“Don’t believe Iranian propaganda about the mourning for [General Qasem] Soleimani.” That’s the message or plea from Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad published by The Washington Post on Monday. Unfortunately, as NewsBusters reporting on the liberal media’s reaction to Soleimani’s demise has shown, they were not heeding her warning and were willingly becoming mouthpieces for the murderous regime.
While the liberal media were running around and claiming Iranians were “united” against the United States by Soleimani’s death, they were made to look like fools when the facts of his barbarism were laid on the table.
Alinejad began by recalling how the General was responsible for massacring his fellow countrymen after they protested the regime. “According to Reuters, more than 1,500 people were killed by security forces, including units of Soleimani’s Revolutionary Guard, and at least 7,000 have been arrested,” she reminded readers. “The Internet was shut down for five days. Tehran has yet to release official figures of its own, which suggests the death toll may have been even higher.”
Apparently, those protesters also had “harsh words for Soleimani and his foreign adventures” including his support for radical Islamic terrorists. The families of those slain protestors had to pay money to get their loved one’s bodies returned and were barred from having public funerals. The military was even rolled out to break up some funerals. Seems like the liberal media don’t care about those funerals.
On Monday, ABC News and CBS News gushed about the massive gatherings in the streets of Iran. ABC chief foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz was moved by them chanting “Death to America,” while CBS foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer touted a message of death against Trump.