Why in the world would they not cover it? That was the question that virtually anyone paying attention to world news was asking about CNN’s apparent decision to give minimal airtime to the freedom protests taking place on the streets of Iran. It seemed to make no logical sense whatsoever.
It’s certainly newsworthy. As citizens of Iran are marching and shouting, “We don’t want an Islamic Republic,” storming the mansions of their oppressors, and the Iranian government is responding by cutting the internet and beating civilians, CNN spent two days covering a box truck blocking their camera shot of Donald Trump playing golf.
And they’re not alone.
The Washington Post, who gave themselves the self-congratulatory slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” for their supposed stalwart opposition to Donald Trump, has left democracy-minded protesters to linger in darkness, at least on their pages.
What in the world is going on? On the surface, after all, it makes no sense.
- Iran is an oppressive theocracy and mainstream media is never hesitant to decry the rise of so-called “Christian theocracy” in America.
- Many of the protestors were remarkably courageous women, literally risking their lives to take off the hijab to demand rights and equality. Mainstream media loves to pretend it champions women.
- Iran is a regime that silences and imprisons journalists who dare to tell any truth not complimentary of the government. Since the election of Trump, mainstream media has been in a constant state of panic over perceived threats to the free press.
- Iran sentences those who are caught practicing homosexual relations to death, including throwing them off cliffs. Every major news organization employs high-profile anchors who have outed themselves as gay, and they all claim to be “LGBT friendly.”
From almost every angle imaginable, this story would seem to be right up the media's alley. Yet for an uncomfortably lengthy amount of time, the left-leaning news organizations refused to show any video, ran headlines about counter protests in favor of the Iranian tyranny, and tried at times to make the story about Donald Trump. What?
It isn’t about Trump. It’s about Iranian freedom. It’s about women who were free, professional, independent, and happy before the Islamic Revolution turned them into scarfed servants.
So what gives? Two words: Barack Obama.
The mainstream press, for as much as they pretend to favor all these causes represented on the streets of Iran, they favor one thing far more: the legacy of Barack Obama. Covering these protests means outing the reality that the false narrative their favorite president spun in order to make one of the most catastrophic arms deals in world history is literally collapsing before our eyes.
The Barack Obama line has been that President Trump’s threat to withdraw from the disastrous Obama/Iran nuclear “deal” is causing support for the Ayatollah and the Iranian regime to grow. It is clearly the precise opposite. Iranians are emboldened and are taking to the streets shouting “Death to the Dictator! Mullahs Must Get Lost!”
These protests reveal the utter failure of the Obama/Biden/Ben Rhodes caricature of Iran. Obama told us he was making a deal with the “moderates” there. Instead, he gave plane loads of American taxpayer cash to the radical Islamists. The Iranian people now sense an opportunity to overthrow the jackals ruining their lives without encountering counterproductive legitimacy given to the Ayatollah by foolish American leadership.
The mainstream media is reluctantly being forced to cover the events in Iran, even if not honestly. But there should be no mistake why they are dragging their feet. Barack Obama’s horrific foreign policy blunder is being exposed.