US Media Leading Propaganda War on Iran
It's blindly beating the war drums once again: Glenn Greenwald
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2012 12:41 PM CST
Iranian navy fires a Mehrab missile during exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The American media took its lumps after the Iraqi war for not challenging the government's allegations against Saddam Hussein. It promised to learn its lesson. Guess what? The same thing is now happening in regard to Iran, with a twist: The media is actually "out in front of the US government in the propaganda effort rather than in their normal position of submissively marching behind," writes Glenn Greenwald in Salon.

The standard US report on Iran depicts Tehran as a maniacal aggressor, even though that's far from the case, writes Greenwald. He picks apart the assertion point by point, writing that the combined might of the US and Israel "make the Iranian military by comparison look almost as laughable as Saddam's." No matter: Figures in the media "uncritically" warn about the "Grave Threat" and discuss a preemptive strike "with a casualness that most people use to contemplate what to have for lunch," writes Greenwald. Read the full column here.

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BCS
Feb 14, 2012 7:17 PM CST
Brilliant article, right on the money. Proof that special interest run the government and the media. Bottom line only Syria and Iran stand in the way of the completion of the Eurasian pipeline. Lots of private contracts with lots and lots of tax exempt money on the line. Not to mention corporate control over the region.
sean8513
Feb 14, 2012 4:49 PM CST
war on the mind
Antagonist
Feb 14, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Fucking Media Run by JEWS of Course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello, Israel has nuclear weapons and "THEY" want a nuclear free middle east. Fucking hypocrites !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!