The River

Monday, January 22, 2007

the rumor of the century

American Samizdat points to an article on Information Liberation (subtitle: The news you're not supposed to know) titled Iran's President Did Not Say "Israel must be wiped off the map"

You probably knew that already, but here is a definitive write-up for the archives, if nothing else.

yeah I did ... there was lots and lots on the intertubes about that "X" mionths ago. I think it (the proper translation) was developed by Juan Cole in a blog post the day after the MSM seized on the ineffective or sloppy translation.

But then again, it was the intertubes. I remember seeing one or two passing references in MSM articles to the improper translation, but I put its relative absence down to the ongoing ineffectiveness of mainstream journalism to do much research or its fear of crossing the official agenda9s).
yeah, Cole did the initial grunt work.
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