MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Tuesday took a
look at NOM's anti-gay photoshopped trickery.
During her weekday The Rachel Maddow
Show, Maddow took note of the National Organization for
Marriage's (NOM) recent doctored photo posted at its website showing
President Brian Brown firing up a crowd of thousands against gay
marriage in New Hampshire, where Republican
lawmakers are pushing a bill to repeal the state's marriage law
despite little public support.
“The people who want to repeal
same-sex marriage rights in New Hampshire are clearly outnumbered
here. But not if they fake some more supporters!” Maddow said.
The photo used to promote NOM's efforts
in New Hampshire was in reality a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio for
then candidate Barack Obama in 2008. The forgery was first uncovered
by the website GoodAsYou.org.
“The people watching him [Obama] that
day in Columbus had no idea that through the magic of uncredited
anti-gay photoshopping they would become part of a campaign against
gay rights in a state 600 miles away in 2011,” Maddow said.
“The National Organization for
Marriage is just making it up. They and the Republicans in the New
Hampshire Legislature do not actually have popular support to take a
nice picture of for taking away marriage rights currently enjoyed in
New Hampshire. So because they don't have it, they are faking it,