As the media editor working the msnbc.com home page yesterday, I was frustrated with the quality of a fuzzy video image we published of the Iranian missile launch. So I was thrilled when the top image crossed the news wires. Today, I learned that the image was apparently manipulated, possibly to hide the fact that one missile failed. Many major U.S. newspapers and news websites ran the photo as well.Read more about it here: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/in-an-iranian-image-a-missile-too-many/index.html?hp
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A handout picture released on the Web site and public relations arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Sepah News, was apparently digitally altered to show four missiles rising into the air instead of three during a test-firing in the Iranian desert on July 9, 2008. The second missile from the right was apparently added in a digital retouch to cover a grounded missile that may have failed during the test.