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2009-04-28 17:28:28.200314+00 by ebradway 4 comments

I really appreciate the youthful enthusiasm the Obama administration has brought to the Federal Government. But, for the sake of all things progressive, please stop these sophomoric acts... You want a photo of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background? Ever hear of Photoshop?!? I mean, the movie industry can mock up aliens and spacecraft that look pretty darned real. Photoshoping airplanes in flight is probably one of easiest tricks to pull off. I bet it would take any half-decent graphic artist maybe two hours of billable time. Which I bet is a heck of a lot cheaper than what it costs to launch Air Force One - not to mention two fighter escorts - or the cost of panicking Manhattan and shutting down hundreds of businesses!

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#Comment Re: 9/11 Redux made: 2009-04-28 18:36:09.196582+00 by: jeff

If you recall, clandestine elements of our DOD were possibly flying other planes in that airspace on or about 9/11.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-29 15:29:00.549307+00 by: ebradway

Hah - the meme has expanded. The Daily-News is running a Create-your-own NYC Air Force One flyover photo ... we did piece.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-30 17:06:46.207661+00 by: Medley

I suggested the same thing to someone today - apparently the DoD has had their hand spanked for 'fake photos' so that's why Photoshop was not an option. At least that's the word on the street. I have no idea what the details are or what the actual policy is or whence it comes.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-30 17:25:22.288244+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I can see all sorts of reasons why image manipulation could get folks in trouble. Of course there's always the "do your propaganda without superimposing Air Force One over the Statue of Liberty" option...

And I'm surprised I haven't seen this yet: