Reading the media coverage of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, one would think that Iran's civilian nuclear enrichment program, coupled with North Korea's weapons program were the only reasons, aside from global warming, which in most stories gets moved farther down in the story, that they decided to move the clock two minutes forward.
It was the fourth time since the Soviet collapse in 1991 that the clock ticked forward amid fears over what the scientists term “a second nuclear age” prompted largely by standoffs with Iran and North Korea.
North Korea's nuclear bomb test, Iranian nuclear plans and atomic energy projects posed as an answer to climate change prompted the Chicago-based scientific journal to move the hands of its iconic clock on its cover to 11:55
Cleverly disguised propaganda designed to sway the public against Iran. Because what no article mentions is this part of the original statement:
That's right, the Bush administration policy of using nuclear "bunker buster"weapons has also helped push the clock two minutes forward, but you won't find that in any media report. Hell, they'll even mention global warming (which is a pariah subject in the media, with many non-scientists disputing the claims made by real scientists, but we've all seen An Inconvenient Truth, haven't we?) before they'd even hint that US policy is helping to push the planet closer to Doomsday. So much for fair and balanced reporting, or the myth of a liberal media.