Am I the only one staggered by the scale of the coverage, especially by the US MSM, afforded to the 'crisis' in Iran, where an election seems to have been stolen? You know, like what GW Bush did in 2000, and possibly, with the help of the Diebold Corporation, did in 2004 as well?
I've been in Holland for the last week and from the major US networks it's almost wall-to-wall, 24 hour coverage. Same with the NYT and a few more. Now as my American friends will testify, as will anyone at all who visits the US, foreign news isn't exactly a major seller for the average Joe in the street. A change of government in a major European country will get a line or two, sandwiched between Britney's latest boob job and the breed of the President's new dog.
And it's not as if they have an unending stream of dramatic updates from Iran. Wolf Blitzer admitted that 'we have no film footage and very little factual reporting'. They're even appealing to Iranian Facebook and Twitter users to get them something to report. Yet the saturation coverage continues. Yesterday the textline at the bottom of the screen came up with 'up to 100 killed in Iraqi horror blast'. And that was about it.
Meanwhile we can expect breathless coverage of "News flash: Iranian policeman gets black eye".
What the hell is going on here?
Well, I'm left with only one conclusion that makes sense. The Israeli Lobby is orchestrating it. Iran is Israel's big enemy de jour, and I've noticed a lot of the neocons crawling out from under their stones and demanding that Obama take 'firm action' with Iran. As is Benjamin Netenyahu.
As all of you will know, I'm very far from being a "Jewish conspiracy" freak. Basically I've never believed in it. But I tell you this my friends. If the Lobby can manipulate the US media to this extent - virtually turn it on its head - well, I find that truly, truly scary.