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

25 July 2017 — FAIR

A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points  to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country.

The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example of how US government propaganda pervades corporate media. With the help of a former senior government official and CIA analyst, the Vox video articulates a commonplace pro-US, anti-Iran narrative that portrays the violent conflicts in the Middle East as sectarian proxy wars between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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

25 July 2017 — FAIR

A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points  to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country.

The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example of how US government propaganda pervades corporate media. With the help of a former senior government official and CIA analyst, the Vox video articulates a commonplace pro-US, anti-Iran narrative that portrays the violent conflicts in the Middle East as sectarian proxy wars between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Continue reading