Iran is dangerous nuclear threat

Media Lens Alert: Iran – The media fall into line

The “liberal” “left-wing” media are, once again, falling into line to support another war to enforce the status-quo (along with all the “right-wing” media too, but that’s rather a given). Iran is 10 years away from creating even one nuclear weapon (assuming that’s what it’s trying to do) yet the mainstream media are telling us they are a major threat.

This is how it always works. When the powers that be announce a new threat (Iran) the mainstream media fall over themselves to support it without question.

Now the mad mullahs of Iran will soon have nuclear bombs, are we all doomed?… Do something, someone! But what and who?

– Polly Toynbee in the Guardian

The unimaginable but ultimately inescapable truth is that we are going to have to get ready for war with Iran

– Gerard Baker in the Times

James Robbins (BBC 1 Lunchtime News) described Iran has being a nuclear threat rather than an alleged nuclear threat (as he later corrected himself in an email to Media Lens)

Front page in the Guardian, referring to Iran’s nuclear weapons activities. A correction printed later states they should have said nuclear activities instead.

Have you read any mention of the military coup organised by Britain and the United States to overthrow the democratically elected government of Iran in 1953 to secure the country‚Äôs oil? Any mention of the massive military support subsequently sent to the Shah dictatorship before it was overthrown in 1979? Isn’t this relevant?

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