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July 10, 2008
Make That 104
After recently adding Fox News to the Media Dishonesty Matters list , an alert reader and the morning news indicate two more entries should be added. New entry 103 is Al Gore, Jr. and new entry 104 is Sepah News, the media arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
103. Al Gore, Jr., author of An Inconvenient Truth and climate change activist. Lying. From the Telegraph (UK): "Al Gore's environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth contains nine key scientific errors, a High Court judge ruled yesterday... Judge Michael Burton ruled yesterday that errors had arisen ‘in the context of alarmism and exaggeration' in order to support Mr Gore's thesis on global warming." According to the Science & Public Policy Institute, there were more like 35 errors in An Inconvenient Truth. The movie won the Oscar for Best Documentary, and Al Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize, an Emmy and a Grammy, all related to his climate change activism. 104. Sepah News, media arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Doctoring photos. Doctored photo to make it look like four missiles were launched simultaneously when only three, at most, were. Per the NYT, "it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, NYTimes.com and many other major news Web sites."