Iranian Media Anchors Are Quitting After Realizing They Have Been Lying To The Public For Years
Iran's News Anchors have been quitting left and right in wake of realizing that they have been lying to the public for years. Their wake up call came after the Regime was forced to admit that they had initially lied to the public about shooting down the Ukrainian Passenger plane killing 176 people. The anchors felt betrayed and realized that they had no way of knowing for how long they have been lying to the public, so they apologized on the air and resigned.
"At least two presenters working for the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB have announced they have quit their jobs, with a third saying she quit some time ago after having told lies on behalf of the state for 13 years.
Gelare Jabbari apologized in an Instagram post, writing: “It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed. Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.”
Zahra Khatami quit her role at IRIB, saying: “Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today. I will never get back to TV. Forgive me.”
Her fellow anchor Saba Rad said: “Thank you for your support in all years of my career. I announce that after 21 years working in radio and tv, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot.”
The journalists’ statements are part of a crisis of confidence following the initial attempts by state officials to deny that Ukrainian jetliner 752 had been shot down by mistake by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) air defense force.
The crisis is leading even some of the news agencies most closely associated with the regime to start reporting on the street protests, or a least to start addressing the allegations about a potential state cover-up.
The Tehran-based Association of Iranian Journalists said in a statement that the country was witnessing “a funeral for public trust” that was damaging the already shaky reputation of Iran’s official media.
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Speaking candidly on BBC Radio Today, Ghanbar Naderi, a commentator on Iran’s state-run Press TV, admitted: “There is little trust in the government and people want more freedom. The lies they said about the shooting down of the aeroplane [have] lost public trust. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps know it very well.”
Now if only we could get some of our MSM to follow suit. But our MSM doesn't seem to care about being credible, just look at Rachel Maddow she was practically telling everyone the Steele Dossier was gospel and then when news broke that it was not, crickets... It's nice to see some people have a shred of character.