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Obambi working both sides of the street--talking out of both sides of his mouth

I guess he figures the longer it takes us to leave Iraq, the better his chances in November. How freaking hypocritical can one dumb politician be? Wow!!

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at least it's not straight out lies like mac/pitbull



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[edit] Iranian sumptuary law

Main article: 2006 Iranian sumptuary law controversy

On May 19, 2006, the National Post of Canada published two pieces, one by Taheri, claiming that the Iranian parliament passed a law that "envisages separate dress codes for religious minorities, Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, who will have to adopt distinct colour schemes to make them identifiable in public."[8] Numerous other sources, including Maurice Motamed, the Jewish member of the Iranian parliament, refuted the report as untrue. The Associated Press later refuted the report as well, saying that "a draft law moving through parliament encourages Iranians to wear Islamic clothing to protect the country's Muslim identity but does not mention special attire for religious minorities, according to a copy obtained Saturday by The Associated Press." [9] Reuters also reported that "A copy of the bill obtained by Reuters contained no such references. Reuters correspondents who followed the dress code session in parliament as it was broadcast on state radio heard no discussion of proscriptions for religious minorities."[10] Taheri insisted that his report is correct and that "the dress code law has been passed by the Islamic Majlis and will now be submitted to the Council of Guardians", claiming that that "special markers for followers of Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism are under discussion as a means to implement the law".[11]

The National Post retracted the story several hours after it was posted online. The newspaper blamed Taheri for the falsehood in the article,[12][13] and published a full apology on May 24.[14] Taheri stood by his article.[11][15]

[edit] Javad Zarif accusations

Dwight Simpson of San Francisco State University and Kaveh Afrasiabi accuse Taheri and his publisher Eleana Benador of fabricating false stories in the New York Post in 2005 where Taheri identified Iran's UN ambassador Javad Zarif as one of the students involved in the 1979 seizure of hostages at the US Embassy in Tehran. Zarif was Simpson's teaching assistant and a graduate student in the Department of International Relations of San Francisco State University at the time.[16]

[edit] Nest of Spies

Shaul Bakhash of George Mason University has accused Amir Taheri of concocting nonexistent conpiracies in his writings, and states that he "repeatedly refers us to books where the information he cites simply does not exist. Often the documents cannot be found in the volumes to which he attributes them.... [He] repeatedly reads things into the documents that are simply not there."[16] Bakhash has stated that Taheri's 1988 Nest of Spies is "the sort of book that gives contemporary history a bad name."[16]



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at least it's not straight out lies like mac/pitbull

The story may very well be.
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The story may very well be.
i don't know if i completely doubt the story. reagan did it. also, the story could have been twisted just enough and then fed to the paper. i can see it. it's been done plenty in recent years.

i just read, the other day, something from EU papers that talked about how the US press is failing the people. that it doesn't do journalism. if i come across it again, i'll post up. i have been in that train of thought for quite some time now. the really hard questions never get asked here. never. the political pressure on freedom of speech seems to be tremendous. it's mind boggling.



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