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'NYT' Reporter Who Got Iraqi WMDs Wrong Now Highlights Iran

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) writes | more than 7 years ago

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Saturday's New York Times features an article, posted at the top of its Web site late Friday, that suggests very strongly that Iran is supplying the "deadliest weapon aimed at American troops" in Iraq. The author notes, "Any assertion of an Iranian contribution to attacks on Americans in Iraq is both politically and diplomatically volatile."

What is the source of this volatile information? Nothing less than "civilian and military officials from a broad range of government agencies."

Saturday's New York Times features an article, posted at the top of its Web site late Friday, that suggests very strongly that Iran is supplying the "deadliest weapon aimed at American troops" in Iraq. The author notes, "Any assertion of an Iranian contribution to attacks on Americans in Iraq is both politically and diplomatically volatile."

What is the source of this volatile information? Nothing less than "civilian and military officials from a broad range of government agencies."

Sound pretty convincing? Well, almost all the sources in the story are unnamed. It also may be worth noting that the author is Michael R. Gordon, the same Times reporter who, on his own, or with Judith Miller, wrote some of the key, and badly misleading or downright inaccurate, articles about Iraqi WMDs in the run-up to the 2003 invasion.

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sickening (1)

bechthros (714240) | more than 7 years ago | (#17971990)

the american public is officially brain-dead. never believe what the uber-right says about hating the vapid, vacant LA-style culture - they want nothing more than for the entire populace to be as ignorant as people in beverly hills.

birds of a feather (1)

zogger (617870) | more than 7 years ago | (#17972360)

I remember way back when I frequented free republic. The NYT was soundly bashed there as "liberal", yet, their slanted war coverage helped insure a gwb election.

Don't ruin a good thing (1)

HomelessInLaJolla (1026842) | more than 7 years ago | (#17975582)

Apparently the reporter's spin worked for the administration once. Their probably hoping that it will work again.
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