Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The AP bias factory manufactures another whopper

AP "reporter" Lee Keath describes Al Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri's complaints about Iran.

Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader issued a new audiotape Tuesday accusing Shiite Iran of spreading a conspiracy theory about who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks to discredit the power of the Sunni terrorist network.

In other words, Iran has adopted the lexicon of the 9/11 Troofers, the gang of moonbat crackpots (this is the term they prefer, I believe) who claim that the U.S. government organized the attacks of September 11. Needless to say that these assertions violate every law of physics dealing with space and time; and anyone with a breadcrumb-sized brain or above would have rejected said claims.

Okay, let's move on. You'll love this part:

The increasing enmity toward Iran is a notable change of rhetoric from al-Zawahiri, who in the past rarely mentioned the country - apparently in hopes he would be able to forge some sort of understanding with Tehran based on their common rivalry with the United States. Iran has long sought to distance itself from al Qaeda.

Rivalry? Rivalry? The proper phrase would have been "bitter hatred of" or "warlike behavior towards". Let's whip out the dictionary definition of "rival":

* equal: be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"...
* be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race"...

Both entities have pledged to destroy the United States and could hardly be called equal or in competition with.

Leave it to the AP to position Al Qaeda and Iran as friendly rivals of the U.S.

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