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'F for Fake': The Not-So-Curious Case of the Fars News Agency

Hilmi M. Zawati | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Hilmi M. Zawati

It is quite appropriate for me to indicate from the very outset of this piece that it is not an analysis of Orson Welles' 1975's film F for Fake--a do...

Iran State News Agency Duped By The Onion

Posted 09.28.2012 | Comedy

The Onion has duped politicians, television personalities and even The New York Times. Now it can add Fars, which the Associated Press describes as...

Morsi To Sue Iranian News Agency Over Fabricated Interview

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

CAIRO, June 27 (Reuters) - The office of Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Mursi will file a lawsuit against the Iranian news agency Fars for making ...

Iran, British Riots and the Hapless Media

Dovid Efune | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Dovid Efune

The headline 'Iran Calls on Britain to Avoid Violence against Protesters,' is as outrageous as the fact that it was carried in all seriousness by mainstream outlets.