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Jeb Bush Mailer Has Weird Photo Gaffe

He appears to have a black hand
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2015 1:45 PM CDT
Bush Mailer Has Weird Photo Gaffe
A screen shot of a tweet about the mailer. The offending image is at right.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – A super PAC behind Jeb Bush sent out a mailer to residents of Iowa headlined "Why Jeb?" But what everyone seems to be asking instead is, "Why does Jeb have a black hand?" Right to Rise USA is guilty of what Time says appears to be the "first Photoshop fail of the 2016 campaign." In the mailer, an image of Bush is superimposed in front of a stock photo of Cedar Rapids, but something is clearly off about his left hand. (This tweet zeroes in on the image.)

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ThinkProgress thinks the group put Bush's head on a black man's body, while NBC News raises a different theory: "Perhaps it is Bush's entire body pasted onto the stock photo and the mailer's creator just got a little carried away with Photoshop's Burn tool, which is used to darken parts of an image," writes Jillian Sederholdm. "Whatever the case, it appears to be a pretty big Photoshop fail on someone's part." The super PAC hasn't explained yet what happened. (Read more Jeb Bush 2016 stories.)

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