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Politics and Photoshop
A Tory candidate, Ed Matts, in Dorset South (Great Britain) is being criticized for doctoring a photo. In the original photo he's shown attending a rally trying to prevent the deportation of an asylum-seeker. But in the version of the photo he placed on his website the sign he's holding has changed to apparently support a different (anti-immigration) position. The crowd has also disappeared. Seems like a strange attempt to rewrite history (and one's stance on an issue) by photoshop--though, of course, Matts says that the two views he's expressing are entirely reconcilable. (Thanks to Andrew for the link)
Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 12, 2005

Yup, good old British politicians.
Telling porkies is a way of life.
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Wed Apr 13, 2005  at  06:54 AM
WHAT... are you trying to tell me there's a dishonest politician out there somewhere. That whole concept is a giant hoax... there's no such thing!

Posted by Mark-N-Isa  in  Midwest USA  on  Wed Apr 13, 2005  at  06:53 PM
I thought 'honest' politicians would be the hoax? Dishonest politicians, well, only have to look at what our country has spawned to realise the truth of that... rolleyes
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Thu Apr 14, 2005  at  03:31 AM
How is "controlled immigration" the same as "anti immigration?" Not that I'm for or against this guy; I just don't see how those two concepts are the same.

If he's rallying to prevent the deportation of an asylum seeker, that's not anti immigration.

If by "controlled immigration" he means better, more clarified rules or something similar, that's still not anti immigration.
Posted by Ummm  on  Thu Apr 14, 2005  at  05:00 PM
Ummm, because his party demonize asylum-seekers (Today they are all poisioning terrorist fanatics).

In the minds of the target audience there is an irrational fear of being swamped by immigrants, which that party are exploiting. The people behind him are the "enemy".

The very true distinctions you make are, I am ashamed to say, beyond the average voter.
Posted by Peter  on  Thu Apr 14, 2005  at  07:02 PM
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