1) Deliberately lied OR
2) it's fact checkers were incompetent OR
3) it's Readers Editor is a brainless hack who even post facto can't analyse time stamps/images OR...
4) ALL OF THE ABOVE
On the day I alleged unethical behaviour, I did not tweet #CropItLikeTheHindu, because I thought they had been had by a source. But today I do, because thanks to its apologia, I am now convinced they knew.