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ada chupitos perez Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-05-08 10:50 PM
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Daiy Kos caught smearing Hillary: Factcheck determines "photo darkening" claims "unsubstantiated"
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Edited on Wed Mar-05-08 11:00 PM by ada chupitos perez
The independent website "factcheck.org" analyzed claims by the pro-Obama site Daily Kos, that Hillary Clinton's camp had darkened Obama's picture, or video, in order to make him 'blacker", and determined the claims are "unsubstantiated".

This will be top news on the internet for a few days:

(Translation: The Daily Kos wanted to play the race card yet again.)

These are the independent website's conclusions:

From the website:


Obama supporters on the Internet are agitated over the apparent darkening of Obama's image in a Clinton attack ad.

Our video team took a look. Our conclusions:

* The Obama frames from the ad do appear darker than other video of Obama from the same event.

* However, the YouTube copy of the ad, on which the bloggers base their conclusions, is darker overall than other copies of the ad. We obtained a digital recording of the ad as it actually appeared on a Texas TV station, and it is lighter.

* Furthermore, our analysis of the Obama frames, using Photoshop, shows a fairly uniform darkening of the entire image including the backdrop. It is not just Obama's skin color that's affected.

* Also, nearly all the images in the ad are dark, including those of Hillary Clinton. And dark images are a common technique used in attack ads.


http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/did_clinton_dar...
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