|The Black Patch|
|Netlore Archive: Emailed photo shows a U.S. soldier wearing a black patch which reads 'Doing the work of...' above the flags of France, Germany and Russia|
Email example contributed by K. Hicks, 21 April 2004:
Subject: FW: Critical Patch
READ THE BLACK PATCH UNDER THE US FLAG
This SHOULD be on the front cover of Time, Newsweek, etc.
But it won't.
Let's you and I "put it there" by forwarding this all around the world (so to speak)!
(The flags are France, Germany, and Russia)-- in case you don't know..
Comments: There's actually a very good reason this photo will never appear on the front cover of Time or Newsweek: it's a fake. The image was created and disseminated by the prolific Registered Media, an outfit that produces satirical graphics in the interests of conservative activism (note the logo trimmed off in some versions currently circulating on the lower right-hand side of the image).
More Faux Photos:
Air Force Jets Fly in U.S.A. Formation
Photo purports to show a Veterans Day flyby of T-38 Talon jet fighters in a formation spelling out 'USA' over the "Taj Mahal" building at Randolph Air Force Base.
Emailed photo taken by U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq show a pair of huge, scary-looking arachnids called camel spiders. Do they really eat human flesh?
Dead Mermaid Found in the Philippines
Emailed photos allegedly show the carcass of a dead mermaid found in the Philippines. P.T. Barnum would be proud.
Sources and further reading:
"Bringing Humor and Creativity to the Conservative Message"
Last updated: 04/04/04