The National Post apologizes for false Iran clothing law news report.

Remember that entry I wrote a few days back about the National Post news article that said Iran was considering a clothing law similar to what Nazi Germany came up with that turned out to be false? Well, the folks at the National Post are sorry about that:

The story, which included tough anti-Iran comments, was picked up widely by Web sites and by other media.

“Is Iran turning into the new Nazi Germany? Share your opinion online,” the paper asked readers Friday.

But the National Post, a longtime supporter of Israel and critic of Tehran, admitted Wednesday it had not checked the piece thoroughly enough before running it.

“It is now clear the story is not true,” Douglas Kelly, the National Post’s editor in chief, 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.”

This is one situation where I’m very glad to hear the news story was wrong. Iran is stirring up enough problems for itself and everyone else as it is already without tossing that kind of fuel on the fire.

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