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12/10/2010 09:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Saudi Media Fall for Borowitz Report Joke on HuffPost

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (The Borowitz Report) - When The Borowitz Report announced earlier this week on Huffington Post and at its own site that President Obama was willing to admit he was a Muslim to please the Republicans, little did it know that it was triggering an international incident bigger than WikiLeaks.

The satirical headline, "In Latest Compromise with GOP, Obama Agrees He is a Muslim," was reported as straight news by the Saudi newspaper Al-Hayat, one of the region's most influential publications, believed to be controlled by the Saudi interior ministry.

According to an official statement from the satire site, "The Borowitz Report is proud to be the official news source of the government of Saudi Arabia. Better us than Fox News."

Read the hilarious news coverage of the Saudis' misunderstanding here.

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