Outlandish to Claim 9/11 Victims Fake? Not So Fast!

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That's funny. I'm doing some research into Kevin Fenton and found this:


man and his wife who were reported to have died on 9/11 in one of the
aircraft that hit the World Trade Center are found to be still alive. [American Journalism Review, 11/2001]
Reports stated that on September 11, Jude Larson, 31, and his pregnant
wife Natalie, 24, had been en route to the University of California at
Los Angeles, where Jude was a student. Some reports said they were on
Flight 11, others said Flight 175. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/12/2001; Boston Globe, 9/19/2001] The alleged deaths were first reported in several newspapers in Hawaii, where Jude’s father, Curtis Larson, lives. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/13/2001; Newspaper Research Journal, 12/2003]
The Associated Press, which has strict instructions to verify the names
of victims independently, reported the deaths on its worldwide wires.
The two names were then reported on passenger lists in the Washington
Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and on the websites of CNN and
MSNBC. [Boston Globe, 9/19/2001]
But on this day, Jude Larson—whose real name is in fact Jude
Olson—contacts the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and notifies it that he and
his wife are still alive. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/18/2001; Newspaper Research Journal, 12/2003]
He is 30, not 31, his wife is not pregnant, and they live in Washington
State, not California. His father had told the Maui News about his son
and daughter-in-law’s deaths in an interview on September 11, in the
hours after the attacks. [Maui News, 9/18/2001]
But Curtis Larson will now say he has been the victim of a hoax. He
says someone pretending to be his ex-wife called him on 9/11 to inform
him of the deaths. Then someone claiming to be from one of the airlines
called him with the same news. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/18/2001]
But the American Journalism Review will accuse Larson of having
“fabricated almost every detail of his story” about the two deaths. The
Associated Press subsequently asks its members to remove the names of
Jude and Natalie Larson from its victim list and delete any photographs
of them. American newspapers will have corrections columns noting the
error. [American Journalism Review, 11/2001]

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