Stop Complaining – and Stop Slandering

Apparently in Tehran they haven’t heard the saying: “win some, lose some.” Judging by their media, they always expect to play with all the aces in the deck.

On the one hand, they religiously practice censorship, close newspapers, arrest journalists, and disseminate any fantasy at will.

On the other hand, they hypocritically demand freedom of speech.

This entire issue has come to the fore now – again – particularly in view of the rising noise level emanating from Tehran, which continues its agitation over the blockage of its propaganda broadcasts. One day Iran’s threatening UN action, the next  legal recourse against the West, and then involves the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO).

The ITSO issue is especially interesting. Its director general reportedly asked the US and Intelsat to meet with Iran on the satellite issue (either in Washington or Geneva, suggesting July 3 as a possible date). Despite the potential for bilateral contact, however, none of this made its way into the mainstream media.

Neither have the rising anti-Semitic tones spewed out by the Iranian press. As if the tirades against the head of Eutelsat weren’t enough, it recently advanced to the next level with this :

Press TV has learned that the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which is an agency of the US Treasury Department, is headed by an Ashkenazi Jew called Adam Szubin.

To reasonable people, the religious (or any other) affiliation of an official is totally irrelevant to the matter at hand. This stuff is getting awfully close to the point where some coverage may be in order – no?

Anyway, in view of the ITSO initiative, perhaps continued satellite blocking is indeed the best course of action against Iran’s media poison.

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