I was duly skeptical below. About half the media bit.
American Fakes Own Decapitation
A video aired today that purportedly showed an American being decapitated was a hoax.
The man from San Francisco, said he videotaped the staged beheading at his friendís house using fake blood.
On the tape, Benjamin Vanderford, 22, sat on a chair in a dark room, his hands behind his back, trembling and rocking back and forth.
The tape showed a hand with a knife cutting at the motionless manís neck but did not show any militants.
Update: A personal note to Benjamin Vanderford below
Congratulations asshat. At 22 years of age you have insured that for the rest of your life when a prospective date or employer googles your name, you will be revealed to have made an international moron out of yourself. Well done.