Skip to comments.Media Make Unsupported Claim Romney Supporter Wore Racist T-shirt at Rally
Posted on 10/14/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by kristinn
A photograph taken by Getty Images on Friday of a man wearing a racist t-shirt at a Mitt Romney rally in Ohio has caused controversy over Gettys unsubstantiated claim the man is a supporter of the Republican presidential nominee.
The photo showed a tight shot of the back of a bald-headed white man wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with all-capitalized white lettering that said, Put the white back in the White House. Above the lettering at the nape of the mans neck a Romney-Ryan sticker was neatly applied to the t-shirt.
Getty captioned the photo:
LANCASTER, OH - OCTOBER 12: A supporter of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) waits for a campaign event to begin on October 12, 2012 in Lancaster, Ohio. Ryan debated U.S. Vice President Joe Biden the evening before and Romney is scheduled to debate U.S. President Barack Obama for the second time on October 16. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
A Getty representative speaking not for attribution told Breitbart the photographer did not speak with the man wearing the t-shirt and that he did not know with certainty the man was a Romney supporter. The representative did not know whether Getty would run a correction for the caption.
While liberals online pointed to the photograph as proof of racism among Romney supporters, conservatives wondered whether the man was a plant trying to make Romney look bad.
When Tea Party street activism was at its height, a movement called Crash the Tea Party was formed to infiltrate Tea Party rallies with liberal activists who would create bad optics for the Tea Party by acting out for the media liberal stereotypes of conservatives.
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HuffPo has tweeted that headline and link about two dozen times through various HuffPo Twitter accounts to their 2.1 million followers on Twitter.
The smear headline has been getting non-stop traffic for two days. The story has now been picked up by the foreign press.
There is no proof the man is a Romney supporter, but the liberal media is running with that anyway. Please use this article to push back against their smear of conservatives and Romney supporters.
Also, please don't post the photo as Getty Images aren't allowed on FR.
I am so sick of this crap from these pressholes. We have to find a way to do something about this rampant bias and dirty tricks.
That’s only racist depending on what the Birth Certificate says.
Now Romney has to dress all the people that support him? Seems to me there was some rapper last week that had some pretty racist stuff to say about Romney.
Blame the guy in the t-shirt, not Romney.
Did they also write about the New Black Panthers “kill whitey”?
Who cares what Huffington Post prints. Nobody reads it but liberal mental midgets anyway.
Not a one of them intended to vote for Romney in the first place.
Is that minimum wage now?............
If you read through the comments on that article, you will find a claim that the photo has been ‘shopped. The metadata says it was actually taken in January, 2012: before Ryan was on the ticket.
I don’t have any way to confirm that now. Maybe someone else can.
I will note that the slogan actually comes from an anti-Palin T-shirt. You can easily find them on the web.
I live near there and while there are some racists in this area, this is beyond the pale. First of all, I have a sneaking suspicion that this man put the t-shirt on after he was allowed into the rally. Otherwise, he would have been turned away. He, in my opinion, was a plant. Most people in the community are restrained for the most part.Let me add - that those who are racists are mostly older people - not the younger ones.
Sure, blame Romney - not the idiot who wore the t-shirt. I’m so sick of this stuff that I want to vomit.
The RACIST/PLANTATION Party is the DEMOCRATS>...I am positive this guy was a plant....
If Obama gets reelected it will be worth about $2.50 before taxes.
Somebody has to have a photo of the guy’s face. It needs to be found out who he really is.
It is racist to call the White Hut the White House.
Huffington Post is poisoning race relations and relations between liberals and conservatives with an unsupported charge of racism. This has gone viral and has not been adequately addressed by our side.
Here's another "RACIST" T-shirt. It is... horror of horrors... WHITE!
Is this one person in a rally of 10,000?
Let’s say its true, so what?
obama supporters wear t-shirts that say kill Republicans.
How does one adequately address absurdity?
Where in the meta data does it say it was taken in January? I see everything except the date it was taken.
I Ahole does this with no proof that he is a Romney supporter and these bigots try to paint the whole party as racist. Occupy Wall Street did some pretty unsavory things with the full support of Obama and the Democrats and they claim those were isolated acts.,
Yet but the Romney sticker is blurry, and so is the lettering on the shirt.
I think they call this 'fake but accurate'.
As I said earlier, I don’t have a way to look at the metadata now.
So, I don’t know if the claim is true or not. If you aren’t finding the date, then I guess the claim isn’t true.
The giveaways are the 2 E’s (last 2 lines) on the right side. They do not follow the bend of the fabric.
When I heard that Bath-House Barry’s campaign location got its window shattered, I KNEW it was a democrat—turns out, I was right.
A democrat shot G. Giffords...a democrat vandalized his own campaign sign in Georgia...democrats do it ALL THE TIME.
Again, I ask, what is their proof that this was even at the rally?
Exactly. Romney can no more control what someone wears at one of his rallies than Obama can at one of his. This is a ridiculous non-issue.
Is he ACORN, SEIU, AFSCME or NEA?
Given the continuing actions of the pResident and his wife, I’ve come to call it the White Hut. . .
Yep. I'd noticed that said the same thing yesterday, too.
I guess the libs think us God-fearing Bible-clinin' gun totin' conservatives are too stupid to work a computer.
We be so stooooooopid. :)
As was suggested in another thread about this, any presstitute who had actually found this circumstance, not staged it, would have been all over getting a shot of the guy’s face so the racist could be hounded into hiding by left wing activists. Since there is no shot of his face, the stooge wearing the shirt is most certainly a Democrat plant.