Thursday, August 28, 2008

McCain Ad Shows "HANG" Over Obama's Head

Image from source, Raw Story

Here we go again. Another political ad contains what might be a--deplorable if true--subliminal message. Taking a shot of Barack Obama at a rally, the ad shows supporters holding up letters that say, "C H A N G E." Except the shot is matted with a "vignette" effect, which changes the message to "H A N G."

Now, ordinarily I'm suspicious of claims like this. They often seem like a stretch. But as a graphic artist, I'm familiar with the vignette effect. It's even all the way around. Somebody had to go to extra effort to matte out the "C" by making the vignette effect irregularly shaped above Obama's head. That to me says, deliberate.


McCain ad questioned as word 'HANG' appears over image of Barack Obama

A McCain ad aired on Fox News channel with the words "HANG" in the background along with a photograph of Barack Obama has sparked outrage after being noticed by a reporter at a local Fox television affiliate. . .

Read more (with video) at: Raw Story

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