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02-19-2013 09:22 AM #61
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02-19-2013 09:27 AM #62
What am I missing? Press TV is coming in loud and clear right now on 12029. It's not my go-to station but I watched Ken Livingstone a few days ago and it seems to be there every time I look for it.
02-19-2013 06:00 PM #63
That must be "Red Ken" former mayor of London?
I am happy to report that Press TV is still on air here a week after it was "banned".
An economic embargo against Iran is one thing but banning their TV channel is too much. It reminds me of the way the Soviets carried on jamming shortwave broadcasts years ago.
02-20-2013 04:52 AM #64
Ken is an old-fashion-stir-the-pot kind of guy good for keeping folks in the fray and in the game...or at least in the cheap seats. I don't think he attracts much of a crowd on Wall Street.
Further reading on the situation indicates yet another proud moment in 'he started it' international diplomacy. Be it true or not there are reports indicating Iran was blocking channels as well. Banning, as always, lends gravity to even the least significant point of view. Driving people to the web to see what is no longer available on FTA seems a counter-intuitive marketing plan for any satellite company and I would think they would fight it all the way to the bank.
Access to international news and views is one of the truly great benefits of FTA. Avoiding those with whom we may disagree is no way to meet changes the future assures.
Last edited by jwwbrennan; 02-20-2013 at 05:40 AM.
02-20-2013 07:16 AM #65
When I used to correspond with an Iranian man, my political discussions with him were often subtle, just telling him I watch his TV and movies would send home the point regarding in the wild amount of freedom we enjoy here. He wanted these freedoms too. For the record, I wouldn't want people to forget that when 9/11 happened, ordinary Iranians took to the streets of Tehran for impromptu candlelight vigils whereas some of our middle eastern allies citizens gleefully cheered on the attack.
I used to like to send people to this article, which presents a view of Iran from a foreigners' perspective, boots on the ground. Motorcycle boots. It's dated, but still good stuff.
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