Monday, January 16, 2006

NYT - All the fake news that's fit to print

The New York Times, once proud bastion of complete, fact-checked news, has been outed, again. This time, they printed a picture, reputedly of some sad Pakistani tribesmen, very sad child and old man prominently displayed, posing with the "remains of a missile fired at a house in the Bajur tribal zone near the Afghan border".

One little problem: The "missile" is actually a really old, unfired artillery shell.

Whoops. Well, maybe they'll get the next one correct.

Way to go, boys and girls.

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