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Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:46 PM

NPR just flat out LIED. [View all]

I was in the car, tuned in to NPR, just because there's nothing else to listen to. The top of the hour news came on and there was a 30 second news story about Iran. The main point of the story (about Israel killing their nuke scientists in a car bomb) is unrelated to this post, but at the end it said (quoting from memory, but it's still pretty fresh in my mind):

"Iran says it's developing nuclear technology for energy purposes, but the US and its allies believe it is developing a nuclear weapons program."


Now the TRUTH is that Leon Panetta, our Defense Secretary, said as little as a week ago on CBS Face the Nation:

"Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No."
and...
Panetta admitted that despite all the rhetoric, Iran is not pursuing the ability to split atoms with weapons, saying it is instead pursuing “a nuclear capability.” That “capability” falls in line with what Iran has said for years: that it is developing nuclear energy facilities, not nuclear weapons.


Now we can argue about whether or not Iran is trying to develop this or that. But when the Secretary of Defense says that he does not believe they are developing a weapon, it is a flat out LIE to report in the news that the US believes they are.

Shame on NPR. Just taking the same old bullshit propaganda news feed all the other MSM is being fed and regurgitating it to us blind sheep.

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