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May 4, 2004 10:34 PM   Subscribe

Conservative Web site claims hardcore pornography from U.S. is being used as anti-American propaganda in Arab countries From WorldNetDaily: "Graphic photos appearing on Arabic websites of U.S. servicemen raping and sexually abusing Iraqi women were actually taken from American and Hungarian pornography sites." ...Just another day in the 21st century, it seems. (via Fleshbot) (NSFW, as if you need to be told)
posted by Down10 (10 comments total)

Hey! I'm not some kind of freak -- I was reading the porno blog.
posted by Down10 at 10:43 PM on May 4, 2004

The NSFW should be after, before or generally, right next to, the NSFW link.
posted by geoff. at 10:46 PM on May 4, 2004

Yes. And it's hardly 'obvious' given that the title link might as well link to a valid news article.
posted by rafter at 11:09 PM on May 4, 2004

The WorldNetDaily -- the information source for those who think that NewsMax and Free Republic are run by left-wing pussies.
posted by clevershark at 11:34 PM on May 4, 2004

Hey, it may be on a right-wing hack site, but it is probably true. Some American porn pictures have shown up on Mefi lately (the "albasrah" link), and any agitprop machine worth its salt could figure that connection out. Shit, American propagandists tried to link Saddam to 9/11. Is this more bold and wacky than that?

If is actually claiming that the Abu Graib torture photos aren't legit, then that's nuts, but I don't exactly get that from the story.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 11:51 PM on May 4, 2004

I've seen the GI "rape" pics on random livejournals after browsing the last 30 pics published. You could tell they were staged, just straight away.

Yeah, I was researching - that's right.
posted by triv at 2:30 AM on May 5, 2004

Pretty much all of the left-wing political sites I've scanned have said the same thing: 'have you seen these pictures? they can't be genuine, can they? no, they're from this site...'

So, they're not legit. WND got that right. (But if anyone says that it's only conservatives pointing this out, they're wrong.)

One could make the political point that once there's a spark, it's far too easy to stoke up the flames. But I'm more disturbed by the fact that it wasn't done by people with Photoshop, but by taking 'adult entertainment' material. I'm just... I mean, who the hell gets a turn-on from watching simulated 'soldier rape'?
posted by riviera at 3:10 AM on May 5, 2004

In what world is the definition of "conservative" appropriate to describe the WorldNutDaily?
Radical? Yes.
Untruthful? Yes.
But "conservative?"

Yum. Scaife excrement. Now, that's conservative!
posted by nofundy at 4:37 AM on May 5, 2004

Yeah, I was researching - that's right.

MetaFilter -- I Read It for the Articles

I mean, who the hell gets a turn-on from watching simulated 'soldier rape'?

more than a few Abu Ghraib guards?
posted by matteo at 9:11 AM on May 5, 2004

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