birthers & their photoshopping skills….

Media Matters: Jack Cashill, author of the charmingly insane book Deconstructing Obama, claims to have unearthed yet another shocking bombshell about Barack Obama’s past. According to Cashill’s WorldNetDaily column this morning, this photo of young Barack Obama and his grandparents in New York is a forgery into which Obama has been photoshopped:

Cashill writes: “The bench is real. The grandparents are real. The wall behind them is real. Barack Obama is not. He has been conspicuously photoshopped in. Who did this and why remains as much a mystery as Obama’s extended stay in New York.” He embeds a YouTube video that claims to have uncovered the “real” photo, seen below, in which Obama is nowhere to be seen:

Actually, to say Obama is “nowhere to be seen” isn’t quite accurate, given that the young future president’s right knee is still somehow visible in the “real” photo:

So yeah: Jack Cashill is a clownish buffoon. Be sure to tell that to the hosts of Fox & Friends the next time they have him on national television. Also, drop a line to Andrew Breitbart, who is quite enamored of Cashill’s “convincing work.”

Yep, that’s the new Huffy Post recruit.


This is pure gold ‘LOL’, thank you!


Loved this:

Alex Pareene (Salon): So, yes, this is actually just a picture of Barack Obama’s grandparents hanging out in New York, where they did not live and where Obama was attending college, without their grandson, who was I guess secretly in Pakistan, at the time. I think that’s what has been definitively proven here. Obama was being a Marxist Muslim in Pakistan.

But unmentioned by Cashill is the single most insidious part of this deception: While Barack Obama is nowhere to be found in the unretouched version of this photo, his knee is still in between in grandparents.

What was Barack Obama’s knee doing in New York, while the rest of him was in Pakistan, and Indonesia? Dealing drugs? Why are mainstream journalists afraid to ask tough questions about the president’s detachable knee? The people have a right to know!

44 Responses to “birthers & their photoshopping skills….”

  1. April 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    OMG! these people deserve to be put in the middle of a circle and mercilessly mocked. There is no pity for this kind of stupidity.

    • 2 EDP4BHO
      April 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      I think they should be put in the middle of a circle, as you say, and mercilessly flogged. It was good enough in Biblical times, good enough now, and well deserved, IMO.

  2. 3 tygzbg
    April 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm


    The Presidents Grandfather’s arm was cut off in the “Real” photo.

  3. 4 Jessica
    April 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    They also photoshopped out his grandpa’s hand in their attempt to erase Obama. Sad. And this is really stupid because even if he was born in Kenya he could have easily moved to the US as a baby and grew up with his grandparents and mother. These people are really reaching. They should just cancel the RNC event next year.

    • 5 hopefruit2
      April 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      They may do just that. They may just run a “generic” candidate because none of their real candidates hold a candle to President Obama’s big toe.

  4. 6 tygzbg
    April 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm


    My husband is a professional retoucher. He just said he can see the retouching work where they took patterns of the brick and repeated them on the wall to extend it. He said the blurring of the photo is most likely to mask the bad retouching rather that authenticate the photo.

    • 7 tally
      April 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      That especially, and the disembodied phantom leg, and the missing arm of Grandpa. I mean, it’s not even GOOD PS work. Those paint repeats on the right on the wall are just LAZY.

      COME ON!

      • 8 tally
        April 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm

        I can’t get over the bad use of the cloning tool on the wall. Oh, and Granpa’s left knee paint in by a blurred paintbrush, instead of a focused one. STOP!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAA!

  5. 9 Hachikō
    April 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    It’s sad, but I have to laugh.

    I just love how our media is giving this self-entitled asshole a wide platform to spew his likes and character smears about our President, don’t you? Who do you think will interview him next? How much more help will they give him to increase his poll numbers and distract some of us from the serious issues the country, and the world, is facing?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this scumbag is in financial trouble again and some shit about him is about to hit the fan.

    • 10 Hachikō
      April 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      BTW, the asshole and scumbag I’m talking about is, as you might have guessed, is Chump. Not that I don’t consider CaSHILL and Breitbarfbag assholes and scumbags too.

  6. 11 anniebella
    April 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    The bottom line is these racists idiots can’t stand that black man.

  7. 14 sherijr
    April 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Okay.. I’m laughing hysterically over here.. thanks for this, very funny these knuckleheads.. I just love the left-over knee in the photo, rofl!

    The part where he writes: Who did this and why remains as much a mystery as Obama’s extended stay in New York.”
    My first thought about the “extended stay in NY”.. was, I kid you not.. omg they’re going to say he was having an abortion.. lol! I suspect they’ll come up with something just as insane in no time.

  8. 16 Fred
    April 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    These people are an embarassment to stupid people.

  9. 20 mariele
    April 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Desperate action by desperate people. Why is it so impossible to simply accept that Obama is a mixed American citizen who has roots in every community.

    Besides, Obama is living proof that It takes a village full of passion, ideas, discipline and love to raise a child regardless of their race.

    • 21 Fred
      April 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      What a psychologist would probably tell you is that it’s all rooted in fear. And fear has a funny way of manifesting itself.

      Where that fear comes from varies. For some fear of the black man. I suspect for most it is fear of change. Obama, being the first black president who is obviously qualified for the job, is a very powerful symbol of that change. So therefore, connecting the dots, they are fearful of Obama but they don’t exactly understand why.

      So they need to try rationalize it with these conspiracy theories. The only way they can convince themselves they fear him for the RIGHT reasons is for these conspiracy theories to be true. They DESPERATELY need them to be true.

      • 22 Lovepolitics2008
        April 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm

        Can it be that the most important factor in the fear of white people is that they’re seeing their majority vanishing ? In the near future, visible minorities will constitute the majority in America. That’s the CHANGE they’re REALLY afraid of. So it’s not necessarily the fear of HIM, but the change in demographics that he represents.

        On the other hand, the GOP establishment, the bankers, the big money lobbies, both on a national AND an international stage, fear HIM. HIM, Barack Hussein Obama. The man who has electrified the world. They’ve VERY aware of his power, his ability to make people engage in democracy and demand change. Much more than any specific policy, what they’re afraid of is his capacity to WAKE people UP, to transform America and the world towards a place where ordinary people have their fair share of the global wealth. THAT’S why, in my opinion, the opposition to this President is unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

        • 23 Fred
          April 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm

          You are correct but the FACT their majority is vanishing comes back to the root of it which is fear of change.

  10. 24 Doris
    April 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    As the old folks used to say, “Lawd have mercy.”

  11. 26 Sonjia Duncan
    April 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    That Fear Thing. I know one thing they are afraid of and it shows. The President is so much smarter than they are and he looks black. They really believe that being white means you are better than people of color. They will do anything to make white look better by tearing down nonwhites.

  12. 28 Titti
    April 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Whatever next?! They are getting rather desperrate these days.

  13. 29 Titti
    April 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Sorry guys “trigger happy”. Saw this quote and thought it was apt “Hatered is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated” – G.B. Shaw

  14. 30 Asher in Boston
    April 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    What a bunch of pathetic, hateful, desperate, racist scumbags. When will this stupidity ever end of undermining this loving, intellectual, caring man? Sooooo sad, indeed.

  15. 31 vitaminlover
    April 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Sad and stupid and so Palin-like.

  16. 32 africa
    April 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    LOL. My poor poodle thought I was losing it. I laughed so hard about this, I am sorry. That the president’s leg would still be in the photo, while the rest of his body was in Pakistan. Is this snark or are these people just this dense?

    I tell you hate has a way of making people lose their ever loving minds. Go figure.


  17. 33 majii
    April 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I am LMAO over these very poor efforts to photoshop the original pic and Alex Pareene’s wit. There is no level to which these people won’t stoop in their attempts to discredit PBO. If they had “something” on him, it would be easy for them to make legitimate claims, but they don’t, so they have to “create” something. Cahill looks like a fool for doing this, and he should.

  18. 34 Joy (Barbados)
    April 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    This was meant to be a joke, right? They can’t be serious.

  19. 35 barb
    April 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Next thing they’ll try to do is make his grandparents black. 🙄

    • 36 EDP4BHO
      April 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Right, or they’ll try to prove he’s not mixed, but adopted, hence no birth certificate.” Any lurkers here, here’s a great idea. Come and get it, and we’ll be watching” 😀

  20. 37 Shirley
    April 7, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Evidently the Naysayers/teathuglicans are DESPERATE!!!!!! Yep, FEAR, and CHANGE= HATE

  21. 38 M
    April 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    How pathetic and ridiculous can you get? Can you imagine someone doing this to your own family pics? Oh there is that pic of my grandparents and I…oh no apparently I’ve been photoshopped out and rather poorly I might add! Despicable all around.

    • 39 sherijr
      April 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      When you put it like that M- its no longer funny.. it is in fact quite cruel and very hurtful. To take a photo of a man in a joyous intimate moment in time with two people that he loved and cherished who are now deceased and to sabatoge that photo- to try to make it a lie is about as low in humanity as one can be. How desperate must they be to attempt to cast doubt of any sort on our President and to stoop to such awful behavior.. and then to publicize their behavior, speaks of zero ethics and zero decency imo.

  22. 42 Betty's Girl
    April 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    This is hilarious!

  23. April 8, 2011 at 12:12 am

    The best part is that the “real” photo is one of the crappiest PhotoShop jobs ever. What a pixelated bench! What a warped wall! These birther clowns are so laughable, because when they produce evidence, it’s the fakest evidence on Earth.

    Even that hilarity with Donald Trump only showing his own birth certificate to the partisan hack site NewsMax…and it wasn’t even a legally valid certificate!

  24. 44 Nellcote
    April 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Why does the theoretically non-partisan CSPAN run Cashell’s hour long book talks so often? 3 times in one weekend is serious overkill.

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