Shades of O.J. and Time: Dark Deeds in the Corker-Ford Race 

We'll let this item (from Rick Maynard's The Freedonian blog) speak for itself: “'They have darkened Harold Ford’s image to make a racist statement,'” Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Bob Tuke told the Knoxville News Sentinel in reference to the photograph of Representative Harold Ford Jr. (TN-9) used in a recent piece of direct mail distributed by the Tennessee Republican Party on behalf of the Bob Corker Senate campaign.

"The campaign literature in question features a very dark image of Harold Ford Jr. next to a solicitation of “emergency contributions” for the Corker campaign.

"The image in question is an edited version of a photograph taken on June 29, 2004 when he met with the staff at Baptist Hospital to discuss healthcare issues. The original photograph can be found on Rep. Ford’s congressional website.

Flyer: Below is the progression from the original to the version used by the Corker camaign.


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