Did Clinton Campaign Doctor Obama Footage to Make Him 'Blacker'?

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 12:40pm.

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. - VIDEOS


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.

"Troutnut," who made the the recommended blog post today, is an Obama supporter. A myDD diarist named "Hunter Thompson," a Clinton supporter, blasts the entry as "the dumbest diary in blog history."

Asked about the assertion made in the Kos blog post, Clinton campaign spokesman Jay Carson said that "the ad capture on Kos is not a capture of our original ad and this entire assertion is ridiculous."

Yet the video below, and the screen grab above, is taken from the Clinton campaign's own footage of their ad posted on YouTube.

Who's doing the race-baiting here?

However you want to interpret this assertion, this kind of ugly infighting is probably the kind of thing that troubles the leaders of the Democratic party as this race drags on in its inconclusive manner.

So, what did 4,510 voters in this poll think?...

  • Troutnut's got a point. This is an underhanded, dirty way to wage a presidential campaign.
  • This is rubbish. Who cares what shade of any color a candidate is?
  • This is a trumped up charge, typical of the anti-Clinton meme on the Internet right now


Total Votes: 4,510

          March 04, 2008




You decide!

Sarah Lai Stirland - March 4, 2008 - posted at http://blog.wired.com

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 12:40pm.