Barack Obama

Iranian News Plagiarizes Onion Story About Obama's Popularity

But it's almost believable


Readers of Iran's official FARS News Agency encountered a surprising headline today—"Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama."

The uncredited source for the item was, not shockingly, the Onion. To make things worse, FARS's item is copied word-for-word from the Onion's story, so it's both inaccurate and plagiarized. The Tehran

dateline is a nice touch, though.