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CBS Used Iraqi President to Shame U.S. Response to Iranian Threats


***To read the full blog, please check out the complete post on NewsBusters***

Despite the fact a rocket landed in the Baghdad green zone close to the U.S. Embassy over the weekend, CBS Evening News was more interested in wagging its finger at the U.S.’s response to intelligence reports suggesting possible Iranian backed attacks were coming. To back up their position, CBS relied on Iraqi President Barham Salih.

Fill-in anchor Major Garrett led into the segment by fretting: “As this conflict plays out, Iraq finds itself in the middle.”

CBS correspondent Roxana Saberi did admit, towards the top of her report, that concerns of attacks by Iranian backed militias “intensified last night when a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.” But she appeared more concerned with how, “Iraq's President Barham Salih fears his country will be dragged into another war.


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