Talking Points Memo: Did Virginia GOP Mailer Shade Pic Of Osama To Look Like Obama?

Talking Points Memo

Did Virginia GOP Mailer Shade Pic Of Osama To Look Like Obama?

A bunch of you have written in to say that the cropped image in the Virginia GOP flyer depicting Dems as appeasers of terrorists, which we posted on below, is actually Osama Bin Laden.

Here’s a stock picture of Osama, next to the flyer’s pic:


If this is indeed the source of the flyer’s picture, note that in the flyer’s reproduction, the skin is darker, the words artfully cover up the nose, which is faded, and the beard appears much lighter, so that it’s like a facial shadow.

Keep in mind that the chair of the Virginia GOP was the one who made national news the other day for comparing Obama and Osama by saying that “both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.”

Given that, it seems fair to at least wonder if this is an Osama pic shaded to ambiguously resemble Obama.

As noted below, we asked a Virginia GOP spokesperson who the image is, and he couldn’t immediately say. We’ve checked in with him again to ask if the pic is a photoshopped version of Osama, and we’ll let you know when we hear back.



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