Sep 25 2015

PolitiFact Is Right That Ted Cruz Is Wrong, But Still Botches Iran Deal Facts


It wasn’t too difficult for PolitiFact to judge Ted Cruz’s claims about the Iran deal to be false. But PolitiFact’s own understanding of the parameters of the Iran deal itself was surprisingly rife with errors.

Sep 11 2015

‘This Deal Affirms the Peaceful Nature of the Iranian Nuclear Program’

CounterSpin interview with Nima Shirazi on Iran deal

Nima Shirazi

“We constantly hear, in nearly every single article that is written about this deal and its potential consequences, that Iran is a bad actor in the region and that it has nefarious activities.”

Sep 09 2015

Iran’s ‘Nuclear Ambitions’ Go Unquestioned in Coverage of Iran Deal Momentum

John Kerry (photo: Matt Slocum/AP)

Corporate media coverage of Democratic support for the Iran deal is leaving out at least one crucial detail: the lack of evidence that Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb.

Sep 04 2015

Nima Shirazi on Iran Deal, Mark Trahant on Native Americans

CBS News on Iran deal coverage

The debate over the Iran deal has featured a wealth of misinformation about Iran and the pact itself. Plus: If indigenous people are, as the New York Times said, an “important political constituency,” why do we see so little news about them?

Aug 25 2015

Media and Nuclear Deal Opponents Continue to Spread Debunked Myth Iran Will Monitor Itself

hill iran inspect itself

A now-debunked story by Associated Press reported that Iran would be inspecting itself. The piece, in its first draft, was full of errors and distortions. But its supposed revelations filled the airwaves.

Aug 21 2015

ACTION ALERT: NYT Says ‘Pro-Israel Community’ Opposes Iran Deal–Ignoring Actual Opinions

Jerrold Nadler(photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The New York Times’ description of a “pro-Israel community intensely opposed to the [Iran] deal” is contradicted by polls of Jewish- American opinion.

Aug 20 2015

Giving War a Chance

Peace is almost always an alternative—but you won’t hear that from US politicians or news media

HuffPost: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Negotiations

The specter of war in American foreign policy discourse has produced a troubling framework: Advocates of diplomacy with Iran cite war as the inevitable alternative, while critics of diplomacy cite war as its inevitable outcome.

Aug 03 2015

US Politicians’ Racist Anti-Iranian Remarks Don’t Make Headlines

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee

War-hawk politicians have no problem wielding racism and bigotry when it is in their political interest. And because they are not held responsible for their extreme rhetoric, they have every incentive to keep employing it.