Our jaw dropped when we saw this doctored photo of Governor Brewer posted on Blog for Arizona two days ago (at the bottom of this post). We’re not accusing that blogger of modifying it, but somebody obviously did. You can tell just by looking at the hair, which has been tinted an awful greenish color completely unlike her other pictures. Her skin color has been adjusted to exaggerate coloration differences in order to emphasize her wrinkles more. There’s a neat little feature in image editing programs known as “sharpen” which helpfully augments lines and dark colors. It’s sad that someone has stooped to a level that low to doctor an official’s picture to make them look older and less attractive. To show you what they did to her photo (we could not find the original on the web so we’ve posted it next to a picture taken yesterday at the Obama visit), we did some doctoring to one of Barack Obama’s photos. We aren’t as talented as distorting it as the Brewer graphic artist is, but you get the picture, it’s the photo with rainbow background on the right.
Editors’s Note: Perhaps this photo of Obamessiah would be more appropriate.