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

Teletraan1

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The fact that I have seen her get a more honest interview on both Fox News (she has been on Tucker at least 3x and Martha MacCallum) and Joe Rogan is all I need to know about how she is treated by her own party and the media lapdogs. She went on MSNBC and CNN and both times they harangued her about being an Assad apologist. Her only direct questions at these debates were pay gap, you hate LGBT and having to respond to that idiot Ryan. Putting a zit on her face was just a cherry on top.
 

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That's very odd, but I'm still inclined to believe that it was the byproduct of some kind of glitch, rather than an intentional action. That there would be a pimple filter on the software managing the live feed just seems....too weird.
 
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That's very odd, but I'm still inclined to believe that it was the byproduct of some kind of glitch, rather than an intentional action. That there would be a pimple filter on the software managing the live feed just seems....too weird.
A glitch that accidentally adds a face-tracking zit?

This was definitely an intentional act. It was quite obviously done to make her look bad. It's a small detail, but small details go a long way during debates.
 

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That's very odd, but I'm still inclined to believe that it was the byproduct of some kind of glitch, rather than an intentional action. That there would be a pimple filter on the software managing the live feed just seems....too weird.
It's not a pimple filter it's a special effect filter and somebody decided to use it to project a pimple on her chin.

It's some sad shit and the DNC are fucked in the head.
 

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There is a delay between recording and broadcast. The DNC is only allowing specific networks to cover their debates. We’ve seen apps that can change your look and have face tracking. The only thing I can conclude is that the media will chose their candidate soon and quickly deploy digital alterations of what a candidate says in case they screw up. And then release the feed to the public. Someone somehow needs to watch out for such occurrences.
 

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I'm less concerned with this pimple shit than I am with Gabbard delivering the stupidest line of the night (which says a lot):

"We've closer to nuclear war than ever before."

Guess she never heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
 

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Man, I was looking to see if NBC released a statement about this and found this


super fucked up
They should have just dubbed in the Wilhelm Scream:
 

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This seems so bizarrely petty that I find it hard to believe someone from the DNC was not behind it.

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!
The DNC corruption being revealed was part of what cost Hillary the election, so I guess people did care.

Man, I was looking to see if NBC released a statement about this and found this


super fucked up
I had no idea.

I thought it sounded distorted in the "original" audio, but I remember from the time that radio shows definitely further distorted it (Hannity, Rush, etc.). Of course, you'd expect the enemy party to do that lol
 

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May I further add, @CyberPanda that it speaks testaments to what happens to people that go through the military. It turns everyone fine. You may enter ugly, you’re sharp and fine when you leave.
Truth to this.

Best part about military is that first trip home and seeing your ex who ended it when you left for basic.
 

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This is the absolutely most autistic thing I ever saw regarding live television.

First of all, who cares if she has a blemish on her chin, second who the fuck checks the whole footage for this.

What the goddamn fucking hell is happening in the US right now?

How can THIS be important enough to utilize a lot of tech to remove it and otherwise how can this be important enough for people to reeee about it?

What the hell is happening here?
 

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This is the absolutely most autistic thing I ever saw regarding live television.

First of all, who cares if she has a blemish on her chin, second who the fuck checks the whole footage for this.

What the goddamn fucking hell is happening in the US right now?

How can THIS be important enough to utilize a lot of tech to remove it and otherwise how can this be important enough for people to reeee about it?

What the hell is happening here?
Stop deflecting and acting as official spin doctor on behalf of mainstream media and the DNC.

A bit of honesty, introspection and humility would go a long way to aiding your credibility here rather than desperately trying to hand wave this away with a piss poor partisan take in defense of "the party".

You are not fooling anyone.
 

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Stop deflecting and acting as official spin doctor on behalf of mainstream media and the DNC.

A bit of honesty, introspection and humility would go a long way to aiding your credibility here rather than desperately trying to hand wave this away with a piss poor partisan take in defense of "the party".

You are not fooling anyone.
Lol wut.
 

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This is the absolutely most autistic thing I ever saw regarding live television.

First of all, who cares if she has a blemish on her chin, second who the fuck checks the whole footage for this.

What the goddamn fucking hell is happening in the US right now?

How can THIS be important enough to utilize a lot of tech to remove it and otherwise how can this be important enough for people to reeee about it?

What the hell is happening here?
Surely you would agree that it is far more petty to pull this in the first place than it is to react to it?
 
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I don’t understand the cost benefit of this decision. Unless they are just testing it for later use.

Imagine a future where one candidate looks bad due to lighting / editing effects and the other looks good.

We all know about the famous Nixon a Kennedy debates, where listeners said Nixon won and watchers said Kennedy did.

Is it such a stretch that bad actors would want to manipulate the relative appearance of candidates to support a specific outcome?

This might just be a dry run of the technology.
 

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Still not sure why she's part of the DNC. She'd be a good addition to Trump's team.
 

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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.

Such popularity
Biden be shaking in his boots
 

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This might just be a dry run of the technology.
More likely this is just the first time it got caught with undeniable proof before getting memory holed/edited for reposting.

I remember Freedom Gates Co. posted about Booker saying something ridiculous and him not being able to find it. That really makes you think what this could have been. Who is to say that the videos these companies post to their sites or YouTube have not been altered? How these media companies work is a total black box.
 

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Still not sure why she's part of the DNC. She'd be a good addition to Trump's team.
No she wouldn’t.

She continuously questions his decisions in public and she’s socialist-life. She support free tuition and Medicare for all. She’s not gonna fuck you just cause you support her.
 
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HarryKS

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No she wouldn’t.

She continuously questions his decisions in public and she’s socialist-life. She support free tuition and Medicare for all. She’s not gonna fuck you just cause you support her.
That escalated quickly. Don't read too much into it.
 

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More likely this is just the first time it got caught with undeniable proof before getting memory holed/edited for reposting.

I remember Freedom Gates Co. posted about Booker saying something ridiculous and him not being able to find it. That really makes you think what this could have been. Who is to say that the videos these companies post to their sites or YouTube have not been altered? How these media companies work is a total black box.
Interesting.

Imagine a livestream by google where an algorithm intentionally picks the camera that provides the worst angle or sound quality for the candidate they don’t like (makes them look short etc) and does the opposite to the candidate they favor.

This stuff was science fiction 10 years ago.

I’d venture a bet google could do this pretty easily with a learning algorithm by overlaying those ongoing debate polls against visual imagery and then applying that algorithm to camera control in real time.

Forget post processing, they could alter perception in real time, distort or tweak sound levels etc.

Fucking scary.
 

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Another qoute from Tulsi on this "Let me tell you, I didn't intentionally edit myself, but now, I wish I had. For it's not me who has been exposed, but you. For I have seen the pimple on your soul."
Mami Prez if she said that!
 
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No, this incident is not going to change election outcomes, but it's fucked up and shouldn't be happening. It also tells us they're willing to distort reality and smear anyone if given the opportunity to.
I think it's may be more insidious that that. I feel like it's almost an advanced, mutated, form of gaslighting. Most people won't notice. The very few who do will create videos, and then only another select few will look into it while it will also have it's natural deniers [as seen in this thread]. Ultimately, very few people will care, and those that continue to talk about mainstream media putting 'digital pimples' on low tier candidates look crazy.

This would explain why the blemish is so small and insignificant. Perhaps they aren't smearing Tulsi, they're attempting to paint anyone who discusses it as crazy.

I don't know. After the assorted glitches that followed Ron Paul around his debates, anything is possible.

And I'm glad to see Dean come up. They destroyed his campaign with intentional editing.
 
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More likely this is just the first time it got caught with undeniable proof before getting memory holed/edited for reposting.

I remember Freedom Gates Co. posted about Booker saying something ridiculous and him not being able to find it. That really makes you think what this could have been. Who is to say that the videos these companies post to their sites or YouTube have not been altered? How these media companies work is a total black box.
Cmon dude, you don't think somebody would be able to corroborate what he saw if it aired in front of millions of viewers?
 
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That's honestly a little unnerving. Even though it's not the biggest concern for most people, I imagine it's meant to play on the subconscious. On a subconscious level, a candidate with facial blemishes can be seen as less appealing by audiences than one without them. I see it as similar to the impression you give off with your attire.

I just don't enjoy the thought that I cant even entirely trust what I'm witnessing live with my own eyes. Brave new world.
 

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That's honestly a little unnerving. Even though it's not the biggest concern for most people, I imagine it's meant to play on the subconscious. On a subconscious level, a candidate with facial blemishes can be seen as less appealing by audiences than one without them. I see it as similar to the impression you give off with your attire.

I just don't enjoy the thought that I cant even entirely trust what I'm witnessing live with my own eyes. Brave new world.
Begun, the deepfake wars have.
 
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No, this incident is not going to change election outcomes, but it's fucked up and shouldn't be happening. It also tells us they're willing to distort reality and smear anyone if given the opportunity to.
Wait you already forgot about Bernie being screwed over. We know this already!!!!
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Tulsi resigning from the DNC and Donna Brazille? . Whats more surprising is they have not done more smearing,
 
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