Iranian State TV Anchors Reportedly Quit After Years of 'Lies': 'Forgive Me'

5.2k views

While the politicians make impassioned speeches about an impeachment process that has about as much validity so someone saying up is down, legitimately important things are being said and done in Iran against that country’s terrorist regime.

According to a Monday report by The Guardian, at least two journalists at the state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) have quit following the cover-up of the Iranian government’s “accidental” shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner that resulted in the deaths of 176 innocent people.

In an Instagram post that looks like it was deleted, anchor Gelare Jabbari apologized to viewers for following the regime’s disinformation campaign throughout the years.

“It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed," Jabbari reportedly said, according to The Guardian. "Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.”

It makes one think what else the Iranian government has covered up over the years if there has been decades of attempting to get the Iranian people and the world to believe their “lies.”

Jabbari wasn’t the only IRIB anchor that conveyed their shame in lying, possibly without even knowing they were doing it, for the Iranian government.

“Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today," said fellow anchor Zahra Khatami. "I will never get back to TV. Forgive me.”

“Thank you for your support in all years of my career," Saba Rad, another anchor said. "I announce that after 21 years working in radio and TV, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot.”

Those are really sad statements, and I mean that for the anchors, not against.

Imagine doing a job where you either lie for the government, knowingly or unknowingly, or you risk being severely persecuted for deviating from said government’s message. Now imagine, after years of doing said job, that you’re confronted with the reality that it was all a lie.

No wonder they don’t want to continue in their chosen profession.

As Fox News noted, a Reporters Without Borders report ranked Iran as “one of the most repressive states for journalists, with “at least 860 journalists” having been “imprisoned or executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.”

H/T: The Blaze

MRCTV Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why MRCTV, a program of the MRC, exists—to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, expose media bias, and provide entertainment to new and diverse audiences. But we can’t do it alone. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical

Donate today to help MRCTV continue to produce videos and commentary that are seen far and wide. $25 a month goes a long way.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The MRCTV Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for MRCTV Daily newsletter to receive the latest videos and commentary.

 

MRC Merch