A Bit of Defense of the Press On the Iranian Situation

The protests are happening at a time the Western press is on vacation in a country that won't give reporters entry visas

Having leveled several criticisms at the press over the coverage of the Iranian protests (see…

First, this is happening over a major Western holiday period and it is no easy task to scramble resources and get people into a country already hard to get into. Iran has to issue visas to reporters to get them into the country and Iran is not doing that. Likewise, many of the major journalists who'd normally cover these things have gone off with families and much of the news is pre-taped this weekend.