Saturday, September 20, 2008

Iranian TV: a little honesty to challenge American journalists

From: Michele Renouf
Date: 20 September 2008 01:42:23 BDT

Subject: Bravo PressTV myth-buster

Dear friends

With much relief (and modest pride as member of the Tehran Holocaust-WMD Review Committee) it is good to report the following.

Just one week after an unexpected opportunity arose at a friend's Islamic bank dinner-party where I had expressed my modest PR advice to the Iranian media channel's head of production, he has seen fit to heed my concern. Namely, that surely PressTV would wish to carry prominently on its homepage the correct quotation of the President of Iran, Dr Ahmadinejad, giving it in his own words.

Specifically, I urged due attention to the ongoing notorious misrepresentation throughout the all-pervasive global media of his 'wiping Israel off the map' allusion. Only two days ago in London an audience of thousands in Westminster heard Israel's former U.N. ambassador Dan Gillerman still deploying this misrepresentation. The ambassador was booed when he used it to distract from the concrete facts that Israel has not only wiped Palestine off the map but also for the most part "disappeared" the indigenous population as per this euphemism for terroristic genocide in Herzl's 1896 blueprint for a secular Jewish State in a pirated Palestine.

Iran's perspicacious President had simply compared the coming collapse of the Zionist regime to the way the Soviet Union was wiped off the world map due to its similarly artificial historical foundations. The Iranian President's allusion was never an incitement to war, only to humane common sense. And yesterday Dr. Ahmadinejad's frank statement here is complete and afresh.

Bravo to Press TV for fairly providing accurate and balanced public information so that real democratic fair play has even a chance of prevailing over lop-sided globalised propaganda.

Michèle
(Lady Renouf)

1 comment:

Gurfinkle said...

Ahmadinejad was interviewed by Mike Wallace on '60 Minutes'. He was asked about the 'wipe Israel off the face of the earth' remark. His response was

I think that the Israeli government is a fabricated government and I have talked about the solution. The solution is democracy. We have said allow Palestinian people to participate in a free and fair referendum to express their views. What we are saying only serves the cause of durable peace. We want durable peace in that part of the world. A durable peace will only come about with once the views of the people are met

The Bold Section was deleted! See it discussed here ..

http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/2008/09/report-60-minutes-cut-ahmadinejads-statement-solution-is-democracy-in-israelpalestine.html

By following links you can see the actual and edited interview.