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The Big Lie: “Iran Is a Threat”

Irancove @ October 9, 2007 # No Comment Yet

Former chief weapons inspector Scott Ritter tears down the arguments frequently used to build the narrative of Iran as the new enemy. These points are self-evident under minimal scrutiny, and frequently mentioned by informed analysts—yet the cable news stations persistently avoid these arguments completely, broadcasting instead a continuous stream of uncorroborated rhetoric. On Iran’s nuclear […]

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A Look at The New York Sun’s Style Guide

Irancove @ October 9, 2007 # No Comment Yet

As noted by AIO, The New York Observer takes a look at the style guide of the New York Sun—a paper with a decidedly anti-Iranian stance. Some of the publications’ specs raise important questions about the ideological parameters for covering a subject like Iran: “Ethnic. Means not Jewish or Christian.” “West Bank and Gaza Strip. […]

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Obama Attacks Hillary Over Iran Vote; Camp Hillary Hits Back

Irancove @ October 9, 2007 # No Comment Yet

TPM Election Central reports on latest between Hilary and Obama regarding their Iran credentials: Barack Obama has now joined John Edwards in slamming Hillary for her vote for the Kyl-Lieberman amendment, which says Iran is responsible for problems in Iraq and designates the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization… The Hillary campaign has just hit […]

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The Politicization of Victims in the Media?

Irancove @ October 9, 2007 # No Comment Yet

In the short clip below, compare the FOX coverage of a wife of an Israeli soldier detained by Hezballah to the possibility of casualties from an Israeli air strike in Syria. One would expect a fair and balanced report to hold the same standard for all human suffering regardless of ideological differences.

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Iranian-American Organizations Join Forces to Prevent US-Iran War

Irancove @ October 9, 2007 # No Comment Yet

An open letter to the leaders of Iran, the UK and the US from several prominent Iranian-American organizations condemning “the rhetoric of mutual demonization, reckless threats and brinksmanship,” and appealing for diplomacy: Give Diplomacy a Chance – Say No to Military Conflict! We, the undersigned, represent the views of a diverse grouping of Iranian expatriates […]

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