Thursday, July 10, 2008

More Photoshop Fakery

The New York Times has a story about the picture of the Iranian missile launch yesterday. Apparently, the fourth missile was added to cover a fourth, unlaunched missile on the ground. The altered photo ran in publications around the world, originally distributed by AFP. For their part, "Agence France-Presse said that it obtained the image from the Web site of Sepah News, the media arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, on Wednesday. But there was no sign of it there later in the day."

In the eyes of the general public, I'm certain this will further damage what little credibility the mainstream media currently has. People are simply becoming more cynical and skeptical, and this doesn't help.

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