That's the job of newspapers, after all: to make you shit yourself and be scared about the big bearded bogeyman coming to blow you up in the name of Allah.
Of course, had any of the picture editors who printed images of Iran's missile tests actually looked at them properly and professionally, they would have noticed that fakery was involved.
But they didn't. These papers just printed them, because they fitted the narrative of 'Ooh the evil brown wogs are coming to get us!'.
Example: The Mail on Wednesday.
Two days later, they realise they've been done like a kipper.
Not through their own journalistic sniffing, I hasten to add: thanks to Photoshop Disasters and the blogs the likes of the Mail so constantly ridicule and belittle.
No-one's learned any lessons since Piers Morgan got sacked, it would seem. Photos can just be printed without being checked for authenticity. That Morgan was booted out for an anti-war bit of fakery, and that no-one will be kicked out for printing a pro-war bit of fakery, is worth remembering.