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Newsweek on Iran: “They’re Simply Inventing Facts”

Over at Contentions, Noah Pollak has been doing yeoman’s work picking apart the media’s wrongheaded Iran analysis. He notes that Newsweek Obamaweek is shamelessly toeing the candidate’s line on Iraq:

The problem here is that Hirsh, and the magazine he writes for, appear to be so deep in the tank for Obama that they’re simply inventing facts. What exactly is Hirsh’s evidence that “Iran has long made it clear it wants” direct negotiations with the United States? This is, not to put too fine a point on it, a false statement. But it is one on which Obama’s Iran strategy is premised. Naturally, this false premise has become Newsweek’s as well.

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