Clarence Thomas’s Wife’s New Group Uses Stock Photos Of Minorities

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.