Monday, January 02, 2006

Enemy Press Network ABC Propagandizes For Iran?

Yahoo News reports a Reuters story that Enemy Press Network ABC has been given permission from the illegal government of Iran to broadcast the news, and most likely to show a sympathetic view of the murderous mullahs. News co-anchor Bob Woodruff will broadcast reports for World News Tonight from Tehran. ABC tries to pretend that Iran is a country of some worth as Woodruff gushes, "'It's one of the most important countries in the world right now. It's a regional powerhouse,' Woodruff said. 'It's a country we need to understand. It's big, it's powerful, it's wealthy, and it's right next to Iraq.'" We already understand Iran. Those of us not blinded by hatred of America and the West knows that the mullahs do not represent Iran. The people who are oppressed by the thug government represent Iran.

As this is a Reuters story we find a little historical revisionism. "Iran has been a thorn in the side of the U.S. for more than a quarter-century, ever since the U.S.-backed monarchy was overthrown and replaced by a theocratic government. Most recently, Iran was named by President Bush as a member nation of the so-called axis of evil and, despite international pressure, has refused to stop its nuclear weapons program." Well, half right is better than complete lies.... The US backed monarchy was never "overthrown," History's Greatest Monster brought down the free Iranian government.

Woodruff inadvertently lets slip the fact that ABC may indeed have promised a quid pro quo for allowing the broadcasts. "Woodruff hoped things go smoother than the last time, when he and his crew were deported soon after they arrived in Tehran because of the bureaucracy. He said they had spent extra time trying to make sure that it wouldn't be the case this time but added that there's always the chance that something could happen when they arrive." And what would that be? Showing how moderate and peace loving the Iranian dictators are compared to President Bush? Parroting the lines that Iran needs nuclear plants to generate power that its massive oil reserves can't provide? Sadly, if Dan Rather's interviews with Saddam are any indication, ABC will feel compelled, or will gladly propagandize for the regime.

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