Canada’s National Post newspaper finally admits to sprouting false, anti-Iranian propaganda:
A Canadian newspaper apologized on Wednesday for a story that said Iran planned to force Jews and other religious minorities to wear distinctive clothing to distinguish themselves from Muslims.
The conservative National Post ran the story on its front page last Friday along with a large photo from 1944 which showed a Hungarian couple wearing the yellow stars that the Nazis forced Jews to sew to their clothing.
The story, which included tough anti-Iran comments from prominent Jewish groups, was picked up widely by Web sites and by other media.
“It is now clear the story is not true,” National Post editor-in-chief Douglas Kelly wrote in a long editorial on page 2. “We apologize for the mistake and for the consternation it has caused not just National Post readers, but the broader public who read the story.”
The source of the lies, Iranian Zionist Amir Taheri, was justifying his position last week, but his credibility is now non-existent. This won’t stop the conservative media still using him as a reliable source.