PSA (lightly updated)

by Nathan Hamm on 8/7/2004 · 1 comment

If one decides to perpetrate a stupid and misguided hoax, one entirely deserves the photos below to circulate around the world.





UPDATE: I have since learned that the above photos of Mr. Benjamin Vanderford were taken during an interview at his home about the video. Would it kill him to at least put on some pants, let alone a shirt, for the interview?

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Joel August 7, 2004 at 7:57 pm

Well, this explains the several people who came to my site today by searching for “Benjamin Dunford beheading”–thanks to one blogpost that mentioned AP reporter Bruce Dunford, and another that mentioned Korean blog censorship to prevent a real beheading video from circulating.

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