Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fox News Misleads Readers about Rouhani Tweet

I posted this comment over at Fox News
"You should be informing readers that the Iranian nation's will is for right to peaceful nuclear energy and not to make a nuclear bomb. You are misleading people."

Someone called "wta1019" asked:
 "Well how do you permit such things when they have publicly called for the destruction of Israel? Do you take a chance with something that serious?"

This is my reply: 
@wta1019  Before we get into more misinformation how about we deal with the fact that Fox News is deceiving readers about what the Iranian nation's will is and what the tweet is referring to? How many times does Iran have to say they don't want a nuclear weapon before people stop acting like a comment or tweet is talking about a nuclear bomb? The media doesn't do a good job reporting some things like remarks by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  where he said, 'We have no problem with the world. We are not a threat whatsoever to the world, and the world knows it. We will never start a war. We have no intention of going to war with any state.'" And Ahmadinejad has explained that his solution is voting against having Zionist regime, changing Israel into a truly democratic state IS "the destruction of Israel" BY DEFINITION, "It is clear what we say: Let the Palestinians participate in free elections and they will say what they want." The media is misinforming you.

And NBC News doesn't do much better. They leave it to only the last sentence in their article to explain: "His remarks on Tuesday appear to be an effort to convince hardliners within Iran who claim the nuclear deal tramples on Iran's enrichment rights." And even that doesn't explain the context of peaceful nuclear energy.

The Fox News story is deceptive and their last paragraph doesn't directly address what the Rouhani's tweet is referring to: "Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that key elements of the arrangement were included in a "secret," unpublished document. According to the report, the private agreement includes details pertaining to a joint commission that would oversee the implementation and Iran's "right" to pursue nuclear research."

 In fact, Fox News drives the misconception by saying things like "The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions," and "Rouhani's latest statement could fuel concern in Congress that Iran feels less pressure now to both comply with the deal and pursue a comprehensive agreement."

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