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Iran’s New ‘Reformist’ President
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Posted By: 4250Luis, 7/9/2024 7:14:08 AM

If you saw the headlines in the Western press about Iran’s election over the weekend, you might have thought it had yielded a miracle: the country’s new president, Masoud Pezeshkian, is a “reformer.” Spoiler alert. He is not. But it’s worth examining why so many media outlets, including The New York Times and NPR, have leapt at the chance to declare Pezeshkian a liberal. On the campaign trail, Pezeshkian was critical of the morality police who enforce the regime’s policy requiring all women to cover their hair. The 69-year-old heart surgeon, who has served as health minister in Iran’s parliament,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 7/9/2024 11:31:40 AM (No. 1752977)
Of course. I never imagined that their BS "reformist" label was anything but a transparent lie.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/9/2024 11:41:58 AM (No. 1752987)
This is Iran we are talking about. There will be no reformation until the Mullahs are gone.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 7/9/2024 11:48:00 AM (No. 1752993)
He's a reformer like Martin Luther was to the Catholic Church. An extreme orthodoxist.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/9/2024 11:54:19 AM (No. 1752996)
Reform in Persian Farsi is TORTURE.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimBob 7/10/2024 12:51:18 AM (No. 1753370)
Yep! The Lamestreams called him a 'Reform' candidate. They lied, of course..... did Anyone believe them? ... and they ALL said the SAME THING! Gee, remember 'Journ-O-List' from years ago? It got revealed that such a thing existed, where all the Lamestreams got their marching orders every morning, but it was NEVER revealed who was in the group. We haven't heard of it for a long time, but look around... the Lamestreams are marching in step more than ever. When there's enough smoke, you know there's a fire. You don't have to actually see it. We see the 'smoke'- the Lamestreams all marching in step- every day. Journ-O-List is obviously still very much in business.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/10/2024 7:43:36 AM (No. 1753482)
To illustrate the concept, this would be the same level of relief one might feel here if Joe Biden was replaced by president Hunter Biden.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 7/10/2024 8:33:53 AM (No. 1753531)
You don't get anywhere in Iran without being in the Satanic Circle. Biden's support of this country is immoral and criminal.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kafka2 7/10/2024 8:42:26 AM (No. 1753537)
I guess an Iranian whose every other sentence is not, “Death to America!!” Is consider a Liberal by the NYT and NPR.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/10/2024 9:34:16 AM (No. 1753584)
Thanks, Jimmah.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: synchronicity 7/10/2024 10:03:20 AM (No. 1753601)
Having lived in that part of the Middle East for 6 years and observing the shiite vs sunni cultural clash up close it became obvious to me that "reform" there meant trying to drag people, with physical force as necessary, from the 7th century into the 9th century or vice versa.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Zigrid 7/10/2024 10:48:47 AM (No. 1753629)
Yeah...yeah...sell me another story!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 7/10/2024 7:05:59 PM (No. 1754027)
#10, had the bathroom main feature progressed from a spot behind a sand dune to a hole in the floor at that point? I'm guessing not because that would require a structure a little more permanent than a tent.
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