ABC Spent More Time on Royals, Oscars than Anti-Regime Protest in Iran


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Overnight, students of Iran’s polytechnic university in Tehran put their lives on the line by taking to the streets to call for an end to the radical regime ruling the country. It was a massive blow to the liberal media’s false narrative that the U.S. killing of General Qasem Soleimani somehow “united” Iranians. To further prove their initials stood for Ayatollah Broadcasting Company, the Sunday edition of ABC’s Good Morning America downplayed the protests as just the wild emotional throws of a people, even spending more time on frivolous nonsense such as British royal family and the Oscars.

All told on Sunday, ABC spent just one minute and 34 seconds on the anti-regime protests in Iran. That’s way more than the zero ABC gave to similar protests back in November, which ended with Soleimani’s forces massacring 1,500 people. In contrast, ABC spent two minutes, 22 seconds gushing about the drama going on with the British royal family and two minutes, 39 seconds hyping the Oscars, which they’re hosting.

At the top of their coverage, co-anchor Eva Pilgrim understated the student’s reasons for protesting and made it seem as though the people didn’t know what they wanted to be angry at. “On a dime, it seems, the Iranian national rage at the U.S. for killing General Qasem Soleimani has been overwhelmed by anger at their own government for mistakenly shooting down that Ukrainian airliner,” she said.

Of course, that’s was a condescending attempt to square their false claims of Soleimani’s death “uniting” Iran with the reality that many more people hated the regime. That’s not to mention the regime had forced many people to attend the mourning events as part of their propaganda push to the Western press, which they ate hook, line, and sinker.


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