German TV presenter admits rude gesture was faked

(AGI) Rome, Mar 19 - The presenter of a German satirical TVshow admitted that a picture of Greek Finance Minister, YanisVaroufakis, sticking up his middle finger while talking aboutGermany was "false". Jan Boehmermann used computer graphics tomanipulate the image from a conference at Zabreb in 2003 toshow the minister making the gesture. The picture from thevideo was published by the German newspaper Bild. The video wasshown on the country's most popular chat show on Sunday and MrVaroufakis immediately denounced it as a fake. Mr Boehmermannsaid: "I'm sorry Mr Varoufakis, we won't

(AGI) Rome, Mar 19 - The presenter of a German satirical TVshow admitted that a picture of Greek Finance Minister, YanisVaroufakis, sticking up his middle finger while talking aboutGermany was "false". Jan Boehmermann used computer graphics tomanipulate the image from a conference at Zabreb in 2003 toshow the minister making the gesture. The picture from thevideo was published by the German newspaper Bild. The video wasshown on the country's most popular chat show on Sunday and MrVaroufakis immediately denounced it as a fake. Mr Boehmermannsaid: "I'm sorry Mr Varoufakis, we won't do it again." Showpresenter Gunter Jauch said they showed the video because ithad been verified by experts working for Bild. (AGI) . . .