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Tim Blair

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Monday, June 16, 2003
 
GUESS WHO'S NEVER HEARD OF THE STUDENT REVOLT in Iran?

It's like Tian An Men in 1989, Prague, Budapest, etc, during the Soviet occupation. A critical moment for freedom.

Late Night Live, with Philip Gastropod Adams doesn't think it's worth talking about. The "threat" of US aggression against the peace-loving peoples of Iran, and North Korea, do of course worry the Gastropod.

Radio National Breakfast is worried about the possibility of US action against Iran's WMD programs.

Green pulpit Earthbeat is worried about Iraqi refugees in Iran.

Trendy leftist air-head Frances Leach on Radio National's evening Deep End of Carlton program is juiced about the looting of archaeological relics in Iraq and Iran.

The pre-schoolers at Background Briefing are doing a Broinowski about illegal entrants from Iran being sent home.

Apart from that, nothing from the commentators and serial commentators in our employ.

ABC News has carried the story, based on President Bush's condemnation of the mullahs' repression of the dissent. No direct reports.

What is it about freedom for Iranians from the tyranny of the mullahs that makes the subject unmentionable on Radio National?