As war rhetoric from the terror troika heats up, Reuters' flimsy editorial position is becoming increasingly risible but that doesn't prevent the agency from continued efforts to sanitize or to simply ignore palpable threats of genocide. At a joint news conference:
Those quotes are from a story appearing in the Washington Post. Reuters correspondents, who covered the same news conference here, apparently had their translating earpieces switched off at the time.The presidents of Iran and Syria on Thursday ridiculed U.S. policy in the region and pledged to create a Middle East "without Zionists," combining a slap at recent U.S. overtures and a threat to Israel with an endorsement of one of the region's defining alliances... Ahmadinejad, a Holocaust denier, spoke of Israel's eventual "demise and annihilation" and said the countries of the region could create a future "without Zionists and without colonialists."
Reuters' editorial slant on this issue becomes easier to fathom when one considers that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's view of "Zionists and colonialists" is shared by Reuters Bureau Chief, Alastair Macdonald.