Keeping it real fake. Fake photos in the news.

OK. Can anyone tell the difference between the two photos?

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I know it’s tough. They’re both fake…. The photograph of the “Video iPod” is a well known fake that was originally intended to be a conceptualization of the rumored “video iPod” which turned out to the 5G iPod with video that looks nothing like it. The other photo, while not fake in the same sense as the first, appeared on the NY Times site with the caption “Pakistani men with the remains of a missile fired at a house in the Bajur tribal zone near the Afghan border”. Anyone with any kind of knowledge of military ordinance knows this is not a missile, but some sort of artillery round. It is not anything that could be fired from a predator drone. It would simply be way too heavy. The NY Times has retracted the photo. You can see where here (I’m surprised they don’t require registration for the retractions).
So no, they’re not both fake in the sense that the first one was probably created using some program like Gimp or Photoshop, while the second is likely a real photograph, it is not of what the NY Times said it was. That’s not the difference I am referring to though. See, the first photograph is nowhere as likely to cause people to loose their lives like the second one is……

Salamat to Michelle Malkin and a good ol boy hat tip to Powerline for the heads up.

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