MSM [Fake News] trick Zerohedge, Drudge with joint Russia-Iran ‘Red Line’ statement
Peter Lavelle, Alexander Mercouris and the team at The Duran have denounced as fake a report circulated by Reuters, the UK Sunday Express and The Independent, as well as Israel’s Haaretz newspaper stating that Russia and Iran had issued a joint communique after Friday’s Tomahawk missile strike threatening retaliation for further U.S. aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic. In the latest example of #fakenews traveling around the world before the truth can get its boots on, leading new media aggregators Zerohedge and the big headline popping Drudge Report followed the legacy media’s lead in presenting the Arabic-language document as authentic.
Someone’s Putting Words in Putin’s Mouth the Russian Government Didn’t Say
The giveaway that the document may have had a non-Arab or Russo-Iranian-Syrian coalition source was in its use of the American-ism ‘red lines’ which gave the Drudge Report its latest Cold War 2.0 heating up headline: