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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 05:36 PM
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Right-Wing Voter Suppression Effort Caught Using Doctored Photo (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Right-Wing Voter Suppression Effort Caught Using Doctored Photo (VIDEO, PHOTOS)



A right-wing group in Houston engaged in a systematic voter suppression and intimidation effort used a doctored photo in its showcase video. Tellingly, a hand-lettered sign carried by an African-American woman at a 2000 Florida, Gore-Lieberman recount rally was changed from, "Don't Mess With Our Vote," to read, "I Only Got to Vote Once."

Huffington Post editors first suspected the photoshopping after I posted "Possible Arson and the Right's Texas Voter Suppression Effort" regarding King Street Patriots' attacks on a nonprofit voter registration effort and the mysterious fire that destroyed all of Harris County's (Houston) voting machines.

In my regular Sunday FireDogLake column, I posted a follow-up piece, "Contempt for Democracy: Attacks on Voting Rights," that included a link to DigitalDupes.org, which had launched an effort to locate the original photo. Within hours, Newshounds found it.

In addition, a Gore/Lieberman sign was altered to read, "I'm With Stupid." Here is the doctored video as presented in King Street Patriots' video, followed by the original photographs.


The King Street Patriots video has disappeared from their website (soon after the deception was revealed), but it remains on YouTube. UPDATE: Video still at King Street Patriots site affiliate, TrueTheVote.org. Here it is:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glenn-w-smith/right-wing-...


It's business as usual for the GOP deception machine. :mad:
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 05:59 PM
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1. Kick
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 06:06 PM
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2. No one is perfect
but, can anyone tell me if the Democrats have ever, EVER done anything as bad as the Repukelican Party and as often?

Just a few that come to mind:

Watergate
Iran-Contra
Voter supression and fraud 2000

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 06:40 PM
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3. Actually, Democrats have been as bad and as often.
That is, they consistently let Republicans get away with it...and then call them "patriots".

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Miss_Underestimated Donating Member (239 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 11:53 PM
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6. seems gop'ers operate out of greed whereas dems operate mostly out of fear
these days; pitiful
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blue sky at night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 07:05 PM
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4. don't forget 2004 election night in OHIO.....
foaming at the mouth pissed that night, oh and in that I am from OHIO, specifically about 6 Miles from the Kent State Campus; we all know who was behind that fucked up decision making.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 08:41 PM
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5. I hear ya! I was on the east side of Columbus witnessing the theft
and after I got someone at the BOE to provide documentation of machine allocation offered it up to the MSM who wanted NOTHING to do with it. A real eye opener. It's also an eye opener that once our party got in power they've done so little at the Fed level to correct it. In Ohio, the heroine in trying to correct a defunct system, former Judge and Democratic SOS Jennifer Brunner get's nixed by the party establishment to the point they used rovian tactics in a smear campaign on the eve of the primary. :mad:

I really thought John Conyers was going to do something once the Dems got in power. Everything got swept under the rug and the complicit media is worthless.
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molly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 05:28 PM
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8. Amy Goodman was doing an interview with Brian Lamb
on Caspian. She asked the question, "What would be the difference if we had state media?"

Of course, he didn't answer. Wish I had a dollar for every time "journalists are lazy. They don't want to report the news" has been repeated.

What if a NY Times reporter wanted to tell the truth about election fraud..or the questions that still remain about 9/11..do you think the story would ever get printed?

Even progressive websites would not allow comments about either one. Many of them still don't.
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blue sky at night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 09:21 PM
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9. we live in a third world country you know....
the news media doesn't quite function as it should. Hey molly77...welcome to DU, where have you been for so long?
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rbixby Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 12:00 PM
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7. What bad photoshopping
Don't they know that NO ONE uses Comic Sans anymore, except republicans?
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ClarkJonathanKent Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-10 05:50 PM
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10. Thanks for posting
It's sad to think how many things they get away with.
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