Fake Russian Invasion Video Sparks Panic In Georgia
March 14, 2010
Georgia (ChattahBox) – A pro-government television station in Georgia has been condemned for airing a thirty minute ‘simulation’, in which they gave an accurate depiction of a Russian invasion that sparked panic in the region.
During the 30-minute segment, they showed footage of the 2008 invasion, as well as featured various soundbites from Russia’s Vladamir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.
There was no announcement that the 30-minute program was faked until the end, when a scroll of text announced that nothing in it had been real.
Two hours later, after reports of panic and various complaints, the station, Imedi TV, starting scrolling new text apologizing.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s spokesperson, Manana Manjgaladze, also appeared on television to give apology to the people for the simulation.