Howard Kaloogian is a Republican running for Congress in California. He put up a picture of a peaceful Iraq on his campaign site with the following caption:

Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be. But, each day the news media finds any violence occurring in the country and screams and shouts about it – in part because many journalists are opposed to the U.S. effort to fight terrorism.

But it wasn’t Iraq, it was Istanbul, Turkey.

Not Baghdad

The internet ownage started here. Then he got owned on TV. Then he took down the picture and put up one taken high up from the safety of his hotel room, and got owned some more. As someone who has lived in Turkey for two months, I am deeply offended by the misrepresentation of my mother’s homeland. Howard Kaloogian, with all due respect, you are an esholesheck.

Runners up:

Fox, for passing on Heat Vision and Jack, a funny pilot created by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in 1999.

Chevrolet, for putting up a make-your-own-Tahoe-ad internet feature that people are using to bash the company. I made my own!

13 thoughts on “OWNAGE OF THE WEEK

  1. Joe

    Good choice, DCB, only he’s running for Congress in California (for Randy “Duke” Cunningham’s seat, no less).

  2. CrazyGirl

    The (potential) leadership of our country gets scarier every day. You’d think he’d have someone on his campaign to double check everything. Unless of course it was an intentional attempt to pull the wool over our eyes?! Coming from a republican, well, there is just no way that would EVER happen…

  3. nabeel

    They seem to think we are stupid enuf to fall for a stunt like this. How insulting… Good thing he got caught!

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