UkFeatureGuardianIran

A draft feature on The Guardian's May 22nd 2007 front page.

What should the title be?

  • The Guadian: Imperial Disinformation
  • The Guardian on Iran: Imperial Disinformation?
  • Imperial Disinformation: The Guardian's Iran/Iraq Coverage

Imperial Disinformation: The Guardian's Iran/Iraq Coverage

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On 22nd May, 2007, the front page of The Guardian was taken up by pro-war propaganda, designed to prepare public opinion to accept that war with Iran is an inevitable next step in the Anglo-American 'war on terror'. Simon Tisdall's high-profile piece claimed that Iran has secret plans to do nothing less than wage war on, and defeat, American and British forces in Iraq by August.

Last February, Indymedia UK published a feature on MI6 Iran disinformation being run by The Telegraph and the BBC [ 1 | 2 ], "the British mainstream media are now reflexively boosting the US claim that Iran presents a threat to the West". The feature also contains more details about the looming war and what it's really about.

Guardian Disinfo Newswire Articles: Guardian promotes Bush administration war propaganda against Iran | Pentagon Propaganda Occupies the Guardian's Front Page | Guardian at the Gates: Surging Toward War With Iran | The Grauniad: An Unlimited Conduit for US-UK's War Propaganda | CASMII Strongly Criticises the Guardian for Anti-Iranian Article
Topic revision: r4 - 28 May 2007, ChrisC
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