[Marxism] No, this is not Onion but from an actual Iranian news agency

michael a. lebowitz mlebowit at sfu.ca
Sun May 4 10:07:20 MDT 2014


It turns out that Fars didn't even write the story described above. By 
its own admission -- at the very bottom of the web page -- it 
acknowledges that it merely reprinted the whole thing, word-for-word. 
The story originated a day earlier on what the Washington Post refers to 
as "the ultra-fringe conspiracy theory website, whatdoesitmean.com." 
Their story was written by one "Sorcha Faal," who is further identified 
as "Sister Maria Theresa, the 73rd Sorcha Faal of the Sorcha Faal Order, 
elected as Mother Superior 3 February 2007."

Faal's story contained references to Hellyer's appearance on Russia 
Today, where he mentioned the Tall White aliens. Then, Faal reported 
that these Tall Whites were included in Snowden's alleged alien-related 
documents. Of course, there's no proof that Snowden's documents had such 
a reference, either.

And then, Fars News picked up Faal's story, saying, "This report has 
been wired from whatdoesitmean.com. ... All responsibility for the 
veracity, authenticity and reliability of this report lies with its 
original source, whatdoesitmean.com."

Michael A. Lebowitz
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