Monday, September 24, 2012

News the HP Doesn't Cover Times Two

I know these stories are a little late in coming but I just wanted to be sure that the Huffington Post really chose not to cover them by giving them plenty of time.

The first is that apparently Iran has been lying to the International Atomic Energy Commission:
Iran’s top atomic energy official said in an article published Thursday that because of foreign espionage, his government had sometimes provided false information to protect its nuclear program, which Western powers and Israel have called a cloak to develop a nuclear weapons capacity.        
 The official, Fereydoon Abbasi, a nuclear scientist who is the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, did not specify the nature of the false information. Nor did he specify when it had been presented or to whom.
Iran has defied the I.A.E.A.’s inspection demands as well as resolutions by the United Nations Security Council calling on Iran to halt all uranium enrichment until the agency’s unanswered questions are resolved.  
Now why would you lie unless it was to cover something up? But I get it: how can the Huffington Posters keep their belief that Iran isn't seeking nuclear weapons if they read stories that undermine it? Better just not to publish the story and let them think what they want.

Secondly, as you have probably heard, there was an attempted terror attack in Israel that killed one IDF soldier:
"Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula opened fire on IDF soldiers on the Israeli-Egyptian border on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding a second, before the gunmen were killed in return fire.Twenty-year-old Netanel Yahalomi, of the IDF Artillery Corps, was shot in the head as he and his unit were giving water to African migrants who had arrived on the border."
Israeli soldiers looking good? Arab terrorists looking bad? Can't cover that, sorry!

Update: Although the Huffington Post did cover this last story, as Matt mentioned it was done in the context of a story much more blatantly spun.

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