October 19, 2014 8:28 am -

[su_right_ad]A photo on every page of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s website shows a smiling black woman in the background. But she was never anywhere near Corbett. She was photoshopped in from a stock photo.

Everyone else in the graphic was photoshopped in, too.

The Corbett campaign told BuzzFeed News on Thursday evening, “The whole website footer graphic is a work of Photoshop.”

Asked if everyone else in the photoshopped image were stock photos as well the Corbett campaign told BuzzFeed News, “the graphic has both stock photos and actual photos in it..”

At the bottom of very page is this photo:

Here’s the original photo from Shuttershock:



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Black Woman Photoshopped Into Corbett Campaign Photo

  1. Jimmy Smith October 19th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    So – is this the new GOP outreach program for people of color? Include them “in spirit” but not actually include them in reality?

  2. rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 8:52 am


  3. Denise October 19th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    when you have to photoshop people into your picture, the gig is up! if you have to photoshop a person of color into your pic, the gig is truly up!

    • rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 9:00 am

      But he’ll have ALL that fracking money to cushion his landing

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 19th, 2014 at 9:03 am

    It’s the typical republican “I have a black friend” scenario. Nothing new here as he does everything within his power to stop black Americans from voting.

  5. Obewon October 19th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    LL poster Wayout’s PA guber antics smacked Corbett down to not re-electable!

    RCP Average9/20 – 10/14—-51.340.3Wolf +11.0

  6. Mainah October 19th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    That’s pathetic.

    • infectious_d October 20th, 2014 at 10:22 am

      yup, btw nice pic, Gumball’s mom is awesome! one of the best moms ever

      • Mainah October 20th, 2014 at 10:27 am

        Thanks. My sons tell me that I remind them of Nicole Watterson. 🙂

  7. Spirit of America October 19th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Isn’t this a repeat story?

    • Carla Akins October 19th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Yes, no. DIfferent contributors.

      • Spirit of America October 19th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

        Ahhh, rgr, thank you.

  8. infectious_d October 20th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    lol yes stock photos and actual photo(s…we all know the only real photo was his ugly mug)…real original :p