Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday September 30, 2012

Iran's News Agency Portrays Satirical Onion Story as Its Own

I guess this explains a lot about Iran. Fars, a semi-official news agency in Iran, picked up a story published by the satirical website, The Onion, and ran it as its own publication. The story was published verbatim as it was written on The Onion, headline and all. The news agency has since apologized for the mistake to its readers. Do they have Gulags in Iran? big grin

A Fars news editor said Friday that the outlet took the item off its English-language website once editors realized that The Onion wasn't a legitimate news organization.