“He is still the elected president of my country,” Amir says. “Insulting him in front of the world is insulting all Iranians.”
What is more insulting? Reading an incorrect statement from an American media, or what Bollinger said? Let’s look at the statement. AhMADinejad was not “elected” by the Iranian nation. In fact as the Iranians said, “delam khonak shod”, or as we say in England, “I was right chuffed”, to see AhMADinejad get cut up by Bollinger. And yes, he is a dictator, as the turnout was low, and the choice was awful.
But what is really insulting, is to see an Iranian reporter, report such a load of rubbish in AP and Newsweek. Our problem is not so much with the Seyyeds, but the incorrect reporting that is going on. And to the uneducated, they might think that the article was right, when it is outrageously wrong.