NBC’s News on Iran and Nukes Is Old News


If the big news here is that the president of Iran is saying the country is not developing nuclear weapons, and does not ever intend to do so, that’s not really news.


Their Election Fraud versus Ours

Robert Parry of Consortium News (6/15/09) gives hearing to a “strong case” to “undercut the widespread media assumption” of electoral fraud in Iran. But, true or not, “the rush to the ‘fraud’ judgment among much of the U.S. news media is shaping the political realities” and posing that “Ahmadinejad’s ‘theft’ of the election proves that hardliners in Israel and neoconservatives in the United States were right all along about the impossibility of dealing rationally with Iran”–the predictable upshot being “that force is the only option to employ against Iran.” Parry also is “curious to see U.S. news organizations care suddenly […]