Monday, January 16, 2006

CNN banned in Iran

The Iranian government, citing "actions contrary to professional ethics in the past years and their distortion of the president's comments during his press conference on Saturday", has kicked CNN out of the country and banned CNN journalists from entering Iran.

The dustup concerns the alleged mis-translation by CNN of a Farsi word used by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejihad which, according to the Iranian culture ministry, means "technology". CNN translated it to mean "nuclear weapons".

I suppose that Ted Turner will have to go over there to straighten this all out. Maybe he can join with the Iranians in something like the old Goodwill Games. They could call it the Jihad Jousts or the Farsi Frolics or maybe the Holocaust Hustle. Before, you know, calling a press conference to tearfully apologize.

Others with news on the Mad Mullahs and their leader Ahmadinejihad:
A Blog For All - Highway to hell
Joust the Facts - MLK Edition
Blogs for Bush - Iranian Bluster
Brutally Honest - More ominous news out of Iran (I guess it'll be LESS ominous news, now)

QandO - The Venezuela/Iran Connection
Secular Blasphemy - The Chavez-Ahmadinejad axis
The Democratic Party Blog -
Argghhh!!! - Holocaust Debate?!
NIF - Islamofascism - Iran wants to "debate the Holocaust"

Publius Pundit - Iran and the Nuclear Issue
Free Thoughts - Saturday Night Fatwa on Travolta's dancing (it helps here if you speak Italian)
Atlas Shrugs - Whatcha gonna do, punks?
The Political Pit Bull - Add this to the already very very very very long list of reasons why Iran, especially while this bastard is President, shouldn't be allowed to get a nuke.
NewsHog - Nuclear Iran - The Back Story

Regime Change Iran - Iran's peaceful nuclear claims in doubt - ElBaradei
Ebenezer - The Tehran - Caracas axis
IMAO - Who's running Iran?
Elephant in my coffee - Iran does something smart, for a change
My Politika - From Russia with love? - Can Russia resolve this issue so simply?

IsraPundit - The Radioactive Republic of Iran - Iran Gets It Right! Bans CNN Reporters... (thankz for the link!)
Home based Life - The current President of Iran is the latest example of what happens when the mentally unstable attain high office.
Can I Dream - Iran on nuclear collision course

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