CNN’s John Harwood shared a doctored photo of George Clooney wearing a T-shirt that compared Trump voters to Confederates and Nazis, calling it “accurate” in a tweet:
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 17, 2021
The tweet was deleted, but we have a screenshot:
The account that posted the fake photo defended it, saying “the message is the prominent idea here, not the celbrity”:
Just an FYI from the OP, yes it's photoshopped, you'd have to be braindead to think otherwise. The message is the prominent idea here, not the celebrity.
— RubyDee (@40acrewoods) September 17, 2021
And the message here is CNN journos have no issue sharing fake photos when it suits *their* message.