Doctored photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

17 08 2007

Cross Posted from   Right Truth

Doctored Arpaio photo tied to immigrant rights activist (Hat tip Phillip Costa)

A Latino rights activist has been called to question for distributing by email a doctored photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Ku Klux Klan garb pulling a noose towards a man in a sombrero and serape.Elias Bermudez of Immigrants Without Borders said that in hindsight it was “poor taste” to forward the image late Tuesday to several dozen people, including members of the media.

Bermudez has recently been involved in a public war of words with Arpaio, whose deputies are enforcing immigration laws. “I hope he understands that someone is playing a bad joke,” Bermudez said. “But he also needs to know whoever put it together is expressing the feelings of the Hispanic community…We really fear Joe Arpaio.”

The sheriff said he was upset with the photo but not deterred. “There are certain factions that would like me to go away,” Arpaio said. “The more they go after me, the more I’m going to lock up the illegals.” (AZCentral)

Let me say here that photo-manipulations of public figures, friends, relatives, whoever — is fun and something we here at Right Truth encourage. However, to pass a photo-manipulation off as the real thing is a bit “no-no” no matter who you are. Distributing that photo as real is even worse. Reuters got caught doing this during the Israeli-Hezbollah Summer War last year.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

Other reading:

Chertoff still doesn’t get it on illegal immigration, The Virtuous Republic

Open Thread, Break Time and a Reminder, Froehammer’s Anvil

Ted Rall: Bush Should Commit Suicide, 123Beta

Maryland Food Collective: Anti-Semites, Woman Honor Thyself

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The Uncooperative Radio Show! Special Weekend of 08-17-07

17 08 2007

This is going to be a jam packed weekend!

Friday 8pm to 10pm EasternSpecial Guest Dr. Jerome Corsi will be discussing his Latest book Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders
Saturday 7pm to 10pm Eastern – Continued coverage of the Anti-SPP/North American Union Rally!
Sunday 8pm to 10pm Eastern -Regular show.

I will also be co-hosting the coverage of the Anti-SPP/North American Union Rally in Seattle Washington with Paul “the Voice” Stanton. This Will begin Friday with the pre-rally show 6-8pm eastern on Freedom Fighter Radio, followed by Saturday’s coverage of the actual rally, co-hosted by Paul and Myself, on Freedom Fighter Radio from 4-7pm eastern, coverage will continue on my Show 7pm- 10pm. Jim Stach From Freedom Fighter Radio will be on scene for live coverage in all cases.

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