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USA Drumbeats of war with Iran.
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Posted 6/16/09 , edited 6/16/09
Why is the US media talking about the Iran elections 24/7? I have never seen them do this to China, India, Israel or any other country. They are demonizing this country so we can get a bad stereotype of them. I agree with Obama saying the US shouldnt have anything to do with Irans elections and rightfully so. These people stay hundreds of thousands miles away yet our media feels the need to cover it as if it was an election of our own. Looking like Iraq all over again. Man can anyone else see through the propoganda war machine?

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Posted 6/16/09
I don't think the Media is trying to demonize Iran. They are covering the story (among many other countries) because of what is happening because of the elections. Not every day do you see protests of election fraud, protestors being killed by police, and riots going on. It's almost like a Tehran Tiananmen. There is much conspiracy regarding the elections because Ahmedinejad received almost 65% of the votes... which may indicate that he fixed the elections because of strong opposition to him. He also gave away free money to buy votes. America takes personal interest in Iran because of their nuclear program and wicked threats to the nation of Israel. Ahmedinejad is a wicked leader and a racist. Iran has been in the media a lot over Ahmedinejads speeches about Israel, and what he said about them in UN meetings. It's also in the media because Iran is working towards nuclear weapons, swearing to destroy Israel. I don't think the articles are trying to demonize Iran, if anything they are praising them because they show that Iran is a democratic government that may have elected a moderate candidate. It shows that the Iranian people largely do not support their wicked leader Ahmedinejad, and this is all good stuff.
Posted 6/16/09
eh, the media has been corrupt since it first began. anyway, they're probably covering a story on the people of Iran just to spy on them or something similar to that
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Posted 6/16/09
It's the EXACT same thing that happened in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez. The US is probably going to try something to make Ahmadinejad get forced out of the presidency like they tried with Chavez.
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Posted 6/16/09
How is it is the US fault that the Iranian government is murdering protestors? If anything liberal US haters should like the fact that Iran is protesting for a more moderate "green" candidate. The world needs to appreciate the US more and stop condemning us, we aren't evil and we certainly aren't imperialistic.
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Posted 6/16/09 , edited 6/16/09

drizza wrote:

Why is the US media talking about the Iran elections 24/7? I have never seen them do this to China, India, Israel or any other country. They are demonizing this country so we can get a bad stereotype of them. I agree with Obama saying the US shouldnt have anything to do with Irans elections and rightfully so. These people stay hundreds of thousands miles away yet our media feels the need to cover it as if it was an election of our own. Looking like Iraq all over again. Man can anyone else see through the propoganda war machine?


I hate to burst your bubble, but this isn’t about political agendas or slandering nations that don’t like Israel. No, this is infotainment, plain and simple. The news also has this odd tendency to cover meaningless sports events, celebrity break ups, and flatly irrelevant legal events. Some time back, for example, I remember a lot of media attention on one brain dead hospital patient. This man’s mind had fled his body years ago, and he’d left instructions to be pulled off life support should he ever become brain dead. His family, however, refused to do so because he was a human being. How does this affect anybody outside of the family and their brain dead relative? Well, it doesn’t, but it was on the news. Why this particular case when the same thing is going on ever day, all across the nation, and throughout the entire world? Well, the family got emotional about it.

Was this the media trying to bread negative stereotypes against coma patients because they dare to bravely stand up against Israel? No, it was simply a controversial topic that would get people talking. For example, you’re here bitching about the media covering Iran’s elections. I’m here defending the media. We’re officially talking about the media, and now people are going to get curious and start looking into it. The media now has some brand new viewers, their ratings go up, and they can pull an Anchorman and brag about being number one because somebody’s convinced they’re banding together in a vast conspiracy to breed racial stereotypes of Iranians.


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You may notice that most of the major recipients of ODA from America are Middle Eastern nations-and not Israel, as much as you would’ve loved that. Perhaps another reason for our interest in the Middle East in general, as it’s not simply centered on Iran, is because that’s where a lot of our money is going. Then again, the bulk of our debt is to China and nobody notices that so I’m still vouching for my Infotainment idea. After all, if the media aired a video on India’s government officials we wouldn’t be having this conversation anyway.
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Posted 6/17/09 , edited 6/17/09
Nah I dont see this as infotainment I see this as it is as I am good at analyzing situations and many other politicians who can see through this propoganda. If you read the article I posted you wil understand. We do this to countries we dont like because Zimbabwe didnt have this headline coverage all day like this when there was coup. So I cannot fall for that we did the same with Iraq made this country look terrible or the people dont like their leader. Talked all day about 9/11 and WMD's and soon after we invade them while many Americans were in the mindset that this had something to do with 9/11 and we getting revenge. Israel enemy? Hardly this is not the reason y I believe they are covering this because if that statement was true Israel/Palestine would make headlines everyday looking at it through an Israeli prepective.

How does my government want me to react to this country which influences nothing in my life? Do they want me to get out and protest to I mean why are they drilling this in my head 24/7 about these elections that many Americans probably dont even have a social conversation over? People you are seeing propaganda and how America does it best. Iran will never be seen in a good light in this country always negative. He will always be considered as the next Hitler. Why they choose to compare him with Hitler I have no idea. Maybe they want us to reminence on how he treated the jews and be frightend. Thats how we convince the masses in the country we just use fear mongering as usual. Get you scared so you rely on the government to protect you from the bad guy. Like I said this is all a re-run from Iraq. I dont think Obama (thank goodness) will be dumb enough to attack Iran. Mccain lol that option wouldnt be off the table or any neo-con Republican.

Paul Craig Roberts puts it best:

"But as in everything else having to do with American hegemony over other peoples, facts and truth play no part. Lies and propaganda rule.

Consumed by its passion for hegemony, America is driven prevail over others, morality and justice be damned. This world-threatening script will play until America bankrupts itself and has so alienated the rest of the world that it is isolated and universally despised."
Posted 6/17/09
What have they done to demonize Iran with the current media coverage on the election?

From the articles I have seen, they are simply covering it. Why? Iranian people are living throughout the world, and the political situation in their home country is very relevant to them. But as we've seen, it's also due to the public's (of Iran) reaction to the election. "Selection not Election" as many claim, as they feel the outcome was rigged, and find many aspects of the election suspicious. Whether or not the one elected is "good" or not is besides the point - evidently, a large group of the Iranian public do not agree with the current laws/government, and are unhappy with the outcome. Enough to cause riots, even.
On another note, with media forms and ways of communication being limited (journalists being kicked out, certain websites banned - to my understanding) I can't help but think ill of whoever is in charge. Whether this is me being convinced by the media who are 'demonizing' the situation, is in my mind, besides the point. The media gave coverage to other elections too, mind you, so no, it isn't (to me) that they are targeting iran or trying to demonize the government, as such, it's that the situation has escalated to violence and rioting. This is interesting/good news, so they report.

Naturally they will try and hype it a bit to make it more interesting, if needed, but it is still relevant. " our media feels the need to cover it as if it was an election of our own." - to some, it is as if it were their own. As I stated earlier, Iranian's live throughout the world, and this issue is surely important to them. Not only that, but other countries can easily have an impact on ours - especially the U.S. (since it's quite a major country) - and by this reasoning, I say that if there is cheating in the election, then it is very well the rest of the worlds business (if they wish it to be).
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Posted 6/17/09
well since Iran is pushing quite heavily for a functioning nuclear weapons program I'd imagine that the election of the leader of the country would be a pretty important topic of coverage
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Posted 6/17/09
With foreign media not allowed to be in. They are currently using Twitter as a last resort lol.
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Posted 6/19/09 , edited 6/19/09
Iran is a sovereign iindependent nation therefore they have every right to refuse or restrict any visitors including foreign media


4. ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS

It is the sole prerogative of each country or region to determine who is allowed to enter.

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/report_rapport-eng.asp?id=132000
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Posted 6/19/09 , edited 6/19/09
The media doesn't have to demonize the oppressive Iranian regime.
The people of Iran have clearly spoken..too bad they are ignored.




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Posted 6/20/09
Too much problems in the world and of course the U.S would get involve. Why don't other world power countries try to help too instead of depending only the U.S to help the situation?
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Posted 6/20/09
I wont forgive the US if they invade the democratic country, unless if Iran did first.
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Posted 6/20/09 , edited 6/20/09
If the neo cons and the media can brainwash the public like they did Iraq I wouldnt be surprised. You can tell by some of the responses on the middle east threads they are doing a good job at it. Iran is now the new enemy and you wouldnt believe how terrified many Americans are from their leader it is ridiculous. This man came to our universities and went on th emedia numerous times stating he has no issues with Americans. I have yet to see this man attack any other country or put any jew in a concentration camp. The only attacking/invdading being done is by the west. But the media keeps repeating over and over with no proof that he is developing a nuclear weapon. If the brain hears something over and over again he is tuned to believe it. Just like how every time they mentioned Iraq they mentioned WMD's. The average
American will not do any research to see how many people refuted this idea and the evidence supporting it. Due to our ignorance we are now into this war that shouldnt have started in the first damn place. Man I tell you when will the hypocrisy end.
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