Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Media Not Too Excited Over Iran Protests

After gushing over the Egyptian uprising the past few weeks, it seems the media hasn't quite found the same level of excitement over protests in Iran. Gee, I wonder why? Fear probably has something to do with it.
Iranian lawmakers denounced Monday's protests in Tehran and called for the execution of two opposition leaders for inciting the demonstrations, Iran's state-run Press TV reported Tuesday.

Members of the Iranian parliament issued fiery chants against opposition leaders and former presidential candidates Mehdi Karrubi and Mir Hossein Moussavi

Press TV aired video Tuesday of lawmakers chanting "Moussavi, Karroubi ... execute them."

Lawmakers also named former President Mohammad Khatami in some of the death chants.

Iranian leaders have praised Egypt's revolution, but Monday when protesters in Iran took to the streets the government cracked down hard.

Last week, the Iranian government rounded up activists after Karrubi and Moussavi called for supporters to gather at Azadi Square -- the site of mass protests by Iran's opposition movement after the disputed 2009 presidential elections.
The same media who pretended Obama had something to do with events in Egypt need to begin working on their script for when the opposition in Iran is once again crushed, as it was two years ago.
Reporting from Iran proved extremely difficult Monday -- foreign journalists were denied visas, accredited journalists living in the country were restricted from covering the demonstrations and internet speeds slowed to a crawl in an apparent attempt to both limit protest organizing and restrict information from being transmitted out of the country.

Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy chief, released a statement Tuesday urging Iranian officials to "fully respect and protect the rights of their citizens, including freedom of expression and the right to assemble peacefully."
What planet has Ashton been living on? Has she got the slightest clue what goes on in Iran?


Rose said...

What TWO-FACED SLUTS the media and Odrama Queen Soetoro are showing themselves to be.

Anonymous said...

Well, that easy enough to understand... Mubarak was not preaching the America should be destroyed. The Media, like Obama and Iran, are totally invested in seeing American way of life killed off an replaced with totalitarianism of either the Sharia or the Socialist kind.