Associated Press fooled again

The article below originated on Associated Press which newspapers and digital media around the world draw on for their stories. For instance many of the fake photos made by the rebels in Syria were first posted there. So for once the Guardian is doing the right thing in publishing Greenwald’s pithy analysis.

In addition to Greenwald’s points, I noted a few of my own. Of course it was Israel who manufactured it. But probably not Mossad. It’s too poor a quality. It probably comes from a patriotic high school student who didn’t pay attention in maths. There appears to be something liquid papered out in the top left corner.

Note the graph title is missing and that the Farsi writing is clearer than the graph itself and is in an odd position, too far below to be the title. It looks like a badly scanned copy of an image in an old text book.

AP Believes it Found Evidence of  Iran’s Work on Nuclear Weapons

A primitive graph provided by ‘a country critical of Iran’s atomic program’ indicts the news outlet more than Tehran

By Glenn Greenwald

November 28, 2012 “The Guardian” – – Uncritical, fear-mongering media propaganda is far too common to take note of each time it appears, but sometimes, what is produced is so ludicrous that its illustrative value should not be ignored. Such is the case with a highly trumpeted Associated Press “exclusive” from Tuesday which claims in its red headline to have discovered evidence of “Iran Working on Bomb”. Continue reading at:   or

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