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Monday, January 29, 2007


CNN's idea of "facts"

CNN has a relatively new feature they call "Fact Check," which is not exactly what it sounds like (e.g., fact-checking a politician's speech), but more like "background facts on a particular situation." Make that "facts," as today's "facts" comparing Iran and Iraq indicate. Here are two of them:No mention, naturally, of the real popular leader of Iran, Mohammed Mossadegh, or that that alleged popular leader the Shah was installed by a CIA-backed coup. Nor any recognition that being overthrown by a popular revolution and being overthrown by a foreign invasion are two rather different things.

Of course it's also an open question how popular Saddam Hussein was as well.

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