Twitter was not the only source of fake photos of Sandy hitting New York City. The state-owned Iranian news agency Press TV used a still from Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle The Day After to accompany an article about Sandy’s affect on the presidential elections today. They wish. Although the photo doesn’t really look all that worse than the actual images of flooding coming out of New York, to be honest. If they were going to fake New York City’s destruction, why not go full Planet of the Apes?
Iranian news agencies were last in the news for plagiarizing an Onion article called “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama.” So, not the most reliable source of news about the U.S. on the planet.