Ohio GOP floats fake Al Franken quote and doctored photo
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The Ohio Republican Party sent out a press release attacking Democratic Senatorial candidate Sherrod Brown for accepting the help of liberal talk show host Al Franken on the campaign trail. The news release contained a completely fabricated quote:
It is not surprising that Sherrod Brown is enlisting the help of a Hollywood liberal, who like him, is so far out of the mainstream of Ohio values. What is troubling is that Brown would solicit support from someone [Franken] who compared conservatives to Nazis â€œwho should drink poison and die.â€ (Full text here)
The quote is actually satire by Bernard Goldberg.
The Ohio Republicans can't even smear people competently.
The press release also included a fake photograph of Franken in adult diapers and bunny ears. Franken's staff have since produced the AP photograph that was the basis of the forgery.