Old Collage Try Fails

David Saltonstall, New York Daily News, July 6

A picture isn’t always what it seems—especially in politics.

Democratic mayoral wanna-be Virginia Fields—whose campaign slogan is “A Mayor for All New Yorkers”—cut-and-pasted a diverse group of citizens into a campaign flyer in a bid to make it look like she has broad support.

The photo shows the Manhattan borough president standing in front of a TV microphone surrounded by a multiethnic group—black, Asian, Latino and white.

Anyone looking at the picture might be forgiven for thinking it was a real scene from the campaign trail.

!<)collage.jpg! But Fields’ campaign guru Joe Mercurio acknowledged yesterday that the picture was actually a “collage” created from at least four different photos—and that an Asian couple, a woman who appears to be white or Hispanic and men of different races were all pasted into the image. {snip}


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