously demonic." Geez, the next thing you know, you'll want to check that documents are actually authentic and not forgeries! You people are never satisfied! liberal media bias.