Skip to comments.Jar Jar Binks in Tehran? Iran Caught Using Photoshopped Missile Image [again]
Posted on 05/07/2012 6:25:50 AM PDT by Tatze
News editors at Irans semi-official Mehr News Agency have been caught using a Photoshopped image to depict the countrys missile program.
How do we know?
For starters, its pretty unlikely Jar Jar Binks has suddenly taken up residence in Tehran.
The Atlantic Wire spotted something amiss in the photo for a news item about the countrys missile program Friday. A little Internet digging turned up the image, which first appeared on the Internet in 2008 after Iran was caught digitally tampering with an image of its missile tests.
During that time, a number of clever news watchers produced a series of prank versions of the Iran missile launch like this one and this one, which transformed the embarrassing episode into a funny Internet meme. Humorously, it appears Iran is now using images from the meme it created to depict its own missile program. Even more humorously, it appears the Photoshopped image MNA picked includes a photo of loathed Star Wars prequel character Jar Jar Binks.Take a closer look:
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
And second, is this not a FR photoshop from when Iran originally photoshopped their launch a year or so ago??
Oops, of course, just after I click Post, do I notice that the original photoshop story took place in 2008, not a year or so ago. Still, was this not a FR image from then, or just one that was posted here from somewhere else?
When that came out (SEVERAL YEARS AGO), there was a thread or twelve on FR with lots of those pictures, including Wile E. Coyote and the Bomb Magnet lady.
Try reading the story. Iran used the above image THIS WEEKEND!
Yes, it is even funnier because of the original story from FOUR YEARS AGO.
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Hey these photoshop geniuses have been busy manufacturing a BC for one Baraq Hussein 0bama.
I’m no rocket scientist. Aside from the obvious nature of the foto phorgery, WHO would ever produce that picture with the expectation that it demonstrates succesful rocket science?
No sane person.
Posted to the Iranian MehrNews site on Friday, THREE DAYS AGO. Not the same story as four years ago. In fact, they used one of the spoof photoshops from four years ago, which is why I asked if it was one created by a Freeper or just posted here from somewhere else.
Maybe “Mehr” is Farsi for “Onion”.
This particular reply...@#44...ought to be enlightening.
Here’s a thread from 2008. The first pages do indeed include versions with Baghdad Bob and the bomb lady; there are over 300 responses so this is probably the mother lode.
Looks real to me.
@Thanks for the laughs...again...you two.
Oh look, someone else who didn’t read the story.
I s'pect his next gig will be Saturday Night Live...
LMAO!! Actually, I believe the original photoshop was created here on FR by a FReeper ;)
Oh really? Try reading the story and get back to me. I’ll give you a hint. Its not a four year old story, its new from THREE DAYS AGO!
Quite the opposite. It certainly appears that this Iranian "News" site took one of the spoof photoshops from one of those FR threads or some other site's spoof threads, and used it in a story they posted last Friday, just three days ago. And no, its not an "Onion" like site, as they changed the image after The Blaze posted their story about it yesterday.
If the idiots would have read past the first line, they would have seen that.
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