City Hall has published their annual Rising Stars: 40 Under 40 edition spotlighting government-connected people under the age of 40 who they think may be "going places". Apparently, one of them did go somewhere ... so a bad attempt to Photoshop him out of this photo was made and accidentally posted on City Hall's website. Did the mystery man perhaps lose the Dem primary or get indicted?
(The photo has since been cropped and reposted.)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
How not to publish a newspaper... Photoshop edition
Posted by Queens Crapper at 1:28 PM
Labels: photography, photoshop
Kevin beat me to it. But then again, if anyone stands a chance of identifying a ghost from New York's past (even if only by his shoes), it's Kevin! :)
In the good ole soviet days in Russia, when a person was "removed" from office, it was the responsibility of all citizens to know this immediately, and to examine all their publications to look for any photo appearance of that person in any books, newspapers or magazines.
Once discovered, each citizen was then required to remove the photo.
The KGB could enter any home at any time. If a photo of a "removed" person was discovered, the household residents themselves were removed.
Now, if, later on, a once-upon-a-time "removed" person were reinstated, dead or alive, citizens were now required to know this immediately. Each citizen was to now "reinstate" the photo in the publication from which it had been earlier removed.
Now, try to imagine the household dilemma: Do you keep the photo once removed, in case the person is later reinstated?
What do they tell the KGB if the photo is discovered in a drawer somewhere during a search?
The Commissar system was terror - daily, everywhere.
Do we really want to keep this Commissar around? Let's remove him, and all his photos and all his works. Then we must vow to NEVER reinstate him into our history.
Let's dump this Commissar now and forever!
We can use his pictures for toilet paper in the depression that is coming, that he brought on, and never warned us of.
Dump this turd!
Oh my gosh it's Chameleon Man!!!
This is priceless.
It's Dagwood Bumstead, carrying packages from his wife Blondie's latest shopping trip to Tudbury's Department Store.
Bumstead's wife is hot. But seriously folks, can we get a building inspector to check up on that photoshopped column?
The ghost man is Matt Mahoney...I don't why he was vaporized in the photo though...
From Wikipedia: Matthew Mahoney is currently a senior advisor to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s reelection campaign, serving as the lead Republican member of the campaign team and tasked with garnering support among Republicans citywide. Under his direction, Mayor Bloomberg gained the support of all five of New York City's Republican Counties, a first in the Mayor's three elections.
Most recently, Matthew was the Executive Director of the New York State Senate Republican Committee , based in Albany, New York, overseeing the efforts of Republican Senators in the legislature.
Matthew served as a senior political adviser for the Rudolph W. Giuliani Presidential Committee. In addition to his position, he also took on the role of Giuliani’s chief New York State strategist. He built and managed a New York staff and briefed New York donors on campaign strategy, press issues and events.
Reaf more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Mahoney
I believe it's because he is in another photo with Eric Ulrich. They had him in there twice.
Liz Benjamin (in the pic) references this website from her Daily News blog and acknowledges it is Mr. Mahoney.
My Muscovite husband says the story "Taxpayer" wrote is not true, that maybe Taxpayer read that in a book of fiction.
"In the good ole soviet days in Russia, when a person was "removed" from office, it was the responsibility of all citizens to know this immediately, and to examine all their publications to look for any photo appearance of that person in any books, newspapers or magazines...
The KGB could enter any home at any time. If a photo of a "removed" person was discovered, the household residents themselves were removed..."
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