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Silent tongues make for busy hands

July 9, 2009

In a few days, one month after the Iranian election, I will be posting a greatest hits collection of lies, distortions and inaccuracies during the post-election frenzy, brought to you by Twitter, Facebook, and CNN (which mostly got its news from Twitter and Facebook, creating a virtual loop).

But for now: try searching for ‘Rafsanjani’ and ‘silence’ in Google. It should be its own search category. This ‘reformist’ stayed completely quiet during the most egregious crackdowns in Tehran and other cities, when more than 2000 political prisoners were arrested and so many journalists were detained that Iran took over China’s ‘We’re #1!’ position for worst media state.

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