There's nothing wrong with an organization using stock photos in its promotional pictures. After all, that's why they're produced.
Still, it's kind of funny to note that the new Tea-Party-inspired advocacy group
launched by Virginia Thomas -- the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas -- uses stock photos to convey the impression of minority support for its conservative goals.
Check out the two photos below, which both appear on Liberty Central's website:
We thought they looked familiar. And sure enough, you can find them on a stock photo website, here and here.
In reality, Liberty Central is a rather more establishment production than the shots of happy middle-class minority families suggest. As we reported yesterday, a top official with the Federalist Society -- the influential Washington conservative legal group of which Clarence Thomas is a member -- is a director.