Drudge's misleading link

'IRAN COMMITTED TO 'DEATH TO AMERICA" reads an item on "The Drudge Report," an aggregator run by a somewhat "yellow" journalist of vaguely conservative inclinations and- to be honest- quite frequently a source for this blog.

Thing is, that's not what the story it links to says. The story says only that Iran's Revolutionary Guard (whose leaders are shown at the right  with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) are committed the slogan, and adamantly opposed to dropping it as more moderate elements have suggested.

It is not the government of Iran that is committed to the slogan, but a radical element within the army (though admittedly one with a great deal of influence).

Tsk, tsk, Matt Drudge. That's the kind of thing we'd expect from the networks.


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