Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Indian media pwned

I saw this on Rahul's blog yesterday, and he has all the links. The gullibility is quite amazing.

The people behind this prank call themselves the Pen Pricks. They plan to reveal more. So keep a watch on that blog.

Here's an excerpt from Siddharth Varadarajan's op-ed in the Hindu today:

The Telegraph ran the story on Monday under the headline “Goa piano ‘thief’ found to be Nazi war fugitive.” It quoted “Intelligence Bureau officials” saying that Mr. Bach had come to India via Argentina, Bulgaria and Canada. The story was accompanied by a world map showing how Mr. Bach crisscrossed the world before ending up in Goa. The word ‘unconfirmed’ was inserted parenthetically next to Yemen, suggesting that the newspaper had confirmed all other aspects of the story.

The Telegraph story -- along with the infographic! -- in question is NOT here. Since the story has been taken off the newspaper's website, I'll just have to redirect you to Churumuri, where you can feast your eyes on the infographic.


  1. Nikhil Narayanan said...

    You should have a look at this as well.

  2. Anonymous said...

    I liked the Telegraph trying to wipe over the egg on its face to the IB!