Thursday, July 10, 2008

Recent Iran Missile Photo Faked!

In the four-missile version of the image released Wednesday by Sepah News, the media arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, two major sections (encircled in red) appear to closely replicate other sections (encircled in orange). (Illustration by The New York Times; photo via Agence France-Presse)

Updated, 9:33 a.m., Agence France-Presse has retracted the image as
“apparently digitally altered.”

As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites. (source)

This cracks me up and makes me wonder how tough Iran really is. Don't get me wrong, I think they are a force to be reckoned with and need to be dealt with soon but it is pretty idiotic of them to think we wouldn't catch this.

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