July 10th, 2008, 03:15 PM #1
Photo of Irania Missle Launch AlteredAccording to The Times, AFP reportedly obtained the photo from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's media Web site, Sepah News, on Wednesday. The photo ran on the covers of major media outlets around the world before anyone noticed the apparent error.
On Thursday The Associated Press released a photo from Sepah News' site that appeared almost identical, but with only three missiles shown, The Times reported. AFP retracted the four-missile version of the photo on Thursday, claiming it had been altered by Iranian State Media.
In a statement, AFP said that the missile "has apparently been added in digital retouch to cover a grounded missile that may have failed during the test."
July 10th, 2008, 05:34 PM #2
Yep, one was a dud and there's a dead photo-shopper in Tehran.
July 11th, 2008, 02:16 AM #3http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtab0BKOGY
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July 11th, 2008, 10:52 AM #4
I can't fathom why this is newsworthy. What's an extra missile when they've already launched a volley?
July 11th, 2008, 11:04 AM #5
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Maybe not. Apparently the Washington Post published this photo in 2006. But Iran does possess Photoshop, and it's willing to use it!I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it. --J.S. Mill
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