Denver Direct: May 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More “Unrelenting Attacks Unleashed”

(Hat tip to Dave Burrell for the title).

Take a look at this photo from the Madison website:

Now take a closer look. Something isn’t quite right. In particular, note the shadows under the faces. Note the older lady – no shadows – looks like she’s sitting in her living room.

Note the unreadable patches on the gentleman with the beret. Uh oh, it looks like backwards printing. Here, I’ll flip it over for you and zoom in.

Looks like the reversed shoulder patch spells Cometic – an automotive gasket company. I still can’t read the patch below that one. But again, compare the shadows on his face and neck with the lady directly above him.

I could go on, but I think you get the point. Perhaps you can see why I call this Photoshopped Diversity. Critics of this blog may say, “So what?, Photoshopping is not illegal”. True, but when depicting diversity, one should probably use an actual photograph of a diverse group.

If you are lucky enough to get the Neighborhood Life newspaper, check out the ads for Bailey and Madison on pages 10 and 11. Bailey’s ad is mostly informative, ballots, dates and such. Madison’s ad is actually a thinly disguised attack on Bailey.

The Madison ad contains the same photo (above) and you can see the backwards printing clearly. If you have the newspaper photo to compare, you’ll find many places where the two photos differ. You can see that the older lady, Carla, Beretman, and the sign have moved with respect to the rest of the picture.

The ad goes on to make two points (among others): “Vote for the candidate (Carla) unencumbered by special interest groups and established politics” implying that the other candidate is encumbered.

And at the bottom of the Madison ad: “Because we know that she (Carla) will represent all of us!” the underlining (original) implying that the other candidate will only represent some of us – and which “some of us” would that be?

In a nutshell, these pictures and ads tell the whole story – a real candidate (Bailey) and a pretender (Madison). That’s what I’ve been trying to say all along.

Don’t forget to send in that ballot!