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Forums : MFLS Central Forum Thread : Talking about Russia and FIFA
    [thread started by Cánicas AC on Wed 6/3 12:17 ET]
    [moderated by 1860 Oakland, SDFC Macross]
from Cánicas AC
on Wed 6/3 12:17 ET
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We need to be more careful with what we write in this forum; If
we are also being monitored we could spark a diplomatic
incident...

"THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT’S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER THOUGHT
JOHN MCCAIN REALLY WANTS THE US TO INVADE FIFA

The official newspaper of the Russian government has mistaken a
satirical New Yorker article for a real news report. Andy
Borowitz’s May 28 humor column, titled “McCain Urges Military
Strikes Against FIFA,” sparked an angry editorial by Vladislav
Vorobyev, a deputy editor at Rossiskaya Gazeta, where he
attacked American politicians for “losing touch with reality” and
“violating international law with impunity.”

The confusion about Borowitz’s article is all the more surprising,
given that the word “humor” appears in the New Yorker article’s
URL ("newyorker.com/humor").

Rossiskaya Gazeta’s chief editor, Vladislav Fronin, told the news
website The Insider that he was unaware of the situation
surrounding Vorobyev’s text, and refused to comment further.

Vorobyev is the author of several polemical articles published in
Rossiskaya Gazeta, including titles like “The US Has Weaponized
the Bible for War Against Russia,” “Poroshenko’s Ratings Have
Reached Obama-Level Lows,” and others."

https://meduza.io/en/news/2015/05/29/the-russian-
government-s-official-newspaper-thought-john-mccain-really-
wants-the-us-to-invade-fifa
from Weirder Bremen
on Wed 6/3 13:14 ET
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I heard on the SBI podcast yesterday that Jack
Warner thought an Onion article that said that FIFA
was going to have a World Cup in the US in 2015 was
true.
from Dynamo Salem
on Thu 6/4 11:10 ET
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At the same time, the Russians and everyone knows, that if you could invade FIFA, John McCain would want to do it.
from Dynamo Silver Spring
on Fri 6/5 16:11 ET
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In a related satirical note:
http://mlsrumorsrumors.blogspot.com/2015/06/rumour-dc-united-owners-meet-with.html