FearStock: When Reality Is Not As Terrifying As You Need It To Be

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Abby Zimet

Read about the original picture by freelance journalist Chris Floyd here.

When it was revealed that both Sharron Angle and David Vitter, two fear-mongering GOP Senate candidates, were reduced to using the same stock photos of scary-looking Hispanics labelled "illegal aliens," Stephen Colbert helpfully announced
he would address the "tragic shortage" by starting his own "fear-based
photo service." Now it turns out the guys in the picture are actually Mexican farmers unhappy their crops failed - in Mexico.

"There

aren't enough stock photos of scary minorities out there to represent
all the scary minorities we know have got to be out there," said
Colbert. I mean, when you do a search for stock photos of Hispanics, all you
get are Mexicans, who I assume have been photoshopped to look like they
love their families." 

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