September 28th, 2012

Iran News Agency Falls for Onion Spoof

This is pure gold. The Iranian Fars news agency has run a story from the spoof online news site the Onion, apparently failing to realise that it was all a joke. Under the headline “Rural whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama”, Fars hilariously reported:

TEHRAN (FNA)- According to the results of a Gallup poll released Monday, the overwhelming majority of rural white Americans said they would rather vote for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than US President Barack Obama. “I like him better,” said West Virginia resident Dale Swiderski, who, along with 77 percent of rural Caucasian voters, confirmed he would much rather go to a baseball game or have a drink with Ahmadinejad than spend time with Obama. “He takes national defense seriously, and he’d never let some gay protesters tell him how to run his country like Obama does.” According to the same Gallup poll, 60 percent of rural whites said they at least respected that Ahmadinejad doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s Muslim.

Amazing.


47 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Pure gold!

    always knew a state broadcaster wasn’t that intelligent

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  2. 2
    god says:

    Only the mad mullahs and their weirdy beardy followers would fall for that!

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  3. 3
    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    UK FALLS FOR MILIBAND SPOOF

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  4. 4
    Beast lality says:

    Its probably true
    At Least Ahmadinejad isnt a crack smoking bisexual shill for Is hell

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  5. 6
    Officer Dibble says:

    Fars by name, fars by nature

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  6. 8
    Edinburgh shite on a motorbike says:

    Hoons.

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  7. 9
    Also in the News! - The Treacherous Tosser in No 10, firmly sucking on the €USSR Tit, says:

    “we should consider how best to get the fresh consent of the British people”

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  8. 11

    ‘At least he doesn’t hide the fact that he’s Muslim’

    Classic :DD

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  9. 12
    The Brown Mong who can't accept he is a mong says:

    It just makes it even funnier.

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  10. 13
    I know a politician is being economical with the truth when his lips move says:

    Next thing you know they’ll be re-reporting Guido!

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  11. 14
    Death to Tehrants says:

    They are Iranians, not Irony-ans

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    • 19
      Anonymous says:

      both the Iranians and Indians have a young population.
      both will go far.

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      • 33
        AC1 says:

        Iran would have already got there if they’d avoided their “great islamic leap forward”.

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        • 35
          Blowing Whistles says:

          The American Red Indians – were quite happy and peaceful people – until some fuckers invaded their land.

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          • G. Hodd, in Bradford, says:

            This will come as surprising news to the Aztecs, whose priesthood used to cut the hearts out of prisoners of war for cannibalistic practices in the pre-Cortez era. Unless, of course, the point you are trying to make is that a nation being invaded can go from being a rather sedentary docile nation to being a fierce fighting nation when it’s put to it. Britain of the 2010’s would seem to give the lie to that.

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          • Blowing Whistles says:

            I said American Red Indians – got nothin to do with the Aztecs. Write of the content of my comment or create your own – side issue to other matters. Otherwise fuck off troll.

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          • G. Hodd, in Bradford, says:

            It will come as surprising news to the Aztecs that they are not American Red Indians, BW. Are they “aboriginal peoples of the Americas,” or not, which is what an American Red Indian is? Didn’t the Spaniards invade their land? Unless, of course, your point is about the United States of America. It is not my fault you are lacking in the ability to articulate exactly what it is you wish to say. The principle of charity compels me to reword your post to something like “Just as with the Red Indians, the United States will stir up a previously tranquil indigenous people by virtue of invading them.” This begs the question that those indigenous really were previously tranquil, and also assumes the Iranians are. I wouldn’t bet on the latter, and the former is just erroneous as a factual matter. (Nice comeback with that “f/o,” lobotomy-candidate.)

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  12. 16
    I'm A Dinner Jacket says:

    This is what happens to people that take the mickey out of me:
    http://iranhr.net/IMG/jpg/borazjan-2008-1-3.jpg
    I know I’ll get a “rise” out of you too…

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  13. 17
    Peacelover says:

    Interesting update on what is really gpoing on between US and Netanyahoo re Iran

    http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2012/sep/24/president-obama-dismisses-israeli-prime-minister-b/

    Tone down the noise I say

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    • 22
      Piece Lover says:

      I prefer the M16

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    • 36
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Unless the ziolonns ‘lock down’ the net – they’re fucked, fucked, fucked. If they do ‘lock down’ the net – they’re also fucked, fucked, fucked.

      I’d say that’s a Result all round.

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  14. 18
    Sly, scavenging LieBore and its Allies, - like foxes and other Vermin, - are suckers for a decoy says:

    As are muzzys.

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  15. 21
    Geo says:

    DEATH TO ONIONS … JIHAD ON GARLIC … GREAT SATAN CHIVES … LEEKS DISRESPECTFUL TO MOHAMMED …. ALLIUM AKBAR! …oops!

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  16. 23
    whippersnapper2 says:

    I think Guido deserves a fatwah. Lets start with 1 billion Farsi Dollars and see if anyone bites.

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    • 42
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Now let’s see, that’s about 37 quid, right?

      BTW, a “fatwa” is a warning, not the actual “contract”. If someone really wanted to go after Guido, do you suppose that person really wants him to have fair warning? Better to “just do it.” Guido’s made so many enemies Plod wouldn’t know where to start looking. You’d stand a better chance of getting away with it, unless you’re some sort of narcissistic megalomaniacal Is*lam*ic glory hound who wants everyone to know who did it.

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      • 47
        Ayatollah Ainslie says:

        Rushdie knows more about this than you think you do, and he doesn’t like fatwas, but hey, it’s the ‘net and you’re entitled to be a pedant in public if you wish. It’s not big and it’s not clever though.

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  17. 24
    Latimer Alder says:

    Oh dear. Expect more riots in Teheran…….an insult to a Moslem…burn the place down.

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  18. 26
    Louise Mensch says:

    Oy Vey, Peter will piss himself laughing at this one.

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  19. 27
    Pastor Terry Jones says:

    I shall carry on burning.

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  20. 28
    nellnewman says:

    Well they have as much grasp on reality as labour supporters who believed bullyballs today when he said labour would be adopting a zero base fiscal policy.

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    • 29
      nellnewman says:

      And talking of someone else who believes in fantasy – let’s not forget gordonbrown.

      He was snubbed by the world’s media when no-one turned up to listen to his speech on how he was going to save the world by educating the poor; then jackstraw finally admitted what we all knew that labour knew gordon was not fit to be pm and couldn’t do the job and then gordon said,whilst violent riots were erupting across europe that europe was enjoying a period of tranquillity!!

      Fantasist extraordinaire!

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      • 43
        Expat Geordie says:

        Yes, but 8 million muppets still voted for him and his kind in 2010. What does that say about our country? It sure as hell knocks a huge hole in our argument when we see muzzies in bollocksistan and shitholeistan rioting about a crap film when we could allow a man like that anywhere near the levers of power.

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  21. 31
    A Mullah writes says:

    Guido, you sure this report is spoof? It sounds crazy enough to be true, we are talking USA here!

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  22. 34
    muslimsneedtostfu says:

    The link to Fars now says: “Error For Your Request . Not Exist This Story.”

    So that is that, then. Muslim-hating Guido mustapha got it wrong again.

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  23. 39
    Nan Taylor says:

    Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim? Who’d a thunk it?

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  24. 41
    George Galloway says:

    Who says it is a spoof?

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  25. 45
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    A message for Dave.

    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

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