Clarion YouTube Page Comment: ‘Bomb these…’

Far be it for me to criticize the Clarion Fund for comments that appear on their various webpages. This site was, after all, attacked by neoconservative mudslinger Lee Smith for comments that got through our usually rigorous screening process. (As a rule, we eliminate or edit comments that demonize or dehumanize any group, but sometimes we are short on time, read too quickly, and things slip through.)

But I was struck by the severity of this comment, which appeared about a week ago on Clarion’s YouTube page, which is in overdrive right now hawking “Iranium,” Clarion’s new scare-doc about Iran, which was written and directed by an ideological Israeli settler who lives in the West Bank.

The offending comment has not since been removed. If Lee Smith found this kind stuff on our site, we’d be toast!

Ali Gharib

Ali Gharib is a New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His work has appeared at Inter Press Service, where he was the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; the Buffalo Beast; Huffington Post; Mondoweiss; Right Web; and Alternet. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. A proud Iranian-American and fluent Farsi speaker, Ali was born in California and raised in D.C.


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