February 01, 2005

US GI hostage story and photo faked; MSM falls for it--again

Looks like this was a fake, now that we've seen the photo, and kudos are due to A Small Victory, Wizbang and Free Republic for calling it.

It looks like this was a GI Joe-type doll on sale on the internet. Note the face, plus the gun and the fact that you don't see anyone's hands in the photo.

In addition, the Pentagon has verified that no soldiers are missing presently.

Score another one for the new media, as the MSM gets scammed again.

Posted by mhking at February 1, 2005 03:07 PM

Those scumbag terrorist are getting way too damn desperate.

Looks like my Ebony Ken Doll to me........and I beheaded him myself about 2 weeks ago. I'm thru playing with Oreo Barbie.

Posted by: Beau at February 1, 2005 03:13 PM

I did think there was something weird about the face . . . it just didn't seem natural, even if the person was being held under gun.

Posted by: Lola at February 1, 2005 03:54 PM

just plain ridiculous - dang sand stalkers would post anything for kicks. Sure as hell hope they wont see me again.

Posted by: soldier at February 1, 2005 07:24 PM

Off topic,
Michael, Hormel's selling a Spamalot souvenier can of spam. Check it out, http://media.hormel.com/templates/knowledge/knowledge.asp?catitemid=7&id=268

Posted by: Fausta at February 1, 2005 07:58 PM

How in the world did you get yourself set up as a google news source? I did a search for this story to see if the MSM had picked it up yet. And got you. Take a screenshot and you can prove you are now MSM...

Posted by: Kathy K at February 1, 2005 08:04 PM

The announcer on wcbs radio in NYC was virtually gleeful to report on the American hostage. I was disgusted.

Posted by: norton05 at February 1, 2005 09:31 PM

Cobra Commander demands release of Destro and Dr. Mindbender.

Posted by: Sgt Fluffy at February 1, 2005 10:09 PM


Posted by: SGT SMACK at February 3, 2005 02:38 AM

at least now if the iraqi's want to behead their hostage they can use scissors

Posted by: andrew at February 3, 2005 01:12 PM
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