Monday, June 22, 2009

"Hundreds" Protest in Iran

According to CNN this morning, "Tensions rippled in Tehran again as hundreds gathered in a public square today despite a stern warning by Iran's Revolutionary Guard against demonstrations by citizens protesting the recent election."

Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that "hundreds" was "hundreds of thousands"?

And yet the reporting of these protests, by CNN and others, continues to have that breathless, hopeful quality, suggesting that this may be similar to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. And I have yet to hear any cable news network make it explicitly clear when their reporters or commentators are themselves Iranians who fled the Islamic Revolution in 1979. (I'm looking at you Christiane Amanpore and CNN.)

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