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Iran - Newspaper Duped by Fake Onion Story: 'Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama'

Published on: September 29, 2012 09:27 PM
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Iran - A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation.

An Iranian news agency has picked up as fact a story from the paper about a supposed survey showing a majority of white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE’-neh-zhahd) than President Barack Obama. The only trouble is it was made up, like everything in the just-for-laughs newspaper, which is headquartered in the comedic capital Chicago.

The English-language service of Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency republished the story Friday, several days after it appeared in The Onion.

The Iranian version is copied word-for-word from the original. It leaves out only The Onion’s description of Ahmadinejad as “a man who has repeatedly denied the Holocaust and has had numerous political prisoners executed.”


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 Sep 29, 2012 at 09:34 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

Reminds me of the nuclear weapons plans the US military found in a cave in Bora Bora. After much panick but a lot or analysis, it turned out they were taken from a fake paper in the Journal of Improbable Results, which the gullable Yishmaelim took seriously.

One can only hope that Mr. Achmadinnerjacket has the same nuclear weapons plans.

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 Sep 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM yaakov doe Says:

I'm sure Ahmadinejad was elated by the news and probably beleived it. He is after all living in a fantasy world.

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 Sep 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Achmadinijad remains popular among the rats and the rodents.

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 Sep 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

FARS isn't the first to be taken in by Onion stories. Won't be the last.

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