Iranian news agency reads the Onion, plagiarizes story as legitimate
The uncredited source for the item was, not shockingly, the Onion. To make things worse, FARSs item is copied word-for-word from the Onions story, so its both inaccurate and plagiarized. The Tehran dateline is a nice touch, though.
TEHRAN FNA- 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.
“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 drink with Ahmadinejad than spend time with Obama.
“He takes national defense seriously, and hed never let some gay protesters tell him how to run his country like Obama does.”
According to the same Gallup poll, 60 percent of rural whites said they at least respected that Ahmadinejad doesnt try to hide the fact that hes Muslim.