oh dear

I saw this photo posted AGAIN on a right-wing nut-job fruit-bat dip-stick website today (I got lost on the interwebs):

They’re original, aren’t they? Although not as original as the non-photoshopped version of the pic:

Museum of Hoaxes: In early 2008 the top photo began circulating online, showing Obama with a cigarette in his mouth. It is not real. The original photo (bottom) was taken by Kwame Ross on Aug. 3, 2004 while then-State Sen. Obama met with constituents at the University of Illinois while campaigning to become a U.S. Senator. An unknown hoaxer digitally added the cigarette into the photo.

10 Responses to “oh dear”

  1. November 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    The greatest website ever!!! Love it Anar, it’s BRILLIANT!!!! Thank you.

  2. 4 Kelly
    November 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I always find it telling that they darkened his face too. mmmm interesting, wonder why. Anyways he is still gorgeous and sexy with that ciggy or not, looks like he just rolled out of bed…cute.

  3. 5 graciouslady
    November 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I’m not sure why people make so much out of his smoking except is bad for his health. There are a lot of people who still smoke and several of our past presidents that have smoked. Besides, I think he had and has too much class to be smoking standing so close to someone else. I like his attentiveness to his speaker. Plus the boyish good looks have matured into a Gorgeous man since this photo.

    • 6 Hachikō
      November 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

      It’s part of the ongoing rightwing campaign to smear, dehumanize, and delegitimize him. If that means photoshopping images to make him look darker, uglier, smoking, like a muslim…whatever, they’ll use any means necessary.

  4. 7 Hachikō
    November 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    There’s one for Screech Palin and one for John “Tangello” Boehner (R-Coppertone) now, too. Here’s the one for Palin: http://wtfhassarahpalindonesofar.com/1/

  5. 8 Ruth
    November 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    President Obama smokes and if that is his only escape venue from the madness of running the country, then so be it. Doesn’t make him a weak man…just human. At least he does try and stay fit by working out….but I have seen him eat big ole greasy burgers too. 🙂 God Bless his lil heart and keep it running strong.

  6. 9 eleroy
    November 10, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    If accusations of being “muslim” and “Kenyan” and photoshopping cigarettes onto photos of this spectacular President is all the evil ones have – if that’s all they’ve got; then President Obama’s the ultimate MENSCH and a real saint!!!

  7. 10 Perry
    November 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    What a sad state of affairs…that’s all “the others” can come up with?

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