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Example: [Collected via e-mail, February 2012]
Origins: This composite image attempts to contrast Mitt Romney with President Barack Obama, portraying the former as a wealthy elitist getting a shoeshine from a liveried attendant on an airport tarmac and the latter as a "man of the people" giving a fist bump to a janitorial worker.
The photograph comprising the right-hand half of the image is what it appears to be. It was taken by White House photographer Pete Souza
The photograph comprising the left-hand half of the image is commonly misconstrued, however. It doesn't show Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney getting a shoeshine from a liveried attendant; rather, it's a 2008 news photo of Romney getting a going-over with a security wand during a
Last updated: 23 April 2012