Five Minute Photoshop. Fail.

As Charles Dickens wrote in the opening sentence of “A Tale of Two Cities” in referring to the Internet;

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Actually I believe Dickens was referring to the French Revolution, but it better describes the state of the Internet circa year 2008. Out of viciousness, vindictiveness, or the joy of smearing, a phony Photoshop of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has begun to appear on the Interent: has tracked down the original and busted the above picture.

Alaska governor Sarah Palin quickly became the object of such attention when Senator John McCain selected her as his running mate for the 2008 presidential election. The image displayed above, of a bikini-wearing, rifle-toting Sarah Palin, began circulating on the Internet within days of the announcement that she had been tapped for the vice-presidential spot on the 2008 Republican ticket. It’s purely a digital manipulation, however, created by pasting an image of her head onto this original photo (of a bikini-clad woman holding a BB gun, not a rifle):

It’s safe to assume the top image is a phony, too. I mean, would Jackie Onassis wear a pearl necklace with a flag bathing suit?

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