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
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.