Exposing Gateway Pundit’s Dishonesty: He Altered a CT Scan Image to Trick His Readers

Scheming fraudster is busted
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Here’s another follow-up to my article about Jim Hoft’s dishonest tactics in promoting his bogus claim that officer Darren Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in a purported struggle with teenager Michael Brown.

As I pointed out in the earlier piece, Hoft posted a stock image of a CT scan of a fractured eye socket, but apparently erased the words “UNIV OF IOWA” from his copy of the image.

Well, thanks to LGF readers @franklinftw and @loveheylola, I can now remove the word “apparently” from that description, because we have proof that Hoft (or someone who works with him) did indeed alter that CT scan, almost certainly to mislead people into believing it was an image of officer Darren Wilson. (And he was successful in fooling many right wingers, including Ann Coulter.)

A cached version of Hoft’s page at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine captured at 18:08:39 (UTC) on August 19th shows that when Hoft first posted the image, it did contain the words “UNIV OF IOWA.” Here’s a screenshot of the Internet Archive’s cached version:

Zooming in on the CT scan, we see the words “UNIV OF IOWA” at bottom right:

But an hour later, at 19:19:19 on August 19th … hey! What happened to the “UNIV OF IOWA?”

That’s right, folks — in that hour between the first capture and the second, Hoft crudely blacked out the words “UNIV OF IOWA” and reposted the image, in a pathetically obvious attempt to hide the true source of the CT scan.

A closeup view of the altered version:

Not only has Jim Hoft’s story been shown to be false by CNN, we now know he deliberately misled his readers into thinking this was a CT scan of officer Darren Wilson by altering the image.

Jim Hoft is busted. Exposed as a fraudster. He should apologize and retract this post, but I know he won’t — because that’s not how the Dumbest (and Most Dishonest) Man on the Internet rolls.

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