Monday, January 31, 2011

BBC Persian Does it Again!

When Nasrollah's anti-Persian video went round the internet and inflamed the feelings of Iranians, it was some BBC Persian reporter who sawed the seeds of doubt by claiming the video was a fake. In fact it was totally genuine, the text of Nasrollah's speech was available on Hezbollah's website and confirmed exactly with what was said on the video of his speech.

On Saturday, BBC Persian made another similar suspicious error. The demonstration by some Afghans is clearly against the Iranian regime and the recent executions in Iran. The banner clearly says 'We condemn the execution of political prisoners by the Iranian REGIME', yet the BBC headline says 'Anti-IRANIAN Protests across several Afghan Cities'.
The claim that this is some anti-Iranian protest is not just in the headline, it is also included in the main text. It says, anti-Iranian protests in Afghanistan started at the ...

BBC Persian seriously needs to review its personnel seriously sharpish.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you have noticed, but in London Underground there are Press TV ads with Galloway's mug in it with the caption:

"Find out why they don't like us"

Or words to that effect. It looks like another PR campaign for these heinous monsters.

Given you're a champion against these scumbags, I thought you might be interested in gathering your troops to tear these dirty devil supporters to shreds. You're the best man for the job.

Press TV has no place in society.

Azarmehr said...

Didn't know that. Haven't used teh underground for a while. Thanks for letting me know. Which stations have you seen them in?

Winston said...

BBC is evil.

Reza said...

Potkin jan,

I challenge you to a formal debate on BBC Persian. I am sure that the editors would invite us to "Compass" for an exchange of views.

Reza Esfandiari

Anonymous said...

@ Reza, be careful what you wish for.

another anon :) said...

oxford circus:

http://hurryupharry.org/2011/02/01/appearing-in-the-london-underground/

Reza said...

Potkin is always complaining that BBC Persian don't invite him for an interview. They won't because they want to at least attempt to be impartial. But if I agreed to show up to challenge Azarmehr then they would welcome such a proposal.

The thing is Potkin has a soft spot for me - he knows I have no ties to the Islamic republic regime and am not in their pay.

Arianne said...

I remember after the June elections and during the massive demonstrations in Iran, the BBC Persian website were publishing people's comments on the events.
It struck me as odd that the majority of the comments published happened to be pro-Islamic regime. Seemed strange especially during those particular days.
Months later, a friend who works at the British Embassy in Tehran told me that many of the comments posted were those sent by the staff working at the embassy.
Makes sense now..................