Cenk: The media is ‘grossly deceiving people’ on Iran

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, February 18, 2012 14:33 EDT
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Cenk Uygur on Erin Burnett. Screenshot via Current TV.
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The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur accused CNN host Erin Burnett and the establishment media Friday evening for trumping up Iran’s weapons capability and trying to start another war in the Middle East.

Uygur was particularly annoyed at Burnett placing her own assessment of Iran’s leadership proceeding to develop a nuclear weapon, despite U.S. intelligence citing that wasn’t the case.

“Didn’t we see this movie, ‘Saddam could attack the United States within 45 minutes,’” he said. “It’s war mongering, over and over again. Oh my God, Iran is so dangerous.”

Uygur later stressed that the traditional media would not cause another Iraq like situation to occur.

“You are grossly deceiving people, and we’re not going to let you get away with it this time,” he said. “We’re not going to let you drive this country into another senseless war in the Middle East with your lies and your propaganda.”

WATCH: Video from Current TV, which was broadcast on February 17, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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