How Bailouts Work: A Photo Editorial

by Joey deVilla on February 20, 2009

My friend Eldon sent me the following photo editorial, which illustrates its author’s view of TARP:










{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Adam Snider February 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm

In this context “Fw: FW: Fw: Fwd:” suddenly becomes funny again!

John Rochester February 21, 2009 at 5:43 am

The last two photos are ‘shopped.

Martey February 22, 2009 at 4:54 pm

John seems to be correct. I managed to find a pretty good writeup at

Anonymous February 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm

It’s also just a metaphor…

mel February 23, 2009 at 2:14 am

LOL! This is too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!

ras allover February 25, 2009 at 3:08 pm

photo 7 green truck is identical with photo 9 blue truck, even the people are in the same position …

Wyclef March 21, 2009 at 7:56 pm

It’s a Fake on 2 last pics

david March 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm

There are also 3 trucks in the water in the final photo. I’s supposed to be over the top. Saying it’s shopped is like pointing out the strings in a marionette show. Just enjoy the metaphor. Too apropos!

Arcaik March 22, 2009 at 5:20 am

This is a fake !

Look at the top right on the 7st pic, do you see the bird ?
Look now at the last pic (at top right), do you see the same bird at the same place ?


(sorry for the bad english, I’m french)

piR March 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

old and shopped

Ultimkouille March 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

FAKE ^^ same comment as ras allover, pics are the same, a bit of photoshop and it’s done. not really well done by the way

Ortillonbean March 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Alala , y’en a qui sont doué !

CountHuber March 22, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Haha, that’s really funny but yeah, you can tell some of the pictures were Photoshopped

gally March 22, 2009 at 5:46 pm

shooped but till funny 🙂

dave March 23, 2009 at 6:23 am

and what about the seagull in the upper right corner ! lol
fake …

Bnito March 23, 2009 at 6:24 am

c’est un montage photo ! pas de troisieme camion !! fake !

blaz March 23, 2009 at 7:12 am

Why had a fake picture at the end ? …. the original story is not enought?

blaz March 23, 2009 at 7:46 am

the two last picture are fake…

ij March 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

There’s no need to point out which pictures are fake. Everybody gets it. Whoop de doo. Very funny.

commenter April 25, 2009 at 7:02 am

hey guys i dont know if anyone else has realised this but those last two are photoshopped…no seriously…how has no one realised this yet???

Beamer April 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Awww, who cares if it’s shopped? It’s still funny as hell! Thanks for the post!

S.Smith May 5, 2009 at 4:00 am

Good point.

jaffa June 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Read the bloody comments, people have realised the ‘shops

HAnonymous December 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm

i think some of these might be ‘shopped…

regina September 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

never mind the seagull, look at the people all looking the same pose-wise!

guys…I think some of these are, shopped!

Chris C April 26, 2011 at 1:09 am

Hey, these photos are misleading. The last two are definitely faked.

Triv S. February 4, 2012 at 5:47 am

Holy Shit! The bird in both photos revealing that it’s fake- anyone here read the Hunger Games- Mockingjay??? That’s like the exact plot!

Haha, just freaked out about that for a moment. Anyways- funny photos.

Michael Rice June 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Nailed it!

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