Remember the Osama-kill? The western USA-affiliated pop culture spectacle?
It was eons ago I know, and I heard that teenagers even cried on their way home after having a celebration of that glorious monumental milestone in USA history. TV reports, newspapers, net blogs, various talk shows, new cultural memes all of them together inserted the one of the many important bits of information continuum in general public’s minds. The spectial heroes of the most powerful (by guns and frustration) country in the world sat up and examined their work, and while doing that, great heroes took the picture of themselves for the next generations to look upon them.
Ok, let me begin with the serious biz now. See, while finishing one of my 4chan sessions recently I stumbled upon the source image of this awe gathering. <3 4chan <3 Here it is:
Now read the metadata of this official picture. You can read it yourself using the google’s picasa for example, just download the pic above, load to picasa and read this thext (text below is encoded into the picture):
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
Now, the media gurus may be know this, but it is worthy not to take things for granted. See, the first important line of this photo’s metadata is: Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. Well those dudes take us for sheep of what? Photoshop pixellisation of classified document :) LOL
Now take the note for your marketing projects or should I say damage control situation techniques. This is the classic focus-off-the-most-important-shit propaganda technique in practice. In front of the noses of all of them who stare at it! And this is just a tip of the iceberg.
the important shit:
:D I did exactly what was the explicit description of the homework considering the original photo above. The homework description: The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials. Well, here is the analysis, political exploitation and mocking without commercial implications. I didn’t do this for the lulz or for any other apragmatic time machine wastener. I did this entirely and utterly to discredit the current USA government which is a major destructional (and trolling:D) force of our times.
THE PICTURE ANALYSIS
I used the http://errorlevelanalysis.com in order to check-up if there are any alternations to the image in question. The original picture was too big for the website to analyze so I sliced a couple of pieces of it and analysed them separately. You can (and should) do it by yourself too! Basically what error level analysis is doing is:
“Error level analysis (ELA) works by intentionally resaving the image at a known error rate, such as 95%, and then computing the difference between the images. If there is virtually no change, then the cell has reached its local minima for error at that quality level. However, if there is a large amount of change, then the pixels are not at their local minima and are effectively original.”
The upper-right corner of the pic:
source pic: http://imgur.com/EZk9h
See the alternations almost all over the sliced pieces of this slice selected corner. Even at the first glance you can tell that the pic is made out of the many other pre-prepared pictures. That was the initial motivation for me to analyse this picture – after a tens of minutes of staring at it, it came to my mind (I saw it :D) that the picture was cleverly assembled.
Next, the Hillary slice:
source pic: http://i.imgur.com/IRM8I.jpg
One can not alter Hillary that much I guess:) Her evilness can not be changed even digitally LOL Here eyes are altered (a good work by the photoshopper to save our souls :) and everything else on this pic too.
Here are a few normal everyday pictures in order to illustrate what does this whole mess mean.
a carnival pic
carnival pic source: http://i.imgur.com/Xan10.jpg
There are several disturbances but not indicating the photoshopping and separate persons assembling. Just a couple of photographer’s light adjustments.
Oh, did I mentioned the Stuxnet threat to all mankind? Evil Iranian nuclear destructive plan? The USA cyberwar preparations in-order-to-save-us-all-plan? Follow the mass media branwashing machines and keep the coke cold :P After we solve all the puzzles that bother us (read: the sacred and secret Jewish anti-muslim conspiracy) the world will be build on the free information flow and child games. Who would need that?