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Friday, October 29, 2004

whatever it takes – indeed

yet another example that crossed my desk. truly, the bush administration is willing to do “whatever it takes” – spam, doctored photos, appropriated endorsements from veterans, blocking opposition phone lines and so much more to keep their positions of power.

Bush Campaign Acknowledges Ad Was Doctored [reuters, october 28, 2004]

President Bush’s campaign acknowledged on Thursday that a television ad depicting soldiers listening to Bush speak had been doctored so that some of the faces of the soldiers appear more than once.

Released five days before Election Day, the ad was called, “Whatever It Takes” and had been touted by Bush advisers as a personal message from the president talking about the war on terror.

and in classic rovian fashion, it is plausibly deniable. the editors did it, not the campaign.

posted by roj at 12:59 am