How Often Did Media Promote Pundits From Iran's 'Expert Initiative'?

September 26th, 2023 2:09 PM

Jay Solomon over at Semafor is out with a piece that details how the Iranian Foreign Ministry worked closely with a bunch of American and European academics to help sell the Iran nuclear deal back in 2014 by repeating Tehran’s lines. Members of the group, dubbed the Iran Experts Initiative, were frequent sources for media outlets before and after the deal was signed in 2015.

WSJ Doesn't Disclose Structuring of $1.3B Paid to Iran in Cash

September 7th, 2016 11:53 AM
In early August, the Wall Street Journal reported that "The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran." Two weeks later, the administration acknowledged that the cash "was used as 'leverage' to gain the release of American prisoners" — that is, in layman's terms, the cash…

The Spin Begins: White House 'Gird[ing] for Battle with Congress' Over

September 1st, 2013 10:18 PM
The president's call on Saturday for Congress to debate and pass a resolution authorizing airstrikes against Syria also served as a telegraphed message to the liberal media about how to spin the message in a way that puffs the president politically while turning a serious question of foreign policy and use of military resources into a domestic political grist for the 2014 midterms. Well, the…

WaPo Notes Chavez Backing for FARC Terrorists, Six Days After WSJ Had

May 15th, 2008 11:22 AM
Six days after Wall Street Journal's Jose de Cordoba and Jay Solomon published their front-pager, "Chávez Aided Colombia Rebels, Captured Computer Files Show," the Washington Post turned out its coverage of the development by staffer Juan Forero, who pulled a few punches by failing to directly finger Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez: CARACAS, Venezuela, May 14 -- High-ranking officials in…