WND Falls For Photoshopped Obama Photo

In a story today about the Iranian nuclear agreement, the right-wing outlet WorldNetDaily published a fake photo purportedly showing President Obama greeting President Hassan Rouhani of Iran.

The article, which did not include a byline, captioned the photo, “President Obama with Iran President Hassan Rouhani,” seemingly mistaking it for an authentic image.


As Buzzfeed noted when a conservative PAC used the fake photo in an ad last year, the image lifts a photo of Obama, who has never met Rouhani, meeting with former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

FactCheck.org points out that what is presumably meant to be an Iranian flag in the background of the fake photo is simply an Indian flag with the Iranian flag’s colors superimposed on it.