Hey CNN, The Smoking Gun Could Be Your Credibility Going Boom

A CNN poll two years ago found 71 percent of Americans believe that Iran currently has nuclear weapons. That’s not surprising, given the steady stream of misinformation coming from CNN and other so-called journalistic enterprises. HuffPo’s Michael Calderone describes the beating of the Iran war drums as a “media frenzy.” Apparently they have learned nothing from the run-up to the Iraq invasion.

Glenn Greenwald: “[T]his commentary on The Iranian Threat by CNN’s Erin Burnett (‘frightening,’ she observed)… really just mocks itself.”

Meanwhile, in the real world, SecDef Leon Panetta just yesterday said about Iran that “the intelligence does not show that they’ve made the decision to proceed with developing a nuclear weapon.” Also in the real world, but never mentioned on cable news, Israel has had a nuclear arsenal since the late 1960s.

Glenn Greenwald: Erin Burnett: Worst of the worst

UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald, Erin Burnett Argue Over Burnett’s Iran Coverage

Matt Taibbi: Another March to War?

Virtually all of the Iran stories of late have contained some version of this sort of rhetorical sophistry. The news “hook” in most all of these stories is that intelligence reports reveal Iran is “willing” to attack us or go to war – but then there’s usually an asterisk next to the headline, and when you follow the asterisk, it reads something like, “In the event that we attack Iran first.”

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on February 17, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    War mongering and the American media are like love and marriage. After what we’ve done to Iran since 1953, who in their right mind could blame them for wanting to attack us. There are other ways to prevent war, but none of them involve breaking the oil habit of Dick Cheney.

  2. #2 by Sponge Bob on February 18, 2012 - 10:27 am

    It’s the fuckin’ neo con Jews and neo con Jew media, Jew York Times, Jew public radio… people like Cliff, lying, duplicitous scumbag Jews, you know it Rich, and the Wall Street criminals who ripped the nation off? Looks like the guest list to a bar mitzvah….they are all laughing.. they don’t imagine that the goyim will get any stupider..but they will try anything with chutzpah..

  3. #3 by Sponge Bob on February 18, 2012 - 10:29 am

    i would advise any Jew to reign in their own, police your own, unless you have garnished nothing from the study of your history..

  4. #4 by Sponge Bob on February 18, 2012 - 10:47 am

    Listen to this scumbag tell America it our obligation to make the world safe for Israel.

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/11/06/362268/evan-bayh-bomb-iran/?mobile=nc

    Billy Kristol wants America to start another war for Israel..how stupid are we to be as a people America? Stupid enough to destroy ANOTHER country for these thieves? Anyone with half a clue that watched the run up of lies before the Iraq war should be well clued in over the recent false flag “assassination” attempts..the “victims” still live, False Flag is the Israeli trademark. Remember Billy “filth” Kristol, Lieberman, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Lweis Libby..all dual passport Jews..Wake up America!! These cretins are going to compel us to MURDER AGAIN!!

  5. #5 by Richard Warnick on February 18, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Glenn–

    Congressman Peter King and Erin Burnett are proof you don’t have to be Jewish to be fact-free on the subject of Iran. And I don’t make the mistake of equating religion with politics.

    Probably the majority of Jews in America (and a lot of Israelis) would agree that Iran isn’t a threat, and has never attacked another country.

  6. #6 by Sponge Bob on February 18, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    I don’t know but they are probably some evangelical psychos, sucking on the rotting Jew cock that passes for manhood with that group.

    If Jews think that Iran is not a threat the stand the FCUK UP Jews and stop these people from compelling Americans to commit MURDER!! I’ll believe those Jews have a spine when they stand up to Westchester CREEPS like Netanyahu, and shun and harass the like of Billy “Filth” Kristol..

  7. #7 by cav on February 18, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    When you ‘believe’, will you consent to the baptismal font?

    Moot point anyway. General Dempsey says Israeli hawkishness ain’t all that smart.

  8. #9 by Sponge Bob on February 18, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    To the world there is no difference between Isreal and Jews ANYWHERE!! The scum among their people are willing to sacrifice their own to obtain their twisted material goals.

    Be assured that Russia led by Putin is on to them, they know never again as well as any Jew, Communism being a Jewish plot in their lands… and if Israel makes the moves that lead to nuclear world war in Iran…Russia will VAPORIZE their country. WAKE UP JEWS!! The scum among you are going to get you all killed.

  9. #10 by Sponge Bob on February 18, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    They Israeli warhawks are actually quite stupid, operating on chutzpah alone..I agree !00% with Norm Finkelstein..what Israel needs more than anything is a solid ass kicking..and be sure after Georgia and the whippin’ there, they know they ‘aint the shit..just smell like shit..

  10. #11 by Sponge Bob on February 18, 2012 - 5:28 pm

    FUCK ISRAEL!!!

  11. #12 by Larry Bergan on February 19, 2012 - 7:47 am

    Who is General Dempsey? Just one of many hero’s destined to be disappeared from the American media slop kettle.

  12. #13 by Sponge Bob on February 19, 2012 - 7:56 am

    What Rich you didn’t the image of nut job American evangelicals sucking on rotting zionist Jew COCK?

  13. #14 by Sponge Bob on February 19, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Project censored !! Sponsored by Oneutah..the name is joke..

  14. #15 by Sponge Bob on February 19, 2012 - 8:20 am

    General Dempsey..Patriot, Sworn to his Oath..the clock is ticking America and this way we have become under zionist’s who have wrenched the reigns of America from legitimate hands…SHALL NOT STAND!

  15. #16 by Larry Bergan on February 19, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Cowardly cartoon characters based on actual cartoon characters change nothing.

    Time to change your name again is eminent glenn.

  16. #17 by Larry the Loser. on February 19, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    The sad part is you know it’s all true Larry, just too much of loser to not tell it like it is..your demographic might shun you..it is more important for you to be liked by your group than to live in the truth…imminent Larry imminent,and now done..

  17. #18 by Sponge Bob on February 19, 2012 - 5:29 pm

    Hey, Larry the Loser, that’s not very nice..even if Larry is a bit like Squidward and has the intelligence of Patrick there’s no need to tell him..

  18. #19 by Larry Bergan on February 19, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    Larry the loser and Sponge Bob has Two names in two minutes, and I”M the loser.

    Go figure.

  19. #20 by Sponge Bob on February 19, 2012 - 5:51 pm

    Play the game and don’t be a weenie..this forum is hardly serious, have a little fun,,

  20. #21 by Larry Bergan on February 19, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Sponge Bob soaks up the fun from somewhere.

    Go for it, jackass.

  21. #22 by cav on February 22, 2012 - 11:08 am

    Israel has protested to the United States over recent comments by senior American officials critical of any Israeli attack on Iran, saying this criticism “served Iran’s interests.”

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, said “I don’t think a wise thing at this moment is for Israel to launch a military attack on Iran,” and a strike “would be destabilizing” and “not prudent.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-public-u-s-objections-to-military-attack-serve-iran-s-interests-1.413845

    Does our support for Israel suggest an incompatability with wisdom and prudence? It should not.

  22. #23 by cav on February 22, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Just when Grannie was thinking about stepping up to canned cat food, Isreal is suggesting even more austerity. The nerve of Netanyahoo

  23. #24 by Fabian Carlos on March 5, 2012 - 8:40 pm

    Still it is not clear about the intention of Iran whether they are going to take this destructive step or just for improving their technology through this assignment. So, it’ll be better to wait little more.

  24. #25 by cav on March 5, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    If massage just so – Iran could come out fighting. That is true. Dog knows they are pernicious. But it’s all on them.

  25. #26 by Richard Warnick on March 6, 2012 - 9:07 am

    From TPM’s Paul Werdel:

    [T]ake a quick look at this screen-shot from CNN’s Situation Room this afternoon.

    “A Military Strike On Iran’s Nukes?” it asks. Not even a question anymore – Iran has nukes. Period.

    Of course in the real world (as opposed to CNN’s fantasy world) Iran has no nuclear weapons program, let alone usable nukes.

  26. #27 by Larry Bergan on March 6, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    Didn’t Defense Secretary Leon Panetta say there weren’t any nukes in Iran?

    What is CNN up to?

  27. #28 by Larry Bergan on March 6, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Oh, so THIS is where I read about Leon Panetta saying that. You have to read OneUtah to get the facts.

  28. #29 by brewski on March 6, 2012 - 7:07 pm

    CNN is in a race with MSNBC for just making shit up. Sort of like the fake “War on Women”.

  29. #30 by brewski on March 6, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Speaking of credibility. Remember when Richard said “countries can’t go bankrupt”?

    Well, I have him a list of those who already have in the past. And this today:

    By Howard Schneider, Tuesday, March 6, 6:33 PM

    Greece on Tuesday threatened to default on payments to any bond investor that doesn’t participate in a debt restructuring that is central to international plans for a rescue of the ailing country.

    Greece is asking banks, pension companies, hedge funds and others that hold about $260 billion in Greek bonds to trade them for new notes worth less than half the face value and carrying low-interest terms meant to make the country’s situation sustainable.

    Washington Post

    So Richard should be careful about using words like “credibility”. Sort of like Rush calling someone else “fat”.

  30. #31 by cav on March 6, 2012 - 7:48 pm

    War on Women is an extract of patriarchy.

    That we’re soaking in it – sort of makes other possibilities alien and impossible to fathom.

  31. #32 by brewski on March 6, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    What patriarchy?

  32. #33 by cav on March 6, 2012 - 9:31 pm

    See?!

  33. #34 by brewski on March 6, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    My first boss was a woman.
    My second boss was a woman.
    My third boas was a woman.

  34. #35 by cav on March 6, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    Outliers, or it’s you.

  35. #36 by Shane on March 6, 2012 - 11:34 pm

    In 2009, 15 women CEOs were at the helm of FORTUNE 500 companies. What is the math on that?

    The problem is clearly not patriarchy, but simply all those slut women too busy popping birthcontrol and sending sex tapes to aging rightwing blowhards. I mean if you can’t afford birthcontrol from the amount of sex you are having you can’t have time to run a company!

  36. #37 by brewski on March 7, 2012 - 9:08 am

    As a very successful female attorney friend of mine said “women are much too smart to make the personal sacrifices that men make to become CEO”.

  37. #38 by cav on March 7, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/abortion-restrictions/

    Key Abortion Restrictions in the States
    By Igor Volsky on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Conservative lawmakers around country have introduced legislation that would not only limit women’s access to abortion services, but also severely interfere with their reproductive health decisions.

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