Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi’s office released a very nice photo of female House Democrats. The photo was meant to illustrate the diversely diverse diversity of the Democratic Party:

Just one minor problem: the photo had been doctored.

Not a bad idea. See, the four women in the top row weren’t actually present when the group photo was taken; they arrived late to the party (you can view an original version of the photo here) and were added via Photoshop.

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Nancy just couldn’t bear the thought of shortchanging us on women of color!

Heh.

When asked about the photo, Pelosi defended the move:

Pelosi told a news conference Friday the picture was an accurate historical record of the female lawmakers from her party. She also said it was freezing outside, and that the members were entertaining guests on the day they were sworn in for the 113th Congress.

See? It was just cold! Or something.

https://twitter.com/HuntNevada/status/287234994596892672

Look, Nancy. We know the Democrats have diversity issues, but this isn’t the way to fix them.

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Update:

Wow. Nancy’s Photoshoppers are a talented bunch! Take a gander at the interlopers who tried and failed to get in on the fun:

Snort.

  • DANEgerus

    Fake but Accurate?

  • DANEgerus

    They should have photoshopped that street person out of the pic… oh wait.

  • mickeyco

    I used to think I had a really good vocabulary. Either I’m getting dumber or someone changed the rules. I was taught that you can’t have “doctored” and “accurate” referring to the same picture.

    • phileaux

      Excellent. But you don’t live in Nancy’s world (thank goodness!)

      • mickeyco

        and amen!

    • RightThinking1

      “Doctored” is the new “accurate”…, really…, they teach it all of the ‘journalism’, ‘political science’, and ‘mass communications’ departments.

    • Jay Stevens

      Blame Dan Rather. He changed the rules with his “fake, but accurate” Bush documents.

    • Jay Stevens

      Blame Dan Rather. He changed the rules with his “fake, but accurate” Bush documents.

  • E Mims

    Doctored? These are completely different photos. Many differences. Heads in different directions. Hands in different positions. Girl next to Pelosi has a cane in one, no cane in the other. List goes on.

  • Candice
  • Steve_J

    By Pelosi’s standards (for the sake of argument) wouldn’t a box of crayons also be an accurate description of the diversity of the Democrat party?

    • Tommy

      Oh dear lord…you killing me with your comment. I love it. ha ha ha

    • engineman55

      True View

      • Mary Allen

        Hags…

    • BlueGood

      LMAO…..”The Precious”…………….NO Democratic GROUP PHOTO is complete without Gollum….

      Twitchy, my keyboard is now 1$%^ ac@%& ing…146#$^ up…..afte!$^1r spit7638#^* ting out my Coff!$^%41ee……………

  • d1comment

    Reality is such an elusive thing for Nanzi…

    • $23629333

      Let’s be fair to Nancy. If the man occupying the White House can create a “composite” girlfriend for his auto-biography,* the former Speaker of the House should be able to create a “cut and paste” photo of the new Democrat ladies on Capitol Hill.

      (* I’m assuming that “Dreams from My Father” is still considered an auto-biography, despite it being written – in large part, at least – by Bill Ayers)

    • Dave Logan

      Leaky PEElosi DEPENDS on her group?

      • BlueGood

        ROTFLMAO!

        OMG…..dyin’ here laughing!

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    huh.
    birth certificate, HI dnc 2008 candidate filing edited to remove some lines, she has no issues forging stuff.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Apparently Democrats don’t know how to use Photoshop. This is the second time in two weeks they messed it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vanessa.pawlovich Vanessa Pawlovich

    I could be wrong here, but this one doesn’t seem to be such a big deal to me. The added women really are members, right? They just weren’t there for whatever reason when the picture was taken, so they were photo-shopped in. Now the picture shows all the female members. It would be different if the added women were not actual member of Congress, but were added to showcase “diversity”. So – the picture is “accurate” in that it shows all the women who are democrat members, but “doctored” because women who weren’t present were added. meh. sounds like a non-issue to me.

    • http://archive.is Shepherd

      don’t let elected leaders of any stripe get away with creating fake photos or documents

    • Vin Mavaro

      I agree Vanessa Its no big deal and you wont hear another peep about it on any other media. I do think if Boehner did something similar Letterman would have a top 10 list of republican photo shopped pictures.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      It is amusing in light of the liberal swoon over Bush serving a plastic turkey in Afghanistan. One was the crime of the century to the left. The other? Not so much.

    • GaryTheBrave

      They could have done a frame-in-frame of the missing members. Use their formal Congress portraits along the top.

      They should also have added a list of the members.

  • MoxieLouise

    Isn’t that DWS at the top? Well, I’m sure she was at Vogue doing her 2nd photo shoot. You can’t be in two places at once. And by the way, those Vogue people, now THEY know how to Photoshop!

  • TomJB

    “the members were entertaining guests on the day they were sworn in for the 113th Congress”

    Of course, by “guests” she means “lobbyists”, and by “entertaining” she means “negotiating terms over a specific vote.”

    • freddy

      Enlarging the picture to see if there are any albino women in the pic.

  • AkronGolfMan

    Pelosi’s Photoshop Staff would be better advised to try to doctor up some of the UGLINESS on her face and Hillary Clinton’s.

    • bworei

      And not just those two. I’m realllllllly glad it’s such low resolution. Yuck!

  • For My Liberty

    Maybe she can photoshop Ovomit OUT of office??

    • freddy

      We somewhat did that…the empty chair. :)

  • Haakon Dahl

    WHo is that on the far left (so to speak), Sandra Fluke?

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz didn’t know trhere was a photo shoot.
    She thought she was in line at an outdoor Botox cart.

  • phileaux

    Why fake such a thing? Just take individual photos and make a collage of all the women that Nancy wants to include… kind of like Sorority 2013 photos hung in the sorority house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.boddie Peter Boddie

    This is not a doctored photo, but I believe Nancy would like it nonetheless. It does speak to the importance of examining things carefully, whether a photo or a piece of legislation. Here is the background post.

    http://www.punditpete.blogspot.com/2012/03/tea-party-group-posts-obamacare-message.html

  • mikeb330

    Where in the world is Camen Sandiego?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      With Waldo.

    • GaryTheBrave

      If the election is your idea of a landslide, Carabella, then a single snowflake must be a blizzard in your world.

  • independentjones

    Moral Relativism at its finest. Also, a Photoshop fail of Stygian proportions.

  • beebop1952

    You can use the same phrase to describe Nancy’s face.

  • phileaux

    What if the men of Congress did this?

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    The old bag is clearly suffering the onslaught of Dementia.

  • Tommy

    Pelosi, honey, fake and accurate are contradicting terms.

    Fake meaning false, a fabricated deception.

    Accurate means precise, as in factual or correct.

    The two never meet. But only a liberal is dumb enough to come up with such a conflicting statement.

    But then again liberals do believe that deficits can be reduced by adding more deficits to the original deficit.

    My god your base dumb.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Just like when Romney “lied” about Jeep by telling the truth. Welcome to Demonrat Bizarro world. Or Orwell land. Romney lies by stating a fact, Pissy tells the truth by faking a photo.

  • Michelle

    The Photoshop BS aside, Pelosi referred to the photo as “an accurate record of who women Members of Congress are”? Well, it’s not an accurate record of women members of Congress when it represents only the women of one party and not ALL women in Congress. Must she really have everything explained to her?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Bravo. I didn’t catch that at all. Did she really say “all” or did an edit omit a “Democrat” from her statement, I wonder?

    • vino veritas

      But those are the only women that count to her! To answer to your question, yes she really must. However, giving her a reward such as slapping peanut butter on her gums and letting her lick it off when she gets something right might help with the process a bit.

  • ceemack

    So, in Nanzi’s little mind the photo has been doctored to…make it more accurate?

    And to think that she was third in line for the Presidency…

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    I seem to recall a few weeks back when there were a couple of Demonrat websites taking apart a couple of Romney photos to “prove” they were ‘shopped to make his crowds look bigger. Wonder what they have to say about this?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      The parks service, local law enforcement, and stadium capacity measurements proved that to be false so they dropped it. Now, if you recall Bush and the plastic turkey “crime of the century”, I doubt you’ll find the reactions to be quite the same.

  • douchie

    Working as a professional retoucher for the last 20 years (and being further to the right than almost anyone on this site), I have to tell you I don’t understand why you’re making a big deal out of this. ALL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS YOU SEE ARE RETOUCHED.

    Are the women added after the fact not members of congress? I don’t get it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Four women were photoshopped into the original picture. Yes, the are all members. These two points were acknowledged. Didn’t you read the post before commenting?

      • douchie

        So you think this story is a bunch of nothing too. I wish more people would set aside partisan biases and be honest like you, Jillane.

        • beebop1952

          Let the lieberals (spelling intentional) go first.

          • douchie

            This site is increasingly becoming an echo chamber for all the unsophisticated rubes on the internet. Honest and principled opinions are no longer welcomed. I sometimes wonder if a lot of the most stupid commenters (like beebop1952) aren’t just progressives making asinine comments to destroy the credibility of the right.

  • Right Wired

    First North Korea, now us.

  • Cliff Williams

    LMAO.

  • EconJohn

    and when the domestic workers union police come into my home to ensure I
    have toys that are ethnically diverse, may I photoshop in a a
    transvestite barbie?

  • AkronGolfMan

    The new Women’s Democratic Congress. #PelosiPhotoshops @TwitchyTeam @michellemalkin

  • Bob Cooley

    I don’t see the problem here. Everyone in the pic is in congress, right? There are so many real issues to slam Pelosi on. This is just petty.

    • beebop1952

      We’re just trying to learn from the masters of Petty …

  • Frank DiSalle

    They even have a real alien – someone from Vulcan! Check out the creature in the second row from the top on the far left… 0_o

    • Lady 12

      The one in the brown and green camouflage style dress and the black leggings? I thought she was from the planet Klingon.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        I think that’s a resident homeless skank that sleeps on the Capital steps.

      • Hello Jerry (D)

        That is Keith Richards in drag.

      • RightThinking1

        For a moment, I thought it was a Fluke

  • Lady 12

    Whoever added Gollum should get some kind of award!

  • Jack Deth

    I thought Socialists airbrushed people out of photographs. Unless it was to add segments of crowds to make the audience look larger.

  • geddys_uncle

    Maybe we should just “deem” the picture to have been accurate, and “ahh–ahh–accept it, before we see who’s in it”

  • Lode

    They have to take the picture before they know who’s going to be in it……..

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Ka-ching!

  • Lydia Rodarte-Quayle

    Grumpy Cat

  • Guest

    All the Single Ladies

  • http://www.facebook.com/Raven.Saint Sebastian Kelly

    What’s the Washington definition of “accurate?” I suppose that pic of me being chased by a Tyrannosaur isn’t just hyperbole anymore…

  • BuckTard

    Look Nancy is a douche, but that pic while shopped is what it says. An accurate depiction of the women in congress. Pick a better battle. This one makes ya look nit picky.

    • aztectrumpet

      exactly.

    • TexSizzle

      False: it’s only the women in Congress who are Democratics, so it is *not* an accurate depiction of the women in Congress. Besides, Congress consists of the House of Representatives *and* the Senate.

  • Firebrand98

    Good job Dan

  • Firebrand98

    Obamaclause on the left and Biden on the right. Front row.

  • http://gathman.org/vitae CustomDesigned

    A more honest way to handle the situation would be a collage of mug shots of all the members – that would illustrate the diversity, and doesn’t pretend to be a candid shot.

  • vino veritas

    If I were a racial bean counting liberal then I would have to say there are just too many white people in that picture, so by extension of my flawless liberal logic, this means pelosi and ALL female house democrats MUST be racists. BTW, that is an ‘accurate’ representation of pelosi without cosmetic aid in the bottom right corner of the last picture. Looks like her good side. I see obama accurately captured in there too (in keeping with his policy of never letting a good photo op go to waste) standing on the top left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendakayhaller Brenda Haller

    Where is the Grinch who is stealing America?

  • http://twitter.com/dialville Elizabeth Burtch

    Napalm Nancy believes she can create her own reality and everyone will buy into it.

  • putthehammerdown

    …but people,… people,… ‘Princess Nancy,The Vapid’ thinks massive injections of BoTox are ‘Normal’, so why all the friggen questions?
    Where do you guys live, in a cave or sumthin’….?
    […after the picture they all went to Nancy’s Place and had Light Italian Fare, made by Her Hubby’s servants…a good time was had by all. Darth was the life of the party……..and Gollum handed out all the party favors, and door prizes.]

  • $23629333

    Hope those four women weren’t being “frisked” by Joe Biden while the original photo was being taken.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    Carmen Sandiego! LOL!!

  • Carabella1

    So flocking what. Seriously, Malkin? You have nothing better to do with your time? Grow up.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      Waah. Go back to HuffPoop if you don’t like it.

      • Carabella1

        Nah… It’s more fun screwing with you morons

        • Hello Jerry (D)

          Of course, you trolls love the attention. Gets mighty boring in that basement after a while!

    • TexSizzle

      Take your own advice, and STFU.

      • Carabella1

        Run along and enjoy a big bowl of sour grapes… Yum!
        And, no, dear. I will not STFU. We won, landslide, suck on that.

        • Hello Jerry (D)

          Lame comeback from a lame poster. Go get a job, moocher.

        • TexSizzle

          “Landslide”: what a laugh. You run along and quit agitating. You only think you won; the whole country lost, and you will come to regret having been a part of it. And remember the words of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto:” I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. You leftists have awakened the giant, those of us who love this country, and you are not going to like the results, any more than we like how you are trying to destroy it.

          • Carabella1

            332 to 206… Looks like a landslide to most of us. You must have sucked at math.
            You’re no patriot, hon. You and your Fascist friends have no place in this country.
            Now suck it up, dry your tears and crawl back into the slime from whence you came.

          • TexSizzle

            53% to 47% — far from a landslide. I won’t give my math credentials, because I don’t want to sound like I’m boasting, but my math proficiency is undoubtedly far above yours. You’re projecting again by referring to “you and your Fascist [sic] friends” (should be lower-case f, in case you’re wondering about “[sic]”, unless you’re claiming I’m part of a political party by that name).

            As for “Now … came.”, take your own advice, and crawl back into the slime whence [not “from whence”] you came. And don’t “hon” me. We who wish to save our country from destruction at the likes of you and your ilk are the patriots, and you are on the side of the fascist/communist/socialist totalitarians who wish to destroy it. And remember: they not only destroy their enemies, the patriots; they also destroy those like you, the useful idiots. Grow up, get a life, and think for yourself, instead of regurgitating all the drivel you learned in public/union schools.

            Bless your heart.

          • Carabella1

            You poor, deluded soul. I feel nothing but pity for you.

          • TexSizzle

            As I do for you, bless your heart.

          • Carabella1

            You poor, deluded soul. I feel nothing but pity for you.

          • TexSizzle

            53% to 47% — far from a landslide. I won’t give my math credentials, because I don’t want to sound like I’m boasting, but my math proficiency is undoubtedly far above yours. You’re projecting again by referring to “you and your Fascist [sic] friends” (should be lower-case f, in case you’re wondering about “[sic]”, unless you’re claiming I’m part of a political party by that name).

            As for “Now … came.”, take your own advice, and crawl back into the slime whence [not “from whence”] you came. And don’t “hon” me. We who wish to save our country from destruction at the likes of you and your ilk are the patriots, and you are on the side of the fascist/communist/socialist totalitarians who wish to destroy it. And remember: they not only destroy their enemies, the patriots; they also destroy those like you, the useful idiots. Grow up, get a life, and think for yourself, instead of regurgitating all the drivel you learned in public/union schools.

            Bless your heart.

          • Carabella1

            332 to 206… Looks like a landslide to most of us. You must have sucked at math.
            You’re no patriot, hon. You and your Fascist friends have no place in this country.
            Now suck it up, dry your tears and crawl back into the slime from whence you came.

        • TexSizzle

          “Landslide”: what a laugh. You run along and quit agitating. You only think you won; the whole country lost, and you will come to regret having been a part of it. And remember the words of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto:” I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. You leftists have awakened the giant, those of us who love this country, and you are not going to like the results, any more than we like how you are trying to destroy it.

      • Hello Jerry (D)

        She has reason to be a pain in the @ss. After all Barry promised her free stuff.

  • Hello Jerry (D)
  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Who’s the lady with the yellow turban on her head? And is that Sheila Jackson Lee in the ridiculous looking cowboy hat?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Still trying to figure out why Nancy Pelosi falsely representing information related to Congress is news.

    • aztectrumpet

      It’s not even falsely representing info this time though. Those women are actually are congress members.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        It’s a false representation of reality. Something Pelosi and her ilk have become masters of lately.

  • edward cropper

    ck my blog for a true copy of the female assembly
    http://edwardcropper.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/garybethandadam G & B Kentigian

    at the very least the ladies were placed in the back. whats up with that

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucy.chabot Lucy Chabot

    omg I love gollum. hillarious.

  • RightThinking1

    I long for someone to tell why/when it became un-PC to refer females as ‘females’.

    I mean, putting aside the mixed verb tenses, why would she not say “it was an accurate record of who the female Members of congress are.”

  • Mark James

    This is how stupid they think we are.

  • nc

    Why does Pelosi even make such a bean-counting big deal about “the women?” Again, lady parts seem more important when it comes to solidarity than, oh, let’s say principles?

    • satansidekick

      I agree with you and I;m a woman. it’s the liberal need to pigeon hole everyone.

  • stuckinIL4now

    How could Pelosi say the photo is accurate? Her broom is missing.

  • Mary Allen

    Photo in People Mag. is nauseating of the new female lib senators.
    Tammy Baldwin was photoshopped to actually look decent..and in real life, she’s butt ugly.