War of the Worlds Revisited: TV Pilot on Russian Attack Causes Panic in Georgia

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HOAX NEWS: Russia attacks Georgia, Saakashvili killed
Russia Today (RT)
March 13, 2010

If one of your main news channels said your country’s been invaded and your president murdered – you’d no doubt be extremely scared. In Georgia, that’s just what’s happened. What’s worse is that the TV station only gave a brief warning that the Russian attack was a hoax – before frightening its primetime viewers for a good thirty minutes.

Related links:

  • Outrage in Georgia over fake Russian invasion report, AFP, March 15, 2010
  • Fake Russian Attack Report Throws Georgia in Panic, novinite.com, March 14, 2010