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Submission + - Iran's News Agency Picks Up Onion Story ( 2

J053 writes: "FARS, the Iranian news agency, ran a story about a Gallup poll which showed that "the overwhelming majority of rural white Americans said they would rather vote for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than U.S. 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 beer with Ahmadinejad". Only problem was, it was a story from The Onion. Not only that, they took credit for it! The Onion responded by stating that "Fars is a subsidiary and has been "our Middle Eastern bureau since the mid 1980s"."
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Iran's News Agency Picks Up Onion Story

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  • I have an Iranian friend who works in the USA as Professor of Sociology who was a Professor in Tehran, has given lectures at Oxford University, Cambridge, he speaks 7 Languages, is well traveled throughout the world unlike some "Plebeians"; whom think they know the wonders of the World when 1 in 3 Congressmen do not even have a passport.

    I shall try and be polite, without twisting someones testicles. It is obvious we have many good American friends on the other side of the pond; but why does the US Governmen

    • You're kinda misleading in saying the US got their butts kicked in Vietnam. The US clearly won by a wide margin in the death counts, but lost politically by losing the support of the US population - an unanticipated side effect of the media presence there during the war. This is akin to a UFC fighter and an average joe getting into a fight, the UFC fighter clearly kicking the average guy's ass (as you'd expect), then prevented from finishing the fight by the bystanders.

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