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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:02 AM

Georgia GOP Senator's Campaign Claims 'Anti-Semitic' Ad Was Just A Graphic Design Gaffe




Sen. David Perdue’s campaign says it was "an unintentional error" by graphic designers that resulted in distorting an ad that shows Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, with a bigger nose.


A GOP senator’s reelection campaign team was accused of playing off anti-Semitic tropes with a digital attack ad involving a manipulated image of his 2020 opponent.

Sen. David Perdue’s (R-Ga.) campaign has now removed from Facebook the ad, below, that showed Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, with a bigger nose:





https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gop-senator-facebook-ad-jewish-opponent_n_5f1fd3dfc5b638cfec494990?io
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Reply Georgia GOP Senator's Campaign Claims 'Anti-Semitic' Ad Was Just A Graphic Design Gaffe (Original post)
octoberlib Jul 2020 OP
sakabatou Jul 2020 #1
bullimiami Jul 2020 #2
NCDem47 Jul 2020 #3
Blue Owl Jul 2020 #4
Merlot Jul 2020 #5
CurtEastPoint Jul 2020 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #7
MagickMuffin Jul 2020 #8
keithbvadu2 Jul 2020 #9
riversedge Jul 2020 #10
democrattotheend Jul 2020 #11

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:02 AM

1. Riight...

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:04 AM

2. You f:)(ing liar.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:04 AM

3. Apology not accepted.

Someone knew what they were doing. It was intentional. Everything else in photo is to scale.

Gosh, all these "mistakes" from Republicans in their political ads and social media posts.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. Impossible.

Photos don't alter themselves -- someone has to do it, and then another someone (or someones) likely approved it for release.

Nice try, fucko...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:28 AM

5. The Graphic Designer mistakenly ran the "bigger nose" filter

Throwing Graphic Designers under the bus - how utterly republican!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:29 AM

6. As a Georgian, I don't know who's more vile: him or that Basketball Barbie.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:45 AM

7. Experts say.....bullshit.

Republican senator deletes ad that made Jewish opponent’s nose bigger
by: Aiden Pink
Forward.com
July 27, 2020

Link: https://forward.com/news/national/451581/jon-ossoff-jewish-nose-david-perdue-antisemitic/




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The ad called for donations to Perdue, a Republican, by claiming that “Democrats are trying to buy Georgia.” It uses black-and-white photos of Ossoff and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is also Jewish, that have been Photoshopped to appear as if they were pulled from an old television set with poor reception.

But the Ossoff image, which was adapted from a 2017 Reuters photo of him, was also changed by having his nose lengthened and widened, even as other parts of his face stayed the same size and proportions, three graphic design experts told the Forward.


KY........ .........

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:51 AM

8. Gee "I approve this ad" quit trying to pass the buck


You ARE ultimately responsible for the content of your ads.

Shame on you and your graphic team.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:00 PM

9. A 'mistake'. What was the intended action that went awry?

A 'mistake'. What was the intended action that went awry?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:18 PM

10. sure. and I am a goat.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:57 PM

11. Call me crazy, but I actually find this believable

Campaign vendors do stupid sh*t like this sometimes. I was once featured in an ad for Brett Schundler, a right wing Republican running for governor of New Jersey because an ad vendor he hired had the brilliant idea to photoshop a picture from a Howard Dean rally to make it look like a Schundler rally. I believe the distortion was probably designed to be anti-semitic, but I find it plausible that the ad vendor did it without authorization from the candidate.

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