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2012-10-01 11:38:39 AM  
The Iranian news agency has been sacked.
 
2012-10-01 11:41:37 AM  
"Although it does not justify our mistake," he said, "we do believe that if a free opinion poll is conducted in the U.S., a majority of Americans would prefer anyone outside the U.S. political system to President Barack Obama."

Oh yeah, we just love foreigners here. Especially Muslims.
 
2012-10-01 11:41:41 AM  
Llamadinejad unavailable for comment.
 
2012-10-01 11:43:14 AM  
Did they hire Dan Rather? It sounds like one of his apologies,
 
2012-10-01 11:44:33 AM  
Those responsible for sacking the Iranian news agency have also been sacked.
 
2012-10-01 11:47:33 AM  
Area Mullah Offers Apology.
 
2012-10-01 11:49:28 AM  
Is anyone really surprised by this? None of these guys have been allowed to have an original thought in the last 30 years.

/ something to do with that whole mohamallamma dingdong thing; or whatever it's called

// I keed, I keed
 
2012-10-01 11:52:01 AM  
They do have a point though. I think the vast majority of Americans would rather burn down the entire system of government, kick all the soft money out of the system, and regain popular control back from the corporations.

As is stands right now, you're going to get farked in the ass either way. You're just deciding if you want to vote for the guy who'll give you a reach-around.
 
2012-10-01 11:53:48 AM  
For shiats and giggles, I think it would be funny if Gallop conducted a two-part poll of rural America:

Q1: Who do you prefer between Obama and Ahmadinejad?
Q2: Who is Ahmadinejad?
 
2012-10-01 11:53:48 AM  
Country in which much of its "news" is routinely fictional propaganda has a difficult time understanding the concept of what news is actually supposed to be, and fails to understand the problem with plagiarism.

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
 
2012-10-01 11:55:28 AM  
yeah, point at laugh...

Meanwhile we have fox news printing and airing stuff much more ridiculous than anything the Onion could come up with and they offer no apology...

And whats even funnier... 49% of Americans believe it.
 
2012-10-01 11:56:48 AM  

theMagni: They do have a point though. I think the vast majority of Americans would rather burn down the entire system of government, kick all the soft money out of the system, and regain popular control back from the corporations.

As is stands right now, you're going to get farked in the ass either way. You're just deciding if you want to vote for the guy who'll give you a reach-around.


I came here to post this. I think the Iranian editor is correct. Of course we'd be interested in someone outside of any political system, not someone from the Iranian "political" system.
 
2012-10-01 12:00:18 PM  
Iran's Fars News Agency admitted on Sunday that its report, "Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama," was copied entirely from The Onion, a satirical American publication the editors in Tehran mistook for a news source.

Fars News: We Report, You Decide
 
2012-10-01 12:01:19 PM  
Still not as funny as NBC running the obit for astronaut Neil Young.
 
2012-10-01 12:01:34 PM  
The guys running Iran. They're just not very sophisticated are they?
Apparently urban Iran is not supposed to be short of cosmopolitans who understand post modern humour, but the rulers just come across as credulous yokels. Vicious rapist credulous yokels.
 
2012-10-01 12:04:18 PM  

spicorama: yeah, point at laugh...

Meanwhile we have fox news printing and airing stuff much more ridiculous than anything the Onion could come up with and they offer no apology...

And whats even funnier... 49% of Americans believe it.


But if Fox News successfully obtained a nuclear weapon, I'm about 85% confident they wouldn't point it toward me (15% because I'm in Democratic Northeast US). Iran, I'm about 50% confident that it probably won't get past Israel and wouldn't get this far up the coast if it made the US. On both counts, there's a margin for error because if it's shiny enough it will just be put on television while some crazy person yells at America.
 
2012-10-01 12:04:54 PM  
Journalism is hard.
 
2012-10-01 12:10:01 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: spicorama: yeah, point at laugh...

Meanwhile we have fox news printing and airing stuff much more ridiculous than anything the Onion could come up with and they offer no apology...

And whats even funnier... 49% of Americans believe it.

But if Fox News successfully obtained a nuclear weapon, I'm about 85% confident they wouldn't point it toward me (15% because I'm in Democratic Northeast US). Iran, I'm about 50% confident that it probably won't get past Israel and wouldn't get this far up the coast if it made the US. On both counts, there's a margin for error because if it's shiny enough it will just be put on television while some crazy person yells at America.


I don't understand why they don't just say they nuked Israel, then Photoshop it out of Google Earth. They could probably get Google to play with the Maps API (since they let China rub their belly like a good dog) to include "stop at decontamination site 14A, don radiation suit" when getting directions to Israel from Iran.
 
2012-10-01 12:10:33 PM  
Jesus Christ, they've got some incredibly stupid people out there!
Literally Unbelievable
 
2012-10-01 12:12:32 PM  

oryx: Did they hire Dan Rather? It sounds like one of his apologies,


I'm sorry you were offended by my comment.
 
2012-10-01 12:16:26 PM  

Arkanaut: "Although it does not justify our mistake," he said, "we do believe that if a free opinion poll is conducted in the U.S., a majority of Americans would prefer anyone outside the U.S. political system to President Barack Obama."

Oh yeah, we just love foreigners here. Especially Muslims.


Do you mean Ahmedinnerjacket or Obama? Not sure if trolling.
 
2012-10-01 12:16:28 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-01 12:17:21 PM  
I'd like to think that even as a glorified propaganda arm of the IRG and ruling Ayatollahs, this mistake has got to be pretty embarrassing for the guys responsible. There's biased and then there's "gaping-mouth gullible" and this is definitely in the latter category.
 
2012-10-01 12:21:34 PM  
This is a devistating blow to Iran's creditibility.
 
2012-10-01 12:22:42 PM  

spicorama: yeah, point at laugh...

Meanwhile we have fox news printing and airing stuff much more ridiculous than anything the Onion could come up with and they offer no apology...

And whats even funnier... 49% of Americans believe it.


The conservatives are under your bed and in your closet!

/troll hard
/troll hard with a vengeance
 
2012-10-01 12:22:43 PM  

spicorama: yeah, point at laugh...

Meanwhile we have fox news printing and airing stuff much more ridiculous than anything the Onion could come up with and they offer no apology...

And whats even funnier... 49% of Americans believe it.


You watch the Daily show, don't you?
 
2012-10-01 12:28:01 PM  
I first discovered the Onion during the Bush v. Gore "Recount" clusterfark. They ran a shooped pic of paratroopers from some other country piling out of a chopper in D.C., to help stabilize the U.S. Government. I got it. And loved it.

/did not forward the link to my Mom
 
2012-10-01 12:33:04 PM  
How the hell do you plagiarize a correction? That's so unprofessional it's actually impressive.
 
2012-10-01 12:33:42 PM  

Nick Nostril:

[Iran missiles photoshop]


This one was always my favorite:

www.carolineglick.com

/the two coming at each other from off frame X-D
 
2012-10-01 12:35:44 PM  
cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2012-10-01 12:41:26 PM  

factoryconnection: I'd like to think that even as a glorified propaganda arm of the IRG and ruling Ayatollahs, this mistake has got to be pretty embarrassing for the guys responsible. There's biased and then there's "gaping-mouth gullible" and this is definitely in the latter category.


But does that culture even get the possibility that satire can be used to generate fake news? Do they even know what satire is? If they don't even get the concept of satire, how can anybody at the news agency or within the government be embarrassed?
 
2012-10-01 12:43:59 PM  

Arkanaut: Oh yeah, we just love foreigners here. Especially Muslims.



This!

Obama may be a Kenyan Muslim Socialist Fascist Teleprompter-Using Powerless Ramrod, but he is OUR Kenyan Muslim Socialist Fascist Teleprompter-Using Powerless Ramrod.
 
mjg
2012-10-01 12:45:48 PM  
Some minority Christian woman intern is gonna get fired for this
 
2012-10-01 12:51:08 PM  

theMagni: They do have a point though. I think the vast majority of Americans would rather burn down the entire system of government, kick all the soft money out of the system, and regain popular control back from the corporationsferdeal gov't.

As is stands right now, you're going to get farked in the ass either way. You're just deciding if you want to vote for the guy who'll give you a reach-around.

 
2012-10-01 12:52:00 PM  

jaybeezey: theMagni: They do have a point though. I think the vast majority of Americans would rather burn down the entire system of government, kick all the soft money out of the system, and regain popular control back from the corporationsferdeal gov't.

As is stands right now, you're going to get farked in the ass either way. You're just deciding if you want to vote for the guy who'll give you a reach-around.


ferdeal? really? I need to check my typing...may be a toomah.
 
2012-10-01 12:54:08 PM  

jaybeezey: jaybeezey: theMagni: They do have a point though. I think the vast majority of Americans would rather burn down the entire system of government, kick all the soft money out of the system, and regain popular control back from the corporationsferdeal gov't.

As is stands right now, you're going to get farked in the ass either way. You're just deciding if you want to vote for the guy who'll give you a reach-around.

ferdeal? really? I need to check my typing...may be a toomah.


tommah!!

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-01 12:56:34 PM  

iheartscotch: Is anyone really surprised by this? None of these guys have been allowed to have an original thought in the last 30 years.

/ something to do with that whole mohamallamma dingdong thing; or whatever it's called

// I keed, I keed


ROFL dude!
 
2012-10-01 01:33:32 PM  

walkerhound: Arkanaut: "Although it does not justify our mistake," he said, "we do believe that if a free opinion poll is conducted in the U.S., a majority of Americans would prefer anyone outside the U.S. political system to President Barack Obama."

Oh yeah, we just love foreigners here. Especially Muslims.

Do you mean Ahmedinnerjacket or Obama? Not sure if trolling.


Sounds like you're a perfect fit for the Fars News Agency.
 
2012-10-01 01:42:58 PM  
*reads headline*



*mouth opens, soundless laugh of a muppet*
 
2012-10-01 01:51:35 PM  
Ah-mah-jin...
Ah-mah-...
Ah mah not going to be working here anymore.
 
2012-10-01 02:02:36 PM  
Does anyone know Amajajamama's Fark Handle? Has he posted yet.
 
2012-10-01 02:16:51 PM  

Arkanaut: "Although it does not justify our mistake," he said, "we do believe that if a free opinion poll is conducted in the U.S., a majority of Americans would prefer anyone outside the U.S. political system to President Barack Obama."

Oh yeah, we just love foreigners here. Especially Muslims.



A wager, sir! I will wager a dollar that prejudiced people will pick a white foreigner over a black local, for hatred of race outweighs religious hatred 3:1. The hatred of foreigners comes in a distant third.

/sounds about right
 
2012-10-01 02:19:01 PM  

Seraphym: Nick Nostril:

[Iran missiles photoshop]

This one was always my favorite:

[www.carolineglick.com image 500x333]

/the two coming at each other from off frame X-D


WND has used that photoshop in a couple of ooga-booga Iran stories
 
2012-10-01 02:22:47 PM  
...and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Lobachevsky was his name!
 
2012-10-01 02:31:28 PM  
Well, at least they're consistent.
 
2012-10-01 02:33:30 PM  

Rich Cream: Arkanaut: "Although it does not justify our mistake," he said, "we do believe that if a free opinion poll is conducted in the U.S., a majority of Americans would prefer anyone outside the U.S. political system to President Barack Obama."

Oh yeah, we just love foreigners here. Especially Muslims.


A wager, sir! I will wager a dollar that prejudiced people will pick a white foreigner over a black local, for hatred of race outweighs religious hatred 3:1. The hatred of foreigners comes in a distant third.

/sounds about right


Come to think of it, Iranians are technically Aryans...
 
2012-10-01 03:47:00 PM  

Arkanaut: Come to think of it, Iranians are technically Aryans...


Caucasians. Big difference! And it isn't a technicality... they're white folks.
 
2012-10-01 06:03:53 PM  
And you wankers want them to have nukes.
 
2012-10-01 07:06:24 PM  

Porous Horace: And you wankers want them to have nukes.


Who said we wanted them to have nukes?
 
2012-10-01 08:03:08 PM  

Porous Horace: And you wankers want them to have nukes.


That really is the beautiful thing about a nuclear weapon. You don't need credibility.

Oh they're. And they're spectacular!
 
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