Imedi TV, the pro-government television station in Georgia, has caused a panic in the small country by putting forth a ´simulation´ of what a new Russian invasion would look like, after "troops attacked pro-Russian separatists."
Within the span of the broadcast, the anchor spoke of conflicting death toll numbers from each side, played sound bites from Russian officials, described bombing the central airport, and even showed 2008 stock footage of Georgians fleeing.
Only at the end of the broadcast was there any note about what they were watching was not real. Both the leader of the orthodox church and president were alarmed by what they saw. Hours later, an apology was issued in scrolling text on the station.