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A digital pimple was composited onto Tulsi Gabbard's face during the Dem debate

EviLore

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Close-up of it disappearing:



This stretched my suspension of disbelief pretttttty far, and most of the discussions were citing the same off-screen cropped video, but I checked official video stream and confirmed it:

Digital pimple (timecoded):


This is not something on a video camera sensor element. It tracks a position on her face, then disappears instantly.


TMZ originally reported it:




Tulsi responded:

 

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Propaganda machine gonna churn churn churn. It's quite sad that Democrats are bending over and getting suckered again by the establishment wing of their own party. I heard about this last night in a podcast about the N. Korea coverage but didn't think much of it.

Crazy that there's some actual weight behind the accusation. Yang's mic gets cut. Fake pimple. This is election meddling but of course the media won't raise a stink about their own faults. No, they'll just whinge about how a bunch of Russian bots are propping up Tulsi Gabbard.
 

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Media is ridiculous.
The pimple makes her more of a real person.

I’d be phased about them messing with my face.
 
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LMAO, the DNC is a weird mix of corrupt and incompetent.

It's 1984, so I highly doubt this will get any traction, although I hope it does. Time will tell.

This is 100% election meddling
 
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This lady has more skincare issues than a pimple on her chin. Her cheek pores are huge and it's obvious she is self concious about it by trying to cover it up with layers of makeup. I hate to say it, but the majority of people will judge her on their initial impression, and that impression is that she has crooked teeth, huge pores, some sort of white streak on her hair which is obviously dye already, and bad skincare. Whatever resonating message she had was perhaps lost in that initial impression just like Yang's stumpling opening remarks.
 
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yeah i mean they can live project digital graphics on a football field and have players run over it and have it look seemless, this kind of live photoshop for HD software has probably been on the market for a decade now. the debates are a tv production anyways, why wouldn't they do this?

it's totally fucked up tho. people need to realize how often the media lies. one issue where Trump is still far ahead of everyone else.
 
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I imagined that it was just a case of some kind of software hiding pimples and other imperfections, but since she seemingly says it never was there, this makes you really wonder. Why would anyone add a pimple to her face? That makes no sense to me. My rational side tells me that there's some other reasons for why what seemed like a pimple appeared, but even that really doesn't make sense with how it followed her. I thought maybe she had some food or something stuck there, but I don't really see it falling off either.
 

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I imagined that it was just a case of some kind of software hiding pimples and other imperfections, but since she seemingly says it never was there, this makes you really wonder. Why would anyone add a pimple to her face? That makes no sense to me. My rational side tells me that there's some other reasons for why what seemed like a pimple appeared, but even that really doesn't make sense with how it followed her. I thought maybe she had some food or something stuck there, but I don't really see it falling off either.
TMZ checked photographs from the event and couldn't spot the blemish. It was additive, not a subtractive filter.

TMZ said:
Btw, we also combed through a bunch of photos of Gabbard from last night -- check the gallery -- and the Congresswoman ain't pimpin' ... as in, there's no sign of the mystery zit. Or whatever it is ... was."

 

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I imagined that it was just a case of some kind of software hiding pimples and other imperfections, but since she seemingly says it never was there, this makes you really wonder. Why would anyone add a pimple to her face? That makes no sense to me. My rational side tells me that there's some other reasons for why what seemed like a pimple appeared, but even that really doesn't make sense with how it followed her. I thought maybe she had some food or something stuck there, but I don't really see it falling off either.
This has been done before.

Q13 Fox staffer fired after TV station airs altered Trump video

Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/tv/trump-tongue-trick-lands-seattle-tv-station-q13-fox-in-hot-water/

That's why I've said time and time again, be careful lefties, all those tricks you're using against Trump can and will be used against your own.
 
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TMZ checked photographs from the event and couldn't spot the blemish. It was additive, not a subtractive filter.




Normally I'd be like "lol TMZ", but in this particular case they are one of the outlets best-suited to get to the bottom of the pimple mystery. Fabricating celebrity gossip out of the smallest thing is their forte, but if even they can't find a pimple...
 
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Tulsi is a democrat. So wouldn't someone digitally adding a zit to make her look bad mean it's likely a republican goofing around with editing/camerawork?
 
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Tulsi is a democrat. So wouldn't someone digitally adding a zit to make her look bad mean it's likely a republican goofing around with editing/camerawork?
A Republican working for NBC? :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Yes! It was surely those evil Republicans responsible. The DNC has no history of sabotaging its own candidates. Nope. No history whatsoever.
 

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Making Tulsi less attractive via skin blemishes in real-time? It echoes the weponization of the effects learned from radio vs tv in the Nixon vs. Kennedy debates.

 

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Tulsi is a democrat. So wouldn't someone digitally adding a zit to make her look bad mean it's likely a republican goofing around with editing/camerawork?
The far left has fully rejected her. Those who like her are generally anti-war democrats, centrists, and even republicans.
 
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Making Tulsi less attractive via skin blemishes in real-time? It echoes the weponization of the effects learned from radio vs tv in the Nixon vs. Kennedy debates.

No amount of airbrushing or digital modifications can make this face not look like a bitter ex-wife with zero sense of humor.

 

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This lady has more skincare issues than a pimple on her chin. Her cheek pores are huge and it's obvious she is self concious about it by trying to cover it up with layers of makeup. I hate to say it, but the majority of people will judge her on their initial impression, and that impression is that she has crooked teeth, huge pores, some sort of white streak on her hair which is obviously dye already, and bad skincare. Whatever resonating message she had was perhaps lost in that initial impression just like Yang's stumpling opening remarks.
She's still the best looking female candidate. I would think anyone looking to disparage her would be aware of that and might be so inclined to digitally add to her flaws - which doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility considering her anti-war views That said, adding a small chin zit seems a bit too subtle for this to be intentionally malicious as it doesn't have the intended effect. Definitely bizarre though...
 

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Looks like one of the sensor pixels going out. Cam was probably setup a an hour beforehand so it could just be heat and timing making it appear and dissapear like that. No one is sitting there adding pimples live with current TV budgets.
 

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Looks like one of the sensor pixels going out. Cam was probably setup a an hour beforehand so it could just be heat and timing making it appear and dissapear like that. No one is sitting there adding pimples live with current TV budgets.
It tracks to her facial movement, not to camera movement. It's not a dead sensor pixel.
 

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This lady has more skincare issues than a pimple on her chin. Her cheek pores are huge and it's obvious she is self concious about it by trying to cover it up with layers of makeup. I hate to say it, but the majority of people will judge her on their initial impression, and that impression is that she has crooked teeth, huge pores, some sort of white streak on her hair which is obviously dye already, and bad skincare. Whatever resonating message she had was perhaps lost in that initial impression just like Yang's stumpling opening remarks.
She was the most searched for Democrat politician on Google after the debate. Are you seriously suggesting that they will dismiss her policies because she doesn't look like a fashion model?
 
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Seriously, how can anyone trust this party?

Mic's cutting out and this with rigged polls and Google searches coupled with rigging it for Hillary last go round makes me think people enjoy being fucked and lied to by the Democratic party. The mental gymnastics you have to go through to still believe in this hat full of assholes is astonishing.
 

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i'm trying hard to understand what's going on here ...

it reflects light at one point, then vanishes

meh, seems like some kinda glitch in the matrix (you pentagon mudda fuckas)
 
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Mic's cutting out and this with rigged polls and Google searches coupled with rigging it for Hillary last go round makes me think people enjoy being fucked and lied to by the Democratic party. The mental gymnastics you have to go through to still believe in this hat full of assholes is astonishing.
This is the real tampering and collusion, not Russia.

They are just projecting their tactics the past 2+ years.
 

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Tulsi is a democrat. So wouldn't someone digitally adding a zit to make her look bad mean it's likely a republican goofing around with editing/camerawork?
The explanation is much simpler than that some republican operatives have secretly infiltrated the network and sabotaging the primaries.
She is basically too popular and a threat to Biden and Harris cruising to victory.
 

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very weak damage control, you are not as clever as you think you are.
You know what, you're right. How could it be any thing less than the NWO. I bet she's tanking in the polls now.

I bet the average Joe really cares about this tomfoolery. The Democrats are corrupt!
 
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