Posted by Curt on 15 October, 2019 at 9:27 am. 1 comment.


Watch ABCNews break open its Emergency Euphemism Cabinet to avoid saying “kidnapped from his place of exile in Paris and then thrown in a dungeon for speaking out against the regime.”

Instead they say that unknown persons — Revolutionary Guard spies, naturally — “guided” the man from an outside country to Iran, at which point he was “detained.”

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, Iran’s president said his country was prepared to begin using even more-advanced centrifuges as its nuclear deal with world powers collapses.

The Guard and a later announcement on state television did not explain how authorities detained Ruhollah Zam, who ran a website called AmadNews that posted embarrassing videos and information about Iranian officials. He had been living and working in exile in Paris.

The Guard said Zam was “guided into the country” before the arrest. His channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram was apparently taken hold of, too, as a message noting his arrest went to its 1 million subscribers.

An announcement on state television called Zam a “special prey.” It said his detention was a victory of the Guard’s intelligence department over Western services.

The report described Zam as the head of network of psychological warfare by Iran’s enemies. The Guard alleged Zam was supported by the intelligence services of the U.S., France and Israel, something the journalist long denied. French officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

This is a major test for the media, though I’m not sure it’s a “test,” as I know the media will fail.

The media is currently in its second or third week of Virtue Signalling over the assassination of Jamil Kashoggi by Saudi Arabia.

But the media is aligned with Iran because Obama was aligned with Iran.

Attacking Saudi Arabia over Kashoggi is in the media’s political interests, in as much as attacking Saudi Arabia benefits their chief enemy, Iran. And the media is aligned with Iran.

But now that Iran has abducted a journalist from Paris — where is journalism was completely legal — and imprisoned him, likely in order to be executed — will the media make any kind of noise? Will we see dozens of op-eds decrying the savagery of the Iranian regime, as they did in the case of Saudi Arabia?

Or will they take a knee?

Bear in mind, the man will almost certainly be executed within days or weeks, so it is critical that the media make a very big noise right fucking now if there is to be any chance that this man lives.

What’s your bet?

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