Iran’s botched Photoshop job inspires parody

Iran’s state media faced the withering scorn of the blogosphere yesterday when online sleuths discovered that Sepah News, the voice of Iran’s fearsome Revolutionary Guards, had doctored a photograph of the Islamic Republic’s oh-so-scary missile test. Someone had pasted in a fourth missile, perhaps to cover up a dud launch. Top newspapers around the United ...

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Iran's state media faced the withering scorn of the blogosphere yesterday when online sleuths discovered that Sepah News, the voice of Iran's fearsome Revolutionary Guards, had doctored a photograph of the Islamic Republic's oh-so-scary missile test. Someone had pasted in a fourth missile, perhaps to cover up a dud launch. Top newspapers around the United States, to their chagrin, had given the bogus image frontpage treatment. (By pure luck, we weren't duped.)

Today, Danger Room's Noah Schachtman and Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin round up some hilarious parodies. My favorite, from the blog Are We Lumberjacks?:

Somehow, all the Photoshop fun has made Iran seem a lot less frightening. Almost like a big, friendly kitten.

Iran’s state media faced the withering scorn of the blogosphere yesterday when online sleuths discovered that Sepah News, the voice of Iran’s fearsome Revolutionary Guards, had doctored a photograph of the Islamic Republic’s oh-so-scary missile test. Someone had pasted in a fourth missile, perhaps to cover up a dud launch. Top newspapers around the United States, to their chagrin, had given the bogus image frontpage treatment. (By pure luck, we weren’t duped.)

Today, Danger Room‘s Noah Schachtman and Boing Boing‘s Xeni Jardin round up some hilarious parodies. My favorite, from the blog Are We Lumberjacks?:

Somehow, all the Photoshop fun has made Iran seem a lot less frightening. Almost like a big, friendly kitten.

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