In speaking of all things “Dead Kennedy”, I recently learned about a prank on Twitter where a reporter for The Intercept and the Nation named Ken Klippenstein trolled Matt Goetz, Dinesh D’Souza and Matt Schlapp on Memorial Day where he tweeted a “tribute” to his “Grandfather” using an old photo of Lee Harvey Oswald when he was in the Marines.
The wingnuts fell for it! LOL! They ended up tricked into honoring Kennedy’s assassin!…
… When the truth emerged, those chunkheads backtracked and Candace Owens (the Right’s resident Auntie Ruckus) got mad and assumed someone photoshopped Oswald’s face onto the soldier’s head (because she can’t wrap her head around the fact that US soldiers can become weirdos who murder US presidents… or maybe she didn’t know Oswald was a soldier, first).
I do confess that Oswald made for a cute soldier… but he was still a terrible person.
I’d love to see someone pull this again…
… with Jeffrey Dahmer’s old Army portrait.
And these wingnuts constantly fall for this prank. There was a similar one where someone used a photo of Fred & Rose West (an especially sickening Serial Killer couple from Britain) and the target was no one the wiser.
Klippenstein has done this a lot…
… Here’s an article about the Oswald prank and the background of Journalist Ken Klippenstein and his love of pranking political miscreants.
A previous prank involved a screencap of JACK NICHOLSON in his A Few Good Men role, and Steve King was dumb enough to fall for it since he apparently is too stupid to recognize Nicholson (who’s very recognizable).