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Fake Missile
nytimes.com

Photoshopping Military Might

Charges against Iran’s Sepah News for digitally altering a photo of the country’s missile tests on Wednesday arose Friday after analysts discovered what is clearly a Photoshopped extra missile in an image released by the media arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The image, which was used by the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune on their front pages, was later retracted.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 READ MORE


Ahmadinejad

Video Roundup:  Ahmadinejad at Columbia University

The Largest Minority has put together a collection of video clips from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at Columbia University on Monday, complete with Columbia President Lee Bollinger’s controversial introductory remarks.

Posted on Sep 26, 2007 READ MORE


Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Exhibition Opens

The international contest of satirical (and heavily anti-Semitic) cartoons comes in direct response to the publication in Western papers last year of images of the Prophet Muhammed. (Telling Gallery image here)

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Akbar Ganji
From alikhaligh.com

Iranian Dissident: Iraq War Hurting Our Hopes for Democracy

Tehran’s most prominent journalist, Akbar Ganji, said that America’s actions in Iraq are harming Iran’s reform movement by giving the regime an excuse to stifle dissent.

Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Iran Badge Fabricator Goes to Washington

Amir Taheri wrote the bogus Op-Ed claiming that Iran has a law requiring Jews to wear yellow badges. But on Tuesday, he was invited to the White House along with other “experts” to give Bush their “honest opinions.” With advice like that, our war in Iran will be a slam-dunk.

Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


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


Iran Presses For Direct U.S. Talks On Nukes

Iranian officials are furiously working diplomatic back channeles to open a dialogue with the U.S. (Apparently the Iranian’s president’s 18-page letter to Bush opened the floodgates.)
The significance of this? For 25 years Iran has enforced a taboo against making overtures to “The Great Satan.”

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


Iranians Fault Rice’s Dismissal of Letter

An Iranian diplomat says that Condoleezza Rice squandered a potential “turning point” in U.S.-Iranian relations by her “hasty” rejection of a letter from the Iranian president to Bush. (Read the letter)

Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Rattles Nuclear Saber on Iran

Bush tells reporters “all options are on the table” when asked if he is planning a nuclear strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. Meanwhile, Iran’s president vowed that his nation would “cut off the hand of any aggressor.”

Posted on Apr 18, 2006 READ MORE


It’s Enough to Give Evildoers a Bad Name

Andy takes a satirical look into the Axis of Evil and finds that its leaders occasionally enjoy a good round of trash-talking.

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


Girl Will Hang for Killing Would-Be Rapist

An 18-year-old Iranian has been sentenced to death for killing one of three men who were trying to rape her and her niece. The Nation sheds light on this shocking travesty.
Before you work up a xenophobic rage, remember that right here in America we execute the underage and mentally retarded.

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


Jews Fight Fire with Satire

In the wake of an Iranian newspaper’s cartoon contest to mock the Holocaust, an Israeli cartoonist is asking Jewish artists to draw anti-Semitic cartoons themselves.
We wonder: Is this sort of like African Americans reclaiming the N-word as their own?

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE


Iranian Ex-Leader Slams the West

The former president lashes out at the int’l community over its stance on Iranian nuclear research. | story

Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE


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