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AP / Khalid Tanveer

Pakistan Papers Publish Faux WikiLeaks

An already fraught relationship between India and Pakistan got a bit more taut after a lapse of journalistic responsibility led several leading Pakistani papers to publish fabricated WikiLeaks cables that more resembled anti-Indian propaganda than diplomatic correspondence.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010 READ MORE


Russian Tanks in South Ossetia
AP / Musa Sadulayev

Georgia Wags the Dog

Call it reckless and/or call it propaganda: A Georgian newscast used footage of Russian troops crossing Georgia’s borders in 2008 to present a “simulation” of possible events, including Russian tanks en route to the capital and the killing of the nation’s president.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / Joe Shlabotnik

N.Y. Times Gets Punk’d

On Monday, the paper of record published an e-mail from the mayor of Paris slamming Caroline Kennedy’s political maneuvering as “appalling.” Unfortunately, the Times failed to check whether the message was authentic—it wasn’t. Guess that explains all those articles by Nigerian princes.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008 READ MORE


Fake Missile
nytimes.com

Photoshopping Military Might

Charges against Iran’s Sepah News for digitally altering a photo of the country’s missile tests on Wednesday arose Friday after analysts discovered what is clearly a Photoshopped extra missile in an image released by the media arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The image, which was used by the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune on their front pages, was later retracted.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 READ MORE


FCC TV
From the Free Press

FCC Probing Fake-News Broadcasts

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of TV stations for running “faux news broadcasts” made by government agencies and corporations. (Via Huff Po.)
Earlier: See the report that kick-started the investigation.

Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


‘Forgers’ of Niger Uranium Contract Named

Remember the uranium ore that Hussein supposedly purchased from Niger? A contract documenting the sale was used as evidence of the need to invade Iraq and was included in a 2002 U.S. State Department fact sheet on Iraq’s weapons program. Remember how the IAEA denounced the documents as fakes shortly before the invasion of Iraq? Well, according to the Times Online, the forgers have finally been named.

Posted on Apr 9, 2006 READ MORE


Investigators Smuggle Dirty Bomb Materials Into U.S.

The two government teams used fake documents to bring the radioactive materials through northern and southern borders.
And Bush & Co. are still pushing for a missile defense shield.

Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


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