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Ahahahahhaha: Danish News Station Mistakes Assassin's Creed Rendering For Syrian Skyline

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Because fact-checking is for people who don't have GOOD GUT INSTINCTS, a Danish news station recently displayed a rendering of Damascus from Assassin's Creed instead of the current Damascus skyline like they intended. I've since been fired from my position as head picture finder.

One of the TV channel's employees had found the image online and thought it was a photo of Damascus' skyline.


[TV2 Head of News Jacob] Nybroe says it was a terrible mistake and a "reminder to us all of the importance of verifying the sources of pictures."

I'm sorry, but I didn't know we needed a reminder of the importance of verifying the sources of pictures, I thought that was supposed to be COMMON PRACTICE FOR A NEWS OUTLET. That said, I'm afraid to look but I uploaded a cat pic, didn't I?

Thanks to Patty, who is is a saint and has a celebration coming up on Sunday. No? Different Patty? Well how was I supposed to know?

There are Comments.
  • Paul Slice

    That's quite an honor to the game developers.

  • Daisy Daisyington

    FAKE!!!!

    This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

    This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max and Baja had a telephone booth for a video phone and had a bunch of background pictures they could use.

  • It's not fake, they actually did use a screenshot from AC for a news story about Syria. When the head of the station gives an official apology for it, it's not fake.

  • chris

    PROOF taht not only american news stations are stupid

  • Sean Lally

    Looks like Danish fox news...

  • Small correction: the news station that committed the mistake is Danish, like it says in the headlines, not Dutch.

  • i'll try harder next time

    joke did not go over well

  • One of the TV channel's employees had found the image online and thought it was a photo of Damascus' skyline. ... http://www.Makingover68dollare...

  • Closet Nerd

    Next thing you know, CNN will be citing Geekologie.com
    .....just sayin

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