Meanwhile in Iran

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  1. gilaet

    gilaet mind wandering... Staff Member

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    Iran news agency picks up
    "Onion" story, tells Iranians
    rural Americans prefer
    Ahmadinejad to Obama


    An Iranian news editor may be lamenting his or her own fact-checking
    practices this Friday.

    The English-language website of the Fars news agency appears to have been
    duped by a spoof story by "The Onion", which claimed that a recent poll had
    found an "overwhelming majority of rural white Americans" would rather vote for
    Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Obama.

    The story only appeared on the English site of Fars - which, like all other Iranian
    news organizations, is controlled strictly by the Islamic cleric-led government. By
    Friday afternoon, the story was apparently pulled down and attempts to access it
    generated an error message.

    It is possible that, due to the tight controls on the internet and news organizations
    in Iran (and the fact that the story has not yet appeared on the native Farsi
    language site) that most Iranians will never see the ill-conceived story by Fars.

    Friday is the holy day in the Muslim world, so it is also possible that Fars' normal
    editor had the day off and a more junior member of staff made the apparent error.

    If the editor in question is still working, it's worth noting, to their credit, that they
    appear not to have picked up a story on The Onion a couple days earlier, showing
    a green-glowing Ahmadinejad proclaiming to the United Nations that he was,
    himself, a nuclear weapon.


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57522363/iran-news-agency-picks-up-onion-story-tells-iranians-rural-americans-prefer-ahmadinejad-to-obama/
     
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    they dont seem particularly bright over there...
     
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    Swamp Baboon
     
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    as long as someone does...:coffee:
     
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    Wow :facepalm:
     
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    pin the bullet on the infidel
     
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    not a ton of rational thought goin' on in them parts...
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    Oy vey. :facepalm:
     
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    In the spirit of "one upmanship"...
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    Does that little girl's hat say "I <3 Al-Qaeda"?
     
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    it would appear so...:jj:
     
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    I <3 Al-Qaeda :rofl:
     
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    thats why you just dont kill the adult, you kill their entire family. who wants to worry about it 15-20 years from now? :dontknow:
     
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    and the joke is probably on them, the hats were manufactured and sold by a heeb...:oy2:
     
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    They will probably shoot her for showing her entire face anyway.