From MSNBC (via):
Ahmadinejad said he had pardoned the sailors as a gift to the British people and to mark the birthday of Islam’s Prophet Muhammed and Easter.
“On the occasion of the birthday of the great prophet (Muhammad)...and for the occasion of the passing of Christ, I say the Islamic Republic government and the Iranian people — with all powers and legal right to put the soldiers on trial — forgave those 15,” he said, referring to the Muslim prophet’s birthday last Saturday and Easter, next Sunday.
OK, one might "forgive" the president of Iran's apparent ignorant belief that Easter is about the death of Christ rather than His resurrection. Ahmadinejad, after all, is a Holocaust denying lunatic. But for the MSM not to pick up on the mistake is just one more example of how maddeningly lazy and careless it is.