In a somewhat humorous editorial snafu, three editors of the Boston Globe overlooked or approved pornography photos which simulated rape acts. The photos–vetted by the Arab propaganda site Albasrah.net and a Tunisian website produced in France by Committee for the Defense of Saddam Hussein [Comit de D'fonce de Saddam Hussein En Tunisie]–were debunked as frauds last week by WorldNetDaily:
A WND investigation has revealed that most of the photos are taken from the American pornographic website “Iraq Babes,” and the Hungarian site, “Sex in War,” which is linked to by the American site. Both websites are linked to by violent pornography sites and both describe Iraqi women — played by “actresses” — in vulgar terms.
The Boston Herald has jumped on the story enthusiastically in what appears to be a chance to sling a little well deserved mud at it’s local competing newspaper.
Globe caught with pants down: Paper duped into running porn photos [Boston Herald]
Bogus GI rape photos used as Arab propaganda [WorldNetDaily]
Globe publishes apology for fake ‘GI rape’ photos [WorldNetDaily]
UPDATE: NewsDesigner has more info and uh, context or something. Okay, really I was just suckered by the great headline: .
UPDATE **EXCLUSIVE**: The fake porn images fobbed as torture photos have been found. At first glance you will probably see that the uniforms are not the same as those worn by soldiers in Iraq, these appear to be surplus.
NOTE – GRAPHIC CONTENT (NOT ACTUAL IRAQ ABUSE PHOTOS)