In an article on the “near total lack of coverage of the story on CNN” of the growing protests in Iran against election irregularities, we read:
“The Obama administration is determined to press on with efforts to engage the Iranian government,” The New York Times cited senior officials as having said Saturday, “despite misgivings about irregularities in the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”
Glenn, who linked the article offers, “When CNN isn’t covering, I always suspect an Eason Jordan-style deal now.” Wonder if CNN’s paucity of coverage is a way to give cover for the President’s policies.
Still I wonder, how CNN might have covered the protests during the previous administration’s tenure had the President’s predecessor favored engagement with the Iranian government.
UPDATE: While at the gym on Monday, saw pretty extensive CNN coverage of protests. Seems they got the message. Too bad President Obama does not even make rhetorical gestures in favor of the Iranians getting the kind of hope and change he campaigne on for America, a country in far less dire straights than Iran. And he’s still vowing talks with the Iranian regime. And many of his supporters accused his predecessor of stubbornly sticking to his policies, even as they were failing.