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Thursday, September 14, 2006

In the post-9/11 world, the Post will continue to post Bush hype on page 1, truth on page 18

Jonathan Schwarz documents how the Washington Post, which in August 2004 admitted that in 2002 it put Bush administration claims of WMD's in Iraq on page 1 while burying stories questioning those claims on page 17 or 18, is doing the exact same thing with Iran this year.

Here's an excerpt from the Post's latest article, from page A17:
U.N. inspectors investigating Iran's nuclear program angrily complained to the Bush administration and to a Republican congressman yesterday about a recent House committee report on Iran's capabilities, calling parts of the document "outrageous and dishonest" and offering evidence to refute its central claims.

Officials of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency said in a letter that the report contained some "erroneous, misleading and unsubstantiated statements." The letter, signed by a senior director at the agency, was addressed to Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, which issued the report.