Lindsey Graham says "Joe Biden is as good a man as God ever created" in new ad

How does deep-fake stuff fit into political ads ?

Is it illegal to deep fake a person to endorse a candidate ? What if the deep fake was obviously fake as in satire ?

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One has to wonder what Donnie had the security agencies dig up on Lindsay. Must be quite bad.

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Probably something like this.

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No. That’s already well known. It has to be really awful- that’s just that he uses rent boys secretly. It’s almost a requirement in Republican circles.

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This tells volumes about Lindsey Graham as well as Joe Biden.

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Oh…
…bless his little heart.

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If true, yet more proof Republicans live in an alternate reality where do as they say, not as they do, is the norm.

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These aren’t deep fakes. These are real video recordings of Graham before he went golfing with Trump in 2017 and was shown the Ark of the Covenant.

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I believe that those are real. I’m just wondering what would happen if someone made deep-fake of Eric Trump endorsing Joe Biden while serving food in a soup kitchen … what would the legal ramifications be ?

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If I recall correctly the Trump admin already did a campaign ad with a deepfaked Joe Biden and the practical answer was “it’s legal if the president does it”

ETA: I’d misremembered. He just retweeted a creepy deepfake gif: https://twitter.com/SilERabbit/status/1254551597465518082

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Trump must have privately terrorized Graham to have him go from where he was to being such a complete sniveling brown-noser. Trump psychologically broke him.

It seems like when McCain was around he provided Graham with some moral leadership to cling to, but without him, Graham snapped like a twig.

(Not that McCain was perfect, but he was miles ahead of any of the current crop of Republicans.)

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ok.

i give up.

freezone everything, and then fire z missiles.

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I might actually start beliving in a higher power if Graham and Mitch get voted out of office this year.

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The video is from when Biden attended a ceremony marking Graham ending 33 years of service with the Air National Guard. Biden had a habit of doing this kind of thing, and establishing thereby personal relationships with Republican senators, which is part of why he talks so much about reaching across the aisle. What I think he doesn’t appreciate is the degree to which the set of Republicans amenable to this kind of approach has either died, been replaced by tea party or Qanon fanatics, or, like Graham, given up what little soul they might once have had to the Impeached One.

At least Biden now recognizes that Graham is no longer his bff:

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Or I wonder if he used the carrot approach of offering something that Graham just couldn’t pass up. Greed can be as powerful a motivator as fear, I hear.
Then if that didn’t work, the terrorizing.

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But you can tell by his complexion this was well before he went full Tangerscream.

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You know the audio is from long ago. If it were more recent, it would be muffled coming from inside 45’s rear end.

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You know I used to think that, but since then I’ve realized it’s all part of the DC press corps kayfabe: every month or so (he did it in the last week I think) Graham says something like, “Donald Trump is an uncouth poopy-head!”, and the “press” go all weak in the knees for this brave Republican (the only kind that matters) truth-teller, and he gets invited in all the talk shows, and then he goes back to being an obsequious, greasy, fascist toad.

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This goes back to that fateful encounter with the devil at the crossroads where the devil got his soul and left him with… well, nothing. The devil did a runner while shouting “sucker”.

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