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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 01:06 AM
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333. Unofficial ***DU THREAD LIST*** for this outrage:
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thread title (3-28-06 GD): Fake photo of Baghdad used to bolster GOP's claims?
Howard Kaloogian (R) has posted a photograph on his campaign website which he claims to have recently taken in downtown Baghdad, to show how "calm" and "stable" the city was during his visit. But the photo is actually from Istambul, TURKEY!!! Long thread with additional finds all confirming Istambul ID. Now up at Huffington Post and other blogs too.

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): Oops...Kaloogian Blames Iraq Photo Error on Staffer
Says there were hundreds and hundreds of photos taken on his Iraq trip, and they had a layover in Istambul. His campaign site says Baghdad is calm and secure. I know. Ive been there. So egregious!

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thread title (3-29-06 LBN): Baghdad, Turkey Baghdad photo scandal
See Reply #17 Its not the first time Kaloogian got lost like this. What a lying slime. Good composite photo showing obviously NOT in Iraq but Turkey.

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): More photos of things going great in Baghdad
Hilarious! Photos from all over the world favorite: the banana burka from Rio

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): Kaloogian Slams Press Coverage of Iraq With Bogus Photo (Its made the MSM)
Cites 3/29 Editor & Publisher article on the whole debacle.

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): NEWSWEEK - Baghdad/Istanbul - Blogosphere Nails Kaloogian

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): Re FAKE PHOTO: It's not just Howard Kaloogian, it's BIG right-wing players
It's Move America Forward, and it's Russo Marsh & Rogers, the Sacramento-based political public relations firm with major right-wing ties. Move America Forward is an astroturf political action group that RM&R uses to woo big-money financiers of right wing candidates and causes. While it feels good to nail Howard Kaloogian, that phony "downtown Baghdad" photo used on his Web site has a stream that runs right to the heart the right wing .

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): UK Guardian now linking to DU thread on the Kalgoolian photo
Excerpt from the Guardian UK: The Backbencher has been enjoying the spat over a picture, allegedly of Baghdad, that wannabe Republican congressman Howard Kaloogian posted on his website. It purported (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... ) to show a peaceful street in Baghdad. "Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be," Howard wrote. "But, each day the news media finds any violence occurring in the country and screams and shouts about it". Inevitable, then, that left-liberal blogs would point out that this picture actually shows a street in Turkey. The tight female clothing and non-Arabic signs did give it away.

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): Kaloogian: "Its one itty-bitty picture"
From msnbc site (Newsweek): Kaloogian is no stranger to controversy. He was one of the architects of the successful recall drive against former California governor Gray Davis. But he seemed annoyed at the sudden onslaught of attention. Journalists werent interested in our trip for nine months afterwards, and now theyre trying to find one picayunish mistake, he complained to NEWSWEEK. Its one itty-bitty picture. The Associated Press gave us a Mark Twain Award for a broadcast we did from Iraq, and nothing was written about that at all. (Kaloogian is not named on the Web site of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association of California-Nevada as a Mark Twain Award winner, although several radio talk-show hosts who accompanied Kaloogian on the Iraq trip are named. We invited these talk-show hosts to go with us, it was our trip, but they were on it, Kaloogian told NEWSWEEK.)

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thread title (3-29-06 GD): DKos: Kaloogian Fake Baghdad Photo ID'ed
This photo was taken by a photographer named Faruk, a member of the wowturkey.com community, and posted there. So Kaloogian didnt even use an ORIGINAL photo from Istambul!!!
Full SCREEN SHOT of Kaloogians campaign page with the bogus photo and its caption in Reply #8.


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thread title (3-29-06 GD-P): Francine Busby is now at 45% - Survey USA
SurveyUSA current standings Kaloogian in second place among GOPs with 12%, Busby with 45% (only Dem).
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