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Iran's news agency portrays satirical Onion story as its own.

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(CNN) -- "Add Iran's news agency to the long list of those hoodwinked by the satire of The Onion.

 

 

 

 

Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency published a story Friday claiming that a Gallup poll found that rural white Americans prefer Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over President Barack Obama.

 

 

 

 

Such a poll would indeed be big news in Iran (and the United States) -- if it were true.

 

 

 

 

But the source was The Onion, the publication that presents the outlandish as real news.

 

 

 

 

Its serious tone fools many who are new to the lampoons. Onion yarns have tricked news outlets in the U.S. and overseas.

 

 

 

 

What sets Fars apart from others, however, is that the agency published the Onion story as if it were its own."

 

 

 

 

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http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t3

 

 

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How many times does this have to happen before they start vetting sources again? Every few months, there's a story about some news agency around the world taking a story from The Onion and reporting it as fact. This is ridiculous.

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How many times does this have to happen before they start vetting sources again? Every few months, there's a story about some news agency around the world taking a story from The Onion and reporting it as fact. This is ridiculous.

 

Laziness and people just using another source and passing it off as its own. No one wants to do actual work anymore...

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I would do actual work, but I need to run my own media company and really at the end I'll be late, and things will be already discussed earlier, all about making money dude...

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