Terrorists Launch Attacks on Americans Building Biden’s Gaza Pier
The Pro-Hamas Activist Who Accosted Alec Baldwin Went Totally Insane During Piers Morgan...
Police at UT Austin Had the Perfect Response to a Pro-Hamas Activist Flipping...
Secret Service Agent Assigned to Kamala Harris Suffers What Looks Like a Mental...
Here's the Video Exposing What NYU's Pro-Hamas Students Really Think
Will Jewish Voters Stop Voting for the Democrats Who Want to Kill Them?
The Q1 GDP Report Is a Disaster
Someone Has to Be the Adult in the Room: Clear the Quad and...
Our Gallows Hill — The Latest Trump Witch Trial
Florida Has Carried Out an Impressive Evacuation Operation in Haiti
Biden Administration's New Overtime Rule Blasted as an 'Attack on Small Businesses'
Students at Another Ivy League University Get Ready to Set Up Encampment
Stop the 'Emergency Spending' Charade Already
Should Republicans Be Concerned About the Pennsylvania Primary Results?
Mike Davis' Internet Accountability Project Calls on Senate Republicans to Break Up Big...
Tipsheet
Premium

NYT Called Out for How It Described Rouhani

AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

The New York Times described Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, as a “moderate" in a piece titled, "Khamenei Wants to Put Iran's Stamp on Reprisal for U.S. Killing of Top General," which published Monday.

The article centers around how Iran plans to retaliate against the U.S. killing of Soleimani in an airstrike. The authors note President Trump’s threats against carrying out any attacks on American interests, including to conduct 52 airstrikes against targets to represent the number of Americans held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.

“In response, Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday responded with his own numerology,” the authors wrote, before adding Rouhani’s quote: “‘Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290,’ he said on Twitter, a reference to the 290 people killed in 1988 in the accidental downing of an Iranian airliner by an American warship. ‘Never threaten the Iranian nation,’ Mr. Rouhani added.”

Twitter users were quick to pick up on the description.

Rouhani, who was described as a "hardliner" even by President Obama's lead negotiator for the Iran deal, is no moderate because there is no such thing as a moderate in Iran's government.

Ben Weingarten of the London Center for Policy Research explains: "It strains credulity to believe that any Iranian president could be a 'centrist' in the Western sense of a political moderate who supports a liberal, secular government, even if he wanted to, given the Iranian political system is wholly subservient to the religious authorities under Iran’s velayat-e faqih theocratic rule and those authorities rig the slate of potential presidential candidates. Yet the IC’s evaluation of Rouhani reflects a persistent problem throughout U.S. history—a Kim Yo Jong Syndrome of sorts—in our pollyannaish view of tyrannical regimes in general, and the Islamic world’s tyrants in particular."

You'd never know this from the U.S.'s mainstream media coverage of him, however.

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement