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I'm Sorry This Is Happening To You: WaPo Loses It Over Altered Photo Of Pelosi In GOP Fundraising Post

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How is this worthy of being national news? Rep Elise Stefanik (R-NY) tweeted a fundraising post with an altered image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a petition post urging her to transmit the articles of impeachment over to the U.S. Senate. Pelosi has dug in, refusing to send them over to the Republican Senate where it awaits certain death. She says she wants a fair trial, though we all know it’s just a way for Democrats to keep impeachment in the news, hopefully, damage Trump in the process, and maybe logroll more nonsense under this big top of absurdity. Sens. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have called on her to send over the articles, saying that this ploy has failed and that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has won. The GOP has the votes to start a trial without a witness agreement. 

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That’s the basis for Stefanik’s petition, which was posted on Twitter.

“Dems obsessed w/ impeachment but won't send articles to the Senate. Why? It's bc  [sic] they don't want a trial that will EXPOSE Schiff's illegal COORDINATION with the Whistleblower. SIGN & DONATE to #PressurePelosi to send the articles!” read the post.

And it was the image of Pelosi that triggered some at The Washington Post:

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) tweeted a petition and fundraising appeal that included what appeared to be an altered photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, drawing a retweet Thursday morning from President Trump.

The tweet marks the second time this week that a House Republican has tweeted a photo that appears to have been manipulated.

On Monday, Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted a fake photo of President Barack Obama shaking hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an apparent effort to criticize the former U.S. leader’s Iran policy.

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The tweet shows a close-up, red-tinted photo of Pelosi, with the lines in the House speaker’s face exaggerated due to the image’s unnaturally high contrast.

The photo is included on a fundraising page that urges donors to add their names to a petition and “Pressure Pelosi Now.” The site is hosted by WinRed, a Republican fundraising platform launched last year to rival the Democratic small-donor platform ActBlue.

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And? What’s the point here? Democrats do the exact same thing. There is this thing called photoshop, liberal media. It’s been around for quite some time. Deal with it. 

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