Analysis by PMOI/MEK
May 19, 2019 - Following an escalating series of conflicting news reports over U.S. policy vis-à-vis the regime in Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump once again voiced strong criticism of “Fake News” and media outlets accusing them of publishing such reports.
Conflicting reports covering the U.S. government’s policy in regards to the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran, and a variety of options on negotiations and a possible war with the mullahs' regime are reported on a vast scale in the media these days. Individuals and entities favoring a pro-appeasement approach with the regime in Iran, and those who see their interests in the mullahs’ survival, have become extremely active in an effort to distract attention away from the Fujairah terrorist attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Resorting to a wide-scale brouhaha, these outlets have been labeling members of the Trump administration as warmongers while painting a dove image of the mullahs ruling Iran.
On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump went on Twitter strongly criticizing this growing trend:
“The Fake News Media is hurting our Country with its fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran. It is scattershot, poorly sourced (made up), and DANGEROUS. At least Iran doesn’t know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing!”
The Fake News Media is hurting our Country with its fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran. It is scattershot, poorly sourced (made up), and DANGEROUS. At least Iran doesn’t know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
The White House reported that the U.S. President once again criticized “Fake News” media outlets.
“Right now we are dealing with Iran. They put out so many false messages that Iran is totally confused. That might be a good thing. The Fake News, they put out messages that I am angry with my people. I am not angry with them. I make my own decisions… [U.S. Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo is doing a great job. [U.S. National Security Advisor John] Bolton is doing a great job. But they make it sound like it’s a conflict. And the good news is, I was thinking today, what must our adversaries think? It is probably a good thing because they are saying I do not know where these people are coming from. They put out false reports. They say confidential sources. Do you ever notice they never write the names of people anymore? Everything is ‘A source says…’ There is no source. The person does not exist. The person is not alive,” U.S. President Donald Trump said at a recent rally.
The regime ruling Iran has been known to be publishing “Fake News” for decades now.