So where’s the story on Iran shooting down a passenger plane gone? This is a major story, and an absolutely shocking one. Iranian armed forces were so unbelievably hopeless and careless and ruthless that they shot down one of their own planes taking off from their own airport. And it wasn’t just a slip of a trigger finger, they sent another bomb up after the first one (yes, bet most of you didn’t hear about that).
New video footage shows 2 Iranian missiles hitting Ukraine plane. pic.twitter.com/qRI2UQxxcs
— Ali Özkök (@Ozkok_A) January 15, 2020
And then they blatantly lied about what happened. And it’s just been swept under the carpet by the media. If Israel had done this it would be in the news cycle permanently for decades. Whole new Middle Eastern departments would be set up at newspapers as a result. Journalism schools would make it the focus of their degrees. But when it’s an enemy of America … press the Delete button.
And we know whose side the Democrats are on:
House Democrats blocked a resolution on Tuesday that expressed support for oppressed Iranian protesters and condemned Iran for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane last week that killed 176 people.
Democrats are on the side of the oppressive, homophobic, fundamentalist dictatorship, because, hey, it has a few problems, but at least it’s not Donald Trump. That’s what Democrats and Iran have in common. They both think Donald Trump is the Great Satan.
There’s a famous tweet by Jim Treacher, which says “Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Democrats”.
That’s now become “Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Iran”.
As a nobody I can do nothing, except offer up a poem:
A religious cult known as Iran
Picked a fight with a bad orange man
They thought a plane of their own
Was an enemy drone
Shrapnel bomb made it jam in a can.