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Fact Check: WRITING IN ALL CAPS DOESN'T MAKE SOMETHING TRUE

Mitt Romney's graphics team has had some bad luck with, well, everything they do. First, there was the Venn diagram. Then, there was the whiteboard. Now? The animated gif. (Animated gifs are basically internet flip books for you non-nerds.) The Romney campaign's inability to correctly use a visual medium is getting a little sad, but at least they're catching up with the times.

Here is Romney for President, Inc.'s attempt at visually compelling election material:



But there's a problem.





And by the way...



Cause they're missing the point with an all-text animated gif. A truly effective gif requires movement. Kinda like this one.


Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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