Department of Rhetoric and Writing

The University of Texas at Austin

The pixelator

Following up on Nate’s post about retouched photos, The Daily Show has revealed some contemporary presidential image-retouching:

Apparently the Vice President has had his residence pixelated on Google Earth. Interestingly, the White House and Congress are left in high-resolution. Update: The YouTube video I had orignially linked is gone, so I replaced it with a video from Comedy Central’s site. I was informed, however, that the video will “expire on July 28, 2007.”

Add new comment

WYSIWYG

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
2 + 12 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.