Thursday, March 29, 2012

Are Media Outlets Using A Deliberately Lightened Picture of Zimmerman To Make Him Look 'Whiter'?


Here's the by-now famous pic of George Zimmerman that went viral on the internet the past 2 weeks as the story of the TrayVon Martin shooting became a national news story: 



But do a Google image search for 'George Zimmerman and this is what comes up:


Do you...uh....NOTICE anything there?  The difference in skin tone between the various pictures?  


Let's call up one of the lightened versions and put them side by side: 



I can see blowing it up a bit in size making it more fuzzy, but how would that account for the change in the skin tone?  

Almost every other version of the pic is a lighter version much, much lighter than the original, whiting out Zimmerman's skin tone.  

Let's weigh in on this in the comments. What do you think? Deliberate or not deliberate?

UPDATE: Thanks for the mention by rdbrewer at Ace of Spades!  Welcome fellow morons!

I was going to point out, digitally copying a picture does not alter it's color or skin tone. You have to take it into a photo editor like Photoshop to make such changes.  And from what I can see up on Google right now, there's at least 5-6 different versions of that original picture - some of them even change the back ground color. 

14 comments:

  1. Just as the media is using the 5 year old picture of Martin when he was 12 - of course they are manipulating the Zimmerman picture to help push their narrative.

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  2. If they couldn't have lightened his skin tone, they would have cropped out his face, like MSNBC did when covering the guy who brought a rifle to a tea party near where Obama was speaking.

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  3. deliberate of course, cuz right or wrong it's always a meme about how evil the white man is and how he be profiling everybody. but if the half jewish half peruvian Zimmerman is a white hispanic (?), doesn't it follow that our multi racial preznit is indeed not black but white-black-arabic, in fact?

    I would love some clarity form the leading lights of leftist thingking about that. And look how washed outthe color of the shirt is. they just make sh*t up and slant their own actions toward their preset goals and conclusions.

    Bidness as usual, in other words...

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    1. The blacks are too uneducated to even look into the story- they just want revenge on a white man who isn't really THAT white.

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  4. Anyone have a pantone on the orange jumpsuit? Ought to be pretty easy to key off of that, seeing that they didn't bother to mask it off before jacking the color levels in the whole picture.

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    1. Very good presentation of how the media tries to shape perception so they can better sell their Narrative to the public.

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  6. Great post. Spot on. Just FYI: That plea for ad clicks at the top of the page will get you banned by Adsense, and believe me when I tell you they're gunning for conservatives. Take care and thanks again for the article.

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    1. You're welcome, and I have followed your advice.

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  7. Was it Time or Newsweak that had to apologize for darkening OJ's mugshot?

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    1. It was Time. In fact, the reason they got caught was because they didn't know Newsweek would use the UNALTERED picture on their own cover that very same week:

      http://www.tc.umn.edu/~hick0088/classes/csci_2101/ojcovers.gif

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