The Nation on Saturday published an article which claims that US President Barack Obama has ordered a media blackout about a damaged nuclear power plant.
The original source for the article is a conspiracy theory website called, ‘The European Union Times’. Other articles featured on this website include stories about how to gain immortality and several articles promoting the HAARP conspiracy theory which was debunked by Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy last year.
So why did The Nation re-publish this easily de-bunked conspiracy theory from a conspiracy website? And don’t the editors of The Nation do even a simple Google search to verify the claims made in articles before they go to press? When all the facts are considered, the article raises some troubling questions – but not about the US, rather about the credibility of The Nation.