There is major drama unfolding in Iran right now, not only from the back and forth attacks between the Iranian government and the U.S., and not just from the shooting down of the Ukrainian plane that was shot down, but now what’s happening as a result of both incidents.
After learning that they’ve been lying to the public unknowingly for many years, Iran news anchors have been quitting their jobs in the media.
When the Iranian Regime admitted that they had initially lied to the public about shooting down the Ukrainian passenger plane which left 176 people dead.
The reason that the anchors decided to quit is that they felt betrayed by those in charge and felt bad about having lied to the public for so long.
“At least two presenters working for the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB have announced they have quit their jobs, with a third saying she quit some time ago after having told lies on behalf of the state for 13 years.
Gelare Jabbari apologized in an Instagram post, writing: “It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed. Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.”
Zahra Khatami quit her role at IRIB, saying: “Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today. I will never get back to TV. Forgive me.”
Her fellow anchor Saba Rad said: “Thank you for your support in all years of my career. I announce that after 21 years working in radio and tv, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot.” (Guardian)
One commentator on Iran’s state-run Press TV, admitted: “There is little trust in the government and people want more freedom. The lies they said about the shooting down of the aeroplane [have] lost public trust. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps know it very well.”
If only our media outlets would realize that the same thing is going on here and would gain the courage to quit mainstream media.
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