Episode 04: The Root of All Evil

Iran, Iraq, and the New York Times’ Master Class in Reality Inversion.

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A recent New York Times presents a Manichean worldview wherein the United States’ invasion of Iraq was noble and just, while Iran’s relationship with its neighbor is nefarious and dangerous. The article was written by Baghdad bureau chief Tim Arango (right).
Citations Needed is produced by Josh Kross and Florence Barrau-Adams. Our theme song is ‘Nonphenomenal Lineage’ by Grandaddy.

Show Notes

Here’s some stuff mentioned or referenced during the show, or related to the topic in general. You know, in case you wanted to dig deeper.

Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’

Tim Arango| July 17, 2017 | New York Times

NY Times Rewrites History of Iraq War, Painting U.S. as Noble Democracy-Lover, Iran as Sinister Imperialist

Adam Johnson | July 22, 2017 | AlterNet

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

Ben Norton| July 25, 2017 | FAIR

Corporate Media Largely Silent on Trump’s Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

Adam Johnson | July 19, 2017 | FAIR

Amnesty Says U.S.-Led Coalition May Have Committed War Crimes In Mosul

Merrit Kennedy| July 12, 2017 | NPR

Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War

Adam Johnson| June 22, 2017 | FAIR

Treaty Obligations, War Crimes and Accountability:
A Study in American Hypocrisy

Nima Shirazi | August 30, 2013 | Wide Asleep in America

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