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In 2001, FAIR called Fox News “the most biased name in news,” saying:
“When it comes to Fox News Channel (FNC), conservatives don’t feel the need to ‘work the ref.’ The ref is already on their side.”
Far from being “fair and balanced, we report, you decide,” Fox is “precisely the opposite.” It gives conservatism a bad name. It’s way over-the-top doing so.
On September 30, FNC host Bret Baier’s Special Report featured right wing columnists Charles Krauthammer, Kirsten Powers and Jonah Goldberg. So much for “fair and balanced.”
According to Krauthammer, Rohani “says (Iran never) work(ed) on (developing nuclear weapons) and isn’t working on (them) today.”
“So, he starts with a double lie, and then we are to believe that his next statement (about) never construct(ing) one is true.”
It “looks like we are the supplicant, and we’re going to give a lot away which I think will leave Iran in a position to go nuclear in a very short order.”
Powers claimed there’s “every reason to believe that the Iranians will mislead. And very well may be up to no good.”
“(W)e haven’t been talking to them, and they have been moving closer towardsÃ¢€¦building a bomb or so we believe.”
According to Goldberg, “all this talk about concessions from Iran – these aren’t concessions that we are talking about.”
“It’s compliance by treaty and by UN resolution. They have to give up their nuclear program. And we talk about it as if they are doing us a favor by having these conversations.”
William Kristol co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). The Foreign Policy Initiative is its new incarnation. Its agenda supports imperial lawlessness. It reflects old wine in new bottles.
Kristol is a prominent board of directors member. He’s also Weekly Standard editor. Separately, he told Fox News “(t)he clock is ticking.”
“So it’s not a mutual situation where we will take a year and test it and decide what to do.”
“The Iranians are close. That’s one reason why they’re launching this charm offensive, and that’s why Israel is so, I think, under the gun.”
FNC claims Rohani has a history of deceit with the West. His longstanding record is polar opposite. Don’t expect Fox, Kristol or other FNC contributors to explain.
Don’t expect better from other US media scoundrels. FAIR hangs them on their own petards. It does so responsibly.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu “came to the Oval Office today intent on delivering a message.”
He said “Iran is committed to Israel‘s destruction.”
According to Warner, he “used his White House moment to warn the US, do not be swayed by what some Israelis have dubbed Iran‘s smiley campaign, diplomatic overtures by its new president aimed at loosening economic sanctions.”
Obama “said Iran‘s rhetoric alone is not sufficient and that to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapons capability, all options remain on the table.”
“Later that afternoon, Rouhani and President Obama conversed by telephone.”
“Leaders of the two governments had not spoken since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.”
“The Islamic Republic is believed to have at least five main nuclear sites, as well as several uranium mines and research reactors.”
“The regime insists its uranium enrichment and plutonium programs are purely for civilian energy use.”
Obama and Netanyahu agree that “Iran not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons capability, but, two, that it not even get to the level in which it has breakout capability.”
“And by that, it means they are so close and they have got so much sophistication now, that they could quickly jump to creating bombs, before the world could react and before either Israel on the US could act.”
Warner lied to viewers. She ignored annual US intelligence reports. They consistently deny an Iranian nuclear weapons program. So do IAEA monitors.
Warner suggested otherwise. Her report implied one is ongoing. Her comments were entirely one-sided. It wasn’t the first time.
PBS News Hour airs all propaganda all the time. It abandoned its public mandate long ago. It sold out to wealth and power. It did so disgracefully.
NPR operates the same way. They replicate corporate run broadcast, cable and print news, information and analysis.
They ignore what viewers, listeners and readers most need to know. They shame themselves in the process.
They share responsibility for state crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Don’t expect them to explain.
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