Netanyahu slips, Reveals reason for Opposition to Iran Deal

Informed Comment has the article Netanyahu slips, Reveals reason for Opposition to Iran Deal.

US television news isn’t very good and it has clearly gotten worse over the past 20 years. In the aftermath of the Kerry-Zarif initial framework deal on nuclear energy in Iran, it seems obvious that an interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would be newsworthy. But to my knowledge none of the networks or major cable news shows had him on.

Or you could have talked to the British, French, German, Russian or Chinese foreign ministers, all of whom were principals and all of whom would have had interesting insights.

Instead, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was given repeated access to millions of Americans to talk trash about the deal over the weekend and to make mostly false allegations about its contours.

Have you ever wondered what television news is actually for?  I mean besides making money for its owners.  Education of the public isn’t even a distant second, it seems.

Sorry, you’ll actually have to read the article to see how Netanyahu slipped.

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