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  •  Hmmm (0+ / 0-)

    I think it is different.  Kaloogian explicitly claimed that the photo was of peaceful Baghdad, to make the false point of progress in Iraq.

    While the intention of the photos on that site is to give the impression of authenticity, there is no claim that those people are actual members, giving testimony or whatever else.

    If false authenticity is the issue, why stop at photos? Doesn't a web presence alone give that same authenticity? Or a relatively professional graphic layout?

    I can't watch youtube at work... did anyone view that one in the lower right under 'Featured Media'?  If so, what's it about?

    Where would we be right now without the internet?

    by johnny71 on Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 07:15:43 AM PDT

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    •  No, a web presence doesn't convey "authenticity" (2+ / 0-)
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      Nor the ability to typeset say anything. It may imply competence/reality, but that's a function of rhetoric - which alas I don't have time to go into now.

      But fancy letterhead does not a corporation make, as many a con artist knows to their glee.

      "Don't be a janitor on the Death Star!" - Grey Lady Bast (change @ for AT to email)

      by bellatrys on Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 07:53:23 AM PDT

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