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Conservative commentator learns the hard way that this photo of Hillary Clinton is fake

It's time for Dinesh D'Souza to delete his erroneous tweet.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Jul 7, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:08 am CDT

We’ve all fallen for fake viral photos, so we have to have a bit of sympathy for conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who tweeted out this old-school photo of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday morning.

That’d be a helluva find for those Clinton’s political opponents, especially since she said in June, that the Confederate flag “it shouldn’t fly anywhere” in the United States. Problem is, the flag was Photoshopped into the picture. The original, taken in 1969 for Life Magazine, looks like this.

See? No Confederate flag by the book case. 

For some reason, it took D’Souza four hours to issue a correction, though as of 4:20pm CT, he still hadn’t deleted his original tweet.

Yeah, making fun of her appearance and fashion from four decades ago is clearly the way to go after you’ve misled your followers. 

While some have criticized D’Souza for taking half of a work-day to amend his original tweet, others have taken to criticizing him for pleading guilty in 2014 to illegal campaign contributions.  

But the best response by far to D’Souza’s tweet was this:

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Update 8:20am CT, July 8: D’Souza had posted the photo to his Facebook page, but it has since been deleted. We have removed the deleted post embedded in this article.

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*First Published: Jul 7, 2015, 6:21 pm CDT