Thursday, August 10, 2006

GOP paints Hitler moustache on Dean (Updated, Updated Again)

Classy.

Dependable Renegade has the photo proof.

UPDATE

Apparently the front-page image on GOP.com has changed, but pegstander, a commenter at dKos, has found that the original image is still on their host. I've downloaded them and uploaded them on my web page.

The following is the new image, stored on GOP.com at http://www.gop.com/images/choice5.jpg:

And here's the old image (which I've copied just in case it eventually gets removed), which was originally at http://www.gop.com/images/choice4.jpg:

Click on the following to contrast the two pictures:

UPDATE 2

It's a good thing I copied the original HitlerDean image because the choice4.jpg image (the one that contained the cute little airbrushed Dean) on GOP.com now matches the cleaned up choice5.jpg. Looks like someone over there is still trying to cover their tracks.

(Hello to all the visitors from Atrios. I feel like I'm drinking from a firehose. :-)

31 Comments:

Blogger rkrider said...

Fuckers

3:23 PM  
Blogger Dr. Limerick said...

This is in the same childish vein as DemocRATS was in 1999-2000. The thing is, those frat boys from 2000 should have grown up by now.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Amaraya said...

Defeat-ocrats? Are they kidding? That sounds like an insult you'd hear a third grader come up with.

They're gonna have to give up on this war issue. They've lost the majority on this.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Chris Andersen said...

I agree this was childish. Which is why I suspect it was probably done by some low-level staffer who got a chortle out of it. The image was changed soon after someone noticed it.

Not all Republicans are immature brats. Just most of them.

3:28 PM  
Blogger spocko said...

Hey whoever caught this should be lauded like Little Green Football's Charles Johnson!

I mean it is a case of photo manipulation on purpose to make something look worse than it actually is. I'm hoping that the person who did this at the GOP is fired like that Reuters photographer and that we go back and look at ALL the photos they put up on the website to see if they were manipulated in the same way.

I mean the GOP's credibility is at stake! They need to do more than simply issue a correction! I mean, it's only fair.

3:29 PM  
Blogger konopelli/WGG said...

Who's the corpulent, grey-haried chap on the right?

3:33 PM  
Blogger Flop said...

Chlorophyll? More like Bore-ophyll!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Chris Andersen said...

The guy on the right is Murtha.

3:42 PM  
Blogger cranemeister said...

Oh, it's subtle, but they've demonized everyone in that image. A bit of shading here, some blurring there and you can always claim it's just a hasty Photoshop job:

http://www.photodump.com/direct/spoogus/choice4-714711163.jpg

5:01 PM  
Blogger David Flores said...

I noticed that too, I'm glad you saved it. I'm going to link to this page on my blog (don't get excited, though, as no one reads it).

5:03 PM  
Blogger Loonie said...

I see they've really raised the intellectual bar on the quality of GOP debate. I can't wait to see their next devastating tirade, "Sissy spaz-ocrats touched a girl and they now have girl-germs".

Maybe they could try some of this devastatingly effectively effective effectiveness on those nasty terrorists that they're allegedly so good at fighting. Just shout "Osmella Bin-Pooface", and I'm certain he would surrender immediately under such a thorough barrage.

6:15 PM  
Blogger George said...

Hey whoever caught this should be lauded like Little Green Football's Charles Johnson!

Please don't mention my name in the same breath as a LGFer...

(Check the comments at Atrios... I was the first to notice it.) Watertiger and Chris had much more compelling posts about it than I did...

6:24 PM  
Blogger Calinacase said...

it's heartening to see that the republicans are reduced to lcd acts such as this. Hopefully, soon, anyone with a 50+ I.Q. will see how moronic and infantile the wingnuts are. With stunts like this, it shouldn't be too long.

6:38 PM  
Blogger CMike said...

If you play the video over at GOP.com you'll notice they have a video clip of Murtha saying "the United States is more dangerous to world peace than North Korea and Iran."

Of course, what Murtha said was something to the effect that "a recent poll showed Europeans thought the United States is more dangerous to world peace than North Korea and Iran."

6:44 PM  
Blogger TradeMan said...

apparently desperate times call for desperate measures. how silly of them. i mean it is so subtle, and yet so lame.

6:54 PM  
Blogger liberaltruth said...

Republicans are just fuckers, I agree with the first comment. I am posting a blog entry on my site that typifies the current republican mindset/debate skills..


http://liberaltruthsayer.blogspot.com/

7:31 PM  
Blogger Gary Sartori said...

Is this just as bad as Jane Hamsher having a picture of Joe Lieberman in blackface??? It works both ways folks, so don't act as if Republicans have a corner on this type of crap. Democrats are just as bad.

8:22 PM  
Blogger cranemeister said...

cmike: Of course, what Murtha said was something to the effect that "a recent poll showed Europeans thought the United States is more dangerous to world peace than North Korea and Iran."


And after that I'm sure he went on to disagree vehemently with those poll results, right?

Hello?

Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

9:31 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Nice catch, Chris. :)

10:34 PM  
Blogger Republic of Palau said...

Gary Sartori:

If Jane was an official Dem campaigner, you might have a point. But Firedoglake is not a official Dem site, GOP.com is.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Metroplexual said...

FU dude,

When the house changes (maybe senate ) you will see defeat. Everyone please read Conservatives without conscience. It is afield guide to republicans.

3:00 AM  
Blogger crusader bunnypants said...

The only one party fascist dictatorship, pro war, pro terror, pro torture, anti Muslim anti Homersexual anti freedom pro propaganda, pro PR party I see is the GOP. If there really were terrorists they would attack this unpopular Government, not the people, because the people are too cowardly to bring it down. Bush is a God Damned Tyrant. Fuck Tyrants.

4:59 AM  
Blogger justaguy said...

Is it just me, or does it look like the WSJ pixel'ed a similar Hitler-esque mustache on Ned Lamont here?: http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB115525188897332755-ymCePJcJqtrq9W_gp_wZPduhvW0_20070811.html

Recent history tells us we can't be too paranoid about the pervasiveness of the Rove/Luntz camp.

I studied subliminal advertising in college and urge everyone to study up on that. Use stop-clips on film and magnifying glasses on print material to find out what "code" they are really sending, or trying to send (I have doubts as to its usefulness, frankly).

5:56 AM  
Blogger Samurai Sam said...

Gary,
The artist who did the Lieberman blackface photo was trying to make a valid political point about the way Lieberman was race-baiting Lamont to typically Lieberman-leaning urban voters. It may have been a ham-handed and incendiary way to make the point, but at least it was valid political discourse.

Exactly what political point is the GOP trying to make by putting a Hitler mustache on Dean?

6:59 AM  
Blogger thepunditblogger said...

You're right. Let's check the tally. Manipulation by people with a liberal view: Too Many to Count. Photo Manipulation by people with a Republican Views: 1

Boy this game is heating up. Difference is, the Republicans removed it, and it came from an obvious supporter of Republicans, GOP.com. The AP, New York Times and Reuters are trying to pass off as reliable and honest news sources, and haven't removed most pictures. Only the ones by Hajj.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

So even the GOP is acknowledging that the Democrats are now the "Defeatocrats" because they are "defeating" conservatives? Take the word away from them...

9:25 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Nice framing, Matt!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Nice work!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Blade said...

Funny, I thought it made him look more like the Mailman from Cheers, than from Hitler.

Really, now, people. Chill the fark out.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Guy Fawkes said...

"Is this just as bad as Jane Hamsher having a picture of Joe Lieberman in blackface??? It works both ways folks, so don't act as if Republicans have a corner on this type of crap. Democrats are just as bad."

An official GOP site vs. pissed off Dems ranting? Right . . . Y'all on the lock step right go ballistic when someone contributes a Hitler comparison to President Shithead as a contest contribution to Moveon, but when an official GOP party organ becomes engorged and distended with a fake Hitleresque Howard Dean the best you can do is say "you did it too so it doesn't count" and make farty noises?

Right . . .

4:08 PM  
Blogger Indy6 said...

These fucktards should be beat within an inch of their sorry damnable lives.

8:58 AM  

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