Of course the media will make mistakes, especially in an era of the instantaneous need to feed the machine. However, when the government can control access as is the case in Iran at the moment, you have to believe that even if a small percentage of the details seeping out from that blackout is true, then something huge is happening.
It seems to me anyways that the results were never properly accounted for, hell they announced the winner even before they had finished counting the ballots and with such a huge majority as to be suspicious, especially in the part of the country that Mousavi is from where he lost the count badly.
I particularly found it kind of humorous during the Ayatollah’s speech that he said “we would not cheat”, I don’t think that he has had a great deal of success in selling that talking point so far.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/ … .stm
The whole thing doesn’t pass the smell test as they say, whether BBC, CBC, CNN, Fox or any other network has access or not.
On a different note, nice to see that Canada has joined the ranks of the “Great Satans”, the Iranian government has accused us of meddling… guess they’re still a little annoyed about that embassy thing way back in the early days of the Islamic Revolution… Guess were off the ayatollah’s guest list for the Revolution Day celebrations.
vancouversun.com/news/Iran+a … story.html
The BBC has been following some of today’s developments with a suspicious eye as well, suggesting that agent provocateurs have perhaps been behind some of the more violent outbursts in order to justify a massive crackdown, a valid point one would imagine.
All in all, I think that the massive rallies of last week should be an indication that the people there may believe that something wrong has taken place,