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Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Make-Up

Who doesn't remember Katherine Harris' outrageous makeup during the 2000 Bush v. Gore election campaign? Now, she's charging the newspapers "colorized" her photos to heighten it.

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. Her response to the question, said spokesman Adam Goodman, was, ``I haven't worn blue eye shadow since the seventh grade when I was in the Girl Scouts.'' She didn't name a newspaper that showed blue eye shadow.

Okay, who can be the first one to find a photo of Ms. Harris wearing blue eyeshadow? Never mind, I just found one.

Original which shows even bluer here.

One more.

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  • Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#1)
    by Darryl Pearce on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    They were making fun of Kerry because he looked like Lurch. And now Ms Harris is complaining? As Stossel would say: "Give me a break!"

    I saw her many times on television, different channels, and she looked the same way. Like a clown.

    Tammy Faye had nothing on her!

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#3)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    Okay, who can be the first one to find a photo of Ms. Harris wearing blue eyeshadow?
    Make that one that hasn't been colorized... ;-)

    It was bad enough when Ted Turner colorized the opening and closing to Wizard of Oz, but now to colorize Frau Blucher? How......silly.

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#5)
    by MikeDitto on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    Is she saying that they painted in blue eye shadow or that they just got the color balance wrong? Because if you adjust the color balance to make the red and blue in the flag the correct colors (assumign the flag was made correctly), she looks even worse.

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#6)
    by jarober on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    I rather suspect that if a conservative made fun of a Democratic woman, TL and the entire left would be up in arms. Is this the best you can do?

    i live in sarasota please someone provide a link or some verbiage on ANYTHING this woman has done for her constituents

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#8)
    by Sailor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    Make that one that hasn't been colorized
    She complained about still fotos, TV showed the same. She also couldn't 'name names.' And funny how the official house fotos and movies show her with blue eye shadow ... which she hasn't worn since 7th grade.

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#9)
    by Sailor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    troll sez "I rather suspect that if a conservative made fun of a Democratic woman" You mean like lamebaugh referring to Chelsea Clinton as the white house dog? rethugs constantly comment on looks, e.g. John Kerry's hair, Teresa Heinz Kerry's face, Hillary's everything!? Besides, KH is the one who said her photos were 'retouched' but couldn't specify any and the lie was revealed by her own HOUSE website.

    She actually looks like King Diamond (the Norwegian rock-opera performer).

    I hope he doesn't read this. I could be in serious s**t!

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#11)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    JR, Isn't your motto "Hilary is a lesbian!"? I'm no longer a Dem but people have been putting up with that neoc**t claim for 15 years.

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#12)
    by desertswine on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    Ha Ha - Cruella de Vampire

    Sailor, your link to the official Harris photos doesn't work, can you try it again? Thanks.

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#14)
    by jarober on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    Che, you claim: "Isn't your motto "Hilary is a lesbian!"? " Please find any comment I've ever made to that effect. Here's a hint - you won't find one

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#16)
    by Sailor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    TL, I just checked it and I agree it has been pulled, I swear it worked when I listed it. I'll try to find a memory hole or 2 on the 'net.

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#17)
    by Sailor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:54 PM EST
    TL, the closest I could find was this, and this from 2004 I'll look for beter resources when I'm at work tomorrow on my TI and not dialup.

    i live in sarasota please someone provide a link or some verbiage on ANYTHING this woman has done for her constituents
    She did put Bush in the White House. She had help but she orchestrated, perhaps, the greatest violation of voter's rights in modern US history. I was surprised when she was elected to Congress. If Florida wants her as their Senator than they deserve her. Man she is scary looking.

    It's funny how everytime you post a link it disappears, Sailor. I wonder who could be tracking down these images? :)

    sailor-The two new ones don't work now, either. The first brought me an error page, and the second one timed out.

    Someone is pulling down Harris photos like there's no tomorrow.

    Too funny!

    They seem to have pulled several pictures. On a semi-technical level of a different sort, I would be interested to hear the details of what a plastic surgeon did to her. She seems to have gotten much better results than either Michael Jackson or 3/4s of the women in Scottsdale and Phoenix (where I live.) Anyway, though I think she's right. Look, I'm a guy, and I know that the motor vehicle department have some sort of conspiracy to digitially alter their photographs of me. I think we can all thank god that the phone companies don't require photo id. yet.

    What a lying clown ***! She's just mad because she got the wrong make-up advice or -- knowing she was going to be on TV -- didn't get any and tried to pull it off herself. There is a whole different technique for television and photography. She -- someone -- made rookie mistakes.

    Re: Katherine Harris Charges Papers Altered Her Ma (none / 0) (#23)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:55 PM EST
    JR, Guilt by association. Too bad for you.

    Is it just me, or is the "shadow" (cough, cough black eye) only on the right?

    Hey, if we're lucky, she'll pull down all her photos, and the world will be a better place for it. When they get caught lying, they pull their heads into their carapaces very quickly, don't they? I'd have said "shells," but I'm not sure she's even in the same phylum as amphibians or lizards. Ed

    Actually, what's really funny is that the photo at the top left of her official site is very clearly retouched in Photoshop. Her skin tone has been evened out, her laugh lines and brow furrows have been softened, and her neck wattle has been lifted. Compare with some of the photos in her photo gallery [new commenter: links must be in html format or they skew the site. We fixed this one.]

    If somebody's going to go around retouching photos of Katherine Harris, could somebody remove her most egregious seams and then put her head on Desiree Cousteau's body? Then at least she would have some entertainment value.