Iranian Press Knows About Bias
By Lee Russ
Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 03:17 PM
Free press is hard to find, and you sure won't find it in Iran. Here's a recent headline from The Tehran Times: "Opinion poll in Belgium supports Mottaki's views on cartoons"
Respondents in the poll (Moroccans living in Belgium ) were asked:
Was Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki right in criticizing in Brussels the cartoons as showing lack of respect to 1.5 billion Muslims?
The problem with the headline? Only "Forty-five percent of the respondents said they completely agreed" with the Foreign Minister's statement. Another 33.5% said he was exaggerating and pouring oil on the fire, while a whopping 21.5% simply had no opinion.
Yeah, that's "support" for a statement like Bush won a "mandate" in 2004.
Free press. Wishful thinking.