Wash. Post coverage of Ahmadinejad: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in New York, using a convenient UN platform to vent his threats to eliminate Israel.  But you wouldn't know that by reading the Washington Post's coverage. In its Sept. 25 edition, the Post runs an egregiously benign article about the Iranian leader, with a six column headline that captures the flavor of correspondent Anne Gearan's spin:  "Iran's president accuses Israel of 'threatening' U.S."  (top of page A10). Gearan's Ahmadinejad apologia focuses almost entirely on his attempts to paint Israel as the villain, while ignoring Iran's ongoing genocidal threats against the Jewish state. "Iran's clerical leaders have previously vowed to eradicate Israel, although Ahmadinejad did not repeat that threat Monday," she writes. Really?  No current Ahadinejad threat to eradicate Israel?  Yet, the Reuters wire service and other media definitely heard Ahmadinejad repeat Iran's threats to wipe Israel off the map. ...(Read Full Post)