You may have seen the media breathlessly reporting that a US soldier was kidnapped by terrorists and would soon be beheaded. They described the GI in the photo and what he is likely facing and how his parents must feel.
It turns out that it's Special Ops Cody. A toy. An action figure. Someone, somewhere pulled a major hoax and the media lapped it up. They wanted bad news. They wanted anti-military news. They wanted anti-Bush news.
They ended up with egg on their faces.
No word yet if Dan Rather has acknowledged that the photo is a fake.