Sunday, July 12, 2009


I thought that NPR's spring 2007 campaign to convince listeners that Iran was running and supplying the Iraqi insurgency (April 11, 2007 and May 26, 2007 for example) was a thing of the past. But dang, on Friday's ATC Quil Lawrence is in Iraq talking up the dangers of the small, lethal shaped-charge RKG-3 grenades, which have been used against US forces for years (this from 2006), as if they were something new - and he casually slips in the following:
"Some of these grenades are rumored to be coming in from Iran..."
I guess it's important to keep all rumors "on the table."


Anonymous said...

Do people like Lawrence ever think about how ridiculous "rumored to be" sounds coming from someone who is rumored to be a journalist?

RepubLiecan said...

You mean like Nationalistic Propaganda Rumors?

Porter Melmoth said...

Nevertheless, the rumor mill is having significant success. That's why higher ups have strategically confined the Shepard controversy to one person, who's on a planned obsolescence path anyway.