Friday, May 14, 2010

The FBI Playing With Photoshop Again

Photoshop is a wonderful program that creates great graphics and photo displays. However, when it falls into the hands of the bumbling FBI, expect something to go wrong and blogs to laugh. Not content with their thoroughly humiliating foray into the graphic arts world, after the Spanish MP scandal, the FBI has put its foot in it again, this time to comedic results.

Blogs are laughing at the FBI's attempt to apprehend James Bulger's girlfriend, Catherine Greig, with a photo mock-up of her over the years, illustrating what she has looked like and asking plastic surgeons if they have performed any work on her, via an ad placed in Plastic Surgery News. Apparently, the FBI was inspired by Megan Fox's plastic surgery and thought they should give it a go with this case...


FBI's Aged Osama Pic Discredited

Bulger Blotter: Creative or Desperate? FBI Still Searching

The FBI is still searching for James "Whitey" Bulger, 80, some 15 years after he became a fugitive to avoid a federal racketeering indictment in 1995. The bureau is getting desperate creative as the search drags on and on and on continues.

The latest: Allure reported that the FBI bought a full-page ad in the current edition of Plastic Surgery News designed to track down Bulger by exploiting companion Catherine Greig's affinity for plastic surgery. The ad features photos of Greig, 59, and asks "Have you treated this woman?"

The FBI said Greig has had breast implants, a face lift, a nose job, liposuction, and eyelid surgery before she fled with Bulger. The Globe quoted an apparently straight-faced Mike Stokes, the managing editor of Plastic Surgery News, as saying "We're always happy to help." As Bostonist said, the FBI is getting creative. We suggest trying the National Funeral Directors Association newsletter, too.