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Fox Nation Falls For Onion-Type Report About Islamic Clerics Calling Padded Bras "Devil's Cushions"

Reported by Ellen - March 15, 2011 -

Just a few months after Fox Nation posted what it clearly thought was an anti-Obama piece of news - only to yank it after finding out it was satire from The Onion - the "fair and balanced" news site has now fallen for a Pakistani satire that seemed anti-Muslim - and salacious: Pakistan: Islamic Clerics Protest Women Wearing Padded Bras as 'Devil’s Cushions.

Salon did the research that Fox Nation evidently did not and traced the story back to a site called Roznama Jawani. Salon's Justin Elliott noted,

Roznama Jawani features a crudely photoshopped image of an Islamic council meeting with a large sign that says, "Future of Padded Bras." The story quotes an anti-padded bra protester saying that "Padded bras are evil as they make the breasts look bigger and perky ... Only devil women show off private parts."

Click around a little on the site, and one finds a legal notice:
The stories published in Roznama Jawani might only be applicable and true in another universe. That universe might be parallel to this universe. Might even be serial. Who knows?! Maybe some one does.

Fox Nation has evidently wised up to the prank and removed the post. But not before Elliott got a twitpic.

(H/T Hula)



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