<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Surprise! Bush campaign edits reality

Friday, October 29, 2004

Surprise! Bush campaign edits reality

A new Bush campaign commercial features video footage of dozens of soldiers listening raptly to an off-screen Bush as he tries to explain to them why they must die in Iraq.

Okay, maybe we took some liberties with the script...but only because Bush's ad agency took liberties with the footage. As you can see by the "Before" and "After" images above, Bush is--once again--missing in action.

Why was Bush removed from the shot? Supposedly, the video editor was told to revise the scene to emphasize the boy waving the flag in the foreground. Oh, okay, we get it...

(Thanks to Colleen Spedale for the scoop.)

(Click on the image to see a larger version.)



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