Photographic proof that Gates is lying
Henry “the Signifying Hustler” Gates, in his interview at The Root, which is analyzed by me here, made this interesting claim:
The police report says I was engaged in loud and tumultuous behavior. That’s a joke. Because I have a severe bronchial infection which I contracted in China and for which I was treated and have a doctor’s report from the Peninsula hotel in Beijing. So I couldn’t have yelled. I can’t yell even today, I’m not fully cured.I expressed my doubts about this. It seemed too pat, too convenient, that he just happened to have a story to show he couldn’t have been yelling, and that he even had a note from his doctor in China, like a global elite teenager playing hooky, to prove it! Could anything better capture Gates’s adolescent, self-centered, entitlement mentality?
But the simple unlikelihood of Gates’s bronchial infection story is not the strongest reason to doubt it.
Look at the photo of his arrest, which Gintas has lightened to make the details easier to see, particularly the contours of Gates’s open mouth, which are not at all clear in other online versions of this image:
“This is what happens to black men in America!”
Yes, when they break the law, they get arrested.
To see how much Gintas improved the photograph and brought out information about Gates that most people have not seen in it, here’s an example of how the photo looks elsewhere on the Web.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 23, 2009 12:49 AM | Send