The Jan. 21 front-page headline “Fewer hit with Iran bomb” is misleading and belligerent. The headline conveys a sense of a direct bombing campaign by the Iranians and could have been mistaken for a press release directly from the Bush administration.
Journalists should be wary of taking this administration’s word as gospel. They have been continually shown to be incorrect at best and criminal at worst.
Even the lead of the article lends some doubt to the assurance of the bomb’s origin by the administration by referring to the weapon as merely “thought to come from Iran.” Though the device may well have originated in Iran, it is clear that we should no longer allow the administration’s estimates to be delivered without restraint.