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Sun Jan 24, 2016, 07:14 PM

Why does the "Bernie at the March on Washington" picture look collaged?

This is the picture:



I've got this thing on my second screen right now, and it appears to me that six people were collaged into it:

Person 1: black guy off Coretta Scott King's left shoulder. The light on his shoulders is quite a bit different than Dr. King's, and they're dressed similarly.

Person 2: black guy two rows back from Mrs. King, slightly to her right. He just looks stuck in.

Person 3: little white guy who has this "halfway out of it" expression on his face; this is proclaimed to be Bernie Sanders. His head is quite a bit smaller than everyone else's, and the light on his shoulders is different.

Person 4: white guy who's in the same row as Person 2, and to the left of Person 3. Looks like a posed studio portrait. Head is larger than Person 6.

Person 5: white guy to the left of person 4, and in the same row as Person 3. Looks very badly cut out.

Person 6: white guy in a suit to the left of Person 5. Badly cut out around his head, more detail in his face than persons 3 through 5.

Some of the others in this picture don't sit well with me - the priest looks a little iffy, too.

I don't know why someone would do this, but it appears they did.

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Reply Why does the "Bernie at the March on Washington" picture look collaged? (Original post)
jmowreader Jan 2016 OP
draa Jan 2016 #1
Lucinda Jan 2016 #2
rog Jan 2016 #3
Iliyah Jan 2016 #4
rog Jan 2016 #5
jmowreader Jan 2016 #8
Agschmid Jan 2016 #6
KingFlorez Jan 2016 #7
Hekate Jan 2016 #9

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 07:25 PM

1. I made this mistake yesterday and it's not Bernie.

Thanks KingFlores for pointing that out. Many props.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 07:33 PM

2. Bernie has always said he was there for the speech but not the march.

I'm not sure who it was that started this.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 07:34 PM

3. Not Washington

You could begin your "detective" work with the understanding that this is NOT a photograph of the Washington march. This is Selma, AL in 1965. Bernie has never said he was there.

Please.

Google search on the image.

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Response to rog (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 07:45 PM

4. You have posters here that claim up and down that pic is him.

We know what he said. Maybe you should tell them that.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 07:56 PM

5. I am responding to the original post, above.

Not some other post. The photograph posted above is clearly mislabeled. Perhaps the original poster should correct that.

Thank you.

Edited to add that good detective work is always based in fact.

.rog.

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Response to rog (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 08:46 PM

8. Thanks...other pix of the Washington march have different signs

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 08:34 PM

6. This isn't photo shopped.

It's not Bernie and Bernie certainly never claimed it was.

I'd self delete if it was me.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 08:34 PM

7. It doesn't seem to be re-touched

The image is from Corbis and I ran a Google reverse image search to find that it had been used a few times in the past couple of years. While it isn't re-touched, someone did circulate this particular picture with a bogus claim.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 09:54 PM

9. Your #1 man is wearing possibly a tweed coat, in any case a differently textured...

...fabric in a different color, so the light hits it differently.

Anyway, this photo has been around forever, so checking its details against the established record should be easy.

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