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Oops! National Review‘s Greg Pollowitz Fooled By Fake, Viral Sandy Photograph

Several photos gravitated around the Internet on Monday that were alleged to be stunning images of Hurricane Sandy. Turned out many weren’t real and people were tricked. One of whom was National Review‘s Greg Pollowitz.

Pollowitz posted a photo on National Review yesterday of soldiers in the rain guarding Arlington Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “Photo of U.S. Marines guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns from [Monday],” he wrote. The photo is actually from September and the guards are not marines. They’re referred to as Tomb Sentinels or Tomb Guards.

Oddly, in his post, Pollowitz linked to an ABC News article that explained when the photograph was taken and who was in it. He went with the false description anyway.

We’ve reached out to Pollowitz for comment.

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