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TNBanjoMan 74 points ago +74 / -0

This is beginning to get weird. I've seen this blurred-out seal in several recent videos. WTAF are they doing that for?

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Bye_Reddit 47 points ago +47 / -0

Someone offered the following explanation in the Twitter comments:

18 U.S.C. § 713 You can’t use the seal in any political ads.

My question is, does this qualify as a political ad? It's published by the DNC, sure, but it's a (seemingly) factual statement accompanied by a dry video clip.

Here's the U.S. Code in question: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/713

"...for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department..."

Based on the wording here, it's possible the DNC is just trying to cover their asses. They're well acquainted with that practice.

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TNBanjoMan 27 points ago +27 / -0

Hmmm, could be. However I don't recall seeing any previous presidents (even in campaign ads) blur out the presidential seal. Well, it's a deliberate thing, so somebody somewhere deep in the bowels of the Democrap Party might know.

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Bye_Reddit 25 points ago +25 / -0

I don't recall seeing blurry seals before either. With the amount of political coverage in our times, you would think this practice of obscuring the seal would be common knowledge. It's a bit fishy.

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merf 3 points ago +5 / -2

Hmm, could be that a blurred seal is a bad visual and most directors exclude it from the shots they choose?

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KarateBob 2 points ago +3 / -1

What? The seal is blurred from the camera side, not the reality side, you know?

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DarthLurkusTheWise 17 points ago +17 / -0

a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department..."

I think we all know the legitimate government doesn't approve of any of this

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x50_spence 1 point ago +1 / -0

One way to check would be compare videos of Trump and see if the same publisher done the same thing

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PaPatriot170 16 points ago +16 / -0

Covering their asses because they know he's not potus

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TrumpIsGreat2020 12 points ago +12 / -0

But what about Scavino using a trump rally with the seal in one of his videos? It has the presidential seal in this video

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OldBlindSpudFarmer 7 points ago +7 / -0

Sticklers for the law!

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MammasAlwaysRIGHT 2 points ago +2 / -0

Strange time to start

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Sodium_miner 9 points ago +9 / -0

I literally said these exact words before scrolling down. The first time if I’m not mistaken was from Joes Twitter now again from from the democrats Twitter. This is super creepy.

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PaPatriot170 5 points ago +5 / -0

They say the clip from Joe's Twitter originated from Dem twitter. It does but still seems super sketchy

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Sodium_miner 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ahhh okay thanks for the heads up. Soo much bullshit to sift through. 😉

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outlawdogg 5 points ago +5 / -0

They're signaling that Obama or some other swamp creature is the real president

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rayw_wwg1wga 2 points ago +2 / -0

updoot to 17!

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LoneWulf 32 points ago +32 / -0

Note that Joey doesn't hold up the document for everyone to see. He signs it and immediately closes it.

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AmberWins 6 points ago +6 / -0

Good catch!

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MammasAlwaysRIGHT 1 point ago +1 / -0

It’s probably blank KEK

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5547 28 points ago +28 / -0

He's not legitimate therefore no seal period

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GoingCamaro 7 points ago +7 / -0

Any detail oriented Anons take any time to examine them closely? There are unblurred pics out there to compare with when Trump used the seal.

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EuropeNeedsFixing 16 points ago +16 / -0

Resident, not President.

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changeagent 15 points ago +16 / -1

Great actors

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zanonks 5 points ago +5 / -0

What makes a movie GOOD?

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MudDog 6 points ago +6 / -0

Explosions and nudity

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changeagent 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly

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HunnyB 13 points ago +13 / -0

interesting, and everything else is in focus.

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popoe 10 points ago +10 / -0

This is a type of post processing blurring. They go back through the footage and overlay the blur in the location they want, then publish the video.

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HunnyB 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah I read through the comments the seal is blurred because of non official Twitter and the hatch act. Thank you for the help.

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Judiwont 5 points ago +5 / -0

What does the hatch act have to do with it?

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c9AfEoF1StU7C2j2ZUv1 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm really really really not thinking it's the Hatch Act...

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CaptainChrisPBacon 12 points ago +12 / -0

Weird Shit.

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Heckles 6 points ago +6 / -0

I just don't ever recall seeing a blurred seal from Trump before. Do you happen to have an example?

Edit: Nevermind, looked it up myself. The seal is blurred in this Trump ad.

https://youtu.be/ZrBqKuP6tIg

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HunnyB 3 points ago +3 / -0

That makes sense.

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qeratdemonstrandum 9 points ago +9 / -0

Better question. Why wasn’t this signed in the Oval Office?

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Lyonessrising 8 points ago +8 / -0

He isnt President....and that corporation is now defunct .

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PaPatriot170 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm thinking they are covering their asses because they know the presidency is a farce now.

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LRAD 4 points ago +4 / -0

Gal in the big red scarf seemingly claps into Potato Joe's head without him noticing too..

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Primo17 2 points ago +2 / -0

😂Funny and weird at the same time.

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BuckeyeAnon 4 points ago +4 / -0

The world is a stage.

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UnitedStatesPatriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Its not blurred on YouTube. Could this be a Twitter thing?

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ImBillCurtis 3 points ago +3 / -0

Between this and the booster shot staged photos, I’m beginning to think this is deliberate slow-walking of the normies.

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Wormself 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is it blurred on TV ? What are we talking about here ?

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pede_23509 1 point ago +4 / -3

Check on C-SPAN to see if it's blurred.

They are blurring it on non official ( party accounts, personal accounts) because Hatch Act.

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Burmeister 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not the real president he gets no seal.

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quai24 1 point ago +1 / -0

https://greatawakening.win/p/140Is26NPR/a-thread-by-aldous-huxleys-ghost/c/

Interersting thread on the subject that I just came across.

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Encognegro98ckun2qb 1 point ago +1 / -0

The party of demented ugly degenerates

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MudDog 1 point ago +1 / -0

Guys, I unblurred it in photoshop. It says Biden is the proud owner of a quality seyko timepiece. They probably are worried about violating the Emoluments Clause.

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DonnieIsLegend 1 point ago +1 / -0

Their movements are uncanny and evil. I pray that the blurred out seal is a sign.

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5547 1 point ago +1 / -0

He's illegal therefore it's not law.

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DiveAndBait 1 point ago +1 / -0

But why? Why would they do that unless they're in legal jeopardy?

They've never cared about image before so why now?

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ghostclown 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is it possible the seal is copyrighted and they don't have permission to use it? Like when they blur corporate logos out in certain videos.

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Hopiumaddict 1 point ago +1 / -0

The seal is racist, obviously.

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Canadianguy17 0 points ago +1 / -1

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is now NOT law.

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Privatejoker -2 points ago +6 / -8

The seal was blocked out if Trump ever posted presidential content on his personal pages

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I-AM-ANON 9 points ago +9 / -0

i dont remember that being a thing at all

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StanceDancing 5 points ago +5 / -0

This isn't really proof, as someone posted above

18 U.S.C. § 713 You can’t use the seal in any political ads.

You said personal pages, and then posted an anecdote about his ad.

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Heckles 1 point ago +1 / -0

Here's a Trump ad where it's blurred.

https://youtu.be/ZrBqKuP6tIg

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GoingCamaro 5 points ago +5 / -0

Did you unironically use Reddit as a source?

Bad yourself for an hour and think about what you have done.

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Jkshaffe 7 points ago +7 / -0

Sauce? That doesn’t look like Biden’s personal page either.

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Privatejoker 2 points ago +4 / -2

I'd link you but all of trumps personal social media pages are gone I think

"The Democrats" posted this so if they use that account to fundraise that might be why