Sunday, March 12, 2006

Media Bias Anyone?

As the talks with Russia over the enrichment of uranium to civilian reactor levels collapse, a new story has come out of Iran.

Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said journalists in Tehran had been shown a letter by a senior Iranian intelligence agent that was purportedly from U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and which invited Iran to send representatives to talks in Iraq.

I thought reporters were supposed to go with multiple sources and fact checking? This is a single source report being distributed by a known power that has very adverse feelings towards the United States, its citizens, and the country's actions in Iraq. And Reuters and Britain's Sunday Times are running with it. It is reports like this that fuel allegations that many media outlets actually wants Iran to win and the US to lose. Why is that? Because they are acting as a surrogate broadcasters of disinformation from a country that wants to divert attention from its coming showdown with the UN Security Council over its nuclear program.

And in other news, Slobodan Milosevic is still dead. Hopefully his autopsy won't take as long as his trial.

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