CNN’s Iran Coverage: Biased, Inept, or Corrupt?

Christiane_Amanpour1Al-Jazeera bought access to US public opinion when it purchased Current TV from Al Gore, but it faces stiff competition from CNN when it comes to misleading viewers about the Middle East. Over the last week, CNN has promoted a biased, re-branded image of the Iranian regime on at least three major programs.

CNN’s positive spin on Iran is collectively staggering. Did the Iranian regime secure such favorable coverage with payments? Or was CNN just so inept and/or biased that it inadvertently promoted the Iranian regime at every opportunity? Consider each program.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR

When Christiane Amanpour interviewed Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, she asked him about his views on the Holocaust. His predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, frequently doubted the Nazi genocide against the Jews, so Rouhani’s views on the issue might indicate whether the Iranian regime, under a more palatable facade, has substantively improved. The title of a post on Amanpour’s blog reports “Iran’s new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.”

But, as CAMERA noted, multiple independent translations by Farsi speakers conflict with CNN’s translation and agree with Fars News Agency’s conclusion that CNN mistranslated Rouhani’s vague reference to “historical events” as “the Holocaust.” Indeed, the fact that Fars — which CNN itself considers a “semi-official” news agency with ties to the Iranian government — rejects any conclusion that “the Holocaust” was explicitly acknowledged should have caused CNN to question its conclusions and issue a correction.

But despite being challenged also by a Wall Street Journal editorial, Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, and Al Monitor, Amanpour has stood by the accuracy of CNN’s translation (which reportedly came from a translator hired by the Iranian government), and has refused to issue any corrections. CNN apparently wants to convince viewers that the new Iranian president does not share the anti-Jewish, ahistorical, and extremist sensibilities that have defined the Iranian regime for the last few decades.

To make matters worse, CNN’s written summary of the interview excludes a highly objectionable part of Rouhani’s answer. In the same breath that Rouhani supposedly acknowledges the Holocaust, he suggests that the Jewish claim to the land of Israel is based only on the Holocaust, and — in equally twisted moral and historical logic — suggests an equivalence between the Holocaust and the Israeli “occupation” of Palestinians. Indeed, a far more accurate headline for Amanpour’s CNN blog would read: “Iran’s New President: Any Holocaust Is No Justification For Israel’s Existence And Was Like Israel’s Occupation Of Palestine.”

Worse still, CNN has continuously replayed the clip of Rouhani’s purported Holocaust “condemnation” to promote Christiane Amanpour’s program. This brainwashing-style repetition reinforces the inference that CNN naturally wants to promote the repackaged Iran and/or was handsomely paid to do so.

Unfortunately, CNN’s biased Iran reporting and distortions continued on two other programs. Both programs featured Ciamak Morsadegh, Iran’s only Jewish Member of Parliament, as their “star witness” testifying to how Iran is Disneyland for Jews. Neither program questioned whether Morsadegh might be a shill for the Iranian regime or how free any Iranian parliamentarian (much less the token Jewish one) is to criticize Iranian policy. No dissenting views, fact-checking, or context were included to correct or balance Morsadegh’s far-fetched claims.

FAREED ZAKARIA

In the Zakaria interview, Morsadegh claims that “there were some problems in Iranian Jewish society” in the early days of Ahmadinejad’s presidency “but after that, there was no problem.” But Morsadegh contradicts that dubious claim — and the rosier statements he makes about Jewish life in Iran — when he states that Iran’s Jewish minority does “have some problems.” Of course, Zakaria doesn’t note the contradiction or explore what those “problems” might be.

Morsadegh also misrepresents reality when he states that “For religious freedom, Iran is one of the most free countries.” Try telling that to Iran’s Bahai or Christian minorities. Or just consult the International Federation of Human Rights report, which details the severe discrimination against Iran’s religious minorities. Shouldn’t Zakaria know such basic facts? Why didn’t he follow up with Morsadegh or at least provide some balancing information from another source after the interview?

Morsadegh also says that he is not a Zionist and rejects the behavior of the Israeli government and army. But in a televised interview, was he really free to say “I am a Zionist” or “I condemn my country’s threats to destroy Israel and its support for Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah?” Could any Iranian public official say such things and survive? Zakaria never points this out.

REZA SAYAH

In CNN’s “Connect the World,” Reza Sayah also failed basic journalistic duties, allowing Morsadegh’s misrepresentations to go unchallenged, while adding a few of his own. Morsadegh claims that “In the history of Iran…[there was never any] organized anti-Semitic phenomenon.” What about the thirteen Iranian Jews who were executed for alleged connections to Israel (including Habib Elghanian, the former head of the Iranian Jewish community)? More generally, if life is so great for the Jews of Iran, why did their population drop from over 100,000 (in 1948) to under 20,000 today?

Sayah’s report touts the fact that Iran has Jewish schools, kosher restaurants, and a charity hospital founded and run by Jews, and preposterously suggests that Jewish life in Iran could somehow compare to Jewish life in Israel (“Sure, it may seem like we’re in Israel, but in fact we’re in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”). Seriously?

Sayah’s report continues with glowing reviews for Jewish life in Iran: “‘Here they show a lot of respect for Judaism,’ says Shahnose Rahanian. It’s better than many other places.’” Which places? Egypt, where there are just a few dozen Jews left? Compared to Jewish life in any non-Muslim country with a significant Jewish population, Jewish life in Iran is pathetic and doomed to the same extinction that has occurred in nearly all of the Muslim world. Sayah never questions the truthfulness of his interviewees, who are from a tiny and extremely vulnerable minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim country where criticism of Islam — or the regime — can leave the critic dead. Nor does he mention reports that Iranian Jews live in fear that their telephones are tapped.

Sayah reports that “some Jews here say they’ve traveled to Israel, but home remains Iran,” but he fails to mention that the majority of Iranian Jews are elderly and speak only Persian, making emigration much harder (as observed by Iranian-American activist Sam Kermanian).

Sayah mentions that Jews have lived in Persia/Iran since the sixth century BC, when Persia’s King Cyrus liberated Jews from Babylonian captivity, but Sayah never discusses the persecution of Jews in Persia/Iran since then, or the likely explanations for their massive “migration.”

Both Zakaria and Sayah could have easily interviewed some Iranian-American Jews, many of whom have family still living in Iran, to get alternative perspectives.

Unfortunately, CNN has a long history of anti-Israel bias, as documented by Honest Reporting and CAMERA. Are the above issues part of that problem? Or were Iranian payments involved? CNN must come clean about its Iran “reporting” or lose even more of its already damaged credibility.

Noah Beck is the author of The Last Israelis, an apocalyptic novel about Iranian nukes and other geopolitical issues in the Middle East.

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  • Larry Larkin

    Yes.

  • eric b

    I suppose we must respect the diatribe of a Man who is determined to undermine peace (a constant for Zionists)

    • Moa

      Hey man, I suggest you Google “hadith Sahih Muslim 6985″. That’s what the Muslims are commanded to do to the Jews.

      Then go and google “Sura 9:5″ and “Sura 9:29″. That’s what Muslims intend for YOU.

      The Israelis simply don’t want to be the victims of the genocide that Islam clearly and repeatedly proscribes for them (because they rejected Mohammed the evil warlord as non-prophetic sham and all-around barbaric, rapist, pedophile douchebag, which he undoubtedly was).

      Clearly you think the Israelis should just submit to the genocide the Iranians and Arabs have for them (and tried to enact in 1948, 1967, 1973 and various periods before and after).

      If you knew *anything* about Islamic doctrine you wouldn’t be slandering a sovereign nation as you do, and those who write the truth about the history of Israel’s resistance to Islamic Genocide. You are backing the Evil Team dude.

    • Hass

      What an uneducated comment.

      You’ve really got sht for brains, haven’t you?

      • Trappedincalifornia

        We are teaching anti-Semitism these days in schools & homes across the nation-read bcdemon’s comment. Assuming the Muslims among us will learn to live with the Christian majority here is very naive of us. The US Christians will someday be as isolated as Israel and as much under attack. Don’t agree? Ask the Coptic Christians in the Middle East all about it.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      I suppose we must respect the diatribe of a Man who is determined to undermine peace (a constant for KGB Putin, socialists and Occupy Tea Baggers)

  • Hass

    What idiot pays attention to those so called news channels?

    Why a LibTestical of course.

    • NYgal

      Unfortunately an awful lot of people listen to the media. That’s how Obama was elected, that’s how an opinion about Israel has changed from all out support by the general public to growing disapproval.

      It unfortunate that far more people get their news from the tv than from Frontpage, but it is a fact and cannot be ignored.

      Anybody remember the hatchet job Amampour did in Kosovo and Bosnia? The woman is a shameless shill for Muslims.

      • zoomie

        She was born in Iran. Does She still consider it home ?

      • suny329

        It’s NOT that the people of the USA have changed their trust and friendship to Israel,,,, it’s the Whites Houses Ideas that have changed their support for Israel !!!
        We the citizens of the USA have had a very long standing, support for our devoted, and supported land of Israel , our love for ISRAEL will never change !!!
        NO Matter what the White House TRIES TO tells the WORLD WITH THEIR LIES.

  • Deagin

    I don’t watch tv anymore but when I did I remember Amanpour quoting “the Arab street” as if they were the final arbiter of wisdom and knowledge of reality. The same blithering idiots who scream and shout and burn and destroy anything that disagrees with their “religion”.

    • defcon 4

      I don’t remember the enemedia ever mentioning the muslimes screaming: “Khaybar Khaybar ya yahud, Jaish Muhammad saya’ud” in the streets of Cairo during the Arab Spring either. Or calling the reporter who was gang groped a Yahud before and during their attack on her. I wonder if lying in furtherance of the cause of Islam might not be a contract clause for “journalists” in the enemedia.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Or the Gutter Brotherhood Egyptians raping CBS reporter Laura Logan.

  • bcdemon

    I have never heard Ahmadinejad “deny” the holocaust. He has, on every occasion, questioned the number of casualties. Ahmadinejad was absolutely correct about one thing for sure, it’s not illegal to question your government, it’s not illegal to question religion, it is however illegal to question “The Holocaust”.

    To me the holocaust isn’t a Jewish thing, it’s a WW2 thing. I even told my children the Holocaust happened during WW2 and millions of Russians, Ukraines, Germans etc died. I didn’t include religion or race in my description as that would be discriminative.

    • Trappedincalifornia

      The “rebranding” of the Holocaust is working marvelously on you. My Father was in the Army Signal Corps, they were some of the first troops to enter many of the concentration camps, these guys saw the truth.

      You say you didn’t include religion or race in your description of these events to your children. How very PC of you, ignorant, but PC and that’s all you care about-history be damned…right?

    • Verity

      Questioning islam is legal? In Iran?

      • defcon 4

        I’d like to see bcdemon try publicly criticising islam in iran, somalia, egypt, syria, iraq, indonesia, pakistain, bangladesh. It would be an interesting sociology experiment. Of course I’d like to see him do so from a safe distance of a couple of thousand miles.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      boobmon,

      Did you tell your children, sigh, about Slavery in the US, not including that the slaves were Africans too?

      Did you leave out that the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor? Some group piloted planes over the USS Arizona?

      You wouldn’t happen to be a socialist too?

    • NYgal

      Considering that 75% of European Jews were murdered precisely because they were Jews, the Holocaust is a very Jewish thing. The Jewish life in Western Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia had disappeared, a language and culture has disappeared. The entire towns and villages where previously up to half of the population was Jewish still have ruins of Jewish synagogues and cemeteries but not a single Jew. And yet you somehow manage to make it nothing more than war casualties, like many others.
      How very evil of you.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The Holocaust was about targeting innocent civilians as subhumans unworthy of life based on genetic arguments.

      Therefore you are a liar or seriously deranged to miss the salient facts of what happened. Yes, other people died just like many other wars. The Holocaust was unprecedented in many ways.

      You’re both deniers.

      • bcdemon

        You are exactly correct Objectivefactsmatter. The Nazi’s killed over 13 MILLION Russians because they were sub-human. They killed another 3 Million Russian POWS. 200,000+ handicapped people. Upwards of 2 Million ethnic Polish were killed. All because the Nazi’s thought they were sub-human. Let’s not forget some Roman Catholics and Jehovas Witness.

        Jews weren’t the only group deemed “sub-human” and subsequently murdered by the Nazi’s, therefor the “Holocaust” isn’t just about Jews.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Russians are sub-human? Explain.

          Why did Socialist hitler kill some Roman Catholics? Why didn’t he try to kill ALL Roman Catholics as he focued on ALL Jews? Explain.

          Why did Socialist hilter kill Jehovas Witnesses? Explain.

          • Larry Larkin

            The nazis classifed various groups as “ubermenchsen”, “menchsen”, and “untermenschen”.
            Slavs were “untermenschen” and regarded as only suitable for slave labour and the “glorious aryan race” required “lebensraun” in the east, so any Slavs superflous to need as slave labour were to be exterminated to provide said “lebensraum”.
            The nazis not only killed Jews in the gas chambers, but Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, mentally ill or deficient. Once they had finished with the Jews they were fully intending to do the same to the Poles and then move further east.

          • bcdemon

            Thank you Larry Larkin.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Because he had rational (albeit evil) motives for all of the other targets. His targeting of Jews was irrational in many ways, preceding the others and remaining a priority until Hitler was dead. Just because it was an irrational fixation of his, and he sold it to many others. As it was probably sold to him.

            Just like our good friend and Arafat’s uncle / surrogate father, the Mufti.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=holocaust :

          holocaust (n.) mid-13c., “sacrifice by fire, burnt offering,” from Greek holokauston “a thing wholly burnt,” neuter of holokaustos “burned whole,” from holos “whole” (see holo-) + kaustos, verbal adjective of kaiein “to burn.” Originally a Bible word for “burnt offerings,” given wider sense of “massacre, destruction of a large number of persons” from 1833. The Holocaust “Nazi genocide of European Jews in World War II,” first recorded 1957, earlier known in Hebrew as Shoah “catastrophe.” The word itself was used in English in reference to Hitler’s Jewish policies from 1942, but not as a proper name for them.

          “You are exactly correct Objectivefactsmatter. The Nazi’s killed over 13 MILLION Russians because they were sub-human.”

          They were enemy combatants or potential resistors. German Jews who were no threat to the Nazi regime were killed before the war started, and were targeted with propaganda campaigns to demonize them.

          When you try to apply “holocaust” to the larger war dead, you conflate events and motives, which only serves to obscure rather than edify. It doesn’t mean that anyone’s death was more or less tragic than the next, but the lessons of the Nazi holocaust are too important to conflate with other war deaths, even atrocities.

          The most salient reason is that this same ideology of targeting Jews and demonizing or dehumanizing them is going on today, and never actually stopped in some cultures.

          If you want to discuss other important events and motives, like eugenics, asinine false racial theories and so forth, if you truly care about educating people about the facts, try to edify rather than obscure.

          Referring to it as the holocaust or a holocaust was probably inspired by the fact that he had intended to wipe them out entirely or to “burn wholly.”

          Nazis didn’t target any other ethnicity for such liquidation. If they did, it’s news to me.

          “They killed another 3 Million Russian POWS.”

          This was not part of an effort to liquidate ethnic Russians but could be seen as rational perfidy.

          “Upwards of 2 Million ethnic Polish were killed.”

          More rational perfidy.

          “All because the Nazi’s thought they were sub-human.”

          The rhetoric was some times used, but the effort to liquidate or “burn whole” the entire group of people is not there.

          If you cared enough to find out about all of these efforts you would see why the Nazi holocaust is distinct and why there are lessons that people concerned with justice care about because of the crucial lessons to be learned.

          Again, I’m not comparing any other events or efforts other than what I’ve stated here. The Nazi holocaust was an effort to “burn whole” the Jewish populations of Europe and I suppose the world if they had a chance. They were seriously trying to arrange the annihilation of those Jews who’d already made their way to the mandated territories that eventually became the land of Israel again.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          I can’t believe my comment was removed.

          Seriously. Who edits these things? If the Germ Na Soc word is used, they then flip a coin?

          Let’s break it down in to bites to see if this can be digested:

          http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=holocaust

          holocaust (n.) mid-13c., “sacrifice by fire, burnt offering,” from Greek holokauston “a thing wholly burnt,” neuter of holokaustos “burned whole,” from holos “whole” (see holo-) + kaustos, verbal adjective of kaiein “to burn.” Originally a Bible word for “burnt offerings,” given wider sense of “massacre, destruction of a large number of persons” from 1833. The Holocaust “Naw-zee (edited) genocide of European Jews in World War II,” first recorded 1957, earlier known in Hebrew as Shoah “catastrophe.” The word itself was used in English in reference to Hitler’s Jewish policies from 1942, but not as a proper name for them.

          • defcon 4

            I’ve had the same problem and unlike you, I think I’m an abuser of Godwin’s Law.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          So we’ve defined holocaust and noted that it’s most common use is referring specifically to the Nazi efforts to exterminate the Jews, but to you that is not valid as a reference.

          “therefor the “Holocaust” isn’t just about Jews.”

          If you want to redefine all war dead as “the holocaust” you’ll have to admit that it’s merely “a holocaust.” But you can’t see “the holocaust is not just about the Jews.” The Nazi holocaust was the targeting of Jews just for being “subhuman” and enemies of the state by virtue of their ethnicity or presumed culture. They were targeted as 5th columnists for elimination.

          They were not the only targets, but they were the only targets of an irrational effort to eliminate an entire culture or class of people. Just because.

          In your other examples, there were practical reasons for targeting them, even if we still agree it was evil.

          It’s not to deny what happened or to deny that any deaths are important. It’s to understand motives and whatever we can about mass murder.

          Denying the facts about the Nazi holocaust serves only to obscure those lessons. And most importantly, those ideas and impulses are alive and thriving today. That is why you hear more about the Jews as victims of Hitler than any other group of people. It’s still being pursued.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          So we’ve defined holocaust and noted that it’s most common use is referring specifically to the Nawzi efforts to exterminate the Jews, but to you that is not valid as a reference.

          “therefor the “Holocaust” isn’t just about Jews.”

          If you want to redefine all war dead as “the holocaust” you’ll have to admit that it’s merely “a holocaust.” But you can’t see “the holocaust is not just about the Jews.” The Nawzee holocaust was the targeting of Jews just for being “subhuman” and enemies of the state by virtue of their ethnicity or presumed culture. They were targeted as 5th columnists for elimination.

          They were not the only targets, but they were the only targets of an irrational effort to eliminate an entire culture or class of people. Just because.

          In your other examples, there were practical reasons for targeting them, even if we still agree it was evil.

          It’s not to deny what happened or to deny that any deaths are important. It’s to understand motives and whatever we can about mass murder.

          Denying the facts about the Naw-zee holocaust serves only to obscure those lessons. And most importantly, those ideas and impulses are alive and thriving today. That is why you hear more about the Jews as victims of Hitler than any other group of people. It’s still being pursued.

    • Johnnnyboy

      As far as I know the Jews were the only population of people who were systematically targeted for extermination. But they do not have quite the monopoly on exceptional suffering that is sometimes asserted.

      Hitler had in mind the systematic expansion of the ‘German Race’ ( a linguistic group, actually) and to make room for expansion, had in mind the displacement some Eastern European populations. Meanwhile the Nazi empire was both not self sufficient in food and had a need for labor in Germany.

      As the Nazis also had in mind the creation of idyllic rural communities of Germans, the populations in Eastern Europe who were displaced to allow for German ethnic expansion were often rural and small town people. Those judged useful for labor were shipped off to Germany as pressed labor, essentially slaves to the German empire. Those who remained behind were viewed as “useless eaters,” and were subject to being starved to death so that the German state could avoid the currency loss that went with importing food. This also cleared the territory of the local population, creating ‘living space’ for German immigrants.

    • bailintheboat

      Ahmadinejad and Islam objects to Israel and their location. The Holocaust is the event that spawned that movement. Various books of the Bible by differing authors over a period of several hundred years wrote that there would come a time when Israel and Judah now referred to as Jews in general, would be scattered throughout the earth for 2000 years. After that period of time they would be restored to their land. (written before they were scattered) You live in the times where they are being restored to that land.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Ahmadboutjihad and Islam object to Jews, Christians, Bahais, Hindus, the wrong kind of Muslim (Sunni), gays, non-compliant women, girls who want an education, writers of fiction like Salman Rushdie, cartoonists.

        Generally EVERYBODY.
        .

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Generally EVERYBODY.”

          Anyone who is not sharia compliant. The most blatant case of rejecting sharia in the world is Israel. Non-Muslim sovereigns on the “Arab peninsula?” Picture heads exploding at the thought.

          That alone makes it worthy of support.

        • bailintheboat

          And God says that He will be against them all. It is His to give.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “The Holocaust is the event that spawned that movement. ”

        You mean Israeli sovereignty? Not quite.

        • bailintheboat

          God’s sovereignty. You lose.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            What do I lose?

          • bailintheboat

            object with the facts? You lose your identity.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “object with the facts?”

            What facts did I object to?

          • bailintheboat

            I am not going to go back and check comments. My original comment was directed to bcdemon. So, I do not actually know your position on this question. :)

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “So, I do not actually know your position on this question. :)”

            I must be clairvoyant.

          • bailintheboat

            You started the conversation.

          • bailintheboat

            Pretty fancy name. Basically a name, an excuse for being a dim whit.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            How deep do you plan on digging?

          • bailintheboat

            clairvoyant speaking?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I guess I’ll just sit back and laugh at this point.

          • bailintheboat

            Truly objective.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Aside from your other comments, Objective.”

            bailintheboat: “I am not going to go back and check comments. My original comment was directed to bcdemon. So, I do not actually know your position on this question. :)”

            Like fish in a barrel.

          • bailintheboat

            with a hole at the bottom.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You’re so absurd you don’t realize you intensified the insult on your own bad self.

          • bailintheboat

            Original question. If God intended for Israel to be reestablished in it’s own land, and it has come to pass what is your objection?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “If God intended for Israel to be reestablished in it’s own land, and it has come to pass what is your objection?”

            Why would you think I object to that?

            I responded to your quote:

            “The Holocaust is the event that spawned that movement. ”

            With this simple statement when I said: “You mean Israeli sovereignty? Not quite.”

            The Holocaust “spawned” a lot of sympathy but most of the elements were well in place, or prepared might be more accurate, by the time the Holocaust began. You could argue that it was crucial for gaining UN acceptance I guess but that’s not helpful in understanding Israel’s true history.

          • bailintheboat

            The land remained basically deserted during the 2000 years.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            And Jews started cultivating it in earnest again after WWI, not WWII. They started negotiating with the Turks even before that.

            The Holocaust has a lot of important lessons and having people who are sloppy with the details makes it difficult to teach those lessons.

          • bailintheboat

            Agree objective. History I believe will put God on our fragmented view side.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            bailintheboat: “I am not going to go back and check comments. My original comment was directed to bcdemon. So, I do not actually know your position on this question. :)”

            I am going to go back and laugh again.

        • defcon 4

          I believe the Zionist movement predated WW2. Sadly, I don’t think Hertzl or Jabotinski lived to see Israel established.

  • mazdak

    the only thing I can tell u sir is . u are a paranoid fear mongering freak. people like u hate light and education ,you keep ur uneducated audience in darkness with fear of everything that is not like them .u don’t belong to this century . bring love , compassion and understating to this world not hate and fear.

    • defcon 4

      Tell it to the muslimes who are busily persecuting, murdering and raping non-muslims in all islamic states.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “the only thing I can tell u sir is . u are a paranoid fear mongering freak.”

      Fear mongering is what to you?

      “people like u hate light and education”

      You just railed against light and education by referring to it as “fear mongering.”

      “you keep ur uneducated audience in darkness with fear of everything that is not like them .”

      Right. It’s not like me. Ahhhhhh! I can’t stand it. Let’s make up something to scare others about it. That’s what’s happening here. We’re just “fear mongering.”

      “u don’t belong to this century . bring love , compassion and understating to this world not hate and fear.”

      OK. Now it’s clear. You’re for delusion and against anything real that conflicts with your Utopian dreams. Hmm. We’ve never encountered this before. Not sure how to react to deranged lunatics.

      I’ll get back to you.

  • m4253y

    With all due respect Noah, is there really a choice?

    “CNN’s Iran Coverage: Biased, Inept, or Corrupt?”

    how about all of the above, all of the time, on all stories ‘covered’ and ‘perpetrated’ by the Comedy News Network?

    • defcon 4

      I’d propose Crescent News Network, because their lies and obfuscation of behalf of the religion of peace are more than just coincidental.

      • m4253y

        i agree. i can’t say i have any use for that network. probably right up there with al’gore’ jazzeera

  • Shon Williams

    Iran hasn’t attacked Israel and comparing the use of proxies is like saying every country with the U.S. sells weapons to is our proxy. So how many countries have F14,F15 and F16 jets. Israel is mad cause Iran will have the most powerful Navy and Missile arsenal in the middle east in 10 yrs.

    • defcon 4

      Hezbollah.

      • Shon Williams

        Israel

        • defcon 4

          What did the idiot write?

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          From the River to the Sea,

          Pal-e-SWINE Will Never Be!

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Eternal Nakba for your Pal-e-SWINE.

          BTW, What is “Progressive” about supporting Regressive Islamofascists like hizbullah, paleswinians, hamass, islamic regimes?

    • Salamagundhi

      Wrong. Israel is mad because Iran has made no secret of wanting it destroyed.

      • Shon Williams

        Really

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Sjhon fell asleep at the keyboard again.

          • Shon Williams

            Iran has not invaded anyone in 200 yrs. These countries have, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Russia, China, Spain, England, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Pakistan and Australia.

          • defcon 4

            Hey half wit, Israel wouldn’t have invaded Lebanon and Gaza if your muslime brethren hadn’t been firing rockets and mortar rounds into Israel. Personally, I don’t think Israel should invade any of your islam0nazi states over rocket and mortar fire — because a barrage of 155mm, prox fused artillery shells speaks so much louder.

          • Shon Williams

            I guess we should invade mexico for all the americans they murder.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            The US is erecting a fence to keep people from entering the US illegally.

          • Shon Williams

            Lame answer. Israel doesnt do much to promote peace in the middle east. They rely on the U.S. to threaten people. They are a small country that could do more to prove that they are a peaceful nation.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Shonnyboy,

            Your boys in the Ummah threaten AND actually MURDER people ALL OVER THE WORLD.

            Hardly the actions of a Religion of Peace.

            Who threatens writers like Salman Rushdie for writing a book or cartoonists for drawing a sketch.

            The “Religion of Peace”.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Peace in the Middle East?

            Maybe when Islamofascists stop killing EVERYBODY, as in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, LIbya, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, …

          • defcon 4

            Are you dumb, dumber or dumbest? Mexico hasn’t been firing rockets and mortar rounds into US cities.

          • Shon Williams

            Neither has Iran fired at Israel. And dont say they supply people with weapons. Who supplies gangbangers guns and who is the worlds largest exporter of guns and weapons. We are! Supplying weapons apparantly isnt a crime unless its Iran.

          • defcon 4

            WIthout Iran’s support Hezbollah wouldn’t have HAD the katuyshas to fire into Israel in the first place renob.

          • Shon Williams

            Russia supports Syria and Iran, will Israel attack Russia. Doubt it. Lol

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Shonny Willaims,

      DEATH to the ISLAMOFASCIST REGIME OF iran!

      LONG LIVE PERSIA!

      I hope the ayatollahs are hung and buried with imported smoked ham – to deny them entrance to 72 virgin raisin paradise.

      INSHALLAH!

      • Shon Williams

        Yeah and

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Shon fell asleep at the keyboard.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Iran hasn’t attacked Israel and comparing the use of proxies is like saying every country with the U.S. sells weapons to is our proxy. So how many countries have F14,F15 and F16 jets.”

      Dumbass, one of the reasons we sell advanced weapons to other nations is so that we can influence their foreign policy.

      If one of our weapons clients had an ongoing war and we continued to supply them, one could argue that the client was a proxy of ours to the extent that our support helped them.

      Iran gives weapons and financial support to militias, not to mention Syria. It’s easy to see why anyone would accurately call them proxies for Iran.

    • Drakken

      The Iranian navy should have glass bottomed boats to show them where they will be once the shooting starts.

      • defcon 4

        LOL, funny.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        The Iranian navy doesn’t need lifejackets or lifeboats. They know where they’re going. to H E L L.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    I’d like to see the word get out that Christiane Amanpour insulted the prophet Muhammed – calling him a two-legged pig and child molesting terrorist.

    Let the Jihadis take her to task.

    :-)

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Q. How do you say Uncle Tom or Kappo in Farsi?
    A. Ciamak Morsadegh?

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Hey, it’s CNN. Did anyone expect anything different?

  • tularockstar

    CNN doesn’t stand for Communist News Network, for nothing, if it doesn’t live up to its real name!

  • tularockstar

    CNN has been a champion for the Muslim Terrorists and Islamic losers because Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian, converted them. Now, they are just another left-wing propaganda lap dog for this corrupt, pro-terrorist White House!

  • Drakken

    You might want to mention that Amanpour is verboten to visit or interview personel on any US military or contractor base in the ME and Far east because of the blatant arab propaganda she promotes.

  • Peaceforall1998

    As an Iranian I have to say, this article is complete BS. Iran is misrepresented in the Western Media. Iran is a free and beautiful country.

    • defcon 4

      LOL. Gee and who can hope to counter an inane lie like that?

      • EarthView

        What does an ignoramus like you know about Iran? You are brainwashed zombie.

        • defcon 4

          I think your burka has been cutting off the air supply to both your brain cells.

          • EarthView

            You must be the one wearing a burqa. I am an atheist and I think all religions are just garbage. So, what is your problem?

          • defcon 4

            Try saying that publicly in the Iranian Islamic “republic” tool.

          • EarthView

            Well, try criticizing Israel publicly in the U.S. I guarantee that minimally you will lose your job.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          I know that the islamofascist regime of iran must be wiped off the pages of time.

          P.S. SCREW muhammed.

          • EarthView

            Screw Moses and Jesus too while you are at it. You seem to be too stupid to understand that all this has nothing to do with religion.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “You seem to be too stupid to understand that all this has nothing to do with religion.”

            Naturally. Islamic Republics are largely secular and free. The moon is made of cheese. You’re brilliant.

          • defcon 4

            I notice you don’t denigrate islam and I don’t have to wonder why.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Try telling a bunch of Muslims “Screw Muhammed”.

            Which group is likely to beat you – or worse.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Nothing to do with religion?

            The self proclaimed Islamic iran has NOTHING to do with religion? LOL!

            YOU are a fool and a socialist.

    • Drakken

      Then why are you in a western country if Iran is so wonderful and peaceful?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        You’d think these guys would want to escape all of the “Islam-o-phobia” here even if they’re atheists since Islamic nations are pretty close to perfect.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      DEATH to the ayatollahs and the Islamofascist Regime of iran!

      LONG LIVE PERSIA!

      ayatollahd khomeni burns in H E L L for all time!

  • http://www.twitter.com/changeirannow Change Iran Now

    CNN is certainly biased towards Rouhani and portrays him as a Moderate. He is anything but such. Rouhani pledges to govern with ‘moderation’; however, he has a strange resume for being a moderate. Rouhani took charge of quashing pro-democracy student demonstrations in 1999. He was at the helm of Iran’s security apparatus when the Islamic Republic ordered the systematic murder of opponents abroad. Many of these hits took place on his 16-year watch as secretary of the Supreme Council for National Security. He has appointed Hossein Dehghan, a senior Revolutionary Guard official and one of the masterminds of the bombing of the US marine and French paratrooper barracks in Beirut in 1983, to the post of defence minister. A man who can count the lives of 241 US soldiers and 58 French paratroopers on his conscience will help to steer Rouhani’s “moderate” new course. If Rouhani strives to be a moderate, he can start by immediately by releasing the 7 hostages taken in the Ashraf massacre. On September 1, Iraqi forces killed 52 residents of Camp Ashraf and took seven hostages. In this massacre, ordered by the religious fascism ruling Iran, the attackers’ shot unarmed people while their hands were tied behind their backs and they delivered coups de grace to the wounded lying on hospital beds (see video http://bit.ly/GzSmHj ) This is a great crime against humanity that should not go unheeded in silence and inaction, especially that the rest of Ashraf residents and 3,000 residents in Camp Liberty are threatened by similar massacres. All residents of Ashraf and Liberty, including the 52 that have been cold-bloodily murdered, are protected persons by the Fourth Geneva Convention and asylum-seekers with U.S. and UN responsible for their safety. Iran needs to be held accountable and sanctions shouldn’t be lifted simply based on promises, but on concrete action.

  • EarthView

    Yet another view of the world in the Jewish-centric universe. Everything it seems revolves around Jewishness and Israel. Can we get over this ridiculous obsession about the Holocaust? As Ahmadinejad said, 60 million people died in WW II. So, why do we only talk about the Holocaust

    As for the Holocaust, what is the denial of Holocaust? Can someone please explain to me? If I say only 5,999,999 Jews died and not six million, have I denied the Holocaust. If you say yes, you are dumb. If you say no, then I am going keep reducing by one and see when you will stop and why.

    This obsession with Holocaust denial must stop. It is Pandora’s box. Do you really want to open it?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Yet another view of the world in the Islamofascist-centric universe. Everything
      it seems revolves around Mohammed and Mecca. Can we get over this
      ridiculous obsession about a ridiculous false prophet called Mohammed?

      As for Pal-e-SWINE, what’s the deal with Pal-e-SWINE? Can someone
      please explain to me? There supposedly are 1,400 million Muslims. Pal-e-SWINIANS are a minority of a minority. What’s the big deal? Let the so called Pale-e-SWINIANS go back to Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq. They should be welcomed back home with open arms by their brother Muslims.

      Wny do Muslims hate Pale-e-SWINIANS too?

      • EarthView

        I couldn’t care less about Muhammad or the Mecca. You guys are so brainwashed you don’t even understand what the issue is. The issue is not whether one loves the Iranian government or Islam. The issue is the stupid lies of the U.S. and Israel about Iran. Stupid dogs like the guy that I referenced above doesn’t understand the difference. Do you have negative IQ like him?

        • defcon 4

          Then why don’t you move back to Iran if you find it so freedom loving?

          • EarthView

            Now, you prove that you are stupid. Can’t you read simple English? I said I am against the stupid policies of the US towards Iran which is full of lies. Where did I say I am for the Iranian government?

    • Sassan

      “EarthView” is a well known Islamic Republic propagandist. Just look at his comment history. He is also an obsessed anti-Semitic bigot.

      • EarthView

        Here comes the rabid dog barking again. To respond to a madman and moron like you is the height of folly. Just keep barking.

        • Drakken

          The fact that you openly support and defend a islamaniac regime says more about you than it does the rest of us. You peace at any price leftist really amaze me at your suicidal behavior. I frankly have lost any sympathy for you useful idiots of the left, you deserve everything that is coming to you and yours.

          • EarthView

            Well you are a useless idiot of the right. Just because you don’t like Iran’s government doesn’t mean you can lie about it. Who says I support Iran’s government? I am against the stupid lies of the U.S., Israel and their lackeys about Iran.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          The rabid barking DOG named muhammed.

          • EarthView

            I couldn’t care less about Muhammad. Decrying the stupid policy of the U.S. toward Iran is not the same as defending Iran’s government. The stupid dog Sassan doesn’t understand the difference. Are you in the same boat?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “”EarthView” is a well known Islamic Republic propagandist. Just look at his comment history. He is also an obsessed anti-Semitic bigot.”

        I caught that too.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “As Ahmadinejad said, 60 million people died in WW II. So, why do we only talk about the Holocaust”

      We learn important lessons from history by discussing salient details. Denial of complexity is the essence of tyranny. We don’t only talk about the Holocaust, but only the Holocaust is “controversial” to Jew haters.

      And then they use rebuttals to their own denial to build yet another false victim narrative. The deniers are the victims now. Just like the poor poor Islamic colonialists who are sad every day when the world won’t submit to Islam. All victims.

      • EarthView

        So, smart guy, what is the “denial of the Holocaust.” Can you please define it for me?

        Do you know that when after WW II the figure of 6 million Jews being killed by the Nazis came out, the claim was that 4 million died at Auschwitz. About 20 years later, the figure of 4 million was reduced to 1.5 million. So, how come still the claim is that 6 million died. By my rules of arithmetic, the figure should be 3.5 million. Can you explain to me how 6 – 2.5 = 6?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “So, smart guy, what is the “denial of the Holocaust.” Can you please define it for me?”

          Denial can be implicit or explicit. Attacking salient distinctions is denying the importance of them.

          “Do you know that when after WW II the figure of 6 million Jews being killed by the Nazis came out, the claim was that 4 million died at Auschwitz.”

          All sorts of numbers were suggested. It’s not about the number. It’s about the intent of the argument.

          “About 20 years later, the figure of 4 million was reduced to 1.5 million.”

          Whatever.

          “So, how come still the claim is that 6 million died.”

          I’m not the accountant. And the number is not so important to me that I researched the accounting. I saw enough to know what the Nazi holocaust was.

          “So, how come still the claim is that 6 million died. By my rules of arithmetic, the figure should be 3.5 million. Can you explain to me how 6 – 2.5 = 6?”

          You’ll have to present all of your work and not ask me to buy in to your casual suggestions. I don’t care to play accounting games with you. It’s not about the accounting. But if you have real evidence of some fraud, go for it. Otherwise it’s just more petty attacks using streams of questions as if every idea out there must make sense to everyone on an intuitive level or there must be some nefarious conspiracy.

          Or plain inherited antisemitism.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          My comment is being audited, and I saved a copy locally in case it gets rejected.

  • La6Red9Nec

    Yes CNN did not cover the anti-Iranian hates speech of the Isreali PM with the critical eyes that the rest of the world did. Half an hour after that speech the UN disarmament body elected Iran for a top seat in a loud slap in face of the Isreali warmongers :)

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Hey neo-commie.

      The END of the islamic regime of iran is at hand. Persian people yearn to be FREE from the ayatollahs and their fascist revolutionary guard.

      The ayatollahs will be swinging from ropes by their necks as they hang gays in iran.

      • La6Red9Nec

        Hey Isreali firster: Go back to Isreal and stay there….we don’t need people like you here, giddy up :)

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Hey Fascist socialism firster: Go back to your Turd Reich… we don’t need fascists like you – goosestep back.

  • badenguru

    There is no impartial media reporting never has been since Captain Kangaroo left the air waves. Your duty is to try and right the ship.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      He was promoted to General Kangagroo.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Has anyone noticed the number of new users who seemed to have created new accounts just to take pro-Iranian positions?

    What a bunch of losers.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      DEATH to the Islamic Regime of iran!

      LONG LIVE PERSIA!

      The Shah was a Saint compared to the ayatollahs and their religious police. Notice that Irans Trojan HAG CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR with her british accent wears the iranian rag over her head to comply with the ayatollahs religious police.

  • pupsncats

    CNN is a state propaganda outlet so why the surprise?

    • defcon 4

      Yet they take sanctimonious position of being an impartial and highly principled “news network”.

  • Suny329

    I’ve watched CNN.Even before these stories I was seeing for myself, having watched more news programs, theirs did not fit what more news channels had reported. ( it’s such a shame money or something can sway what the NEWS really is )
    NOW I know better, so have decided their news is NOT newsworthy for the truth.
    I had watched CNN falling away from TRUTH in reporting the news quite sometime ago, we will be lead to slaughter by blinded news reporting ( Is this what our country needs ??? .. I think NOT !!!)
    If we do NOT get factual news, we can be lead astray as many did before seeing what was taking place during WWII.

  • N. Wasse

    Following the uprising against the terrorist Morsi Egyptians started to call Christiane Amanpour el-Arashana which i understand that it means the ugly old hag in Egyptian Arabic! They just could not believe how can such stupid woman be in charge of any news program

    As for Fareed Zakaria: he is an annoying idiot

    • defcon 4

      He’s more than annoying, he’s duplicitous.

  • Shon Williams

    Iran has not invaded anyone in 200 yrs. These countries have, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Russia, China, Spain, England, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Pakistan and Australia.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Forgot the 1980-1988 Iran / Iraq war? 1,000,000 dead Muslims.

      Too Counter Revolutionary for you muhammed?

      • Shon Williams

        Who has Iran invaded in the past 200 yrs. Answer! Europe is the problem not Iran.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Q. Who has killed the most Persians in the past 200 years?

          A. Muslims.

          I agree that atheist, socialist Eurabia is a BIG problem to humanity.

          • Shon Williams

            Let the muslims sort their problems out like Christians did in the Uk and Ireland and Martin Luthers Germany. Its the muslims turn to sort it out. We must stay out of it.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Muslims are at War with EVERYBODY. Even fellow Muslims.

            Seems that Muslims are several hundred years BEHIND the rest of the world.

            Why is that? Why did time stop in Muslim regimes?

            Censored Internet goes well with Censored women?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            When have Christians from the UK and Ireland hijacked passenger planes and flown them into buildings?

            Shonny Williams, you are a FOOL.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Let the muslims sort their problems out like Christians did in the Uk and Ireland and Martin Luthers Germany. Its the muslims turn to sort it out. We must stay out of it.”

            And when the regional caliphate controls all of Europe you can tell them that you were on the sharia side the whole time as they plan their attacks on America.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Why does the Islamic Regime of iran censor the internet?

          Why does the Islamic Regime of iran stone women to death? Where are Western Feminists to protest such barbarity????

          • Shon Williams

            Why does America censor porn and France doesnt? Why are some counties allowed to have nude beaches and others not? Why are some places allowed to have prostitutes and others not? Who knows! Dont live where you dont agree with the laws.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Shonnyboy,

            You really think that your Islamist Regime CENSORS the Internet due to Porn???

            Not Unislamic, counter islamic revolutionary content?

            A woman is beaten for not wearing the black shroud in public – or a man for not having a beard.

            Shonnyboy, you are a fool – like your satainc prophet muhammed and your dog ayatollah khomeni.

        • 11bravo

          ISLAM!! is the problem, not Iran.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            ISLAM is the problem, not Persia.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Who has Iran invaded in the past 200 yrs. Answer! Europe is the problem not Iran.”

          The problem with what? Spreading all of that science and technology with those “evil” colonies?

          • Shon Williams

            Western nations have invaded Africa, Asia, Middle East and themselves. Read history you milkshake.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Western nations have invaded Africa, Asia, Middle East and themselves.”

            Most expeditions, especially those sponsored by sovereigns, were sent on missions of peace. We discuss salient events more than the ordinary ones. It’s more valuable to discuss unusual events and events of aggression and injustice (according to Western standards), but that doesn’t make us morally equal to other civilizations who care only about conquest and subjugation. If Britain or the USA wanted to rule the world, it would have happened already and you’d all be speaking English and crying to your local representatives about how you want more free stuff with less work.

            Instead we tolerate tyrants around the world in the name of mercy and peace. We show mercy on regimes and let their people languish in ignorance.

            It’s the way of the world unfortunately.

          • Shon Williams

            English people created these borders in the Middle East and screwed up. They created colonies to exploit others for money. The british tried to rule the world. Read your history. Africans will never try to do it and neither will Persians. Of coursw eoull saw their not capable and I will agree, because they never wanted to and never will want to.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “English people created these borders in the Middle East and screwed up. They created colonies to exploit others for money.”

            I understand that’s the communist view.

            “The british tried to rule the world.”

            No, they didn’t. They tried to extend their influence beyond what their competitors (primarily the French and the Dutch) were doing.

            “Read your history.”

            Good advice. Keep reading yourself.

            “Africans will never try to do it and neither will Persians.”

            There is no distinct “African” culture. Africa is a continent with many diverse cultures, never unified. Persians are simply trying to either submit to Islam or get along under the yoke of it.

            “Of coursw eoull saw their not capable and I will agree, because they never wanted to and never will want to.”

            It’s purely academic. But I’ll stipulate that “Persian culture” is not a threat ideologically and neither is “African culture” unless you’re talking about modern leftist “anti-colonial” culture because it’s based on lies and false grievances.

          • Shon Williams

            Blacks, Asians, Indians and Arabs have not committed Genocide against other races. Europeans have and will seek to do so thru economic genocide

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Blacks, Asians, Indians and Arabs have not committed Genocide against other races.”

            I’m not going to fall in to the trap of the racists as you have.

            People organize themselves based on a number of factors. You have families and then larger social groups depending on culture and lifestyle. Most aspects of our appearance are inherited through DNA. Most aspects of our behavior are inherited through culture and what is permitted. This is not a denial of personal accountability but these generalizations are necessary to make note of to explain patterns.

            Now if I sort through your claims and try to figure out which cultures you’re referring to, I can already see that your history lessons came from an extremely biased source. Your generalizations don’t make sense even if I fix your mistake in conflating skin color with culture or “race.”

            “Europeans have and will seek to do so thru economic genocide”

            Wow. Spoken like a true Marxist, or rather a duped victim of Marxism and liberation theology. It’s very difficult to reason with people who are committed to their ideas when they haven’t even investigated whether these ideas are valid.

            So can just say that whites are “socially unjust” and maybe the world would be that much closer to Utopia if we kill them all. Because you know, it really seems that way. Marx was such a proven genius and did so many successful, productive things. He just has to be right about everything.

            I’ll just give you a little hint that you’re discussing ideas derived from theories that are entirely discredited. But the memes these ideas spawned are still alive because they make certain people feel good by explaining how they are victims of society, victims of the whites and victims of the “1 percent.”

          • Shon Williams

            Whites have exported racial hate and bias. Who else has. Most cultures commit genocide against their own. Rwanda, Korea, Aztecs, Asians on and on.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Whites have exported racial hate and bias. Who else has. Most cultures commit genocide against their own. Rwanda, Korea, Aztecs, Asians on and on.”

            I see. So whites are inferior or superior because Europeans invented all of the technologies that enabled distant travel and high productivity, bringing cultures together and when resentful people rebel then you can say the whites are genocidal while all other peaceful people simply kill their own “color?”

            That’s your argument against “whites?” According to your theories whites must be superior. You seem to be unaware of the arguments you’re making.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’ll add that Western culture is not only not a threat, but is the great unsung hero of the world. Virtually every competing culture judges the West according to standards and values taught to them by the West. So we can’t meet our own ideals, but we come a lot closer than anyone else. If our ideals are not superior, why accept them as the valid?

            Are we thanked for teaching these principals, for teaching people how to make their lives better? Rarely. Only the intelligent, educated people who escape leftist indoctrination while studying the facts of history.

          • defcon 4

            Idi Amin, genocidal, African, muslime dictator.

          • defcon 4

            20th and 21st centuries: Janjaweed militia, look it up.

    • ylem

      Iran doesn’t invade, they use terrorism to achieve results.

      • Shon Williams

        Im not worried about terrorism overthrowing a country with nukes and f22 jets with death from above. America will not fall from some hijacked planes. We will destroy a whole city with one bomb. Get real dude.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          MAD Mutual Assured Destruction deters only those who value Life – not those how aspire Death.

          MAD – Mecca Assured Destruction MIGHT be a deterrent.

          • Shon Williams

            Whatever. They are a bunch of dictators with oil money. Im not worried about them bringing down America though.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Your pals are a bunch of lying Death Cult Dictators with oil money and lying “progressive’ useful idiots and aspirations of bringing their 12th Imam out of hiding in a nuclear conflagration.

            Threaten annihilation of Mecca if something bad happens.

            Let the Good Muslims weed out the Death Cult Craving crazies in their Ummah.

          • Shon Williams

            You would make a great analyst on fox news. But your hatred of islam means nothing. Im christian and I dont fear islam

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You’d make a poor analyst for BSNBC, CNN, Al Jazzera.

            Your claim being a Christian is more Taqiyya.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Whatever. They are a bunch of dictators with oil money. Im not worried about them bringing down America though.”

            Then you’re pretty dense.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Im not worried about terrorism overthrowing a country with nukes and f22 jets with death from above. America will not fall from some hijacked planes. We will destroy a whole city with one bomb. Get real dude.”

          Dumbass, MAD doesn’t work against messianic moon-worshiping psychopaths.

          • Shon Williams

            Really, it worked on Assad. He felt frightened enough. Lol

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Really, it worked on Assad. He felt frightened enough. Lol”

            You’re actually supporting my point. Do you even realize that? I said it doesn’t work, and it doesn’t even work on quasi-secular dictators like Assad.

            What works is actual destruction, not the threat of destruction. That’s why Assad’s reactor was taken offline kinetically rather than diplomatically.

            Thanks for making it so easy to illustrate my points.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Iran has not invaded anyone in 200 yrs. These countries have, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Russia, China, Spain, England, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Pakistan and Australia.”

      The Iranian regime is just over 3 decades old. We have plenty of information to know how to react to their nuclear program. We in this case meaning intelligent non-leftist non-Muslims.

      • Shon Williams

        If they are on 3 decades old then give them time to develop. Your arguements make no sense.

        • defcon 4

          LOL, they were more developed under the Shah renob.

          • Shon Williams

            So we need to bomb them to help them develop. Im sure theyll appreciate you caring so much about them attaining development. They have a right to have a Clerical leader or a woman chasing pig like Arab leaders are. Its their choice.

          • defcon 4

            No you bomb them to stop them from nuking Israel unilaterally.
            “a woman chasing pig like Arab leaders are.” Why, are they too busy chasing little boys?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “If they are on 3 decades old then give them time to develop.”

          What are they late bloomers? I need to see their CV to see where they went wrong because regimes are just like people. You need to send them to the right schools and wait patiently while they become adults. Give them a chance. We can’t expect any regime to behave like an adult until they’ve been to school and gained real world experience as well.

          “Your arguements make no sense.”

          Right. I’m delusional.

    • Drakken

      So it would seem as a black that you are not happy here in the US, I would highly suggest that you leave our fair shores since we are such mean colonialist.

      • Shon Williams

        I can be unhappy, black and American. I can also protest against my government intervening in foreign affairs without you saying I dont have the right to be angry.

  • floridavet

    CNN’s Iran Coverage: Biased, Inept, or Corrupt?

    Answer (D) All of the above.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Why is CNN on overhead TVs at airports, bank lobbies, yet FOX has higher ratings, more viewers?

      CNNs forced propaganda isn’t working too well.

      • ylem

        I ask the owners if they could put on Fox News. More people should do the same.

      • catherineinpvb

        The original deal and before Fox News; was that Turner installed the TV’s ‘free’ and the channel was CNN’s; only. One might think; after all these years; that this agreement might have run it’s course; but think it has not. (Would be nice if Fox did same; and airport viewers; could watch choice of screens. OR; just cancel CNN and install ‘Fox’ – with Fox providing TV’s.

        Now that IS capitalism. And could be; that Fox tried. . .whatever the case; yes sucky CNN is the meet and greet. . .and mind-sitter; if not on your ‘smart’ toys.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Yet, despite Big Brother CNN being forced down peoples throats, FOX has higher ratings than CNN and BSNBC.

          Imagine that.

  • Shon Williams

    Like African countries, Iranian culture does not promote colonialism and occupation. Leave you colonist supporters.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Your Islamic Regime of iran promotes subjugation of women, killing uncompliant women, executes gay teens, censors the internet, kills opponents of the regime, openly calls for genocide, sacrifice their own children to walk through land mined fields to clear them. Their own CHILDREN. Force dress codes on men (beards) and women (burqas). Issues DEATH SENTENCES, fatwa, on writers like Salman Rushdie.

      SCREW ayatollah khomeni 4EVER.

      • Shon Williams

        So does Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and China and Somalia and the Sudan and Indonesia and Kuwait and the UAE and on and on.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          No ayatollah in Saudi Arabia issued a death fatwa on Salman Rushdie. The fatwas were from a prick ayatollah in YOUR Fascist iran.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          SCREW saudi arabia too.

          Try going to Mecca. and see how you’re treated.

          • Shon Williams

            Mecca is a tiny city. Try coming to southside atlanta where I live.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Mecca is a tiny city. Try coming to southside atlanta where I live.”

            What happens there? Did someone violate sharia without Islamic justice prevailing? That’s a real shame.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Q. What do fascist iran, afghanistan, saudi arabia, pakistan, somalia, sudan, indonesia, kuwait, uae have in common?

          A. Islamofascism.

          • Shon Williams

            What about China and Russia and North Korea. You gonna attack them. I doubt it. Oh thats right, Israel cant beat those countries in their dreams cause they only have 7 million people and no aircraft carriers.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Islamofascisms pressure point is MECCA.

            Threaten retaliatory destruction of MECCA might give pause to the death craving islamofascists.

            Meanwhile Islamofascsists use poison gas, a WMD, on the Kurds of Halabja Iraq, and men, women and children of Syria.

            How “progressive” of Islamofascism.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “What about China and Russia and North Korea. You gonna attack them. I doubt it.”

            Because there are reasons beyond your ability to process.

            “Oh thats right, Israel cant beat those countries in their dreams cause they only have 7 million people and no aircraft carriers.”

            Why would Israel care about communists that threaten the USA if the USA is not concerned enough to act?

          • Shon Williams

            Beyond reasons for your ant brain to process maybe. Not mine and other high IQ people.

          • defcon 4

            LOL, what a puerile evasion.

          • Drakken

            Well that leaves you out of the equation then.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You’ve certainly proved that here.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “So does Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and China and Somalia and the Sudan and Indonesia and Kuwait and the UAE and on and on.”

          So you object to benevolent Western colonialism but support Islamic supremacist colonialism.

          The picture is starting to become clear.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Like African countries, Iranian culture does not promote colonialism and occupation. Leave you colonist supporters.”

      Dumbass, Iran itself is occupied and it’s people oppressed by Muslim settlers.

      • Shon Williams

        Its none of your business. Let Iranians have their own Persian Spring.

        • defcon 4

          Israel, it’s none of YOUR business.

          • EarthView

            Then, Iran is none of your business.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Its none of your business. Let Iranians have their own Persian Spring.”

          Some things are my business. Like when people contradict themselves in a discussion. That’s one thing.

          • EarthView

            So, where did he contradict himself?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Shon Williams: “Like African countries, Iranian culture does not promote colonialism and occupation. Leave you colonist supporters.”

            Me: Iran itself is occupied and it’s people oppressed by Muslim settlers.

            If he’d said “Persian culture” (and he did later), I’d agree with him. In fact I already did that. The dominant culture in Iran today is Islamic. Islam is fundamentally an imperial-colonial religion and culture.

          • defcon 4

            I had forgotten that the religion of Persia, was Zoroastrianism. Yet strangely, the Zoroastrian population of Iranistan seems to be shrinking annually.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Yet strangely, the Zoroastrian population of Iranistan seems to be shrinking annually.”

            It’s not called the Zoroastrian Republic of Persia for a reason. They’re occupied and nearly wiped out.

            But we can’t undo time. We can call for Western standards of fairness and most crucially we can deny them the means to go nuclear.

  • ag

    “Are the above issues part of that problem? Or were Iranian payments involved?”

    The answer really lies in the names and backgrounds of the three so-called reporters. The reasons these interviews were the way they were was you had patriots of Islam disseminating taqqiya for jihad and a whole bunch of ignorant progressives in the background cheering on what their feeble minds portray as multi-culturalism.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      WILLFULLY ignorant “progressive” who back the most REGRESSIVE regimes in the world.

      The Castro Family dictatorship of Cuba.
      The Assad Family dictatorship of Syria.
      The Kim Family dictatorship of North Korea.

      • EarthView

        How about the stupid Republican/AIPAC/NRA dictatorship in the United States.

  • Stendec

    “CNN’s Iran Coverage: Biased, Inept, or Corrupt?”

    Answer: Yes.

  • defcon 4

    Why do some states hang Jews for being Israeli spies after a kangaroo court judgement? Why do some states hang gays? Why do some states stone adulterers to death? Why do some states imprison Christians who converted from islam?

  • BagLady

    If Jesus himself became the Ayatollah, Netanyahu would sneer at his every word. Come on, let’s face the facts, Israel is hell bent on annihilating Iran.

  • cacslewisfan

    What would it take for journalists and politicians to admit to reality? If they want to be enslaved and killed in the name of Islam, it’s their choice, but do they have to drag the rest of us along with them? What happens in a republic when the government does not represent half the people?

  • hughglass

    What’s a cnn ?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Try Google.com

  • herb benty

    Amanpour the leftist bubblehead that is a regular on Canada’s state TV station, the CBC, has annoyed Canadians for decades with her anti-semitism.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Dont live where you dont agree with the laws.”

    And don’t let liars in to your country when they want to drag their barbaric cultures with them.

  • defcon 4

    Anyone Jewish (or non-muslime) becoming the Ayatollah doesn’t seem very likely.

  • Shon Williams

    Britain invaded Iran during the Anglo Iranian war. Russia invaded in WWII and Iraq in 1980. Irans clerical leadership did not respond to Iraqs chemical attacks with chemicals. They denounced WMDs. How many countries can say they are WMD free. Europeans attack other countries. Not Iran.

    • defcon 4

      Iran also persecutes anyone non-muslim AND women. But then again, you probably think that’s one of the good things about Iran.

      • EarthView

        You are an absolute ignoramus. Iran does NOT persecute non-Muslims or women. Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians are accepted as legitimate minorities and each have representatives in the Iranian parliament.

        Also, over 60% of college students in Iran are women. There is even a woman vice-president now. So, why don’t just shut your mouth about things you know nothing about.

        • defcon 4

          LOL, you just pegged my BS meter Farid. I’ve personally talked to Iranian Jews, and they had no enthusiasm at all for your islam0nazi state. The Iranian Jewish woman I met had fond tales of the islam0nazi “religious police” regularly shaking her, her sisters and mother down to insure they were dressed properly. BTW, how do you explain the imprisonment of the Iranian Christian pastor who converted to Christianity from islam on apostasy charges?
          Zoroastrians aren’t persecuted in Iranistan? Hahahahaha, pull the other one.

          • EarthView

            Gee, you talked to some Iranian Jews. Big deal! Women cannot wear bikinis in Iran. Again, big deal. There is a dress code which I don’t like. But, the main point is that you don’t show your body and you cover your hair for example with a scarf. Nobody in Iran wears a burqa or the nijab.

            As for Christians, there are over 100,000 Armenians and some Assyrian Christians in Iran. None is persecuted. There are also about 20,000 Jews in Iran along with about 25 Synagogues just in Tehran. Again, no one bothers them.

            But, apostasy is not permitted in Iran as in most Islamic countries. So, if you are a Christian fundamentalist idiot and you try to convert a Muslim to Christianity, you are condemning to death. The fault is in these stupid missionaries who think only they will be “saved.”

            As far as I am concerned, ALL religions should be banned. But, why do you just pick on Iran. Why don’t you pick on Saudi Arabia, our dear friend, where there are no Christians and women cannot even drive.

  • defcon 4

    Sounds like what the Turks are doing to the Germans now.

  • Shon Williams

    Saudi Arabia exports terrorism and funds Bin Laid to Rests family. They along with Egypt breed international terrorism.