Talk About Fake News

740DE7BB-1519-4B9C-91C6-0FB57F6B4A69Donald Trump tweeted a photo showing him allegedly putting a medal around the neck of the “hero dog” that participated in the raid that ended up in the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The reality, though, is that the photo didn’t really happen. Someone photoshopped a picture of the hero dog over an Associated Press photo of 2017 Medal of Honor recipient James McCloughan.155D33C6-1612-480B-A824-C872149925DCIn fact, the hero dog has never been to the White House and is back on duty despite being injured by an electric cable during an explosion at the raid, according to U.S. Central Command.

And, by the way, this was not the first instance of photoshopping of official White House photos. Here’s one that photoshopped Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton out of a photograph, replacing him with Attorney General William Barr.6C1003F6-A4CD-4AE3-99CD-BD9EC58EA958Well, as Trump once said, “Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. … What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

8 thoughts on “Talk About Fake News

  1. Marleen October 30, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    Thanks! I saw the headline but didn’t want to click. But I do so want to know.

    I didn’t hear anything about the photoshop edit with Barr before, though. 😡

    Here’s another piece of news about a Medal of Honor and Drumpf.

    Watergate and Common Cause —
    Ed Meese … recipient of Honor … [via] Trump

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    • Marleen October 30, 2019 / 8:31 pm

      She says “today” in the video. This wasn’t today; I don’t know what date it was.

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  2. Taswegian1957 October 30, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    Wasn’t it the job of the protagonist in 1984 to edit news items and historical facts to suit the current government’s policies?

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