Real news, y’all: CNN actually ran a piece defending crazy Iranians who chant “Death to America!” I can only assume this is part of their impartial and fair attempts at attacking and undermining the freely-elected President of the United States. Since Trump is against the radical Islamic terrorist nation, CNN felt the need to humanize those crazy f*ckers and give them some much needed positive PR.
Absolutely no one at CNN thought twice about running this headline: In Iran, ‘death to America’ doesn’t always mean what it seems
See, we are all stupid for thinking that when Iranians chant “death to America” they mean they wish death upon America. Thank goodness CNN is here to set us all straight.
Actually, CNN doesn’t set anything straight. Despite the headline, they went around and interviewed Iranians who don’t chant “Death to America.”
“I got things to do… I don’t have time to chant ‘Death to America,'” says Mohammad Reza, 42, as he fills the frozen lockers of a market stall with large plastic bags full of sheep’s offal and heads dragged from the ice buckets of his truck.
Around the corner from Reza, four street cleaners play football instead of brushing the road, enjoying the last moments of dark before the sun roasts Tehran’s asphalt. Rahimi, 41, picks dusty plastic bottles from the grass verge.
“I am not that educated, I don’t have a deep understanding,” says Rahimi, who like most Iranians interviewed for this article preferred to give only their first name.
“But they [USA] don’t act justly. We don’t count in Mr Trump’s eyes. He has problems with the government, but what’s my sin? We don’t count.”
“It’s got nothing to do with the USA,” the man said, requesting anonymity when criticizing local officials. “They don’t provide me with my bread. They are not here.”
So basically these Iranians who don’t chant “Death to America” are mad at the US because President Trump doesn’t pay enough attention to them and give them bread? CNN said they were provided with an interpreter by the Iranian government, so maybe this is not actually what these people were saying. It’s not like CNN puts much effort into making sure what they broadcast is accurate.
CNN finally did find a guy who maybe makes this chant and here’s what he says it really means:
Another, Sajud Ibrahimi, 25, in civilian clothing with a large backpack, said: “The people of USA are very respectable. When we chant ‘death to America,’ it’s to the government of America not the people. We have no problem with the people of the USA.”
Oh I get it. “Death to America” really means “death to the American government.” How is that any different? It’s a still a chant and wish for the death of this country. If the Iranians had the capabilities to actually carry this out, how would they go about killing the US government without causing the deaths of any Americans?
The general tone of this CNN piece is that President Trump is an evil warlord who is suppressing the wonderful people of Iran:
This is the curious paradox of the standoff between the “Great Satan” and the country Trump once threatened with a crushing military response. When their people meet, they appear to get along okay. It’s just their leaders — Iranian conservatives and American Republicans — who regularly clash.
And CNN wonders why no one trusts them to deliver fair news coverage.
How the Resistance works is, if Trump’s against it, liberals are for it and if Trump’s for it, liberals are against it. This is why you see the left embracing shitbags like Kim Jong Un, MS-13, and now Iran. If Trump were to condemn the evils of Adolf Hitler, CNN would run a story about how he was just a misunderstood genius caught up in some unfortunate circumstances.
Guess what? “Death to America” means death to America in the same way that “CNN is fake news” means CNN broadcasts fake news.
Update: Just after posting this article I was testing the links and the link to the story appears to be broken. Maybe they’ll fix it or perhaps they came to their senses and removed this story. In any case, here’s a tweet promoting the story, for as long as it isn’t deleted:
— CNN (@CNN) August 22, 2018