Doctored photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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.

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