''We view with concern the Iranian judiciary banning a reformist publication simply for not placing prominently a judiciary statement,'' State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said at his daily briefing, citing U.S. support for freedom of speech and freedom of the press."
"We hope the voice of the Iranian people and their call for democracy and the rule of law will be heard and help transform Iran into a force for stability in the region,'' he added. "
WOW. What a change. I can't remember anyone from the White House or State Dept. even bringing up the subject of Iranian newspapers being banned. (doubt it's my letter writing campaign.) Must be Reporters Without Borders.
Finally. Now, maybe the press will be forced to reveal their shameful lack of coverage in the past. (nah, they'll just pick it up like it's somethinig new going on. Who am I kidding?)
Ethical Journalists = Oxymoron
Unethical Journalists= Redundant
posted on 09/30/2003 6:24:06 AM PDT
( Stop thinking about it and do it.)
The State Dept. does little about illegal elections and censorship in Zimbabwe. I doubt they will rise to the occasion for Iran.
However, I think the case can be made that our national interests are threatened by Iran, not Zimbabwe.
Nuclear weapons is the key to joining the Axis of Evil.
posted on 09/30/2003 7:56:27 PM PDT
by Pan_Yans Wife
("Life isn't fair. It's fairer than death, is all.")
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