Did the Clinton Campaign Doctor Obama Footage to Make Him ‘Blacker’?


General Photography, Politics

“Tensions are running high in Democratic circles between the supporters of senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama - and nowhere is that more evident than on the internet. Some of the more explosive blog posts making the rounds today concern a charge from a couple of diarists on the Daily Kos that the Clinton campaign deliberately darkened Obama’s skin color in a recent television ad.” (story) As an update, “Daily Kos” (a site that I usually find extremely irritating) now posts a comment from an anonymous reader: “I work in advertising (copywriter, [Big national advertising firm]). […] Nothing in advertising is accidental. It is over-thought and then subjected to second thoughts and second guessing then over-thought and re-looked at again. I’ve been doing this ten years. It is my professional opinion that the film was made darker, and it has obviously been stretched. I will not comment on their reasons, as I can’t offer an informed case for that.”