Comments on: The Solution to Bad News: Don’t Allow it to be Reported http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164 A rough draft of my thoughts... Sat, 06 Oct 2007 00:14:34 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 by: james http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363335 Sat, 30 Jun 2007 01:20:19 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363335 "It gives me the creeps when people liken the regime in Tehran to any major American political party or movement". Well sir, it shouldn't really, should it? You've got war criminals at the top level of your leadership, they have been exposed as such and your people don't have the balls or the inclination to do anything about it. Iran hasn't invaded any foreign country for a couple of hundred years. The best your country has done is something like 17. Your country has brought about the violent death of many hundreds of thousands of people over the last few years, not just your poor backyard neighbours but nations on the other side of the world. Not to mention untold misery to many millions of broken, helpless people. Your country gives me the creeps: the sick, murderous and hypocritical bastards who talk of democracy but smile at torture and murder. And, besides, who helped shape the Iran of today? “It gives me the creeps when people liken the regime in Tehran to any major American political party or movement”.

Well sir, it shouldn’t really, should it? You’ve got war criminals at the top level of your leadership, they have been exposed as such and your people don’t have the balls or the inclination to do anything about it. Iran hasn’t invaded any foreign country for a couple of hundred years. The best your country has done is something like 17. Your country has brought about the violent death of many hundreds of thousands of people over the last few years, not just your poor backyard neighbours but nations on the other side of the world. Not to mention untold misery to many millions of broken, helpless people.

Your country gives me the creeps: the sick, murderous and hypocritical bastards who talk of democracy but smile at torture and murder. And, besides, who helped shape the Iran of today?

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by: CPT D http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363333 Sat, 30 Jun 2007 00:09:35 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363333 It gives me the creeps when people liken the regime in Tehran to any major American political party or movement. What Tehran is doing is state-sponsored censorship, which has nothing to do with arguments made by individuals in the US who support current war efforts. These individuals feel that what they are saying (that bad news gets more press than good news) is factually correct, and are exerting their free speech rights by making that claim. They have a right to do that, and opponents have a right to present evidence to the contrary if they so choose - and they frequently do. What is happening in Tehran is the exact opposite of that. They are shutting down conversation, shutting down argument. I fail to see the likeness. Throwing an authoritarian name or association at a group because we disagree with it is an abhorrent practice that has no place in academic discourse except to reaffirm the validity of Godwin's Law. . . It gives me the creeps when people liken the regime in Tehran to any major American political party or movement.

What Tehran is doing is state-sponsored censorship, which has nothing to do with arguments made by individuals in the US who support current war efforts. These individuals feel that what they are saying (that bad news gets more press than good news) is factually correct, and are exerting their free speech rights by making that claim. They have a right to do that, and opponents have a right to present evidence to the contrary if they so choose - and they frequently do.

What is happening in Tehran is the exact opposite of that. They are shutting down conversation, shutting down argument. I fail to see the likeness.

Throwing an authoritarian name or association at a group because we disagree with it is an abhorrent practice that has no place in academic discourse except to reaffirm the validity of Godwin’s Law. . .

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by: Hal http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363322 Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:24:13 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363322 Um, just to point out the obvious, but isn't this strategy of Iran precisely the same strategy of the pro-war, "you're not reporting the good news only the bad news" faction? And doesn't that just give you the creeps? Um, just to point out the obvious, but isn’t this strategy of Iran precisely the same strategy of the pro-war, “you’re not reporting the good news only the bad news” faction? And doesn’t that just give you the creeps?

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by: Pros and Cons » What an incredible load of horse-puckey loaded down with steaming helpings of chutzpah - UPDATED http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363296 Thu, 28 Jun 2007 21:35:21 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12164#comment-1363296 [...] UPDATE: Speaking of the supposedly dominant regime in Tehran, our own Dr. Taylor, a/k/a Poliblogger, reports that they’re banning yet another category of local bad news. Whoopsie! [...] […] UPDATE: Speaking of the supposedly dominant regime in Tehran, our own Dr. Taylor, a/k/a Poliblogger, reports that they’re banning yet another category of local bad news. Whoopsie! […]

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