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What Do White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Soviet-Era Propaganda Have in Common? They Both Live in the Same House.

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What Do White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Soviet-Era Propaganda Have in Common? They Both Live in the Same House.

Washingtonian MOM magazine’s new profile on White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s wife is getting a lot of media coverage — just not for the actual profile.

It’s the pictures found within the piece that are stealing all the attention.

In one of the accompanying photos, two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters are clearly visible.

Washintonian MOM

Washintonian MOM

One of the posters features a solider in communist red sternly pointing his finger. The text below reads, “Have YOU Enlisted?” in Russian.

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artnewsnviews.com/Business Insider

The second poster shows a woman working in a factory replacing a tag with a man’s name on it with hers. “Women! Learn production, replace workers who went to the front! The stronger the hinterland – the stronger the front!” the text on the poster reads.

“According to this eBay seller, who is offering one for $1,660, the poster was printed on June 26, 1941, days after Russia began fighting the Axis powers in World War II,” Business Insider notes. “It encourages women take jobs vacated by men who have gone to fight.”

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eBay/Business Insider

Carney was also mocked for another photo featured in the magazine profile, one that shows he and his wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, talking at a podium in front of a bookshelf.

Observant Internet users quickly realized there was something off about the image:

Twitter/Washingtonian MOM

Twitter/Washingtonian MOM

As noted by @RBPundit, the photo above appears to have been photoshopped so carelessly that Carney’s son’s finger is actually visible on the other side of the photo — as if it’s just floating in mid-air.

Carney apparently hadn’t commented on the photos or the soviet-era propaganda as of Friday afternoon.

UPDATE: As TheBlaze’s Becket Adams points out, Jay Carney worked out of Time’s Moscow bureau for years, which could be an easy explanation for the Soviet-era propaganda posters.

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 8:20 AM
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They are Commies.

Not shocked.



grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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 He's not the only commie in the WH, unfortunately for we Americans.

Quoting Billiejeens: They are Commies. Not shocked.

 

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM
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 I wonder in which rooms he has his posters of Che, Mao, Putin, Chavez and Castro.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Apr. 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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Quoting grandmab125:

 He's not the only commie in the WH, unfortunately for we Americans.

Quoting Billiejeens: They are Commies. Not shocked.

 

Birds of a feather....

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Apr. 12, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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Jay Carney is ridiculous!

Three Pictures in Washingtonian that Make Jay Carney Look Ridiculous

 something off about the image:

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:08 AM
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Quoting blondekosmic15:

Jay Carney is ridiculous!

Three Pictures in Washingtonian that Make Jay Carney Look Ridiculous

 something off about the image:

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 2:15 PM
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I hear Jay Carney started a petition on We the People.gov to change the name of the White House.

Carney is saying that the Red House would be less racist.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Apr. 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM
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Quoting SallyMJ:

I hear Jay Carney started a petition on We the People.gov to change the name of the White House.

Carney is saying that the Red House would be less racist.

Would that be as in communist red?

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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Yes, you are right.  :)

Quoting Ednarooni160:


Quoting SallyMJ:

I hear Jay Carney started a petition on We the People.gov to change the name of the White House.

Carney is saying that the Red House would be less racist.

Would that be as in communist red?


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