Political Science

Buzzfeed Exaggerates Supposed Romney Image Alteration; Obama Camp Pushes the Lie

Oh Buzzfeed… you clever little devils.

Today they tried to mock Romney some more by exaggerating in their headline:

Notice that the web address had the original headline, “appears to exaggerate” when it was tweeted out:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-campaign-appears-to-exaggerate-size-of-neva

Then they dropped that out in favor of the more absolute headline in order to sensationalize it and get more hits from morons like Oliver Willis:

Of course, it can be explained away with the most likely reason, which is a “bad panorama” – and they note this in the article. But the headline is what will reinforce the narrative against Romney.

Now, back when the Obama campaign began, they ABSOLUTELY cropped and altered images to deceive:

Think Progress Ridiculous Soft Focus Pics Hide Low Obama Turnout

Today Obama officially began his 2012 campaign, though he’s hardly been doing anything else for the last 3 and a half years. His first stop was in Ohio, and Think Progress was there to document the throngs and throngs of stupid supporters:

Wow look at all those people!! There must be.. uh… 75? It’s just a poorly framed shot is all.. let’s pull back, courtesy again of Think Progress:

Whoah whoah what’s with the soft focus?! Could they be hiding something?

Let’s see…

View from floor during @BarackObama speech. Not the “overflow” crowd he promised tinyurl.com/7fcozsu pic.twitter.com/ULNSIB4J

Ben Howe posted this quote from the Columbus dispatch:

Noting that the Obama campaign had predicted an “overflow crowd,” Williams said, “This arena was not full so the president failed to meet the bar his campaign set.”

I can imagine the frantic socialists at Think Progress panicking, “MORE soft focus!! MOAR!! Damn the Press Torpedos!!”

I reached out to Zeke Miller to see if they had covered this earlier story, but have yet to hear from him.
UPDATE:
Meanwhile, back at the Obama camp, NBC News anchor Bryan Williams reports that Obama’s crowd sizes are TEN PERCENT of what they used to be in 2008. Wow.
Thanks to John Nolte for citing my story a Breitbart.com!

BuzzFeed Busted Again BenSmithing Romney

UPDATE:

Of course, the Obama team picks up this fake story to promote the false narrative… great job Buzzfeed!

 

  • SpaceRacer423

    Dear Buzzfeed,

    I dont get it.
    How is this an exaggeration?

    It appears that Romney filled the expected number,
    those that could fit under the covered area,
    and had a small overflow crowd that was forced to stand outside.

    I didnt see or hear the Romney campaign say:
    “Millions turned away!!!!”

    This seems pretty straight forward.

    Who runs your site again? oh yeah, Mr JournoList.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYOSSZU7QCOHVYOC72ZRIX5VLM pat c

    Poor Ditzy Wasserman Shultz. November 7 will come and she will wonder what the hell happened. I’d think she’d be a good candidate for suicide watch.

  • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

    They are reaching to make it LOOK like there is no Romney momentum! Obama busses in attendees from neighboring state! hahahaha Liberal math, gotta love it! Let’s just hope they don’t VOTE in both states.

  • Dr_Natural

    They shouldn’t have used the bad panoramic photo. The photo of the crowd outside proves it was overfilling. BTW they should have contacted me I could have fixed the bad panorama.