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PBS's Dishonest Iran Edit

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  • Panetta's statement--that Iran is not building a nuclear weapon--is being used to argue that the United States disputes Iran's long-standing contention that it not building a nuclear weapon.
  • How the Media Is Taking Us Toward War With Iran
  • If PBS Is Afraid of Moyers, Maybe It Needs a New Slogan

Peter Hart, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

As if tensions between the United States and Iran weren't high enough, here's PBS NewsHour anchor Margaret Warner (1/9/12):

The Iranian government insists that its nuclear activities are for peaceful energy purposes only, an assertion disputed by the U.S. and its allies. On CBS yesterday (Jan 8), Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta repeated international demands that Iran stop enriching uranium.

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