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Update on Iran

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kevin Sullivan, foreign editor of the Washington Post, gives us an update on what’s going on Iran, including today’s protest in support of opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Guests:

Kevin Sullivan,

Comments [1]

Hugh from Brookyn

Can someone explain why so many of the people interviewed by NPR in Iran speak flawless English? The other day, one of those interviewed had an unmistakably American accent.

When this happened in Venezuela a few years ago, it was because NPR, the Times and others were only interviewing wealthy people, many educated abroad, and most of whom (not surprisingly) supported the US-supported coup attempt. The New York Times distinguished itself with its support for the coup and some atrociously, glaringly false reporting.

It sounds like things are very different in Iran, but American reporting on populist movements has been so consistently bad for so long, we really have to question what we hear from US news organizations.

Jun. 18 2009 01:03 PM

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