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March 12, 2012

NYT Rewrites Obama's AIPAC Speech

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President Obama's address last week to AIPAC is available online, as is a word for word transcript, but still, the New York Times, misreported its contents. Helene Cooper reported March 4:

Mr. Obama, who has often lamented the United States’ invasion of Iraq in 2003, made reference to European and American intelligence assessments that have found no evidence that Iran has decided to pursue a nuclear weapon.

A March 6 page-one story by Mark Landler in the International Herald Tribune made the same claim (in virtually the same words). And, yet, you can watch or read the speech until Ahmadinejad is a Zionist and still you will not find a single reference to European or American intelligence assessments that have found no evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear weapon.

March 13 Update: The New York Times commendably corrects.

Posted by TS at March 12, 2012 06:13 AM

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Helene Cooper has a terrible record for flawed reporting with regard to Obama and Israel. She previously wrote an article about how the Obama administration was squashing the Arab Spring democracy movement by not fully supporting the Palestinian Authority in its avowal to unilaterally declare statehood. Her article was a complete distortion of the facts and should have appeared on the op-ed page rather than as a news item.

Posted by: Brad Crystal at April 24, 2012 12:35 PM

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