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  • Lost Amazon tribe = HOAX

    Even in an age when cynical sleuths can hyper-analyze stories for truth and accuracy, the occasional hoax still slips through the cracks. Such was the case with a so-called "lost Amazon tribe."

    A few months ago, mainstream news outlets (including, ahem, Yahoo!) reported that a photographer had found a lost tribe of warriors near the Brazilian-Peruvian border. Photos of the tribe backed up his claim.

    As it turns out, the story is only half true. The men in the photo armembers of a tribe, but it certainly ain't "lost." In fact, as the photographer, José Carlos Meirelles, recently explained, authorities have known about this particular tribe since 1910. The photographer and the agency that released the pictures wanted to make it seem like they were members of a lost tribe in order to call attention to the dangers the logging industry may have on the group.

    The photographer recently came clean, and news outlets, perhaps embarrassed at having been taken for a ride, have been slow to pick up the story. Now, the word is starting to spread and articles in the Buzz are picking up steam. Expect a lot more brutal truth in the coming days.
    http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/91536

    I feel so used.

  • #2
    Damn, I was seriously happy when I first saw those images.

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    • #3
      didn't make much of a difference to me

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      • #4
        You seriously believed that? haha

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jayceheathman View Post
          You seriously believed that? haha


          yeah.....

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          • #6
            reminds me of that movie with Richard Dreyfuss and the chick from Dharma and Greg lol.

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            • #7
              Eh, it's not like they staged the photos. It doesn't matter that they've been known about since 1910.. It's still pretty cool stuff.

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              • #8
                They had pics, so i figured it happnd on the interwebz.

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                • #9
                  I haven't even heard about this so...

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                  • #10
                    perhaps embarrassed at having been taken for a ride, have been slow to pick up the story.
                    That can be said about every thing that happens with news outlets. They'll never admit to being wrong. The 24-Hour channels are the worst about that.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BrentN View Post
                      That can be said about every thing that happens with news outlets. They'll never admit to being wrong. The 24-Hour channels are the worst about that.
                      Correction, the Weather Channel is the worst at that
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by eaglesalltheway View Post
                        Correction, the Weather Channel is the worst at that
                        predicting the weather is actually a very hard thing to do. most weather simulators can be accurate in projecting about 48 hours in to the future, and even then, there is no guarantee.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheGreatEscape View Post
                          I haven't even heard about this so...
                          what planet do you live on?

                          On topic: pity it's not real, but it shouldn't make a difference, the Amazon deserves better than be cut down, wether people live there or not.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Addict View Post
                            what planet do you live on?

                            On topic: pity it's not real, but it shouldn't make a difference, the Amazon deserves better than be cut down, wether people live there or not.
                            Earth, I think. Just don't really care so even if I had heard something about it I wouldn't of paid attention. Because god forbid we screw a group of people out of their rain forest.

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                            • #15
                              Didn't care then.
                              Don't care now.

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