SFist brought this to the attention of the masses last night: in the following photograph of the San Francisco's Board of Supervisors—their official photo for 2016—one of the supervisors, representing the North Beach neighborhood, appears to be Photoshopped in. How do we know this?
Well, first you have to guess the Photoshopped person.
It's pretty hard to tell, right?
OK, so, it's the exact same photograph they posed for back in 2015, except with Julie Christensen in the same spot Aaron Peskin stands in the Photoshopped version.
Here is the 2015 version:
And here is the Photoshopped version, with Peskin's head circled:
The board only offers this explanation for their decision to Photoshop a man in, as opposed to, you know, just taking another picture: "If a Supervisor was appointed between election years, he/she may not appear in the Inaugural Day photograph."
Additional reporting by Patrick Hogan.
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.