Further to the Mirror and the alleged torture pictures, it's not as if the L3 don't have form for this. Take the case referred to here, or read here about how the L3 are still trying to spin a long-debunked anti-Semitic libel.
Hell, this sort of thing scored Rigoberto Menchu a Nobel Prize and Lardy the Leftie an Oscar. I realise I'm not exactly breaking any new ground here, pointing out that the L3 are lying scum, but can we at least try and kill the meme that cyberspace is the medium of lies and rumour, while Old Media are selfless guardians of truth. They've drank no end of Kool Aid in their time.