My, Junior Sure Seems to Be Taking an Interest in Current Events Recently


Abu Ghraib brings the pranksters out of the woodwork:

The Boston Globe was reeling yesterday after graphic photos of alleged sexual abuse of Iraqi women by U.S. soldiers turned out to be staged shots from a hardcore porn Web site.

For the rest of the story—including the alleged involvement of the Nation of Islam (?!)—go here. The article's exultant tone (the headline begins "Globe caught with pants down") is explained by the fact that it's in the Boston Herald.

The Globe didn't actually "run" the photos in the ordinary sense: It ran a picture of speakers at a news conference holding up the photos. Whether you could make out what was going on in the images apparently depended on whether you were looking at the early edition.