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(BBC)   77% of Americans would prefer Iranian President Ahmadinejad to Obama, according to Iranian Fars news agency and their source, The Onion   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 21
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2012-09-28 02:45:47 PM
5 votes:
On The Onion they have "For more on this story: Please visit our Iranian subsidiary organization, Fars."

I wonder if they celebrate at The Onion whenever they fool some other news organization.
2012-09-28 05:55:41 PM
3 votes:

xxmedium: Does satire just not translate well into other languages? Why does this keep happening?


In cultures with state run/censored media, it's often due to freedom of speech being an alien concept. Instead of "If they print it, it must be true" they think "If they print it, it must be state sanctioned". That's why other countries can get so pissed at us for what Billy Graham or some random YouTube poster preaches. They assume that these people speak for the U.S. government and by extension all it's citizens.
2012-09-28 01:54:47 PM
3 votes:
during his recent trip to new york, president ahmadinejad is quoted as asking "why do all these homosexuals keep sucking my cock?"
2012-09-28 02:43:37 PM
2 votes:
Does satire just not translate well into other languages? Why does this keep happening?
2012-09-28 01:56:10 PM
2 votes:

thomps: during his recent trip to new york, president ahmadinejad is quoted as asking "why do all these homosexuals keep sucking my cock?"


Area man passionate about what he thinks US news agencies really are.
2012-09-28 06:00:05 PM
1 votes:

LindenFark: xxmedium:


Further, the reaction of the fooled news agencies will probably not be embarrassment, but anger at the U.S. government for allowing the Onion to fool them.
2012-09-28 03:29:45 PM
1 votes:
But I thought Fars was also a satirical news site. You know with all those shopped rockets and drones and powerboats and stuff.
2012-09-28 03:24:32 PM
1 votes:
www.celebrityclubber.com
Presidency
2012-09-28 03:20:39 PM
1 votes:
In all honesty, it's getting harder and harder to tell the difference between The Onion and reality.
2012-09-28 03:15:04 PM
1 votes:
Pack it up guys; Pantubo messed it up for everyone
2012-09-28 03:11:55 PM
1 votes:
Beholden to a religious extremist segment of the populace? check.
Doesn't bow to international pressure? check.
Seems like a big percentage of the world hates him? check.

Sounds like the last republican president to me!
2012-09-28 03:04:23 PM
1 votes:

Pantubo: In fairness, there are at least three species of algae more qualified for the Presidency than Obama.


Onion: Fun Thread Spoiled Because Of One Stupid Poster
2012-09-28 02:56:57 PM
1 votes:
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2012-09-28 02:54:12 PM
1 votes:
It's not news, it's Fars.
2012-09-28 02:47:58 PM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: Diogenes: Quoting The Onion word-for-word, Fars states that an opinion poll also found 77% would rather go to a baseball game or have a drink with Mr Ahmadinejad.

I think it really depends on what we're doing. Basketball and a beer? Definitely Obama. Pushing Israel into the sea? Gotta go with Ahmadinejad.

Not a fan of Israel?


Lighten the fark up.
2012-09-28 02:46:49 PM
1 votes:
I absolutely love how self-perpetuating The Onion model is.

They write fake news that gets picked up as real news. They get more clicks and revenue. And write more fake news that gets picked up as real news.
2012-09-28 02:46:35 PM
1 votes:
This report is Literally Unbelievable.
2012-09-28 02:42:52 PM
1 votes:
To be fair, The Onion was paraphrasing the Daily Mail.
2012-09-28 02:40:09 PM
1 votes:
Now Breitbart and Merkin Stinker can use that as a source.
2012-09-28 02:05:16 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes: thomps: during his recent trip to new york, president ahmadinejad is quoted as asking "why do all these homosexuals keep sucking my cock?"

Area man passionate about what he thinks US news agencies really are.


f*ck everything, we're doing five unattributed onion story reprints.
2012-09-28 01:55:12 PM
1 votes:
Quoting The Onion word-for-word, Fars states that an opinion poll also found 77% would rather go to a baseball game or have a drink with Mr Ahmadinejad.

I think it really depends on what we're doing. Basketball and a beer? Definitely Obama. Pushing Israel into the sea? Gotta go with Ahmadinejad.
 
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