Another fake photo by Howard Kaloogian?

In my Congressional District we're having a special election to replace disgraced Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. One of the 18 candidates running is former Republican State Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian. He recently got caught for posting a scene of a street picture his group took showing how peaceful Baghdad is, that turned out to be suburban Istanbul, Turkey. (This was originally discoverd by anthonyLA and jem6x of Daily Kos.)

Kaloogian also was caught for claiming false endorsements from the California Pro-Life Council, Center for Reclaiming America, and State Senators Tom McClintock and Bill Morrow.

Anyway, here's another fake photo. On Kaloogian's campaign website is a photo of him posing with President George Bush, in a rotating "Flash" slideshow. (Here's a screenshot in case it's taken down or you don't have Flash). Why is it fake? Well, both Kaloogian and Bush's shoulder's merge into each other. This is more evident from a fuller-length photo on Gabrielle Reilly's website. (Here's a copy in case it's taken down). Here's another version of the short Kaloogian photo. Observe how Kaloogian and Bush merge into each other: Kaloogian's left shoulder appears to be behind Bush, and Bush's right arm appears to be behind Kaloogian! Also Kaloogian is shorter in the Gabrielle photo than his campaign photo.

By itself, not a biggie, but with two fake photos and at least four fake endorsements, what can you believe?

Update: Problem solved. a reader found a comment from Republican political strategist Matt Rexroad who was at the photoshoot. He says the photoshoot was real, although at least one photo is obviously doctored for height and taken when Bush was governor. He has some unkind words to say about Kaloogian, such as a false endorsement and Kaloogian endorsing Bush and Bauer in 2000 at the same time.

Update 2: Yet another fake photo: A reader points out yet another fake Iraq photo was actually taken at MacDill AFB, Florida.

Howard Kaloogian 'posing' with George Bush (screenshot of fake photo) Howard Kaloogian 'posing' with George Bush (fake photo)

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Comments:

The gold braid on the California flag is in a different place in the two photos. In one it is to the right of Bush's shoulder, and in the other, it is above the shoulder. Plus, Kaloogian is taller in one photo than the other. One or both photos is definitely doctored.

Posted by treetop on March 31, 2006 at 04:07 AM PST #

I like how it says (left) -- just in case you weren't sure which one was Kaloogian and which one was the President of the United States of America.

Posted by KC on March 31, 2006 at 04:18 AM PST #

And Dan Lets not forget the "real " phto of Iraq on his website has a few problems too. As "proof" of a stble and peaceful Iraq it fall just a little short since the police station in the center of the Photo was blown up less than 6 months later take a look at these photos

Posted by Magorn on March 31, 2006 at 05:07 AM PST #

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