Thanks to Daniel for the heads up.
It seems that the DHARMA Initiative has infiltrated ABC News.
ABC News' Bay Area affiliate, KGO-TV, is covering the San Bruno, Calif., explosion with a breaking-news photo collage that features, among other images, a television still from an episode of the popular drama "Lost."
The photograph of a burning van featured in the top right corner of the KGO-TV photo-spread seems to be identical to an image of a smoldering van from the Emmy-winning series that has been posted on "Lost" fan websites
The image appears to have been uploaded to KGO-TV by a Web visitor as part of the station's uReport initiative.
This screen grab from the "Lost" fan site was taken at 5:10 p.m. EST.
The user's prank seems to have been "lost" on the news website, which includes no mention of the image as a television still.
According to Twitter user wil_m, the "Lost" photo was likely lifted from a Fark.com thread about the explosions.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when at first we fail to vet our images.
Posted by DarkUFO at 9/11/2010 10:01:00 am 9 CommentsHumour