Unusual though it is for the FBI to fuck up, this does take some beating.
In their hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the powers that be thought it was about time they update the image of Osama Bin Laden. Brilliant idea, they just needed to find an artist with an eye for detail and a recorded of accurate drawings.
Perhaps they should have made sure they didn’t have access to Google as well, as it seems of instead of going through all the trouble of looking up photos of America’s most wanted, he found a picture of a Spanish MP on Google Image search and thought “fuck it that’ll do.”
In case your wondering and a little lost with who’s who in there. Osama from 1998 is on the left, the Spanish politician, Gaspar Llamazares, on the right. In the middle is what the lazy fucker from the FBI came up with in the middle.
When producing age-progressed photographs, forensic artists typically select features from a database of stock reference photographs to create the new image…it appears that in this instance the forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the internet.
Now how does “features from a database of stock reference photographs to create the new image” turn into copying the photo Gaspar Llamazares wholesale?
You might as well have asked a five year old to do the sketch!