Taking Sides in Iran
Middle East Online / Robert Parry
19-Jun-2009 (6 comments)

Beliefs in democracy and in honest, unbiased journalism are important values. If the Iranian people really did vote for Ahmadinejad – and Mousavi’s demonstrators are seeking to overturn the will of the majority – shouldn’t the Western news media be supporting efforts to get at the facts, rather than picking favorites and rooting for one side? Asks Robert Parry. There are lots of good reasons for wishing that the bombastic Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be toppled by the political struggle playing out on the streets of Tehran, but there is still that troubling question of whether he actually won the election. Many in the Western news media clearly have taken sides, favoring the more urbane Mir-Hossein Mousavi and the green-clad demonstrators protesting the official election results that show Mousavi losing to Ahmadinejad by a 2-to-1 margin.

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rosie is roxy is roshan

Al-Bashir syndrome.

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

al-Bashir gets accused of crimes against humanity and respods by depriving two million people of international aid

These people get accused of fraud and respond by declaring Allah was on Mahmood's side, cutting off cell phones, letting Basiji shoot people (they should've taken the arms away from every single one if they were fair, the kids have no arms..), declaring foreign agents'masterminding the whole thing,  using it to say now they will be intransigent on all foreign policy, etc

Al-Bashir syndrome.

Big-time frauds.

No matter what the count was..and I have my own feelings on that one..


who is rush limbaguh?? No

by Anonymous on

who is rush limbaguh??

No one should be accused of anything, if one sides with "people of iran"


Political illiteracy

by Mazdak (not verified) on

And what happened in South Africa? For over 80 years the Apartheid was ignored by the West until it became increasingly embarrasing to have an openly racist state to have as a partner, that is in the 1980's. Even then Maggie the Bitch, as Britons used to call Baroness Thatcher back then, defended the white rulers and resisted economic sanctions. Also, hasn't the American government for the last 90 years not done the same thing in front of the Saudi King? Did Obama started American policy towards Egypt? I wish illiterate blow hards like "peace..." would educate themselves a litte and stop wasting cyper space.


Sounds like Rush Limbaugh has been whispering

by Ostaad on

in your ears, homie, and you can't wait to regurgitate his crap.



I agree Obama loves Arabs and dictators.

by Anonymous on

well said peace45...Well said!

No one wants the world meddle in Iran, but we need moral support, so people in Iran will not fear to move forward ...no revolution has succeeded in the world without the world support!

~ Naeem


Obama loves dictatorship

by peace45 on

Obama's embrace of Chaves, and his deep bow to Suadi King and his support of Eygpt regime and now taking no side in Iran, tells me that he loves dictatorship.

 You don't engage dictator regimes...you deal with them the way the world dealt with South Africa's apartheid and Soviet Union.  That is called leadership....

 No wonder when Obama was the senator in the Illinois senate, he vote PRESENT 115 times.  Nothing has changed!