Heard on NPR on my drive in this morning: in its desire to get a picture of Damascus, Syria for a story, a Danish news show ended up with a shot from Assassins Creed. Oops.

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GIS C++!>$ And if you can translate that, you’ve been around as long as CompuServe.
IT is now just a hobby, and shares my time with cross-stitch and knitting. High-tech, low-tech, and everything in between. I keep these guys in line and roll my eyes at Simmons. Come on, ladies, celebrate your love of technology! “Tech should be black. Colors are for cases.”

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  1. snicker!

    I think that with the shear volume of information, and the … lowering professionalism? … of journalism, we’re going to see a LOT more of these “whoopsie”s. Case in point: stories from The Onion, The Daily Currant, and freaking-Stephen Colbert (!) keeping getting picked up by “reputable” news media.

    Once upon a time, journalists had editors to check these things.

    • Nobody quote me on this, we’re off the record here, but I, for one, am heavily in favor of making crazy shit up and posting it to see what happens. Though just a notch more subtle than that how it’s done in this Onion article. Just a notch. Thanks Philip.

  2. Lol, oops. I would’ve followed up with a sensational assassins creed article that made people forget about the miscue.

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