whoops, uh, my bad... / by laurel

You know that news media is a reliable source of information, right?


In the four-missile version of the image released Wednesday by Sepah News, the media arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, two major sections (encircled in red) appear to closely replicate other sections (encircled in orange). (Illustration by The New York Times; photo via Agence France-Presse)

The Los Angeles Times, The Palm Beach Post and Chicago Tribune, among others, used the image on their front pages on Thursday

Oh, ah...hey, guys. What? No,  um, just futzing around with Photoshop. You know the clone stamp? Yeah. Changed my life. Here's the story, if you haven't heard it.

The whole debacle reminds me of this scene from Dr. Strangelove

But don't worry, News Media! Other people make Photoshop mistakes, too!