The Media’s Shameful Handling of Bolton’s Iran Threat Claims Recalls the Run-up to the Iraq War

By Ben Armbruster   Media-savvy U.S. government officials, political operatives, and lawmakers and their staffs from all political parties and ideological persuasions have no doubt, throughout the history of our great country, duped a fair-minded but unwitting reporter into writing… Continue Reading  

Iran and Bahrain: The New York Times’ Uncritical Take

by Jim Lobe I was pretty surprised Monday when, in the front-page New York Times article about the implementation agreement reached Sunday between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva, I read the following in the fourth paragraph: “It [the agreement]… Continue Reading  

AntiWar Radio on Wikileaks, Iran, Iraq and the NYT

On the heels of my interview on FAIR’s CounterSpin, I did another interview with AntiWar Radio‘s Scott Horton on my CJR and Tehran Bureau stories (followed up here on the blog) about how media — particularly the New York Times‘s… Continue Reading  

NYT’s Michael Gordon’s Record in Iraq

I have a longish piece up at the Tehran Bureau website: a follow-up on my Columbia Journalism Review piece that asks some uncomfortable questions about New York Times reporter Michael Gordon’s past record and how his reporting on Iran’s nefarious… Continue Reading  

Urging a more cautious reading of Wikileaks on Iran-Iraq connections

My new piece just went up at the website of the Columbia Journalism Review. It covers some of the Iran hawks conclusions about the revelations, from the Wikileaks document dumps, about the alleged Iranian support for Iraqi militias. I urge that,… Continue Reading