October 4, 2012

Media Spins Ahmadinejad's UN Speech

Clifford May, National Review

AP Photo

The funniest news item last week was also, if you think about it, the scariest: FARS, Iran’s official news agency, ran the headline: “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama.”

The story, datelined Tehran, cited no source, but a little digging established that it had been lifted word for word from the Onion, which FARS’s cracker-jack government reporters failed to...

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TAGGED: United Nations, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, media coverage

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