Ministry of Tofu called our attention a few days ago to recent gaffe by the official Chinese media. On January 23, CCTV aired a special about military air force training, showing one clip supposedly of a J-20 stealth jet blowing up another aircraft with a missile. An astute netizen immediately pointed out similarities between the CCTV footage and that of a scene from Top Gun. WSJ Real Time Report has now provided a juxtaposition of the two videos, showing even more clearly than the screen shots that this was obviously a faked clip.
The only question now remaining is: just how many times must one watch Top Gun before you can instantly recognize a 2-second explosion from an otherwise unrelated news report?