Obama Conspiracist Needs Photoshop Lesson

President may not be in that photo, but his knee sure is

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 7, 2011 5:45 PM CDT | Updated Apr 10, 2011 10:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – An author on a mission to prove President Obama is a fraud asserts that a widely circulated photo of Barack Obama with his grandparents is a fake. In his YouTube video, Jack Cashill explains that Obama has been Photoshopped to appear between his grandparents, and he offers up what he says is the "original" Obama-less photo as proof. Trouble is, as Media Matters delights in pointing out, you can still see Obama's knee between them. (The rest of his body has magically disappeared, though.)

Alex Pareene at Salon picks up the case: "What was Barack Obama's knee doing in New York, while the rest of him was in Pakistan, and Indonesia? Dealing drugs? Why are mainstream journalists afraid to ask tough questions about the president's detachable knee? The people have a right to know!" Click to read his full column. See the Cashill video and the "before and after" photos at left.

This photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama with his grandparents, Stanley Armour Dunham and Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, during a visit when Obama was at Columbia University.
This photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama with his grandparents, Stanley Armour Dunham and Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, during a visit when Obama was at Columbia University.   (AP Photo/Obama for America)
A screen grab from YouTube. That's Barack Obama's grandfather on the left, Barack Obama's knee in the center, and his grandmother on the right.
A screen grab from YouTube. That's Barack Obama's grandfather on the left, Barack Obama's knee in the center, and his grandmother on the right.   (YouTube)
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