CNN posted a story about China getting caught faking video in a news broadcast about Chinese fighter pilots. The news compares the fake to the Iranian video fakes previously discussed here. The comparison is fair – the Jaded Consumer was thinking about it even before CNN drew the comparison.
There's something about despotic regimes' cheerleaders that seems to draw them to faked images and other distortions when illustrating their claims. Working hypothesis: they have no respect for the truth. Indeed, they may even have no respect for their own claims.