UPDATE – Is the whole thing a hoax??
One of the images picked up (…or, did they do it?!?) by Western Media on Iran’s missile test today – clearly photoshopped:
Oh…whoops. Sorry – here’s the real one:
Yeah – nice try Iran. This Blog made a great animated gif showing the copying…
Does our western media pick this up? Nope, a bunch of dudes sitting around on their computers sipping Mountain Dew… Gotta love that!
Also: Perhaps you missed this bone-fide classic from the AFP earlier this year:
Click the image above or go here: Two Bullets in the Hand, One Big Crock of Bull
UPDATE: Well, the Times figured it out this morning (9:33am, that’s about 12 hours at least after bloggers picked this up…)- but that wasn’t quick enough for all the other papers to run it front page:
Here’s the money quote from the NYT story:
“Does Iran’s state media use Photoshop?”
Hmmm…nah – they’re trustworthy…
The NYTimes folks are blaming it on the AFP – the same jokes that ran the Magic Bullet Woman story above.
EPIC FAIL for big media, EPIC WIN for bloggers.
Here’s another great post on this at Snapped Shot.