Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tehran Times: "Western media keep people uninformed and distracted"

The title is true, I guess. Perhaps what we all really need is the Iranian Press. Let's see how the informed and undistracted view things. Via Mehr News:
[...][Mohammed]Dahlan is the ideal person to lead a coup. He is a petty warlord who thrives on violence and needs Isramerica to give him stature and purpose. He appears not to mind that he is being used to enslave his own people. It matters not to him that Hamas pledged to work out a truce with Israel and stopped all sacrifice bombings once it came to power.

Khalid Meshaal, leader-in-exile of Hamas’s political wing, articulated Hamas’s essentially democratic, conciliatory position in an opinion piece in The Guardian soon after Hamas’s electoral victory in 2006 . . .
That doesn't sound promising. Who is the author of this piece?
Greg Felton is the author of The Host and The Parasite -- How Israel’s Fifth Column Consumed America, which is a detailed study of Israel’s use of the U.S. economy, government, and military to terrorize the Muslim world and destroy the American republic.
Hmmmm. But perhaps the Iranian Press deserves a better spokesman than Felton. Let's see it in action. How informative was IRIB on the recent incident in Jerusalem? Did it clear up the controversy over the seizing of the gun and the question of whether the video was forged?
A Palestinian man was martyred by the Zionist regime's guard at an ultra-Orthodox religious school in the old city of occupied al-Qods on Friday.

At least five other people were wounded in the incident, apparently by shots fired by the Zionist guard.

The Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva was founded in 1978 and is located in the heart of the old city near the Temple Mount houses the al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.

The Zionist regime occupied east al-Qods in the June 1967 war and quickly annexed it, declaring Qods the "eternal and indivisble" capital of the Zionist areas. However, its claims are not recognised by the international community.
The reporting seems a bit thin there. Perhaps they didn't want to clutter the story up with a bunch of messy details. This business of the Western Press vs. the Iranian Press needs more investigation.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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