Posts Tagged ‘Alabama’


March 14, 2015

For days now, FOXNews has hammered on the New York Times about cropping G.W. Bush out of a photograph taken at the 50th anniversary of the Selma march. The problem is that the evidence they continue to use to make the case is false.

The link below shows one discussion of the photo and article presented on FNC. While the discussion is valid; there should have been earlier mention of Bush’s presence, two different photos are presented as one.

Yes, George W. Bush was probably within camera view in the photo that made the prime spot of the front page.  And, he may well have been cropped out. But please FOX, don’t insult my intelligence by showing me two different photos and claiming otherwise.

Here is a 5 minute video. Pay particular attention to the intro and first photo. It is described as being taken on the Edmond Pettus bridge, but no evidence of a bridge exists. The front line people are holding hands and appear to be walking. At marker 0.36 of the video is the photo being compared and said to be cropped. It shows Bush off to the right. The people are milling about preparing for the march.

Bush may have been in the same relative position when the photo shown first was taken, but who can truly say that he was cropped out?