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Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Fake Torture Photos, ones today possibly related to 2004 hoax?)
BBC ^ | 14 May, 2004

Posted on 05/15/2009 10:26:00 AM PDT by mnehring

Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.

In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue.

The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures.

Roger Goodman, of the QLR, said the regiment now felt "vindicated".

Mr Goodman added: "It is just a great pity it has taken so long... and that so much damage has been done in the meantime."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsvote.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: breakingnews2004; fake; fired; hoax; medialies; piersmorgan; torture; uktroops
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The photos that Piers Morgan faked look eerily similar to the ones that are surfacing today.
1 posted on 05/15/2009 10:26:00 AM PDT by mnehring
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One of the photos Piers Morgan had faked.


2 posted on 05/15/2009 10:27:10 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

...don’t believe any of it. Distrust and verify.


3 posted on 05/15/2009 10:28:09 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: mnehring

The MSM is arrogant and out of control. They are heading for a major crackup very soon.


4 posted on 05/15/2009 10:28:12 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: mnehring

are the fake ones with the bedsheets in a lovely floral? lol.


5 posted on 05/15/2009 10:28:36 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: mnehring

The editor probably used the Dan Rather, “fake, but accurate” defense.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


6 posted on 05/15/2009 10:29:38 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: mnehring

Come on...if a gun’s in your face and you can’t see it ...is it torture??

‘Cause then Obama tortured the pirates before they died...

(/s, rhetorical)


7 posted on 05/15/2009 10:30:30 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: mnehring

Piers Morgan was one of the judges in ‘Britian’s Got Talent’ during the Susan Boyle episode.


8 posted on 05/15/2009 10:31:32 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He was also the winner of the US Celebrity Apprentice last year.. real jerk..


9 posted on 05/15/2009 10:32:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Yeehaaaaa,,,he did get his ass served on a platter.


10 posted on 05/15/2009 10:32:07 AM PDT by Concho ( No Birth Certificate-No Census!)
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To: Voter62vb

Anyone could have gotten an airsoft version of the army weapon and staged that photo.


11 posted on 05/15/2009 10:32:25 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: mnehring

Yep. I had forgotten about that. I only watched one episode.


12 posted on 05/15/2009 10:33:17 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: mnehring

The Mirror is a lefty tabloid.


13 posted on 05/15/2009 10:33:51 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: mnehring

14 posted on 05/15/2009 10:34:30 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: mnehring
Did Morgan fake the photos himself or was he duped into printing fake photos?

Also, isn't the same Piers Morgan who won the first Celebrity Apprentice, and is currently judging the Britain's Got Talent show with Susan Boyle?

-PJ

15 posted on 05/15/2009 10:34:55 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: mnehring; All
This article is from May 14, 2004 - 5 years ago!!!!
16 posted on 05/15/2009 10:36:35 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

1. I understood he hired someone to fake them
2. Same guy.


17 posted on 05/15/2009 10:36:57 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Armedanddangerous
"Anyone could have gotten an airsoft version of the army weapon and staged that photo."

Or so the leftists thought. The reality is that no grunt in the Sandbox has lilly white "office skin."

The pale hands gave away the hoax attempt.

By the way, there was no abuse or torture. That there supposedly was torture and abuse was part of the Left's "big lie."

18 posted on 05/15/2009 10:36:59 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Yep, I made a point to include that.. these are old photos that are being dug up.. debunked a long time ago..


19 posted on 05/15/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

If this MSM was in place in 1941, a few of us would be speaking German while the rest of us would be dead.


20 posted on 05/15/2009 10:38:01 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“They are heading for a major crackup very soon.”

No they won’t. They are like police investigating other police. They cover for each other and so NOTHING will happen.


21 posted on 05/15/2009 10:39:10 AM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

His charity was The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. I believe he has or had a brother in Iraq.


22 posted on 05/15/2009 10:39:54 AM PDT by surrey
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To: mnehring

If they didn’t want them to be true, they wouldn’t have been duped so easily.


23 posted on 05/15/2009 10:43:43 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: mnehring

“Today?”

It’s May 15, 2009. Did you wake up in your computer chair and hit “post”, then realize that somehow your beard grew 2 feet?


24 posted on 05/15/2009 10:45:37 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

Look on Drudge.. Photos are coming out today claiming to be new torture photos, but they look similar to these photos that where part of this hoax in 2004.


25 posted on 05/15/2009 10:48:46 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
That's just nuts. Why, when he has so much to lose?

-PJ

26 posted on 05/15/2009 10:49:58 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

This was 04 before he became famous.. it apparently didn’t hurt his career.. the point is they look very similar to the supposed new photos that are all over the news today.


27 posted on 05/15/2009 10:50:51 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
MSM rule #1: If it hurts the West, RUN IT!

Remember this one?


28 posted on 05/15/2009 10:51:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism enslaves you & kills your soul.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“The MSM is arrogant and out of control. They are heading for a major crackup very soon.”

Or total hegemony. History gives me no comfort in the course things take once we reach the point we are at.


29 posted on 05/15/2009 10:52:34 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: mnehring

Yellow Journalism.

Believe half of what you see, none of what you hear or read.


30 posted on 05/15/2009 10:52:58 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: surrey
His charity was The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. I believe he has or had a brother in Iraq.

Yes, he comes across as an in your face jerk, but his support of this organization was very sincere. He is a real champion for the cause.

31 posted on 05/15/2009 10:53:56 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: mnehring
I don't believe anything coming out of Washington, and almost nothing coming from the MSM. It's quite obvious that we are being manipulated by very dangerous people.

However, I am in agreement with the following statement from this report: “Colonel Black, a former regiment commander of the QLR, said the pictures put lives in danger and acted as a “recruiting poster” for al-Qaeda. This is quite true and reason to condemn the Obama Admin for their most recent (and politically motivated) decisions.

32 posted on 05/15/2009 10:54:22 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: lewisglad
dude, that is the guy from 'britain's got talent'!

wow. wonder if he'll continue.

33 posted on 05/15/2009 10:56:10 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: americanophile
"...don’t believe any of it. Distrust and verify."

Looks pretty real to me. :)


34 posted on 05/15/2009 11:02:04 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Conservatism is about freedom, and fighting people who want to take it away." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: thefactor

This was from before he was famous, it apparently didn’t impact him.


35 posted on 05/15/2009 11:02:46 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Matchett-PI

Barney Frank would give anything to be in that room with the guy in the photo.


36 posted on 05/15/2009 11:04:10 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently Tha'on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: mnehring

and it was posted 5 years later why, exactly? i guess due to the recently released pics. have these people no shame?


37 posted on 05/15/2009 11:06:53 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

I posted it five years later in response to the so called ‘new’ photos that where released today.. IE, they look to be just dug up photos from this old hoax.


38 posted on 05/15/2009 11:09:56 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Armedanddangerous
Anyone could have gotten an airsoft version of the army weapon and staged that photo.

It looks like a 'toy' to me as well.

39 posted on 05/15/2009 11:20:01 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for something I ain't.)
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To: Matchett-PI

LMAO!!!


40 posted on 05/15/2009 11:24:20 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I ask myself..I say “self, why would someone try to threaten someone with a gun if the prisoner has a bag on his head and cannot see the gun...does that compute?”


41 posted on 05/15/2009 11:27:49 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Why isn’t the editor taken out and shot?


42 posted on 05/15/2009 11:30:23 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Matchett-PI

What’s up with the pink floral sheets?


43 posted on 05/15/2009 11:32:43 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: mnehring
In reference to the Drudge photos, there are 15 photos all together:

Those Photos Are Here

According to the text in the link, these were published in Feb 2006 in an Australian newspaper. I saw them on DU yesterday and determined they were irrelevant due to the date and the fact that they were already available in the public domain. If you will look closely at the one Drudge posted, you will see his hands are together as if he is praying. Some have suggested that he was merely doing yoga, which seems plausible.

44 posted on 05/15/2009 11:36:33 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Erik Latranyi
The MSM is arrogant and out of control. They are heading for a major crackup very soon.

No they aren't. Well, they ARE arrogant and out of control, but they aren't heading for any sort of crackup.

The large majority of Americans tend to believe the MSM, as the majority listens passively to the news and worldview of the MSM, and tends to believe it. There is nothing on the horizon threatening to change this.

Conservatives are either gonna have to move to new land and occupy it, or somehow destroy the leftist MSM. It isn't gonna go away with the limited forces of Rush, Hannity, Fox, FreeRepublic, and a spineless Republican Party alone.

45 posted on 05/15/2009 11:38:42 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: SampleMan

OMG that was hilarious when it came out!!!


46 posted on 05/15/2009 11:57:11 AM PDT by Old Sarge (There is no god)
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To: Old Sarge

Still cracks me up every time I see it.


47 posted on 05/15/2009 11:58:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Matchett-PI

you should photo shop sanfranNan into the pics ...LOL


48 posted on 05/15/2009 12:01:32 PM PDT by tioga
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To: mnehring

And they wonder why no one buys their papers?


49 posted on 05/15/2009 12:03:17 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: TMA62
If this MSM was in place in 1941, a few of us Dems and RINOs would be speaking German while the rest of us would be dead in concentration camps.

It needed fixin'

50 posted on 05/15/2009 12:05:17 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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