Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed discovered that Governor Corbett’s re-election website is using a photoshopped image. Specifically, the campaign inserted a black woman into a group photo that appears on the bottom of each page.
The Corbett campaign told BuzzFeed “the whole website footer graphic is a work of Photoshop.”
It appears whoever created the image used the face of a woman from a stock photo, reversed it and changed the color of her shirt.
Of course, this type of thing has nothing to do with the issues at stake in the election, but it’s the exact type of story that will get extensive media attention (especially outside the state). Therefore, it ends up being an unforced error by the Corbett camp.
Update: Corbett-Cawley Communications Director Chris Pack provided the following response to PoliticsPA:
“Governor Corbett has a strong record of inclusion, while our opponent, Tom Wolf, was even criticized by members of his own party for his ties serving as the campaign chairman to an admitted racist arrested for murder and for handing out ammunition at a race riot.”