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The Onion 1, Bangladesh 0

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | September 4, 2009 at 5:00PM

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"Two Bangladeshi newspapers have apologised after publishing an article taken from a satirical US website which claimed the Moon landings were faked," reported BBC News earlier today.

The "satirical US website" in question is The Onion, well-known to most Americans, but apparently not to members of Bangladesh's news media elite.

The Onion first posted the story — "Conspiracy Theorist Convinces Neil Armstrong Moon Landing Was Faked" — on Monday, and the Bangladeshi newspapers ran it on Thursday.  They realized they were idiots on Friday.

I couldn't figure out how to translate the article into Bangla (the official language of Bangladesh), but I was able to translate it into Hindi — an extremely similar language by Red State American standards.

Look how confusing this shit is!!  Can you blame them for screwing it up???  I can't tell if this article is a joke or serious or a cricket match recap or what?!  I'm amazed they even came close!

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