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Anatomy of the Iran/Jewish Arm Badge Story

Want to know the genesis of that bogus story about Iran requiring Jews to wear arm badges? Apparently a public relations firm specializing in promoting neocons was instrumental in placing the story in the National Post. Check out the full account here.
And then some credulous blog editors—like yours truly—linked to the story before realizing how shoddily sourced it was. Mea Culpa big-time

Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE

Newspaper Retracts Iranian Jewish Arm Badges Story

The National Post has retracted an article that said Iran planned to force Jews and other non-Muslims to wear distinctive insignia.
Also, it turns out the author of the article is aligned with many of the same neocons who beat the drums for war with Iraq.

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE

Star of David Badge
AP / Amy Sancetta

STORY FALSE: Iran Eyes Badges for Jews, Christians? STORY FALSE.

Editor’s note: The newspaper that originally ran this report has now retracted it and printed an apology.

In retrospect, Truthdig should never have linked to this story. We should have realized that its sourcing was highly suspect.


Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE

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