One Part Kerry, One Part Fonda

"A new dirty tricks campaign to embarrass the Democratic frontrunner, John Kerry, backfired ignominiously yesterday when it emerged that a widely circulated photograph of a protest against the Vietnam war was a crude forgery," reports Suzanne Goldenberg. "The photograph, falsely credited to Associated Press, combined two separate images to make it appear as if Mr Kerry shared a stage at an anti-war rally in the early 1970s with the actress, Jane Fonda." The fabricated photos are not the only recent attempt to smear Kerry. Republican gossip-monger Matt Drudge recently concocted a story which claimed that Kerry had an affair with a 27-year-old woman. Our Disinfopedia has a page devoted to documenting and debunking new smears as they emerge.