Clearly, however, photoshop and media fakery can used to destroy people at will.
While I am not a big Rob Ford fan, I do believe there is an orchestrated effort to discredit and remove him by the chattering classes of Toronto.
So the mud has been slung his way at a fast pace, and some is even sticking. He remains mayor, and his polling is still high.
That said, a good media fakery campaign, like this cocaine one today, may do the trick. This is a blatant photoshop job, and as in most fake events, there will be few details of real names of witnesses. Since this is a Fabian style war, the damage in the public’s eye will be done, and it will be one more chink in the armor of a “working people’s” mayor (real or not, but the mayor of Toronto does not have the power of a US city mayor).
I remind you, in our research presented on this blog, that all digital media can be faked. It can be high end or low end with the same effect. You can be shown doing anything anytime anywhere…and there is nothing you can do about it.
Welcome to your brave new digital world!
On a local note, it’s hard to believe that the staid Toronto Star has sunk below tabloid journalism. Its founder must be rolling in his grave.