Well This Is Embarrassing…The Egyptian Sphinx Edition

This morning on Facebook, I came across this photo posted by an all news radio station.

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As it turns out, Egypt did see a snowstorm yesterday, but something about the picture didn’t strike me as looking right. Was it the “model like” people? Maybe.  The overall plasticy feel to it? Probably a tip off. So I did some research (a wild concept, I know) and came up with this and this, and whadduyaknow, it was a fake.

The sad part about this, is that it wasn’t long before the photo was discredited and the station took down the picture, but not before they lost some pretty serious credibility. So please, please, please, do your research, your listeners (and facebook observers) thank you.

-The Copy Writer-

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