Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Good News and the Bad News

The bad news, or I am sure for some people the good news, is that I have injured myself in an accident. See the lovely bruises in the picture :) I need to have an operation to stitch my pectorial tendon back on again and then some time before hopefully a full recovery.



The good news however is that Fakhravar's speech at DePaul University in Chicago, seems to have been a huge success.

Shame that none of the useless incompetent ex-pat Persian media we have, reported anything of the event at DePaul university.

I am sure many Iranians inside Iran would have found Fakhravar's speech and the event at DePaul university much more interesting than VOA Persian's typical report on car traffic in Karachi!

Oh, but VOA is getting a little bit more responsive to criticism, if you now send them an email criticising their "we are a news broadcasting only" policies and programs, they will send you a standard stereo reply below, but it does not matter what you send them, the reply is the same to whoever writes it and whatever you write :))

'Dear Listener:

Thank you for your comments. Our announcement for the present inspection noted that it will address the Board’s structure, its guidance and management processes, relations with broadcasting entities’ management, and legislative foundations for these roles. Although you observations do not fall in this range, we will keep them for future reference.

Sincerely,

Tom Carmichael
Deputy Team Leader'

7 comments:

chester said...

Ouch! That must have hurt. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

In the meantime, glad to hear about Fakhravar's speech. It was part of Horowitz's "Islamo-fascism Awareness week"?

chester said...

sorry, I didn't scroll down far enough on that page you linked. Now I see.

While I like Horowitz, I do have some issues with Spencer.

I'll watch the videos. Thanks for the post.

Aryamehr said...

Ouch! Potkin-jAn, I hope you get fully recovered asap. And yes VOA needs to seriously reconsider who they decide to give airtime to and who not to - Fakhravar is doing a great job.

Anonymous said...

Nice breasts!

Winston said...

I am sorry about the accident and wish you a speedy recovery.

As for Fakhravar's comments, I think they are great. He's doing a good job!

Pasha said...

Dear Potkin,

get well soon!

Bahramerad said...

Dear Potkin
I wish you a speedy recovery from your unfortunate accident I am also glad to see you back and writing on these pages.
keep your spirits up and take care.