Andy Driscoll, KFAI host, duped by The Onion's "Drone Flyover" inauguration photo [IMAGE]
|Drones are scary, but they aren't yet this scary.|
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On Facebook, Driscoll -- a St. Paul resident who hosts KFAI's TruthToTell show show on Monday mornings -- shared an ominous looking photo of a drone flyover during Monday's inaugural festivities in Washington, D.C. He wasn't aware that the image was actually photoshopped by The Onion until he was alerted by a commenter on the Facebook thread.
Here's Driscoll's Facebook post:
In a comment further down the thread, Driscoll writes that he's "Never seen three [drones] in a cluster formation like that, but they're obviously scanning the crowd for potential trouble - all monitored by a site in Las Vegas."
Then came this comment:
The link in the comment takes you to this Onion post:
But while acknowledging his error in later comments, Driscoll still argued that the image, cropped or not, is deeply meaningful:
Drone photos -- they're tricky business. And we should know, seeing as how we've been fooled before too (though, in fairness to ourselves, not to the extent Driscoll was).