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Misinformation Media Caught Red Handed.

Two of the so called Al-Qaeda members who were wearing Guy Fawkes masks forgot to remove their press passes. Via: http://www.dailypaul.com/254485/photo-egyptian-rioters-were-...

Here is everything saved if they remove it: http://imgur.com/a/8UKgj

From Washington Examiner

Photo: Egyptian rioters were wearing Guy Fawkes masks

September 12, 2012

Egyptian rioters yesterday were photographed wearing Guy Fawkes masks next to photo graffiti on a wall of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Cairo, Egypt

The rioters climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tore up the American Flag, replacing it with a black al Qaeda flag.

Link to Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/photo-egyptian-rioters-were-we...

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Egypts media is state

Egypts media is state sponsored. The image looks similar to Egypts president Mohamed Morsi. That is the egyptian flag you see on the passes.

grrrr

Just wasted 5 minutes of my day looking at this. Get rid of this embarrassing meaningless thread.

Has anyone translated what is

Has anyone translated what is on the badge yet? (know anyone who can)

Southern Agrarian

Super Hi-Res Version

Some Chinese Photo Website?
5298 × 3312 - Today in Photos, September 13 at:

http://www.scmp.com/sites/default/files/galleries/2012/09/13...

Anyone read egyptian???

Looks like a real photo. The shadows are just overlapping from different light sources.

Did a search on the photo credit.

Prophet is a graffiti artist

Prophet is a graffiti artist in Mobile Alabama fwiw

Are the press passes from

Are the press passes from America ?

NO NO NO

All of you guys have it wrong! You guys need to stop believing this conspiracy crap! This photo was taken of Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Chris Matthews and Ed Shultz on vacation in the Bahamas. John McCain took the photo.

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I confirm. Glenn Beck was up there, too

I confirm.

Glenn Beck was up there, too.

He was sipping a Pina colada while doing the naughty small talk to a couple easy girls they had brought in.

Them guys had a lot of fun.

And multi-cultural awesomeness, also !

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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You are right

Except I think the naughty talk was done by Bill O'Reilly.

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Oh yeah, my bad !

Oh yeah, my bad !

*slaps forehead*

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

It's obvious the i.d. photos are not of the men wearing them...

.... the picture shows a middle aged man white man with a beard and the person wearing it appears to be black.

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"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

Time for a new monitor

Sorry but you may need to adjust your monitor or get a new one. That doesn't look like any middle aged white guy I know. As far as the person being black, that appears to be a shadow.

I agree now that I found a higher resolution image.

That almost looks like a conference badge of some sort. The face might be a speaker or something. The image does resemble Mohamed Morsi, as suggested by some below.

I'm glad those rioters had

I'm glad those rioters had time to pose for a nice photo op.

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LOL ! Me too ! :D

LOL ! Me too ! :D

They really DON'T look too much in a hurry !

Rioting isn't any longer what it used to be, it seems.

Pretty darn kewl !

I didn't even know the mask fashion was so big already down there...

... Dang ! I'm so old school.

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Just a question... Do we know

Just a question... Do we know for a fact that these are indeed press passes?

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

I'm also a little clueless

What is this post supposed to show? The guy on the far right has a security badge that shows a bearded white male, however that individual has dark skin. Perhaps they stole the security passes to get into the embassy? This would be consistent with what Al Qaeda would do.

I didn't read too much about the embassy attacks in Libya and Egypt, just skimmed through it. I would love to show my friend this photo publicize the blatant American propaganda, but the badge doesn't match up with the dark skinned guy.

Very good observation.

Very good observation. Egypt's media is state run (red, white, and black flag on pass). The picture looks like their president Mohamed Morsi? Besides that, many other things dont add up:

Why would cave dwelling al Qaeda members wear Guy Fawkes masks? Where did they get them and why would they go through the trouble of doing it? Why is the media insinuating that al Qaeda are members of anonymous? So many things do not add up, but then again that is what misinformation is.

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Er... Forgive my cluelessness, but I have just one question :

Seriously.

Really,

is this some kind of JOKE ?

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I'm surprised these "Egyptian

I'm surprised these "Egyptian rioters" weren't carry Gadsden flags...Thanks, Drudge, because now I know if I see anyone wearing the Guy Fawkes mask to make sure I call the Homeland Security hotline.

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All drudge is, is a news aggregator site.

To insinuate on inconclusive evidence via your original title saying "Drudge Report Involved" as if he had some intention or was part of it is bogus. He probably didn't notice the press pass just like I or many of us.

Forgive me for the title edit.

I think the purpose of

I think the purpose of mentioning Drudge is to mention how widespread this information has been shared. DrudgeReport was pushing close to 1 billion hits on the website last month. So to have an article posted on Drudge is huge due to the sheer number of people who visit the site.

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That may have been the case as well,

But it could too easily be misconstrued as an accusation of Drudge being part of the perpetration, and that doesn't make us look too good here.

For all we know it was a Cairo resident actually involved in the protest who happened to be a reporter there in Cairo.

I didn't initially take it

I didn't initially take it the same way as you did, but I can see why you made the comment.

Oh, and I didn't see the story with a different title. I only saw the Drudge reference in the actual post. If Drudge was mentioned in the title then I may agree with your statement more-so.

Looks like the guy next to

Looks like the guy next to him has one on as well. It's not as visible.

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