Fake News: MSNBC Repeated Iranian Propaganda After Iran Strike

(Tea Party 247) – During the Iranian missile attack on US air bases in Iraq, MSNBC repeated a fake news claim made by Iranian state media that the air assault, which resulted in no American casualties, had really ended with the death of 30 US troops.

Shortly after it had been confirmed that Iran had launched their retaliation attack, rumors originating in Iranian state media and pro-Iran propaganda accounts began doing the rounds on Twitter, the claim being that at least 20 US soldiers had been killed.

This figure quickly rose to 30, at which point MSNBC’s Ali Arouzi, having clearly forgotten entirely how journalism works (assuming he knew in the first place), reported this fake number.

And they wonder why we call them “fake news.”

“This bit I’m not sure about, but Iran state media is claiming that 30 U.S. soldiers have been killed in this attack, this is not confirmed, this is just coming from Iranian media,” said Arouzi.

MSNBC helped Iran push the false claim that 30 U.S. soldiers were killed tonight in their attack. Zero were killed.

This isn’t just fake news, this is so damn disrespectful to the family members of those deployed.

Do better or delete your network.pic.twitter.com/2l9KzsNPc5

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) January 8, 2020

The death toll figure was broadcast in spite of the attack having only taken place less than 2 hours prior.

MSNBC was quickly slammed for their humiliatingly bad reporting.

“MSNBC helped Iran push the false claim that 30 U.S. soldiers were killed tonight in their attack. Zero were killed,” remarked Jason Howerton. “This isn’t just fake news, this is so damn disrespectful to the family members of those deployed. Do better or delete your network.”

“Look at this terrible human at MSNBC reporting Iranian propaganda with zero verification,” said Seth Wethers. “Of course Iran is telling their people they’ve killed Americans. That’s how dictatorships work This idiot should never be allowed on TV again. Ever.”

“Today CNN settled a lawsuit for spreading fake news. And nothing has changed,” noted Mike Cernovich.

Summit News also astutely notes that I”Ali Arouzi is also boosting Iran’s dubious explanation that Ukraine International Airlines jet that fell out of the sky over Tehran earlier this morning did so because of ‘mechanical issues,’ despite a wealth of evidence suggesting it was accidentally shot down.”

“Initial reports by Iranian officials suggest it was mechanical issues that brought the plane down, Arouzi tweeted on Wednesday.

17 COMMENTS

  1. He did report that it was a claim by the Iranian government, not that it was true. Did he attempt to verify with our military before reporting it? If not he was very sloppy and should have simply said that the Iranian government was claiming American casualties but they have not been confirmed by our US military and even added that previous claims by the Iranian government have more often than not proven false. Maybe a little too inclined to report news negative to Trump?

  2. Democrats complained Trump violated the Constitution by authorizing a counter attack against Iran without consulting Congress. If their claim that such consultation required in the Constitution is true, then why are they pushing a resolution that the President must consult Congress before authorizing such actions? I would like to know which part of the Constitution they are citing!

  3. Even in todays world it would be impossible for Iran to assess how many people were killed. So that makes his reporting even worse,

  4. Its bad enough these media outlets have pretty much destroyed themselves by lying to the public, but even after one of them was sued and lost hundreds of millions they have not stopped. Americans now need to look at who actually owns these news outlets and make it known this will no longer be tolerated. The owners need to get control or shut them down. Before they destroy themselves completely.

  5. These FAKE NEWS stations should be BANNED from this country–or most announcers given a mental exam ! SAD that the majority has to put up with this crap worse than sh– !

  6. Everyday CNN and MSNBC substantiate DJT calling them “Fake News”. If they were told HRC was running for president in the AM, by evening she would be in the WH. There is no cure for stupidity.

  7. That’s where I would go for my facts. You bet – State run Iranian sources. Now I know they operate exactly the way you MSM fools do but they are executed if they don’t say what is expected. We aren’t there quite yet but the Libs have you right where they want you. BTH only one source will be needed. What are the rest of you going to be ding?

  8. Just remember they are a tentacle of the communist party and prostitutes of the one world order money all for the same reason to destroy with the American people and our way of life. Make no mistake every one of the medias or a tentacle of the communist party and fox is on his way also with the two boys who are what’s his name son that run the pa just remember they are a tentacle of the communist party and prostitutes of the one world order money all for the same reason to destroy with the American people and our way of life. Make no mistake everyone of the medias or a tentacle of the communist party and fox is on his way also with the two boys who are what’s his name son that run the Fox

  9. Anyone who listens to or believes the democratic propaganda machine media is a fool. If they said the sky is blue, I would still go out and check.

  10. A false ideology can result in one terrible human waste of time, talent, and veracity (truthfulness). Without the third quality, the first two don’t really matter!

  11. Is there any doubt now that the big 3 are Muslim controlled? At the very least anti American. MAGA 2020! Don’t be fooled again. The big 3 pushed Obama down our throats in 2009, who is Muslim. Vote for America, Vote Trump/Pence in 2020!

  12. I heard all of the sheep at MSNBC went out together and just got drunk for the SECOND time on that day when Iran shot misses at our airbase.

  13. I’m kind of tired of Fox News but who else is there…MSDNC? Radio Pelosi? They used to make me laugh. Now it’s a horselaugh. The Ukrainian Airline shot itself down because of what…Trump? Bagdad Bob where are you?

  14. Call your Senators & Representatives to unite behind our President…drain the swamp !
    (202) 224-3121, spread the word !
    USA!USA!USA! Trump 2020 all the way !
    Democrat so-called leaders; just go away…like Iran !

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here