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.
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