Republican Disinformation (Again)
Republicans, led by their fearless leader Donald Trump are always yelling about "fake news". To them, any news they don't like is labelled "fake" even when it's 100% accurate. So one would think that Republicans would never publish "fake news" themselves.
Well, one would be wrong to believe that. Trump has spent millions of dollars on FaceBook ads that are outrageous lies. Here is an example of a Republican Congressman who intentionally put out a photoshopped picture of Obama on Twitter. This ridiculous pic will be retweeted and spread like a disease all over the Internet. Congressmen should never intentionally spew disinformation.
When Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar was called out for posting the photoshopped pic, naturally he doubled down on his lie and called the reported who caught his lie "dim witted".
GOP Congressman Freaks After People Call Out His Fake Obama Photo
Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a doctored image of Barack Obama with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and got testy when people pointed out it was fake.
A Republican lawmaker wasn’t happy when he was exposed for using a fake photo to spread propaganda.
On Monday, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted a doctored pic that showed former President Barack Obama meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani — an encounter that never happened. The photo was captioned: “The world is a better place without these guys in power.”
CNN journalist Andrew Kaczynski noted that Gosar was sharing a misleadingly edited version of a photo that was taken in 2011 — when Obama met not with Rouhani, but with former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Journalist Daniel Medina also pointed out that Rouhani was still in power and condemned Gosar’s attempt to spread disinformation.
1. This photo is a fake photoshop effort. Obama never met with @ HassanRouhani . 2) Rouhani *is still* president of Iran. @ DrPaulGosar is a US congressman but yet tweets out this kind of blatant misinformation. https:// twitter.com/drpaulgosar/st atus/1214276066086395906 …
Despite the criticism, Gosar defended his use of the doctored image in a follow-up tweet: “To the dim witted reporters like @dmedin11 : No one said this wasn’t photoshopped. No one said the president of Iran was dead. No one said Obama met with Rouhani in person. The tweet says: ‘the world is a better place without either of them in power.’”
Gosar continued to argue that the tweet was truthful, avoiding the fact that the photo wasn’t.
2. The point remains to all but the dimmest: Obama coddled, appeased, nurtured and protected the worlds No. 1 sponsor of terror. The world is better without Obama as president. The world will be better off without Rouhani.
But people on Twitter weren’t moved by Gosar’s logic. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) tweeted: “The world would be a better place if elected officials didn’t share photoshopped images and take pride in being ignorant.”
One Twitter user suggested that Gosar had invented a new catchphrase: "no one said this isn't photoshopped" is the Gettysburg address of modern politics
You are just an idiot for tweeting it out in the first place. I hope AZ kicks you to the curbside in November. You are despicable, & a complete # TrumpChump . Here is a picture of your master shaking hands w/his hero, a tyrant & a man who kills his own people. You must be in love!
Posting a photoshopped picture is dishonest. I would never do such a thing, unless it was a joke. And since Paul Gosar is a joke, here's a photoshopped pic of him with President Obama:
Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has lied about President Obama before. He, like The Donald, was a "birther".
Conspiracy-theorist Republican congressman blames Obama after siblings film ad for his opponent
Birther Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) says the former president made his family be mean to him.
JOSH ISRAEL SEP 25, 2018, 12:51 PM
Last week, a Democratic candidate in Arizona running for Congress released a unique campaign ad that quickly went viral.
In it, a group of citizens explain why they are backing Democratic David Brill in the November midterms over incumbent Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ). At the end of the ad, it is revealed that they are all Gosar’s brothers and sisters.
After initially dismissing his family members as “leftists” in the mold of “Lenin, Mao, and Kim Jung Un [sic],” Gosar took a new tack on Monday. In a radio interview , he complained about the ad, telling host Mike Broomhead, “You know, this actually details exactly what the left, what Barack Obama actually asked progressives to do, is to get into family and friends, in their face, and not let up.”
Gosar was apparently referencing the seemingly innocuous comments that Obama made earlier this month, encouraging college students in Illinois to “get involved, and you get engaged, and you knock on some doors, and you talk with your friends, and you argue with your family members, and you change some minds, and you vote, something powerful happens.”
On his campaign site, Gosar notably calls himself “a devout family man” who “cherishes Arizona’s culture of family values.”
This is not the first time Gosar has embraced conspiracy theories to blame others for things he doesn’t like. One of the reasons his brother David gave the Washington Post for his decision to appear in the ad was Rep. Gosar’s embrace of the racist “birther” theory that Obama was not born in the United States. Last year, the Republican congressman blamed George Soros and an “Obama backer” for the white nationalist violence and unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
I hope Arizona voters kick Gosar out of office. And I hope they vote against that other stupid birther, Donald Trump. People who spread lies and disinformation should be voted out of office. Donald Trump lies more than anyone. He is a hypocrite when he calls the mainstream media "fake news".