Aw crap. I wanted to give Team Hillary the benefit of the doubt. I really did. But it looks like they’re playing the fear-of-Negroes card in an obvious way.
The top image comes from a Clinton ad released this week titled (ironically enough) “True.” (Click here to watch it.)
The bottom image comes from the exact same moment in the Ohio debate, as broadcast on MSNBC. Notice any difference?
The Clinton campaign made Barack Obama darker. Yes. They made him darker! Or do you think I’m tripping?
They also distorted the shape of Obama’s head. (To make his nose seem broader, perhaps?)
We have seen this kind of technological trickery before, haven’t we? When was it? Oh yeah... I remember...
Damn. So this is how the game is being played now, huh?
And Hillary’s campaign manager is a black woman... Maggie Williams. She should be ashamed.
I am going to write Ms. Williams a letter. I’m going to let her know that I don’t appreciate this type of tactic.
I encourage you all to do the same.
c/o Hillary Clinton for President
4420 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
UPDATE (03/07/08): I guess I better start paying attention to the big liberal blogs. The Daily Kos was all over this thing on Wednesday.