NOM Tries to Explain Why It Manipulated Photos…Yeah good luck…
Recently i posted about NOM faking a photo to make it look like tens of thousands in New Hampshire support the repeal of gay marriage. Well the dumbass got caught and now Brian bottom Brown is trying his best to explain it as more if symbolic move. As apposed to the truth which is that the MAJORITY of people in NH do not want the law repealed.
The re-imagining of history was first caught by the Good As You blog, run by Jeremy Hooper, who noted that the picture of thousands of cheering supporters was actually from Reuters and of a rally in Columbus, Ohio.
Then MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow directed her large audience to Hooper’s discovery, and now NOM is trying to explain it all away.
“They object to us using a photo of a crowd scene, which symbolizes the tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters who are part of our effort,” Brown wrote. “They’re upset that the photo was not taken at a NOM rally. Seriously?! NOM using a common use photo in the public domain is considered a great scandal, yet they can redefine marriage?”
Of course, the photo in question isn’t in the “public domain,” as Brown contends. In fact, bloggers discovered that the two other photos used in the NOM “collage” (that’s what Brown is calling it) were from pro-gay photographers keeping tabs on the group. The photographers had posted their pictures on Flickr under a license that requires them to be credited if used (and they weren’t credited).
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