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FMH    715

Iranian news agency duped by Onion story on Obama poll

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Iran's leading news agency published a mock poll that claimed rural whites in the U.S. favored Iranian

leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over president Barack Obama.

The mock poll was originally published on a popular U.S. media site, The Onion.

The FARS news agency?which touts itself as Iran's leading independent news agency while others

note its ties to government?published much of the made-up poll that first appeared in the U.S. parody

website.

The Onion site quoted a fictitious Gallup Poll that noted "77 percent of rural Caucasian voters...would

much rather go to a baseball game or have a beer with Ahmadinejad...than spend time with Obama."

FARS led its story with that statement and even quoted someone from the Onion piece, West Virginia

resident Swiderski, saying of Ahmadinejad, "I like him better."

Oops.

Word of duping the Iranian agencies made its way through media sites and was also picked up by media

blogger Jim Romenesko.

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Note: For image, go to the link. Can't get it to work correctly.

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Glassed Silver    940

What a FARS farce! :laugh:

Glassed Silver:mac

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mudslag    4,552

Imadinnajacket will believe anything that makes others look bad

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DDStriker    19

Imadinnajacket will believe anything that makes others look bad

Hah just read that as "i'm in a jacket"

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MightyJordan    4,891

Hah just read that as "i'm in a jacket"

I'm just remembering Mock the Week; Dara O'Briain says you have to think "I'm a dinner jacket", and just taper off near the end.

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Growled    3,880

I bet they still don't realize it's not true.

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Asrokhel    146

Note: For image, go to the link. Can't get it to work correctly.

Do you mean this image?:

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Detection    2,256

Iranian news agency duped by Onion story on Obama poll

http://media.zenfs.c...deshow/fars.jpg

Note: For image, go to the link. Can't get it to work correctly.

IMG URL is the last part

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FMH    715

Do you mean this image?:

fars.jpg

Yes.

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