Photo Comparison Reveals Phony Medals
in Carter's Autobiography

The same Army photo of Rubin Carter appears in two books published 26 years apart, but each photo shows him "wearing" different military medals and insignia — a clear indication that the photos have been faked. [Click here to see an enlarged version of this graphic]

Carter was thrown out of the Army in 1956 after four courts martial. He was considered "unfit for military service" and served only 21 months. [See prosecutor's brief ]

The photo at left appears in Carter's autobiography, published in 1974. The medals and insignia over his shirt pockets and on his cap do not appear in the photo published in James Hirsch's pro-Carter book, "Hurricane." Yet, the images of Carter are clearly the same, and both have the same half-erased handwriting on them. In Hirsch's book the caption says the photo is "Courtesy of Rubin Carter."

What's more, the insignia on his sleeve is different in the two photos. Both seem to be Airborne "Screaming Eagles" patches, but the patch at right is much darker, is considerably farther to the right and is missing the word "Airborne." [See closeup comparison of the two patches] (A current "Screaming Eagles" patch appears at right.)

The medals in Carter's autobiography appear to have been penciled onto the photograph by a retouching artist. For a closeup look at those medals, click here.

For more false glorification of Carter, check out the uniform Denzel Washington wore in "Hurricane."

 

THE CASE
AGAINST CARTER

THE MISLEADING
MOVIE

DYLAN'S
INACCURATE SONG

THE BIASED
BOOKS

THE TRIPLE
MURDER

CARTER FAILED
LIE TEST

CARTER'S
VIOLENT SIDE

THE RACISM
SMOKESCREEN

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ORIGINAL
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