Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Just days after a Pakistani politician put out a Facebook Live press conference with the cat filter on and another incident in which a news anchor thought Apple Inc was a fruit selling company, yet another Pakistani politician out there is reminding us to think before we tweet. Pakistan's Awami Tehreek Secretary General, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, tweeted out a video on July 5 of an airplane narrowly avoiding a collision with an oil tanker on the runway. In the tweet, he praised the pilot for his presence of mind in making this great escape. Which would've been totally cool and commendable. Except, this video was actually a simulation from the widely played video game Grand Theft Auto.


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"Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot's presence of mind," Gandapur tweeted out before he was savagely trolled by the Twitterati for not knowing that the video was animated.

And if you actually watch this video originally posted by a YouTube user, it's pretty obvious right from the beginning that it's a simulated situation.

But considering that even YouTube users who have watched the video have confused the simulated video for reality, this is either an ode to the greatness of modern computer graphics or an example of an increasing number of people not bothering to segregate their facts from fiction.

Dammit. What's wrong with people these days?

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-11 03:15 AM | Reply

He took down his stoopid tweet. All that's left is the archived copy. You cans see that in the article.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-11 03:17 AM | Reply

Haven't seen them in a while, but there was that Chinese news source that made CGI renderings of current events. They made one of that time Tiger Woods crashed his car. They're hilarious.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-13 12:56 AM | Reply

Chinese news source that made CGI renderings of current events

I think they were from Taiwan. But yeah, they were hilarious. Specially the one they did for the TSA body search for Charlie Sheen.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-13 08:12 AM | Reply

Found them... TomoNews:


#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-13 08:13 AM | Reply



#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-13 08:16 AM | Reply

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