The latest scandal of the day is that news photos/film clips of a Russian submarine planting the flag at the North pole was actually that of a Russian submarine in the film Titanic.

The UK Guardian reports:

The images were reproduced around the world – including by the Guardian and Guardian Unlimited – alongside the story of Russia planting its flag below the North Pole on Thursday last week.But it has now emerged that the footage actually showed two Finnish-made Mir submersibles that were employed on location filming at the scene of the wreck of the RMS Titanic ship in the north Atlantic some 10 years ago.

This footage was used in sequences in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster about the 1912 disaster.

And the fact highly paid well educated checker/editor who discovered the fraud?

A 13 year old Finnish boy named Waltteri Seretin who noted the simliarity of the film footage and contacted his local newspaper editor.

This is especially embarassing for Reuters, who was accused of distributing manipulated photos that exaggerated damage of the Lebanese war last year.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket 

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