Above from Media Backspin.
Compare to a TV image of the launch from Suitably Flip which reveals the fake, added-in extra missile:
Snapped Shot hosts an animated GIF that shows the changes clearly (click to see full animated):
And of course, the faked image was dutifully lapped up by the Western mainstream media, whose ‘professionalism’ is so professional, that they can’t do a quick check to spot stuff ‘amateur’ bloggers can.
From Apocalyptic Kiwi:
And as Malkin reports, the suitably duped press is forced to admit the photos were ‘apparently’ altered…
While the New York Times blog steals the credit for exposing the fakery away from rightful sleuths Little Green Footballs, until LGF’s refusal to take it lying down results in credit finally being given where it’s due.
Missile Monitor has an in depth analysis of the Iranian missile launches.
UPDATE: The real reason the Iranian missile test was Photoshopped!
The third missile completely failed to launch!!!!
Above via Little Green Footballs, again on a tip from wits0.
UPDATE 14 JULY 2008: Again on a tip from wits0, almost the entire Iranian missile show-offing may be faked!
Information on Sepah News, the news agency responsible for distributing the cheat-o-graphy, can be found through link at here.
And on a tip from wits0, the only result of the Iranian flexing of (atrophied) muscle is to convince GW Bush to amber light the Israelis to pwn Iran.
Yup, the fear and terror that extra rocket was supposed to instill sure is worth the blog-mockery that Iran will receive over the next few weeks.
Like this sort of blog-mockery from Snapped Shot:
And from The News Junkie:
More from Suitably Flip:
From Free Republic:
You might recognize a whole bunch of renowned fakers there, including the Iraqi Information Minister, Green Hat Guy, Magic Bullets, Islamic Rage Boy, Burning Tires, Flat Fatima and Barack ‘Secret Muslim’ Obama!
From The Jawa Report:
From Are We Lumberjacks?:
From Boing Boing:
On a tip from ajani57, via flickr is the official Iranian response to the non-firing of the third missile…
From Gizmodo which is having a Photoshop Iran contest:
Next supplied by wits0:
And if you want in on the fun, remember, Iranian chauvanists HATE the film 300!
Argh! Me so angry at being pwned by Spartans!
Aiiiiee! Me too, why must I be such a historically proven loser!
Above examples of Iranian pride-poking from this post.
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