The editor of Editor & Publisher
, Greg Mitchell, is charging
that Michael R. Gordon -- "the same [New York] Times
reporter who, on his
own, or with [Judith] Miller, wrote some of the key yet badly misleading or
downright inaccurate articles about Iraqi WMDs in the run-up to the 2003
invasion" -- is "now writing scare stories that offer ammunition for the growing
chorus of neo-cons calling for a U.S. strike against Iran."
notes that Gordon "wrote with Miller the paper's most widely criticized -- even
by the Times
itself -- WMD story of all, the Sept. 8, 2002, 'aluminum
tubes' story that proved so influential." Recently, some of Gordon's stories
about Iran have been appearing on the front page of the New York
Mitchell's article is posted here.
Abrahamian, who was born in
Iran, is a distinguished professor of history at City University of New York. He
is the author of the article "Iran: The Next Target?" and several books
including Iran Between Two Revolutions.