Monday, November 29, 2010

Master of Spin?

In relation to my last post, “Interviewing for Democracy”, a good friend sent me a link to a BBC article titled “Ahmadinejad, Master of Spin”. This article indicates that my displeasure with the major interviews of the Iranian officials is shared on a broader scale.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Interviewing for Democracy

This last Sunday I watched Fareed Zakaria’s GPS. Part of his program was devoted to an interview with Mohammad Javad Larijani. Mr. Larijani was visiting the UN as the head of Iran’s Human Rights Commission. Mr. Larijani along with his two brothers, Ali Larijani who is the speaker of the parliament and Sadegh Larijani, head of the Judiciary, are part of the influential power brokers of the Islamic Republic. It was disappointing to see Mr. Larijani dodging the questions and arguing his way out.