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Friday, May 8, 2009

The NRO Reports on Roxana Saberi

Check out this article from the National Review Online by Clifford D. May.

Although he says little that is new, May does touch on the general antipathy that the Western Press feels regarding Saberi's imprisonment via a kangaroo court. It is also nice to see a major publication giving it some more press.

The question that begs to be asked is why the media has allied itself with Iran? Is it the sexism, the racism, the anti-Semitism, the violent homophobia, political repression, avid support of terrorism, or aggressive and violent foreign policy that the Western media finds appealing?

Honestly, I think it's cowardice. It's so much easier to close your eyes and just pretend the bully's not there. Besides we have windmills to make and carbon footprints to fret over. Who has time for these misunderstood mullahs and their vicious repressions?

1 comment:

  1. "Is it the sexism, the racism, the anti-Semitism, the violent homophobia, political repression, avid support of terrorism, or aggressive and violent foreign policy that the Western media finds appealing?"

    Well put!

    I agree that cowardice is in play. Iran is scary, and it takes a lot of convoluted logic to make believe that's not so in the face of so much evidence.

    But many Americans have invested their identities in a sense of moral superiority rooted in hatred of Bush, Cheney, the military, capitalism, etc.

    They'll be a long time untying those emotional knots to get down to basic facts, if they ever do. I'm always surprised by people's adaptability in finding a way to believe what's most comfortable to believe.

    The current leadership will continue to offer all kinds of carrots and sticks to avert people's eyes from reality.

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