In a profile of Press Secretary Jay Carney appearing in the magazine Washingtonian Mom, this photo of the loving family appears:
Cute, isn't it? But, as savvy Twitter users noticed almost immediately, the picture is photoshopped, and not very well at that. The right side of the book case is a mirror image of the left, which poses a slight problem. A problem I like to call “disembodied finger of a child floating in air”! It's a common photoshop mistake:
Now we're used to Jay Carney giving us the finger, but to lop off his kid's pinkie to prove a point is rather extreme. In any case, it's amusing to note the lengths to which the media will go to make Democratic bureaucrats appealing to us.
In the run up to the 2008 election, the Atlantic hired a hate-fueled leftist photographer who took unflattering photos of John McCain for their profile. And yet here we have a popular magazine going out of its way to make the condescending Jay Carney look more human. Because they'd do the same for Bush, right?
In summary, the media are giving the American people “the finger.”