January 15, 2020
Why do Iranians even bother with female TV anchors? I thought the point of being Moslem was not having to deal with all these skanks screwing everything up?
In the modern world, very few people have integrity. So few, in fact, that it’s quicker to count honest people than to try and account for all the scumbags out there.
But even in this world of selfish and corrupt people, there’s two classes of people who are particularly known for being totally devoid of all ethical principles.
The first of these is journalists.
Everyone knows about this.
The second, of course, is women.
So what exactly are the odds that female journalists, of all people, would actually bravely stand up for what’s right and “fight the man”?
About the same odds as a Jew being completely honest about his business dealings.
At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, with one of them apologizing to viewers for “the 13 years I told you lies.”
As Tehran continues to grapple with the fallout from protests stemming from a cover-up of its accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner, TV anchor Gelare Jabbari addressed her viewers on an Instagram post that appears to have been deleted.
“It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed,” the post read, according to The Guardian. “Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.”
Two other news anchors at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) thanked their supporters in separate statements.
“Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today,” said Zahra Khatami. “I will never get back to TV. Forgive me.”
Fellow anchor Saba Rad said she was leaving journalism after 21 years.
“Thank you for your support in all years of my career,” she said. “I announce that after 21 years working in radio and TV, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot.”
The resignations come as Iranians again took to the streets in anti-government protests Monday. Many are calling for the ouster of government leaders after the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane that Iran initially denied responsibility for. Tehran later walked back its denial and admitted to downing the plane in a misfire during attacks on bases in Iraq where American troops are housed. The attacks followed the killing of Iranian Quds Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike.
The resignations come as some Iranians have an unfavorable view of the media, which is tightly controlled by the regime.
The protests have led to reported harsh crackdowns by security forces, further fragmenting the relationship between the regime, the media and Iranians. The Tehran-based Association of Iranian Journalists said the public was witnessing “a funeral for public trust.”
So, uh, these women have had no problems “lying to the public” for decades now, and yet all three of them suddenly, and simultaneously, decided to quit and make a big fuss about it on the internet?
And all this with no external prompting; it was solely due to their own guilty consciences?
As if anyone would believe that.
As previously noted, neither women nor journalists even have consciences to begin with. So there goes that theory right off the bat.
Additionally, lying to the public is inherently part of the job of being a TV news anchor, no matter what country or corporation you’re working for. If they really had a problem with lying, they wouldn’t have chosen this career path from the start.
But most importantly, if these people really believed that the Iranian government was some kind of evil regime, then they wouldn’t be saying this crap on social media while they’re still in Iran and at the mercy of the government, now, would they?
A much more likely scenario would be that these three skanks were about to get fired for incompetence or because they slept with their bosses or whatever, and they decided to conspire together to pre-empt their firing by creating this spectacle to gain sympathy.
Or they’ve been contacted by Mossad/Western intelligence agents and asked to do this in exchange for some kind of reward, or under some kind of threat.
One way or another, this makes a very nice propaganda story for American news agencies who can now portray Iran as a country that forces their journalists to lie – unlike in America, where journalists are literally saints and totally incapable of uttering a single falsehood.