Monday, January 07, 2013

how pressTV gets all the links

it's amusing to see rightwing blogs regularly link to an iranian government funded propaganda channel. (for example). here is how it works:

press TV reports that obama is going to nominate chuck hagel as defense secretary and characterizes him "anti-israeli", thus creating the impression that things are going well for the iranian regime.

conservative bloggers (and rags like the free beacon) link to the press TV report as evidence that hagel (and by extension, president obama) is anti-israeli.

it's worth noting that if a liberal blogger did something similar, these very same conservative bloggers would be jumping up and down, claiming this proves that liberals are on the same side as the islamic republic of iran.