Media Skepticism About Iran Assassination Plot

Friday, October 14, 2011

Transcript

The US government says it has thwarted an Iranian attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, but some in the media have questioned the plausibility of the story. Brooke spoke to The Atlantic associate editor Max Fisher, who says the media are displaying an appropriate amount of skepticism in their reporting.

 

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Comments [5]

leo from chicago from Chicago, IL

Just listened to this again. What's the big deal about not watching t.v. -- as in cable t.v. news? Brook might as well have told Fisher that he should start watching video on VHS tapes.

It's old school, old format and dying out.

Oct. 23 2011 02:26 PM

GLADSTONE: Doesn't it have an eerie resonance with what we know about people in the Bush administration's desire to go after Iraq prior to the events of 9/11.

Wow. Really? File a FOIA request, I beg you, asking for the details of Clinton's order to have an invasion strategy for Iraq devised by the Pentagon in 1993.

It was accepted US foreign policy within the Beltway that if Saddam Hussein escalated destabilization of the area, that invasion and pacification were inevitable.

This predates Bush by 7 years.

Stop beating this worn-out drum that Bush had personal motivations for going after Saddam.

The facts don't bear this out.

Oct. 18 2011 10:18 PM
Ali "The FACT CHECKER" from Austin, Texas

Are you kidding me? Please, let us dissect the story: a) wire transfer of $100,000 (how did he do w/out tipping someone in Iran and Mexico?); b) Come on DEA, Iranian Intelligence Agency of IRRG, more stronger and far smarter (since they were trained by former East German Stasi's Agent; you did not know this!!! but CIA knows about the trainings and how the IRRG got hold of “super Dollar Plates”) made such mistake without proper venting and c) killing Saudi ambassador, Israel’s targets, yes, but not Saudi Targets. The responsibility of Media is to find who is this Iranian? so call the brain of operation in USA. How did he get in the U.S.A and why we would reach a known drug dealer in Texas!!!US-DEA has lost its credibility and the best they did, they come with this story...go figure this.

Oct. 16 2011 02:01 PM
Charles R. Simpson from Media skepticism

If indeed there is more media skepticism about administration assertions of terrorist plots, wouldn't you expect that the media would take seriously the empirical doubts raised in the last ten years about the conventional story of 9/11? But we haven't seen this happening, Why would this be?

Oct. 16 2011 12:52 PM
Me

Funny how these questionable plots which lead us into conflicts always seem to bend us to serving Israeli interests and the Israeli perspective.

Oct. 15 2011 10:55 AM

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