Sarkozy Was There (France)
Back in November 2009, French president Nicolas Sarkozy tried to pull the wool over the Internet's eyes, and the Internet would have none of it. Sarkozy tagged himself in a photo on Facebook that he purported to have been snapped in Berlin on the day people started to demolish the Wall, thus being one of the first to start hacking away at the great symbol of Communist tyranny. It's the kind of propaganda that you half expect to come out of North Korea, an image of their Fearless President displaying leadership at some great historical event. Also, it was totally a lie.
Making use of the obsessive attention to detail that the Internet is known for, it was a blogger who called Sarkozy's bluff, insisting that the dates he was quoting didn't quite add up. The media quickly dug up some archival footage that proved the not-yet-President didn't just quote the wrong date for the fall of the Berlin Wall, but he wasn't even in Berlin until a full week later. This is what is known as a "fuck-up."
Nevertheless, it wasn't long before more forgotten photographs from Sarkozy's past began to surface on the French Internet:
No matter how hard you work...
No matter how much you achieve...
...a few nerds with pirated copies of Photoshop can turn it all to ashes in your mouth.