Is This the Most Incompetent Photoshopped Propaganda Ever?

By Jesus Diaz on at

Look at this joke of an image. It's so stupidly absurd that either the Chinese government photoshoppers didn't really give a f*ck about it, or they are the most incompetent Photoshop operators on the planet.

It's even more absurd when you consider the nature of the image: officials inspecting a landscaping project. Why did they paste officials inspecting a landscaping project? I understand the desire to turn ten missiles into twenty, but why the hell would you order your Photoshoppers to insert officials inspecting a landscaping project? It defies belief.

Luckily, some Chinese publications are quick to point out the problems:

Recently on the Zhejiang Hangzhou Yuhang government official website, a piece of news titled "Completion and Transfer of the Green Landscaping Project of Nanhu Beach Park" attracted attention. While there's nothing strange about this piece of news itself, the highlight was that in the attached image, the five males in the photo are "floating" above the greenbelt [green landscaping" and pedestrian path, with obvious traces of image manipulation [composition of two images]. Netizens say government leaders have all learned how to "airwalk".

Oh well. At least the kids are having fun. [People's Daily via China Smack]