As I will be attending the University of Richmond in the fall as a freshman, I decided to look at the school newspaper, The Collegian. I was hoping to see more about politics and economics, but the paper is largely dedicated to the current happenings of the school. One article that stood out to me, however, was "Iran Threatens World Peace.” For a second, I thought I was on the Fox News or MSNBC website, but I was wrong. And just as those two mainstream media establishments are full of errors and exaggerated claims, so is this one.
Daniel Letovsky, a senior, opens the article with an exaggerated and outright false claim: “The Islamic Republic of Iran is racing down the home stretch towards acquiring the nuclear weapons with which they wish to dominate the Middle East.”
This stands in direct contradiction to a report issued to Congress by the Director of National Intelligence. The report says, “We continue to asses Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons though we do not know whether Tehran eventually will decide to produce nuclear weapons.”