Originally posted by Crakeur
Ironic that Ahmadinejad would complain about manipulating the press on presstv.
Press TV is an English language international television news channel which is funded by the Iranian government
Although there have been attempts to establish private, independent media outlets in Iran, notably by former Iranian Presidential candidate
Mehdi Karroubi, the 1979 Constitution of the Islamic Republic mandates that "all broadcasting must exclusively be government operated
Reporters Without Frontiers, the international media watchdog, in a new report, has declared Iran as the country with the highest number of
journalists in jail in the Middle East.
Iran continues to be at the head the countries that crack down most on press freedom.
I'm not saying the west doesn't manipulate the press to their advantage, just saying that they manipulate, whereas, in Iran, there's no need for
manipulation when the only press allowed is funded by the government.
In Iran, there is no free press. They arrest reporters all the time, they shut down newspapers at will and they control, not manipulate, control, the
flow of information.
So - the disinfo comes from the site administrator? Is ATS sold out? Or are you truly just as ignorant as many posters on these forums? Post more -
lets see your colors.
There are over 30 US channels beaming into Iran 24 hours a day - people who are informed will likely, as myself be almost CERTAIN that represents a
massive amount of propaganda being pumped into Iranian households on a daily basis.
A democracy is simply not viable when you are being bombarded by propaganda through mass media - there will be no freedom - the entire western world
is not free, it serves the interests of the globalist masters.
That is why the need to spread democracy - because the style of government is weak and easily corrupted, and they allow the propaganda media into
To protect your country - so that it is not usurped by the globalists (which is precisely what almost happened in Iran, when the media and Twitter and
so on claimed the election was fraudulent) you MUST control the press. There is almost no alternative - unless you can somehow get your entire
population highly educated, and critically thinking - and that takes years and years.
The leadership in Iran know they will be under threat from foreign journalists - who only wish to create or find some propaganda story, and publish it
with the intent of undermining the current government.
Mass media is a weapon - and the foot soldiers are journalists - so they should expect to have a dangerous profession.
Iran must try and combat all the propaganda being applied to it internally - they will have no option but to curb the press.
How long do you think a pro Iranian television channel would last in the US? Less than 10 seconds would be my guess - but in the US they would accuse
them of terrorism, detain them without rights and probably torture them in some detention facility off the the mainland.
It is easy to buy into one side of the story - media IS a weapon - and when it is deployed on your soil, against your citizens and government and
system - then it must be neutralized.
Ahmedinijad is an excellent and charismatic leader of a great nation that is standing against global tyranny. THose who cannot see it today, we can
only hope will learn more, study more, think more - and finally realize where the real enemy lies.