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Media Make Unsupported Claim Romney Supporter Wore Racist T-shirt at Rally
Big Journalism ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor

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 Getty’s 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 man’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; buzzfeed; dnctalkingpoints; enemedia; gettyimages; huffingtonpost; medialies; plant; playtheracecard; pravdamedia; racecard; romney; smearcampaign; stalinisttactics; teaparty; tshirt; yellowjournalism
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The Huffington Post wrote about the photo with the headline, "“Romney Supporter Wears 'Put The White Back In The White House' T-Shirt At Ohio Campaign Event (PHOTO).”

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.

1 posted on 10/14/2012 6:38:15 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

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.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 6:41:42 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: kristinn

That’s only racist depending on what the Birth Certificate says.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 6:42:13 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: kristinn

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.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 6:42:29 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kristinn

Blame the guy in the t-shirt, not Romney.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: kristinn

Did they also write about the New Black Panthers “kill whitey”?


7 posted on 10/14/2012 6:43:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kristinn
I wonder how much the SEIU paid him to be there...Recent reporting indicated $11 an hour was their standard rate.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 6:44:28 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: kristinn

Plant.....


9 posted on 10/14/2012 6:48:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: kristinn

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.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 6:48:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: darkwing104

Is that minimum wage now?............


11 posted on 10/14/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: kristinn

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.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Red Badger

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.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:31 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: kristinn
Says it all:


14 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:38 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: kristinn

The RACIST/PLANTATION Party is the DEMOCRATS>...I am positive this guy was a plant....


15 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Red Badger
Is that minimum wage now?............

If Obama gets reelected it will be worth about $2.50 before taxes.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 6:53:04 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: kristinn
Pic of the offending T-shirt...


18 posted on 10/14/2012 6:56:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: kristinn

Somebody has to have a photo of the guy’s face. It needs to be found out who he really is.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: kristinn

It is racist to call the White Hut the White House.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Venturer

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.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 6:59:58 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
T-shirt is "racist"? Is a rug "Oriental"?

Here's another "RACIST" T-shirt. It is... horror of horrors... WHITE!


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:02:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: kristinn

Is this one person in a rally of 10,000?

So?


23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:02:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: kristinn

Let’s say its true, so what?
obama supporters wear t-shirts that say kill Republicans.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:00 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: kristinn
The bigots are those who strain to see racism in the slogan printed on the shirt.

25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: kristinn

How does one adequately address absurdity?


26 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Revolting cat!
Oriental rug!


27 posted on 10/14/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: kristinn

28 posted on 10/14/2012 7:07:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: justlurking
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.

Where in the meta data does it say it was taken in January? I see everything except the date it was taken.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/getty/article/ALeqM5hBc4Z1xzhDbWrGPjvkvByB3aP_gw?docId=154020260

29 posted on 10/14/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: kristinn

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.,


30 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: kristinn
I enlarged this to get a closer look. Every speck and hair on the black shirt is sharp and clear. Shoot, you can just about count the spots on the guy's neck.

Yet but the Romney sticker is blurry, and so is the lettering on the shirt.

I think they call this 'fake but accurate'.

31 posted on 10/14/2012 7:17:59 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Paleo Conservative

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.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 7:18:37 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: kristinn; The Looking Spoon
Tweet this!
The Obama Endorsement The Mainstream Media Doesn't Want You To Know About


33 posted on 10/14/2012 7:19:39 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: MamaTexan

The giveaways are the 2 E’s (last 2 lines) on the right side. They do not follow the bend of the fabric.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:20 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Tzar

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.


35 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:37 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: kristinn
Here are 95 pictures taken by Lancaster Gazette.

http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/relart/20121013/NEWS01/210130306

36 posted on 10/14/2012 7:27:44 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: kristinn
feh...
37 posted on 10/14/2012 7:28:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kristinn

Again, I ask, what is their proof that this was even at the rally?


38 posted on 10/14/2012 7:30:02 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: Revolting cat!

             

39 posted on 10/14/2012 7:32:43 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: popdonnelly

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.


40 posted on 10/14/2012 7:34:43 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: kristinn

Is he ACORN, SEIU, AFSCME or NEA?


41 posted on 10/14/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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42 posted on 10/14/2012 7:53:56 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Tzar

Given the continuing actions of the pResident and his wife, I’ve come to call it the White Hut. . .


43 posted on 10/14/2012 7:54:17 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
The giveaways are the 2 E’s (last 2 lines) on the right side. They do not follow the bend of the fabric.

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.

44 posted on 10/14/2012 7:55:16 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: kristinn
yeah, it was probably a "formal white dress" shirt...tux....the horror
never ever expect the truth from ABCNNBCBS..(DNC owned lock,stock & barrel)

45 posted on 10/14/2012 7:57:17 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Revolting cat!
d@ngit!..should've preview the thread.

46 posted on 10/14/2012 8:01:25 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: MamaTexan

We be so stooooooopid. :)


47 posted on 10/14/2012 8:06:58 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn

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.


48 posted on 10/14/2012 8:07:10 PM PDT by Tellurian (Obama's allegiance is to his father's dreams)
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To: kristinn
Rasis bleach!


49 posted on 10/14/2012 8:26:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: kristinn
Rasis tootpaste!


50 posted on 10/14/2012 8:27:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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