[ExI] left on iran

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 23:25:28 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 3:42 AM, Stefano Vaj<stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 11:31 AM, spike<spike66 at att.net> wrote:

            <snip kool-aid narrative>
> Why, a really balanced report on Iranian situation... :-)


Fair and balanced.   ;-)

Thanks, Stefano for setting up my little dig.

In spike's defense, the "coverage" of this business has been pure lala
born of thirty years of politically profitable anti-Iranian

Pinter sums it up the big picture with elegant parsimony, and Bill K
tells the story, clean and cool, in one paragraph:

"... the election was probably about as fair as
you can get in Iran. (Note that the US elections have problems as
well). There is a split in the Iran population. The faithful rural
population voted about 60% in favor of the status quo. The city
dwellers voted about 30% for the opposition. So all the protests don't
change the election. But there is a large minority that wants more
representation of their views."

Bill, how did you manage to see past the tapestry?

Best, Jeff Davis

"What surrounds us...is a vast tapestry of lies..."
                                           Harold Pinter

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