The Obama Campaign rolled out some new fonts on the campaign last week. The typeface chosen for the word ‘America’ was starkly different that anything we had seen before. Buzzfeed’s Zeke Miller reported that the font was named “Revolution Gothic” and that according to myfonts.com the typeface origin is seeded in Cuban Communist propaganda.
No, really. Some wingnut with waaaay too much time on his hands saw this Obama campaign image...
…and decided it looked like old commie propaganda. And not that the message or anything looked suspicious - just the FONT. If that weren’t enough, next the enterprising little chowderheads at “The Blaze” (Glenn Beck’s post-cable-news conspiracy-palooza web site*) spent lord only knows how many hours poring over Internet photo archives of actual old Cuban/communist posters, etc, to find any similarities in the font.
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