US Senator Inhofe passed out photographs of the Latest Russian Invasion of Ukraine. None of his staff who “worked to independently verify and confirm the authenticity of the photos” seems to have bothered to wonder where the mountain range separating Russian and Ukraine was.
Nor did they stop to think that a tank column like the one shown would surely appear on satellite photos.
And of course they didn’t do a search on Google to see if the photos were from somewhere else.
Nor do they know that, in the digital photo era, photos have time and location data.
The whole absurd story is here http://fortressamerica.gawker.com/senator-duped-into-using-old-photos-to-promote-new-wa-1685511541
What a pity that the fraud was exposed before it could have been enthusiastically picked up by the NYT, CNN, Economist and the rest of the House of Presstitution.