Ein neuer Coup der Islamischen Republik: Unfreiwillig haben die Experten der regimetreuen Mehr-News-Agentur »Jar Jar Binks«, die vertrottelte Figur aus den neueren Star-Wars-Episoden, zum Helden ihres Atomprogramms gemacht:
According to a Google search, that image first appeared on the Internet on July 9, 2008 on a Word Press site called „What the Crap?“ That time stamp would’ve been just after Iran was originally busted for Photoshopping an image of its missile test. During that time, a number of clever news watchers produced a series of prank versions of the Iran missile launch like this one and this one, which transformed the embarrassing episode into a funny Internet meme. Humorously, it appears Iran is now using images from the meme it created to depict its own missile program. Even more humorously, it appears the Photoshopped image MNA picked includes a photo of loathed Star Wars prequel character Jar Jar Binks. Obviously, we can’t think of anything dumber than using an image from a meme created to mock your regime in a real-life news story. Then again, this is Iran.
Indeed. Was ist aber auch zu erwarten von einem Regime, dessen Regierungschef stolz solche Clowns empfängt?