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Claim: Photograph shows Senator John Kerry shaking hands with Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: Politics often joins some strange bedfellows, but it doesn't get much stranger than this: Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts posing with Anton Lavey, the self-proclaimed High Priest of the Church of
This one is easy to debunk even without knowing anything about the origins of the photograph. Although a portion of the date in the putative newspaper clipping is (deliberately) obscured, enough of it shows to reveal that the article in question supposedly comes from an edition of the San Francisco Chronicle published on a Sunday,
This item is doubly debunkable because we do know something about the origins of the photograph. It's a fake, a composite made from two other images: one of John Kerry greeting clown
Last updated: 28 October 2004
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