Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Reuters screws up

(A Precision-Guided Humor Assignment)

Recently Reuters reported that terrorists had captured a downed helicopter in Iraq. The video that was part of the claim was, however, timestamped 2000 and most likely was from a crash in Afghanastan.

This begs the question, what else will Reuters probably fall for?

I'm thinking that they'll mistakenly believe other videos are genuine.

A simple search for Bin Laden on Google Video reveals many videos that would be obviously fake to the average person. However, a video like this outtake would likely be taken seriously at Reuters headquarters. The same mistake could be made for this video, or even this one.

Heck, they might even fall for this:

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Sad, aint it?

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