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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
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Has Rumsfeld Banned Camera Phones in Iraq?
Lots of media outlets have been reporting that Rumsfeld has decided to ban camera phones in Iraq, in the wake of the photos of prisoner abuse coming out of Abu Ghraib. For instance, the story is on Yahoo! news, the Washington Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald. The Register, at least, points out that there are doubts about the story, while also noting that it would be almost impossible to actually enforce such a ban. But what's the source for this news. The Sydney Morning Herald refers to some British newspaper called The Business. But what's that? Is there such a paper? The story actually seems to come from The Daily Farce, an online satirical magazine who printed the story (as a joke) about two weeks ago. Apparently yet another example of satirical articles being treated as real news. (via The Prison Blog)
Categories: Journalism, Military
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 25, 2004
Comments (1)
Update2 of this post (http://joi.ito.com/archives/2004/05/23/rumsfeld_bans_camera_phones_in_iraq.html) links to the directive that outlines restrictives on wireless communications.
Posted by Jessica  in  U.S.  on  Tue May 25, 2004  at  06:32 PM
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