Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Who needs the Reublicans to lie about Iran's nuclear capacity...

...when the mainstream press does such a good job themselves.

In a headline from today:

Iran President: Our Nukes Are Peaceful  (CBS)

So, what's wrong with this statement?! Well, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Iran doesn't have any nukes! 

Merriam-Webster defines the term "nuke" in the following way:
Main Entry: 1nuke
Pronunciation: 'nük, 'nyük
Function: noun
Etymology: by shortening & alteration from nuclear
1 : a nuclear weapon
2 : a nuclear-powered electric generating station

So, how many nuclear weapons does Iran posess? None.

But let's give CBS the benefit of the doubt here... how many nuclear-powered electric generating stations do they possess?

Again, the answer is none. Iran does have a heavy-water production plant which is scheduled to be completed in 2009., but even that isn't the same thing as having a nuclear-powered electric generating station.

So, why doesn't CBS know what the word nuke means? Damn liberal media!

But of course, it's not just CBS who doesn't know the meaning of the word nuke. It's CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABCThe Christian Science Monitor, World Tribune, The Washington Times, The Jerusalem Post,  World Net Daily, Space Daily....

None of these talentless hacks seem to know what a nuke is? (Perhaps it would help if they saw one firsthand?)

Oh, I'm sorry, did I say hack?! I meant reporter. Shorthand, you see...

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