Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Once Manipulated by Obama Administration on Iran, Media Still Peddles Wrong Narrative

Dramatic images of the protests rocking Iran should be a reminder of how good we have it in the United States and how easy it is to lose perspective.

In America, a “war on women” is defined by progressives as failing to force nuns to pay for birth control. In Iran, a woman can be punished for not wearing a hijab and a man can be brutally executed for being gay.

While the left has a penchant for accusing America of oppression while excusing foreign malfeasance, its refusal to criticize Iran still stands out.

CNN oddly defined the movement as “pro-government protests,” before issuing a correction.

The New York Times’ Tehran bureau chief, Thomas Erdbrink, reported on New Year’s Day that the protests were ongoing as the Iranian people “ignored calls for calm,” as if the movement were driven simply by a few rowdy troublemakers instead of having larger political implications for a tyrannical government.
The New York Times@nytimes
Iranian authorities have clamped down on Tehran after demonstrators across the country ignored calls for calm 

As Iranian Protesters Dig In, Officials Warn of Harsher Response

The protests are the biggest in years, and they were breaking out in areas once reliably loyal to the government.
Twitter Ads Info and privacy
Many have compared Erdbrink’s reporting to the actions of the Times’ infamous Moscow bureau chief, Walter Duranty, who denied the communists’ forced famine in Ukraine in the 1930s that killed millions of people.
John D Davidson@johnddavidson
Thomas Erbrink of @nytimes, channeling Walter Duranty, continues to peddle the Obama admin's "moderates-vs-hardliners" narrative about Iran. 

Hard-Liners and Reformers Tapped Iranians’ Ire. Now, Both Are Protest Targets.

The demonstrations that have spread to dozens of Iranian cities were set off by miscalculations in a long-simmering internal power struggle.
Twitter Ads info and privacy
Christina Sommers@CHSommers
Oh look. The @Nytimes sent Walter Duranty to cover the protests in Iran. #iranprotest #Iran 
Twitter Ads info and privacy
Jordan Schachtel@JordanSchachtel
After this week of nonstop pro-regime propaganda, it's settled. @ThomasErdbrink will be remembered as the progeny of Walter Duranty. One hopes the regime he props up will meet the same fate as the Soviet Union, too. 

This post first appeared on 90 Miles From Tyranny, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Once Manipulated by Obama Administration on Iran, Media Still Peddles Wrong Narrative


Subscribe to 90 Miles From Tyranny

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription