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GOP Candidate Caught With Pants Down Over Fake Picture

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Howard Kaloogian, who is the GOP candidate for disgraced Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham's seat in Congress, complained that the media was too negative on Iraq, and to prove his point, he put up a picture of a "tranquil" and seemingly prosperous Baghdad on his official campaign website. There was just one problem with his picture - It was not of Baghdad, but of Istanbul. His misrepresentation was quickly caught by the blogosphere, and today, Kaloogian has a lot to try and explain away.

Today, the picture of downtown Istanbul is no longer on Kaloogian's website. A REAL picture of Baghdad has replaced it, but there is still a problem - the picture was taken from the top of a hill, and lacks any detail of what Kaloogian is trying to prove.

Some people will resort to lies, distortion, and misrepresentation, not because they are bad people, but because the mental price of seeing the truth is just too great for them.

Article is here.
 

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danarhea said:
Some people will resort to lies, distortion, and misrepresentation, not because they are bad people, but because the mental price of seeing the truth is just too great for them.
And then they get jobs at rawstory, truthout, and newsmax...:shrug:
 

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cnredd said:
And then they get jobs at rawstory, truthout, and newsmax...:shrug:

So you therefore deny that Kloogian's website contained a picture of Istanbul that was represented to be a picture of Baghdad?
 
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danarhea said:
So you therefore deny that Kloogian's website contained a picture of Istanbul that was represented to be a picture of Baghdad?
I won't deny it. But I'll also say you have jumped to a partisan conclusion when you say it was a distorted lie......as if it were intentional and not a mistake.
 

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KCConservative said:
I won't deny it. But I'll also say you have jumped to a partisan conclusion when you say it was a distorted lie......as if it were intentional and not a mistake.

Then lets see what GOP candidate Kloogian has to say about the picture himself:

We took this photo of downtown Baghdad while we were in Iraq,” he wrote. “Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be. But, each day the news media finds any violence occurring in the country and screams and shouts about it - in part because many journalists are opposed to the U.S. effort to fight terrorism."

Oops, you should have read the article.
 
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danarhea said:
Then lets see what GOP candidate Kloogian has to say about the picture himself:



Oops, you should have read the article.

Let's see what he goes on to say:

Later Wednesday, Kaloogian admitted the photo was from Turkey but denied he had anything personally to do with posting it on his site. He replaced that Turkey photo with a photo of what he said was Baghdad--taken from a distant hill.

Oops, looks like you have an issue with Kaloogian's webmaster.
 

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KCConservative said:
Let's see what he goes on to say:

Later Wednesday, Kaloogian admitted the photo was from Turkey but denied he had anything personally to do with posting it on his site. He replaced that Turkey photo with a photo of what he said was Baghdad--taken from a distant hill.

Oops, looks like you have an issue with Kaloogian's webmaster.

He's a war mongering neocon also. If dan has no problems jumping to conclusions then he should have no problem making it to the webmaster
 

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KCConservative said:
Let's see what he goes on to say:

Later Wednesday, Kaloogian admitted the photo was from Turkey but denied he had anything personally to do with posting it on his site. He replaced that Turkey photo with a photo of what he said was Baghdad--taken from a distant hill.

Oops, looks like you have an issue with Kaloogian's webmaster.

No, the issue is with Kloogian himself. Kloogian himself is the one who wrote on the website that this was the picture they took while in Baghdad. If he had been to Baghdad, which I am sure he has, he would have noticed the difference. Not only does Istanbul look different, but the people there dress completely different that those in Baghdad. Or are you somehow implying that Kloogian had nothing to do in making that website, and his words there are fake words planted by the webmaster? Give me a break. LOL.

Of course, after Kloogian gets caught he denies it. That is what they all do.
 
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No, the issue is with Kloogian himself. Kloogian himself is the one who wrote on the website that this was the picture they took while in Baghdad. If he had been to Baghdad, which I am sure he has, he would have noticed the difference. Not only does Istanbul look different, but the people there dress completely different that those in Baghdad. Or are you somehow implying that Kloogian had nothing to do in making that website, and his words there are fake words planted by the webmaster? Give me a break. LOL.

Of course, after Kloogian gets caught he denies it. That is what they all do.

Dan, he referred to the photo as Baghdad. When he was corrected, he admitted his error. Sue him, if you want. And take your Xanex.
 
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danarhea said:
Howard Kaloogian, who is the GOP candidate for disgraced Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham's seat in Congress, complained that the media was too negative on Iraq, and to prove his point, he put up a picture of a "tranquil" and seemingly prosperous Baghdad on his official campaign website. There was just one problem with his picture - It was not of Baghdad, but of Istanbul. His misrepresentation was quickly caught by the blogosphere, and today, Kaloogian has a lot to try and explain away.

Today, the picture of downtown Istanbul is no longer on Kaloogian's website. A REAL picture of Baghdad has replaced it, but there is still a problem - the picture was taken from the top of a hill, and lacks any detail of what Kaloogian is trying to prove.

Some people will resort to lies, distortion, and misrepresentation, not because they are bad people, but because the mental price of seeing the truth is just too great for them.

Article is here.

How do you know that the problem with the picture was on his end? Maybe he got a picture of Baghdad off the internet or maybe one of his inturns couldn't find a picture of baghdad. If you want to see Baghdad go to google earth see that picture on google earth you can zoom in to see like cars and tanks and ****. You can see all of Iraq in detailed satellite photographs on google earth type in Baghdad, Falluja, etc etc.

You can't see Iran and North Korea though all you get is the geographical map for them.

Here's a good picture of Baghdad:

 
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danarhea said:
No, the issue is with Kloogian himself. Kloogian himself is the one who wrote on the website that this was the picture they took while in Baghdad. If he had been to Baghdad, which I am sure he has, he would have noticed the difference. Not only does Istanbul look different, but the people there dress completely different that those in Baghdad. Or are you somehow implying that Kloogian had nothing to do in making that website, and his words there are fake words planted by the webmaster? Give me a break. LOL.

Of course, after Kloogian gets caught he denies it. That is what they all do.

So your saying that Kloogian is the webmaster of his own site. Unless thats your contention there is no way wrote on the website himself anything. The picture or pictures are given to the webmaster and the captionsi am sure and they are uploaded ..... There very well could have been a mix up.
 

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Calm2Chaos said:
So your saying that Kloogian is the webmaster of his own site. Unless thats your contention there is no way wrote on the website himself anything. The picture or pictures are given to the webmaster and the captionsi am sure and they are uploaded ..... There very well could have been a mix up.

This is what most likely happened. The quote was most likely from Kloogian to be placed on the website and his people gave that quote along with a picture to the webmaster to be published. Now that picture mix up could have happened on either the office side or the webmaster side. I highly doubt it was intentional.

People make mistakes, no harm was done so people with the pitchforks need to get over it and move on. Those that are not familiar with Baghdad and Istanbul could easily mix up images. You could show me a picture of Istanbul, Baghdad, or even Cairo and I would not be able to tell which one was which unless I saw a well known landmark.
 
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This is what most likely happened. The quote was most likely from Kloogian to be placed on the website and his people gave that quote along with a picture to the webmaster to be published. Now that picture mix up could have happened on either the office side or the webmaster side. I highly doubt it was intentional.

People make mistakes, no harm was done so people with the pitchforks need to get over it and move on. Those that are not familiar with Baghdad and Istanbul could easily mix up images. You could show me a picture of Istanbul, Baghdad, or even Cairo and I would not be able to tell which one was which unless I saw a well known landmark.

Yeah but, intentional "lies distortion and misrepresentations" makes for a better dana thread.
 

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KCConservative said:
Yeah but, intentional "lies distortion and misrepresentations" makes for a better dana thread.

Each political side has their bias posters on this forum. There seem to be so clouded by their hate that there is no reasoning with them. No matter what you say to them the response is "neo-con, republican <insert hate>", or "liberal, democrat <insert hate>".
 
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Gibberish said:
Each political side has their bias posters on this forum. There seem to be so clouded by their hate that there is no reasoning with them. No matter what you say to them the response is "neo-con, republican <insert hate>", or "liberal, democrat <insert hate>".
Actually his word of choice is ......wait for it......Bushnevik.
 

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KCConservative said:
:lol: Actually his word of choice is ......wait for it......Bushnevik.

haha I guess the proper response I should have made was "<insert name calling and hate remark here>"
 
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:lol: Actually his word of choice is ......wait for it......Bushnevik.

It's actually Bushevik. No "n"

Here are some other favorites:

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hipsterdufus said:
It's actually Bushevik. No "n"
Then you might want to inform Dana. He's the one using the word. I couldn't care less.
 
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