Bush Ad Uses Image of Dark Skinned Man as "Terrorist"

March 12, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune


On March 12, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "One week after the Bush campaign was criticized for using images from the World Trade Center attacks in its ad campaign, one of the new ads drew controversy for using a dark-skinned young man as a backdrop to discuss the threat of terrorism. An Arab-American leader called on the Bush campaign to change the spot. 'It undercuts the very thing the president committed himself to after 9/11,' said James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. 'It tries to create an identity between terrorists and that face. It can only be called a negative stereotype, it can only be called regrettable.'"