Category Archives: Humor

FAIL: Al-Akhbar On Marlboro’s Marijuana Cigarettes

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Update: Al-Akhbar acknowledged the fake news. Read [Here].

Al-Akhbar posted on Saturday on their English and Arabic website (and apparently on their print copy as well) the fake news about Marlboro introducing Marijuana cigarettes. The story was picked up by Ranya Radwan from NowLebanon and finally enough Al-Akhbar still didn’t remove the article from their website.

PS: A good idea would be to read the tags under each article

Lebanese Rapper Double A the Preacherman Mistaken For A Terrorist

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I don’t know why they suspected this guy or his car, but having a beard doesn’t mean that you are a terrorist. When I first saw the news on the TL and was told by one of the tweeps (Thanks Bob) that he’s a rapper and social activist, I checked AA’s Twitter account and was almost sure something’s not right about his arrest.

I understand that the situation is critical and that there’s a paranoia over security and safety but there should be proper measures taken when arresting suspects, specially when there are innocent people like Hussein taken into custody for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I hope someone apologized to Hussein after all that.

Via Al-Jadeed

Here’s a video of one of his performances: