I was browsing one of my daily reads and noticed something a bit odd. The proprietor of that site used to be a bit of a right winger (though I am hesitant to call him a loon, as he generally kept reasonable standards even then). In fact, he was one of the original
suckers contributors in the Pajamas Media debacle experiment. So he still merits anti-Democratic Party ads. A little while ago, I spotted one that struck me as a bit odd. I didn’t really get it at first. Occasionally our brains are on to certain nuances our consciousness takes longer to parse. There was something a bit off in an anti-Obama ad. I went back and looked at it a while later. I did some manipulation in MS Paint to see if I could demonstrate the differences that I could not describe. This is what I found:
Basically, it comes down to this. Some Romney advertiser must have said something to the effect of, “We must make Barack Obama look slightly more… how should I say it… black, black, blackity, black in any depiction in our advertising.” And behold, we see the result.