A state news agency in Iran reports that Ahmadinejad’s speech received 2.2 billion comments and the ever-funny Persian Umpire reveals the truth:
As I read on False News the night before that an article on France 24 – about Ahmadinejad’s recent speech at the UN – had drawn 2.2 billion comments, I thought “kudos”. Kudos, not to Ahmadinejad because the report doesn’t make it clear if the comments were favorable to him or not, but to France 24’s operations department for setting up and maintaining a beast that handles billions of comments in a few hours. Anyone else’s network would have been toast.
Read the whole post on his blog: http://bit.ly/bcqmlC.
In related news, EA World View reports on the hoax that snared Fox News when that agency reported that the LAPD was purchasing 10,000 jet packs:
To give Fox credit, it soon realised that its scoop was fictional. There is a company that makes jetpacks. To date, it has made two, although it is looking for investors — maybe the owner of the Fox mega-journalism operation, Rupert Murdoch, would be interested? — to make more.
Read the rest at EA World View: http://bit.ly/dtamjd
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