February 23, 2001
More Iranian than most
Elaine Sciolino is a renowned expert on Iran. I consider her more an
Iranian than most Iranians. She is well-respected and well-known to command
impartial views and writings not only by her close piers but by journalists
globally (I conducted a personal sampling).
Her latest article ["Man
Who Would Be Shah Seeks Job Ruling Iran"] and the subject/content
there of, the least attractive and of less importance than those of 1000s
of informative articles she's written and a handful of interviews conducted
with her on the subject of Iran.
Overall, in my book, she gets an A+ on her outstanding contributions
to Iran and Iranians -- Persians too.
Recently, I have heard a few derogatory comments about her works, in
plural. Anyone that is familiar with her work will easily be able to discount
these comments as pure rhetoric and self-serving. I personally will halt
effective immediately, association, affiliation, and contributions in any
manner to any organisations that are the self-serving rogue origin of such
comments and strongly urge you to as well.
We as Iranians should be proud to have such responsible journalistic
talent flaunting and publicising our country's origins and history. We
as Iranians are only to gain...