Altered Photographs

A picture is worth a thousand words. But the words aren’t necessarily true.

PolitiFact Wisconsin and the Rouhani-Obama fauxto

On July 24, 2015, PolitiFact Wisconsin published a fact check piggybacking on a recent BuzzFeed criticism of a political ad. On July 23, 2015 BuzzFeed published a story about a political ad aired by Restoration PAC in support of the re-election campaign of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.). The BuzzFeed story, by Ilan Ben-Meir, focused in part on one of the…
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Tea party folks think the government should keep its hands off Medicare?

We were recently reminded of the allegation that tea party members don’t understand that Medicare is a government insurance program.  The reminder came with photographic evidence:  an early tea party rally featuring a person holding a sign that read “Keep government out of my Medicare!  You damn socialists!” The sign didn’t look quite right.  Suspecting a Photoshop job, we looked…
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