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The Obama Administration’s proposed deal with Iran raises grave concerns about nuclear proliferation, the war on terror and the balance of power in the Middle East. But let’s focus on the real story: Improperly crediting my Photoshop images.
The Drudge Report’s top story, titled “Peace in our Time,” is promoted with a magnificent photo illustration which has since appeared across the Net. It is so magnificent, in fact, that I immediately recognized it as my own. (False humility is a sin, people.)
At first I was excited, then bummed to find I wasn’t credited or linked for my Barack Chamberlain graphic.
I sent the image around Twitter over the weekend, but originally created it for my old blog in 2008. As usual, I embedded a watermark, but, as usual, some nefarious photo editor removed it to push it as their own. Drudge probably found one of the edited versions, slapped it on his website and moved on. I certainly doubt there was any ill intent on his part.
Every so-so blogger has had his/her content appropriated without credit. This goes triple for Photoshoppers. Annoying, but not the end of the world. I just wanted the Internet history books to show that it was I who created the masterpiece and the billions in royalties should be sent to my home address.
Genius photoshop by me.