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‘NYT’ often cites thinktank on Iran without saying it was founded to promote Israel’s image

The New York Times and other media frequently quote experts from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and identify FDD as a hawkish thinktank. But they fail to say what the FDD told the IRS: it was founded to promote Israel’s image in the United States, the investigative journalist Eli Clifton says. He characterized the omission as bordering on “journalistic malpractice.”

The influential thinktank routinely calls for U.S. military action to bring down the Iranian government. It came up on Robert Wright’s podcast, bloggingheads.tv, on November 9, in a discussion of political funding.

Wright noted that he called out the media’s reliance upon FDD as “almost an anti-Iran thinktank” in an article for the Intercept in 2018, titled, “How The New York Times is making war with Iran more likely.” He said, “I just took one big frontpage piece with several authors, in the New York Times about Iran and Israel and– look at the experts they are quoting and where they are coming from and who gives the money to these.”

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