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August 03, 2005

Katherine 'Blue Eyeshadow' Harris

Katherine Harris has been whining to Sean Hannity about mystery newspapers retouching her photos during the 2000 election.

On Monday, on a conservative radio talk show, Harris, now a
congresswoman from Longboat Key running for the U.S. Senate, hit back,
blaming newspapers for the criticism and charging that some - without
saying which - altered her photographs.

“I’m actually very sensitive about those things, and it’s personally
painful,'’ Harris said when host Sean Hannity asked about her image
problems from 2000.

“But they’re outrageously false, No. 1, and No. 2, you know, whenever
they made fun of my makeup, it was because the newspapers colorized my photograph,'’ Harris said.

She didn’t explain what she meant by “colorized.'’

Asked Tuesday to point to an altered photograph, Harris and her staff
could not.


Most newspapers, including the Tribune, forbid changing photographic

“Manipulating an image in any form is not allowed'’ by The Associated
Press, which distributes photos to newspapers nationwide, said David
Ake, AP national deputy photography director. “We’re pretty adamant about
that. We have terminated people for it.'’

Ake was AP photo editor in Florida during the 2000 recount, “and I can tell
you we did no manipulation whatever,'’ he said.

Good thing bloggers aren't held to the same journalistic standards. We can retouch photos to our heart's content. Blogwood has a coupla good ones of Ms. Katherine 'Blue Eyeshadow' Harris!