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Picture of Barack Obama Holding a Phone Upside Down-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: A picture of presidential candidate Senator
Barack Obama talking on the phone---but the phone is upside down (Picture
is at the bottom of this page). The writer of the email says it was
from an Obama photo shoot and implicates that he and his campaign didn't
have the sense to realize what was wrong.
The Truth: The picture is fake.
The original was posted on Photobucket.com (below).. We don't know
when or where it was taken or whether it was posed or candid.
Somebody with photo manipulation
skills did a good job making it appear as though Obama had it all wrong
when he was posing for the picture.
Another difference is that in the original picture the wall over Obama's
right shoulder is bare but in the manipulated photo there is a clock on
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A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Fw: Could be the next President??????
When you are faking a pose for a camera photo opportunity, at least you
can get the phone turned in the right direction!
And he wants to be President??????
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