I heard a story on Monday afternoon about some picture of Barry that had been photoshopped (or not) showing him in some somehow insulting getup. Having seen the picture finally today, I don't see what the big deal is. Then I found another version which must be the photoshopped version which shows... well you can see for yourself the difference.
The version I got was too small for me to even tell if it was Obama. But there's certainly a difference between the two.
What's cleverly insidious about the shopped picture is that it's too small for me to detect photoshopping. Generally these things are easy to spot. This one is not.
At any rate there's some controversy about who is circulating this picture, but again I don't find it particularly offensive. It's a simple lie. Considering the dozens of monkey pictures I've seen of GWBush over the past few years, I'm waiting for that level of caricature to surface. This is, after all, the same country that made P.T. Barnum & Flavor Flav rich. There are few levels of uncivil ridicule to which Americans will not stoop. This is just low rent stupid stuff. Let it go people.