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Eagle Picks up Baby in Montreal: How it was faked

As my RSS feeds and social media feeds fill up with this video this morning, I thought it was a good example to use for media literacy training in schools and libraries.

Here’s how it was faked:

All The Reasons That Baby-Snatching Eagle Video Is Fake

http://gawker.com/5969701/all-the-reasons-that-baby+snatching-eagle-video-is-fake

 Golden Eagle Snatches Kid

http://youtu.be/CE0Q904gtMI

As my son noted this morning over coffee, “Isn’t everything on the Internet fake?  If you just wait a while you’ll find out that it’s fake, fraudulent, twisted, or awful.  We can’t be like Fox Mulder, “I want to believe!”

Stephen

 

Posted on: December 19, 2012, 9:36 am Category: Uncategorized

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