What's going on here?
It is (or should be) common knowledge that the Pentagon sees lying to the enemy as a legitimate tactic. It's quite clear that it considers the American public its enemy. Put two and two together. Why would RAW STORY use the Pentagon's denial for a headline? Even worse, why would it do so without even attributing the denial to the Pentagon? IMO, in this case, the news site that calls itself a "rational alternative" is showing itself to be neither.
We expect RAW STORY to be better than most other news sources. Are our expectations unrealistic? And ... I hate to ask this, but ... is it more realistic to expect them to be among the worst?
These are uncomfortable questions. Unfortunately I do not know the answers. But as usual I welcome your opinions.
P.S. Hopefully I will be back soon with some details of the proceedings in the German courtroom.