Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Two
by Courtney C Horne @FireezDragon
The second page of the mailer is dominated by a picture of Hughes labeled “Leave it to beaver” and a picture of him on an the Denham Springs High basketball team.
The “article” romanticizes the 1950’s and 60’s in Denham Springs, a time of racial segregation made apparent by the all white basketball team photo. It basically is an article about his upbringing being “the right kind” of upbringing and emphasizing a social conservative stand point. It also mentions several times a love of God as if religion is somehow a qualifying trait for the court. When the “article” concludes on page 8 it is accompanied by another family photo.
The bottom of page two is a giant Anti-choice “ad” endorsing Hughes and featuring yet another picture of Hughes and a stock photo of a baby. The whole paper is an ad really, but this section is styled as a traditional campaign ad, furthering the implication that since it looks like an ad the thing that is shaped like an article above it must not be an ad.