Sunday, August 13, 2006

A Bit Unfair, Or Is It?

This wonderful "fauxtograph"(author unknown) has made the rounds of American websites. I received it this morning in an e-mail from Via-Resistancia, a French language Google group. The message attached was done in complete seriousness, and it was quite a while before I realized it had to be fake. First of all, terms such as "knee-jerk" and "culture shock" probably would not have been used as freely 60 years ago. Second, it's totally improbable that so many headlines would appear simultaneously on the front page. Most of all, the tiny print in the upper right weather report is partially legible, while the small print of the articles is smudged. Interestingly, I was not able to locate the May 10, 1943 edition of the NYT in the archives. The earliest reference to the uprising was 1944.

Today's front page of the NYT on-line showed a bright color photo of Castro looking not too bad.


At August 14, 2006 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, the lead stories (and several of the other front-page articles) published on Page 1 of the New York Times on 10 May 1943 dealt with the Allied military campaign against German forces in Tunisia.

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At August 14, 2006 6:43 PM, Blogger snowpea said...

I think it comes from The People's Cube.

At August 14, 2006 7:30 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

Thanks to both anonymous and snowpea.


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