Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake



Image of bloodied man picked up by British newspapers has been circulating online for two yearsAmelia Hill
guardian.co.uk, Monday 2 May 2011

So, his death was Photoshopped, and his corpse "buried at sea."....OK.
Now, I have a bridge I would like to sell you; can we talk?

"An image apparently showing a dead Osama bin Laden broadcast on Pakistani television and picked up by British newspaper websites is a fake.

The bloodied image of a man with matted hair and a blank, half-opened eye has been circulating on the internet for the past two years. It was used on the front pages of the Mail, Times, Telegraph, Sun and Mirror websites, though swiftly removed after the fake was exposed on Twitter.
It appears the fake picture was initially published by the Middle East online newspaper themedialine.org on 29 April 2009, with a warning from the editor that it was "unable to ascertain whether the photo is genuine or not".....

The Guardian was one of the few sites to hold back from using the manipulated image on its front page, reporting the picture's existence in its live blog but questioning its legitimacy....."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brought to you by... the same folks who showed us Obama's phony Birth Certificate! "Yes We Can!" ...fool most of the sheople, most of the time. Can you say "Impeachable offense"?

Anonymous said...

It would be helpful if you could locate a url for the original page from 4/29/09

Townie said...

saw the photo in 08