The 'Farce' of Real News Agencies Reporting Fake Stories

The Onion made a joke about rural white voters preferring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Barack Obama, and the Iranian news agency FARS ran with it. What a "farce," says one of our commenters. 

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The Onion made a joke about rural white voters preferring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Barack Obama, and the Iranian news agency FARS ran with it.

Unable to avoid a good pun, David writes:

How appropriate that the agency's name can be pronounced "farce."

Sometimes the jokes write themselves, and sometimes commenters write them.

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