Shooting helicopters (whoops, TV documentary apocalyspe)…

Okay, here’s Metafilter on a minor, but highly embarrassing mistake from ITV last night:

Last night, British ITV broadcasted “Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA“, a documentary which included this 1988 Provisional IRA footage the filmmakers found on YouTube. Unfortunately, the footage is actually and blatently from videogame ArmA 2. ITV has stopped streaming the documentary.

Hmmm… There’s just no way that big truck is getting hidden anywhere near Hackballscross…  The cars are American and the bandit country open out in the dray plains of some mid west savannah… The animation is very good though… But here’s the slightly less glamourous reality of times…

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