Iran News Website Quotes Onion Spoof Claiming Ahmadinejad More Popular Than Obama

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A news agency in Iran has published a report claiming that white, rural Americans would rather vote for its own head of state, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, than U.S. President Barack Obama.

Slight problem: The report was by the Onion.

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Quoting The Onion, Iranian news agency Fars (more like FARCE, are we right?!) cites a fake poll that says 77 percent would rather have a drink or watch sports with Ahmadinejad.

A made-up West Virginia resident is quoted as saying: "I like him better."

The West Virginia resident also believes Iran's president "takes national defense seriously" and wouldn't let "gay protesters tell him how to run his country like Obama does."

The Fars news agency, which is affiliated with the powerful Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), does not credit The Onion for the report on the survey.

Iran banned alcohol after its revolution in 1979, while homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment or death and the nation's media and politicians often refer to the U.S. as the "Great Satan."

That and they've apparently never seen The Onion. What a terrible place!

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