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Soundbounder
11-19-2013, 06:04 AM
I read this last night and thought it was very good.

The inside story of the worst campaign photo op ever.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/dukakis-and-the-tank-99119.html#ixzz2l5V69vKd

It's not a quick read. For those who don't have the time, here is a quick photo-gallery of other famous photo-ops which backfired.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/gallery/2013/11/photo-oops-historys-worst-political-photo-ops/001446-020415.html?ml=m_po

They left out the ones of LBJ showing his scars, and picking a dog up by the ears.

Paul Pless
11-19-2013, 06:19 AM
The Dukakis Tank fiasco is classic, but this one and the associated video is my all time favorite.

http://images.politico.com/global/2013/11/15/9-ap0811210125610_1160.jpg

skuthorp
11-19-2013, 07:22 AM
Introducing our new PM.
http://images.moneymanager.com.au/2013/08/22/4683961/Ab4-20130822174446823899-600x400.jpg

Gerarddm
11-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Their two examples of Kerry pale beside the clearly phony photo of him out enjoying hunting as if he were Cheney Redux. Absurd.

seanz
11-19-2013, 03:14 PM
dux.

Pretty sure Cheney hunted quail.

Ian McColgin
11-19-2013, 04:36 PM
Nah, Cheney was hunting lawyers. Got his limit too.

Soundbounder
11-19-2013, 04:43 PM
Their two examples of Kerry pale beside the clearly phony photo of him out enjoying hunting as if he were Cheney Redux. Absurd.I don't think that backfired on him, though. The talk radio crowd made a big deal out of it, but that was to be expected.

Soundbounder
11-19-2013, 04:48 PM
Nah, Cheney was hunting lawyers. Got his limit too.And Fox News introduced the word "peppered" to its viewers.

AndyG
11-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Sometimes this sort of thing works.

http://www.auto-ordnance.com/images/Photo-Library/churchil1.gif

Andy

Gerarddm
11-19-2013, 06:52 PM
Yes, Goebbels tried to make a big deal out of that photo saying it proved Churchill was a "gangster". Didn't get any traction.

I wonder if Goebbels was secretly afraid of this photo. After all, Winston had killed men in combat in his youth, he had not.

Lew Barrett
11-19-2013, 08:50 PM
Yes, Goebbels tried to make a big deal out of that photo saying it proved Churchill was a "gangster". Didn't get any traction.

I wonder if Goebbels was secretly afraid of this photo. After all, Winston had killed men in combat in his youth, he had not.

True. The blood on Goebbels hands came after the passage of his youth, and entirely from the virulent flapping of his gums, not his guns. And how about that Magda? What a mother.

Chip-skiff
11-20-2013, 02:22 AM
This is a classic:

http://www.president-bush.com/bush-turkey.jpg