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Friday, September 28, 2012


 A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation.

An Iranian news agency has picked up as fact a story from the paper about a supposed survey showing a majority of white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) than President Barack Obama. The only trouble is it was made up, like everything in the just-for-laughs newspaper, which is headquartered in the comedic capital Chicago.

The English-language service of Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency republished the story Friday, several days after it appeared in The Onion.


Anonymous said...

Translation is always an issue with Iran.When their president makes a UN appearance, for example,the place immediately starts to empty because everyone present is so offended by what he says.This is a huge problem.Think about it;for better or worse,why on earth would'nt everyone in the UN want to hear what this man says? If Iran is indeed the threat that most believe them to be,why walk out during his speech?

Anonymous said...

He says the same thing just about every time. He denies the holocaust happened and bashes the Jews. The man is nuts and is intent on hurrying up the 12th imam.