Feb 6, 2008

Photoshop of horrors embarrasses Memphis weekly

Written by Jennifer Brooks

There was a problem with the photo of state Rep. Stacey Campfield that the alt-weekly Memphis Flyer ran last week. (See original story here).

It was a fake.

Faked image

Original image

Turns out, the picture of Campfield holding up what looked like a bumper sticker with the legend “Confederate Values” was a photo manipulation that a blogger threw together as a joke — and that the newspaper apparently found online and took at face value.

Campfield was not amused.

“Most of the time you can somewhat trust the Main Stream Media,” he wrote Saturday on his Camp4U blog. “Yes, they will many times have a liberal slant and many times the editorial pages look like they were drafted by a Karl Marx starter class, but still, at least they report facts.”

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