Fox News correspondent James Rosen laid out a case that the Obama administration engaged in mass deception to enact and sell the Iran nuclear deal during an appearance on The O’Reilly FactorFriday.
Rhodes and host Bill O’Reilly discussed a lengthy New York Times profile of White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes published this week, in which Rhodes discussed the deception and outright lies peddled to the public for the advancement of the landmark nuclear agreement.
“What’s the headline?” O’Reilly asked of the Times story, which he said he had not read.
“Well, the question here raised is whether there was deception in the selling of the Iran deal to the American public as practiced by Ben Rhodes … and the answer is unquestionably there was,” Rosen said.
Pressed by O’Reilly to reveal what about the story proved Rhodes engaged in deceptive tactics, Rosen discussed in particular one section where author David Samuels wrote Rhodes and the administration willfully manufactured narratives to make the deal more palpable to the American people. This includes the fictional idea that talks with Iran were only happening because of the rise of so-called “moderates” in the Islamic Republic in 2013.
In reality, Obama had wanted to make a deal ever since taking office, regardless of who was in charge in Iran.