Photoshopping: Spitzer Ad

Eliot Spitzer, candidate for New York City comptroller, alters a headline on a New York Times article in a campaign ad.

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Seeing What’s Not Heard: DSCC vs. Gomez on Retirement Age

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee uses misleading audio/visual cuing when it pairs images of senior citizens with a claim about Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez’s position on raising the retirement age.

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Deceptive Framing: Organizing for Action vs. Broun on Climate Change

Organizing for Action, a nonprofit group that supports President Obama’s policies, employs deceptive framing in a web video by editing together a 2011 House vote and 2009 statement from Rep. Paul Broun (R., Ga.).

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How Photos Can (Be Made To) Deceive: National Association for Gun Rights

The National Association for Gun Rights uses misleading imagery in its ads attacking House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) and Rep. Scott Rigell (R., Va.).

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Mishearing What’s Said: American Crossroads vs. Obama on China

In the audio but not in print on screen, this TV ad by the third-party group calling itself American Crossroads uses the word “could” to qualify its claim about benefits to China.

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Photoshopping: Patriot Super PAC vs. McDonnell

An ad from a third-party group called Patriot Super PAC photoshops Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R) image on a landfill.

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Misleading Audio: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence vs. Barrow

A web ad by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence manipulates the sound from a campaign ad by Rep. John Barrow (D., Ga.) and adds ominous music to alter audience responses to Barrow’s message.

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Mishearing What’s Said: Obama vs. Romney on ‘$6400’

In the voiceover but not in print on screen, this TV ad by “Obama For America” uses the word “could” to qualify its claim about medicare costs under former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R).

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Hearing What’s Not Said: Obama on Tax Increase

A TV ad from the Obama campaign invites the false inference that under his plan those making less than a million dollars a year would be unaffected by new taxes.

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