Somehow, a number of people at the Blogmocracy were smelling fish when Killgore Trout became aware, out of a blue sky, of some Reuters fauxtography. Our instincts were correct. Here is Killgore’s diary breaking the story that Mr. Johnson ran with a few hours later. Note that the LGF clock is on Pacific Daylight Time.
So, we have Killgore uploading this, with no attribution to anyone, at 7:05 a.m. PDT. Meanwhile over at Elder of Ziyon, this will be shown to have been there:
“Suzanne” lives in the Netherlands, and the actual time zone of the EoZ site isn’t clear, but since times increase as you go east, it’s impossible that this wasn’t posted hours before the Killgore diary. The only way this could be possible is if EoZ was in East Asia somewhere.
As far as I can tell, credit for breaking this story belongs to someone named “Suzanne” somewhere in the Netherlands. Can we prove that Killgore didn’t discover this independently? No. But you decide.
(Cross Posted @ The Diary of Daedalus by Iapyx)