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:
Romney Campaign Appears To Exaggerate Size Of Nevada Event With Altered Image http://t.co/OYsAe1eB via @buzzfeedpol
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) October 26, 2012
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:
Romney Campaign Exaggerates Size Of Nevada Event With Altered Image http://t.co/sd7Ivi7o
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 26, 2012
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?
View from floor during @BarackObama speech. Not the “overflow” crowd he promised tinyurl.com/7fcozsu #not2008anymore 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!!”
BuzzFeed Busted Again BenSmithing Romney
Of course, the Obama team picks up this fake story to promote the false narrative… great job Buzzfeed!
.@ZekeJMiller Sounds like a classic case of "Fauxmentum:" a common symptom of "Romnesia." http://t.co/RjoSM6pj
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) October 26, 2012