Iranian News Agency falls for Onion parody:

Iranian News Agency falls for Onion parody: “A news agency in Iran has published a report by the satirical news website, The Onion, saying rural white Americans would rather vote for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than Barack Obama.”

Note that in the case of Iran specifically, misunderstanding American pop culture is actually a bit of an official pastime. On the other hand, you might just think that this lack of sense of humor is to be expected from Muslim radicals (and who could blame you?); but to be fair, it’s probably more of a dogmatist thing, generally.

Sadly, that’s not all our State Run Media has in common with Iranian elites.  Some of our TV talking heads like the idea of punishing filmmakers for ‘dangerous’ expression – just like they do in Iran.

UPDATE: Insta-lanche!  Thanks to frequent Insta-surrogate (one of many this week) Ed Driscoll for the link!

Speaking of fake news… (via Insty himself)