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MSNBC Promotes Iranian Lies

Jeff Katz
January 08, 2020 - 4:38 pm

In the midst of panicking over Iranian missile strikes on U.S. forces in Iraq, one of the "real" reporters on MSNBC's Hardball wasted no time spouting Iranian talking points.

Reacting to the news, NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi told host Chris Matthews that "30 U.S. soldiers have been killed in this attack," an utterly false claim by the Iranian government which Arouzi quickly repeated.

Arouzi said, "The IRGC was saying that, Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader of this country, was in the control center coordinating these attacks. This is — this bit of — I’m not sure about, but Iran state media is claiming that 30 U.S. soldiers have been killed in this attack. Now, this is not confirmed. This is just coming from Iranian media."

Oh, well, if it's from Iranian media then of course we can trust it!