Selective Publishing of WikiLeaks Cables by New York Times to Hype Iran ‘Threat’

‘The Times story said the newspaper had made the decision not to publish “at the request of the Obama administration”. That meant that its readers could not compare the highly- distorted account of the document in the Times story against the original document without searching the Wikileaks website. As a result, a key Wikileaks document which should have resulted in stories calling into question the thrust of the Obama administration’s ballistic missile defence policy in Europe based on an alleged Iranian missile threat has produced a spate of stories supporting the existing Iranian threat narrative.’
Read ‘Russians Refuted U.S. Claim of Iranian Missile Threat to Europe‘ – Inter Press Service 30 Nov 2010.

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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