Iranian Fars News Agency Punked By The Onion
The Iranian Fars News Agency fell for a phony poll posted at The Onion satire website today. The Onion poll said a majority of rural white Americans would rather go to baseball games with Ahmadinejad than with Barack Obama.
Fars thought the Onion poll was legitimate.
The Politico reported:
No joke. Iran’s semi-official government news agency on Friday picked up a bogus poll story by The Onion that said a majority of rural white Americans would rather go to a baseball game with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Barack Obama.
“Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama” reads the article by Iran’s Fars news agency.
The Onion posted its satirical article Monday.
“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,” it reads, adding that 77 percent of rural white voters said they “would much rather go to a baseball game or have a beer with Ahmadinejad, a man who has repeatedly denied the Holocaust and has had numerous political prisoners executed, than spend time with Obama.”
The regime has since pulled the article from its website.