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Old 04-15-2012, 15:27   #1
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Lightbulb Notice how the original mugshot of Zimmerman has been "lightened'?

I actually joked about this on another thread here where someone posted pics of Zimmerman with Nazi tatoos and such, and I said I'm waiting for them to try and make his pictures look whiter. Well....Thats what they've done!

I did a Google images search for Zimmerman the other day, and it was a whole page of pictures of Zimmerman, with the picture of him in the orange shirt being the most prevalent. This is the picture the media has been using the most.

Well, if you look at the unedited pictures, he looks bronze skinned and Latino. His skin is NOT white! But.....many examples of that same picture being shown on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, BBC America have obviously been seriously lightened up! In that 'version' of that same picture, he looks white. They have turned up the brightness with their digital editing software, and intentionally 'whitened' him up!

Take a look at Google images of Zimmerman, and you'll see the difference between the real unedited photo, and the media's doctored photos. They brightened it so much his forehead is almost shining....

Friggin scumbags!
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Old 04-15-2012, 16:46   #2
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I can't imagine that.




Mug shots are rarely good pictures, but if you want to get a more accurate representation of what he looked like, it doesn't take much photoshop skill to do it right.
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Friggin scumbags!
The media has become nothing more than a pawn in the game of politics.
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Originally Posted by woodstock View Post
The media has become nothing more than a pawn in the game of politics.
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Amen to that. Honestly they shouldnt call themselves news organizations anymore in my opinion.
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The reason the photos change is because they're being uploaded 1000 different times by a thousand different people using a 1000 different programs.
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Originally Posted by survivalguy72 View Post
The reason the photos change is because they're being uploaded 1000 different times by a thousand different people using a 1000 different programs.
Don't be naive. The media has been caught editing the 911 tapes, and they have played with his and Trayvon's pictures. Not only did they edit the pics but they have been selective about which to use in their stories. Even recent articles have used the old pics of Trayvon (when he was 13 or so) and the pic of Zimmerman shown above.

The majority of the media dug deep into Zimmerman's past trying to paint him as an overzealous, headstrong, man on a mission to harm someone, and they presented little about Trayvon, especially the large networks. The media has tried to get people on one side of this issue from day one and it shouldn't be that way. The media is supposed to present the facts and not bias opinion. Although in recent years the major news networks have added commentary (Al Sharpton for example) to their broadcasts they still have a duty to present objective coverage of current events. This case is a good example of how they interject their agendas and only cover stories selectively. The big story of this case is the one sided, bias, agenda ridden coverage it has received. If anything it may wake some people up and cause them to be more skeptical about what they read, hear, and watch in the news.
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Originally Posted by survivalguy72 View Post
The reason the photos change is because they're being uploaded 1000 different times by a thousand different people using a 1000 different programs.

I love it when people try to explain media bias by claiming it's either coincidence, accidental, or random.

Well it's not coincidence when it happens every day, all day long on just about every channel, for 40 years!

Lets say I told you I was going to walk into another room by myself and flip a coin 100,000 times. When I returned later, I told you I had flipped that coin 100,000 times, but it landed on tails 99,990 times. Would you believe me? Would you chalk it up as random coincidence?

If it had landed on tails 51,000 times, maybe random coincidence would be a believable possibility, but not 99,990!

Well, thats a perfect analogy to the mainsteam media. Its no random accident that they 'just happen' to almost always protect and praise Democrats and Liberals, while almost always vilifying and criticizing Republicans and Conservatives, every day, for 40 years!

MOST media outlets have been using the doctored, heavily lightened photos of Zimmerman. You're explanation for this might be valid for a person at home with a 10 year old computer and little computer savy. But for billion dollar news corporations with unlimited resources and computer experts all over their facilities, it would be very easy to get hold of an accurate picture of Zimmerman. I can get an accurate picture right off Google Images for God's sake!


To BangBangPlay: Actually the media has introduced some qualified legal experts to dissect this case, such as Mike Tyson, Oprah's boyfriend, Jesse Jackson, etc! They've told us the most important legal facts o0f the case, which is that "it's about race!"
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Originally Posted by BangBangPlay View Post
Don't be naive. The media has been caught editing the 911 tapes, and they have played with his and Trayvon's pictures. Not only did they edit the pics but they have been selective about which to use in their stories. Even recent articles have used the old pics of Trayvon (when he was 13 or so) and the pic of Zimmerman shown above.

The majority of the media dug deep into Zimmerman's past trying to paint him as an overzealous, headstrong, man on a mission to harm someone, and they presented little about Trayvon, especially the large networks. The media has tried to get people on one side of this issue from day one and it shouldn't be that way. The media is supposed to present the facts and not bias opinion. Although in recent years the major news networks have added commentary (Al Sharpton for example) to their broadcasts they still have a duty to present objective coverage of current events. This case is a good example of how they interject their agendas and only cover stories selectively. The big story of this case is the one sided, bias, agenda ridden coverage it has received. If anything it may wake some people up and cause them to be more skeptical about what they read, hear, and watch in the news.


Its not only media bias. I noticed about a year ago that the search engine at Google seems to direct you to left wing websites far, far more often than to moderate or conservative info. I remember looking up Dolores Huerta, the far left, racist Hispanic lady who preached to students in grade schools that "Republicans hate Latinos" over and over. Well, right after a significant story came out about her from conservative tv and radio, I did a Google search for her name. Well, I literally had to click back through 34 pages of left wing praise before I got to any reports about that latest controversy! That happens all the time.

Today, when looking up "misguided celebrities on tv talking about trayvon martin case", once again I got left wing stuff only for the first few pages. But here's an interesting result I got from Huffington Post near the top of Google results page 1, which has been buried, so most people arent aware of it's existence even though it is important to the case: See Below--

"I heard the yell for help, one yell for help, and then I heard another... excruciating type of yell. It didn't almost sound like 'help.' It just sounded so painful... two men on the grass, one on top of each other ... And then I heard the gunshots, which, to me, were more like pops than they were like a bang ... Within a couple of seconds after the shots, one of the men was walking toward where I was watching, and I could see him a little bit clearer. Could see that it was a Hispanic man. He didn't appear hurt or anything else." -- Eyewitness talking to CNN's Anderson Cooper

That^^ was one of the actual witnesses to this case, but his words have intentionally been buried. The interesting aspect of this, which has nothing to do with the actual case, but it shoots holes in the media's race baiting, is that this witness reported Zimmerman as a "LATINO"! See, the guy doesnt even look white to most people! But as this thread suggests, the media has done their best to make him white! He's at least 1/2 Hispanic for God's sake.......
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Originally Posted by NorthernSoutherner View Post
Its not only media bias. I noticed about a year ago that the search engine at Google seems to direct you to left wing websites far, far more often than to moderate or conservative info. I remember looking up Dolores Huerta, the far left, racist Hispanic lady who preached to students in grade schools that "Republicans hate Latinos" over and over. Well, right after a significant story came out about her from conservative tv and radio, I did a Google search for her name. Well, I literally had to click back through 34 pages of left wing praise before I got to any reports about that latest controversy! That happens all the time.
Thats why I check Drudge Report daily so I can get a different view on current events, plus he throws in some whacky stories from time to time. The media will argue that the viewer or reader should identify their angle or bias and choose which organization to patronize, but I don't agree. I already boycott certain media outlets because of their interest in appealing to a certain group. It all has to do with ratings and advertising and ultimately the sponsors and the products they are selling dictate what is broadcast and what isn't.

The bottom line is the news should be delivered objectively and accurately regardless of the audience. When they start to cater to their audience's likes and dislikes that is when an agenda and distortion of the facts creeps in. That is what is happening now, and it has begun to effect the internet and search engines.
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Originally Posted by survivalguy72 View Post
The reason the photos change is because they're being uploaded 1000 different times by a thousand different people using a 1000 different programs.
Just thought since you are so on top of it all, that you'd like a great deal on some beachfront property in Montana...
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Give me a break...

Zimmerman looks just like a cousin of mine.
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What they both actually look like is irrelevant, it is how the media has chosen to represent them that is important. They have continued to use the dated pictures of both men and they favor the mug shot of Zimmerman despite there being new updated pics of him. It all has to do with the psychological impact it has on readers and viewers because it makes him appear guilty and it makes Trayvon appear innocent.

The color of his skin shouldn't be important but it has been magnified in the media. The less he appears to be a minority the easier it is to depict him as racist. To me the response "I think he is black" is good enough to show that he didn't profile Trayvon because of his race, he profiled him because of his demeanor and overall appearance. His ethnicity is neither here nor there....
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