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Claim: Photo shows Yale undergraduate
Example: [Sleeper, 2004]
Origins: As far as we know, the photograph displayed above, showing President George W. Bush engaged in a rugby match during his days as a Yale undergraduate, came to public attention when it accompanied an editorial (entitled "He's Got the Bad-Boy Vote Sewed Up") penned by Yale political science lecturer Jim Sleeper and published in the
The introduction to
I am looking at a photo of the George W. Bush you've probably never seen before. It's aGeorge W. Bush did indeed play rugby during his undergraduate days at Yale
However, there is also another version of the photo with a different caption:
We don't know for sure which of these captions is genuine and which might have been the product of digital manipulation. The use of the term "Thursday's contest" in the second photo's caption implies the picture was taken from a school newspaper, so it's possible the same photo might also have been used in a yearbook with a different caption and thus both are genuine.
We should point out that even though the picture is described as capturing
Last updated: 19 August 2007
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