Politics What’s in a photo?
John Marshall at TPM has been doing a fantastic job covering Californian Congressional hopeful Howard Kaloogian’s (R) Baghdad photo fuck up. The Kaloogian for Congress team had posted a photo on its website supposedly taken on his recent “Truth Tour” through Iraq that was meant to illustrate how peaceful Baghdad is…
…except the photo was conclusively proven to be of a suburb in Istanbul.
Today, Kaloogian nearly shit himself while backpedaling, “Everybody in the group, we all shared pictures. I’m sorry, I don’t know who took [the photo] … You’re being really picky on this stuff. [You’d think I was being held accountable for fucking up or something] It’s not that big a deal. It was a mistake. I’m sorry.”